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Japan With Kids - Forums: Health Topics: Pregnancy/Birth/Childrearing: Networking - Pregnant Mums
By Keely Fujiyama on Wednesday, June 12, 2002 - 2:57 pm:


I am currently 12 weeks pregnant, and am worried that when the baby comes I will have no other new mums to talk to.

I know there is a foreign women`s pregnancy group, but they meet on a Tuesday, when I am currently working.

Any ideas?


Keely Fujiyama

By Caroline on Wednesday, June 12, 2002 - 6:42 pm:

If you are considering breasfeeding, the very best way to meet expectant and new mothers is to go to a La leche League Meeting. They have a group in Shibuya. Good Luck!

By Melissa Mcnulty on Saturday, June 15, 2002 - 4:00 pm:


You could try contacting one of the childbirth education services here in Tokyo. I believe CEC has a new Moms group. Check for the number under the chilbirth ed. discussion here in TWK, or phone TELL for the number. BEST is the other service that caters specifically to foreign women having babies.
Good luck!

By Therese Djärv on Wednesday, January 29, 2003 - 2:56 am:


We are three swedish women who study to become a medical doctor. In may this year (2003) we will do a comparing study between Sweden and Japan on pregnancy, birth and post-birth care for children. we would like to come in contact with pediatrics, child-doctors, hospital, women who are going to have a baby or recentrly have got one.
We are intrested in all experiances.
Please contact us!
Therese, Mirjam, Ylva

By Heather Takano on Saturday, March 22, 2003 - 9:53 am:

I have noticed that while there are a lot of mums and mums-to-be out there, all the groups are based in and around Tokyo.I am currently 5 months pregnant and live too far out to make it to most of these meetings. Is there anyone else in the Saitama/Kawagoe area who is in the same position and would like to meet up from time to time?

By Emily Homma on Sunday, March 23, 2003 - 7:21 pm:

Hello Heather,

There are 3 to 6 of us mothers with (multi-racial)kids who meet each other for about 3~4 times a month. We usually meet near Kamifukouka Station , Saitama(2 stations away from Kawagoe). Although sometimes one or two pregnant friends join us, most of us have children 0~3 yrs. old. If you want to join us now , or after you've given birth, we'd be very glad to 'chat and have fun with you.'

E-mail me at

By Lin Wood on Monday, December 6, 2004 - 1:53 pm:

Help, is there anyone who can give advice about a good hosp.and female dr. who speaks english, for having a baby for the first time, in chiba-ken, anywhere near ichikawa-shi? please advise. and if any moms can give advice about la leche league groups/support, or other moms/ groups?thank you so much.

By Lin Wood on Monday, December 6, 2004 - 01:56 pm:
you can also email me directly at my shared email address with my husband about the question of where to have a baby, including having rooming in service and having the mom in the delivery room instead of the husband. thanks. lin

By Nicky Washida on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 11:23 am:

Hi everyone,

I noticed all the messages on this board are really old so I thought I would start a new one for 2006!

I`m pregnant (29 weeks-HUGE!), and I know there must be plenty of people out there who are also pregnant and bored, or with young children and bored, so if anyone is interested in arranging informal coffee dates or lunch dates, lets get something going! I have a 2 year old as well, so anyone with kids who also wants to hook up is welcome!

I am married to a Japanese and live a Japanese life here - I don`t often get to meet English-speakers and I`m depserate to find someone who understands my sense of humour!!!

Please send me a mail if you are interested -

By Ann Asano on Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:52 pm:

Hi everyone,

Same as the previous post only in the Osaka area. We are 5 new mums who meet with our little ones (ranging from 2 to 6 months at time of posting this) once a week or so for coffee and a chat, often at each other's homes or somewhere easy for everyone to get to. If you'd like to join us please drop me a line - the more the merrier!

Ann Asano

By Ann Asano on Friday, March 10, 2006 - 2:29 pm:

Hello Osaka mums,
We are a small group of foreign mums and mums to be that meet with our little ones (currently ranging from bump to 6 months) once a week or so for coffee and a chat. If you'd like to join us please drop me a line - the more the merrier!

Ann Asano

By Ann Asano on Friday, March 10, 2006 - 2:59 pm:

oops, sorry for the multiple posts everyone. The first two times I submitted I got a message saying posting was not permitted at this time - but obviously it was!

By Cariad Parker on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 8:54 pm:

Hello..I am Mum to a 6 month old boy. Would love to meet up with other Mum's and babies in my area. I live in Tanashi so anywhere around ther would be great (Tokorozawa, Takadanobaba etc). I speak very little japanese sorry!!!

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