Caregivers in Japan can be quite conservative compared to other countries. When choosing a caregiver, it is important to do your research early in your pregnancy so you know their policies and what options are available to you (particularly surrounding pain relief) before it's too late to make a change. For more info about how… Continue reading Mom and Baby Friendly Hospitals, Maternity Clinics, and Birth Houses in the Tokyo Area
So I wanted to do another third trimester update since I am officially 38 weeks pregnant today and I know anything can happen anytime! Overall, there are only a few changes to report in my symptoms but I want to record them anyway! Third Trimester (Weeks 35-38) Physical: I've started to feel more tired in the… Continue reading The Third Trimester -Full Term and Face Up?! (Weeks 35-38)
Hi all! I wanted to do a quick third trimester update for weeks 27-35 because I feel like so much has changed since the second trimester! So let's get into it! Third Trimester (Weeks 27-35) Physical: For the majority of my third trimester I've felt pretty good! I've had almost as much energy as my… Continue reading The Third Trimester – Nesting, Braxton Hicks, and Running Out of Clothes! (Weeks 27-35)
So it's official, with a little under 6 weeks to go...I am finally packing my hospital bag! So before I begin this post I just want to let you in on a little known secret about hospitals in Japan: you stay for a long time! I think the average length of stay in the US… Continue reading Packing My Hospital Bag in Japan // SUGGESTIONS VS REALITY
Maintaining your fitness during pregnancy can be a daunting task, especially when up against morning sickness, constant fatigue, and feeling like you are fighting an uphill battle with your growing baby bump! However, since I am planning an unmedicated vaginal delivery (fingers crossed!) I felt like I needed to be as physically prepared for the… Continue reading My Pregnancy At-Home Fitness Routine!
Hi everyone! It's taken me up until my third trimester to realize that I haven't really been keeping track of my pregnancy symptoms as I've experienced them. Since I am hoping to have more children in the future, I would like to have somewhat of a write-up so I can compare notes in my next… Continue reading The First Trimester: Acne, FOMO, and Still No Baby Bump!
So...you peed on the stick and it says you're pregnant...now what? I think for most women, their search starts with finding an obstetrician or midwife to look after them during pregnancy. In Japan, you have several options but definitely fewer than the US when it comes to caregivers. This is simply because of the language… Continue reading Come With Me To My OB Appointment in Tokyo