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12 articles you should read if you are pregnant in Japan

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By Savvy Tokyo

How much does it cost to give birth in Japan? How to find the right hospital? And where the heck do I find new mom friends in this huge city? We answer it all here.

Congratulations, welcome to a new chapter of your life: Pregnant in Japan. While finding that you’re pregnant away from your country can be a daunting experience, don’t worry — in Japan’s it’s all about finding the right information and asking the right people.

Here we have compiled a list of 12 articles answering different questions about how to thrive pre-motherhood in Japan — from the financial side of giving birth and actual birth experiences, to maternity fashion styles, staying fit during pregnancy, and finding new mama friends. 

1. Pregnancy in Japan

A step-by-step guide to everything you need to know about being pregnant in Japan. Covering explanations of Japanese pregnancy documents, tips for check-up appointments and maternity leave notifications, this article gives you the basics of what to do and where to go after you’ve seen the two lines on your pregnancy test. 

2. Pregnancy in Japan: Birth Experiences

Learn first-hand about giving birth in Japan through the personal stories of several Tokyo moms. From delivering a baby in a tatami room, having an emergency C-section, and going through 30-hour labor, these moms share their personal experience, assuring you that Japan is a safe place to welcome your baby.

  1. Counting The Yen: Cost Of Giving Birth In Japan

With the clock ticking and your belly growing, it’s time to start counting the money in your bank account. This article offers an in-depth look into the average cost of giving birth in Japan, including basic hospital birth, private room fees minor complications and more, while it also gives you an insight of what to expect as a return from the Japanese government — as health insurance benefits.  

Click here to read more.

© Savvy Tokyo

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