Tokyo Mothers Group: Pregnancy

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

Pregnant for the second (or more!) time?

TMG are hoping to hold a series of more regular get-togethers for mums who are expecting a second (third or fourth) child! These get-togethers are a great chance to meet with others in a similar situation and you'll also be able to bring your other children along with you, too!

If you are interested in helping coordinate some of these get-togethers, please email Stephanie at

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 are doulas currently practicing in and around Tokyo.

BIRTH DOULAS (including birth preparation classes, labour support, breastfeeding support)

Stephanie Kawai -

Celia Hughes -

POST PARTUM DOULAS (including breastfeeding support and help after birth and in the first few weeks of having a baby)

Candice Quist Potter