Are you expecting?

Tokyo Pregnancy group ( gives pregnant women and women trying to conceive a chance to meet other expecting and TTC mothers. The meetings provide an opportunity for members to learn about and discuss various issues related to conception, pregnancy, delivery and newborn parenting in Japan. For information about joining the group, please email  

Also, the following blog article has been compiled by one of our TMG coordinators on a selection of birth facilities in and around Tokyo:
If you have an additional hospital or clinic to include, please let us know!

Doulas in Tokyo

If you are looking for additional support during your pregnancy, labour and in the early days of having a newborn, a doula can be a great help. The following doulas are currently practicing in and around Tokyo.

Birth Doulas 

This is including birth preparation classes, labour support, breastfeeding support.

Stephanie Kawai -

Celia Hughes -

Post-partum Doulas 

This is including breastfeeding support and help after baby is born and in the first few weeks of life.

Stephanie Kawai -

Candice Quist Potter

Classes for babies and beyond

For more information, including information on music and baby massage classes- check out our activities for kids page.

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