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2006 Pregnancies - networking

Japan With Kids - Forums: Health Topics: Pregnancy/Birth/Childrearing: 2006 Pregnancies - networking
By Jayne on Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 2:50 pm:

Hi all,
I've just found out I'm pregnant! (I think that makes me due around November.) I'm 31 and my husband is Japanese. I live in Yokohama and I work full time so can't go to the Tokyo Pregnancy Group meetings or pre natal classes but would love to meet/talk to other mums-to-be. Please post here if you are interested.

As a lot of the threads on here are quite old, I thought a new one for this year's pregnancies would be useful.

By Nancy on Monday, March 6, 2006 - 7:59 am:

Jayne, thanks for sharing the exciting news. From what I have read, most of the resources listed here and the information shared covers being pregnant in Tokyo. But I know there are many foreign women who have given birth to their babies in Yokohama. I can't recall reading any posts here on this. Have you chosen an OB/GYN and a hospital? Would you like more information about resources in Yokohama, such as prenatal classes?

By Jayne on Monday, March 13, 2006 - 9:23 am:

Thanks Nancy, Sorry its taken a while to reply. There was no "add a message" dialogue box at the bottom of the thread so I had to ask Admin to sort it out (Admin - thanks).
I have chosen a clinic very near my house in Yokodai. I don't think they are used to foreigners but the doctor seems very flexible and open to ideas. Its been a good experience there so far.
Thank you! I would love any information you have on prenatal classes in Yokohama as so far all the things I have found have been in Tokyo.

By Cornelia on Friday, March 17, 2006 - 9:33 am:

I realize this borders on "SPAM" but it is one of the better ones I've read in a while!

>> Little boy goes to his father and asks "Daddy, how was I born?"

The father answers: "Well, son, I guess one day you will need to find out anyway. Your Mom and I first got together in a chat room on Yahoo. Then I set up a date via e-mail with your Mom and we met at a cyber-cafe. We sneaked into a secluded room, where your mother agreed to a download from my hard drive. As soon as I was ready to upload, we discovered that, neither one of us had used a firewall and since it was too late to hit the delete button, nine months later a blessed little Pop-Up appeared and said: "You've Got Male!" <<

By Joshua Fuller on Sunday, March 19, 2006 - 5:30 pm:

My wife and I are 3 months pregnant with our
first child. We live in/around San Francisco,
CA. I am American and she is Japanese and
has been living here for the past 3 years. We
will be having this child here, and we are
searching for a Japanese speaking Doula or
Midwife within the area. If anyone here knows
of anyone within our area please respond.
Thanks for your time.

By Leilani Marie Affatica on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 8:31 pm:

Hi, My name is Leilani and Im 6 months pregnant. My husband is japanese and we`ve been married for 3 years. This is my first child so Im very nervous and excited. I was wondering if there is any kind of pregnancy group in my area. I live in Saitama, Fukaya city, Its near Kumagaya city. If no is there at least any other americans beside me? would love some company and freinds.

By Jayne on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 10:07 am:

Hi Leilani,
Four of us from this board met up yesterday for the first time. We are all pregnant with J-husbands and are pretty spread out around Kanto so met in Shibuya. If it's not to far for you it would be great if you could join us next time. Email me on jayneuruhatyahoodotcom.

By Cariad Parker on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 8:57 pm:

I am Mum to a 6 month old wee boy. I would love to meet up with other Mum's and babies near by. I live in Tanashi so anywhere near there would be great(Tokorozawa, Takadanobaba etc). I speak very little Japanese sorry!!

By Sarah Yasuhara on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 - 10:15 pm:


I'm wondering if okaasan@tokyowithkids
is still operating? I tried to join but my
mail was returned!

Thank you.

By wendy uchimura on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 2:45 pm:


Is the Tokyo pregnancy group still going? I'm 3 months pregnant (due New Year's day!?), Japanese husband, living close to Shibuya.

I tried joining the pregnancy list too, but no response.

By Jayne on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 11:30 am:

Hi Wendy,
Email me at the address I posted above in my message to Leilani.

By Chriss Macpherson Koizumi on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 - 10:08 am:

Gidday all!
I have just joined this forum as well, newly
pregnant kiwi living in Yamanashi - about an
hour and a half out of Tokyo. Would love to
know if anyone knows of groups nearby too.
It is great knowing you are all out there
though, ^_^ This is my first baby - so it is all
very exciting/nerve racking...

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