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Kobe maternity home to provide safe space for pregnant women in need

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It is sad that such a facility is needed, but I am glad that there are people out there offering it. I live in a city where the two major general hospitals have no OB-GYN clinics. My wife being 56 and me being 51, we don't have any direct need for GYN services, but I have two daughters who may need them some time in the future. Not to mention all the other women in the city I live in. It's despicable that the prefectural and municipal hospitals can't provide such a basic necessity, especially when the government is trying to grow the population (i.e., slavery, but that is a different topic). In any event, I applaud those who are trying to help those in need.

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OB services, I meant. Of course, my wife still has some needs for GYN services. Silly male as I am, I forgot to make the distinction.

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Most hospitals will not allow the father in the room to witness the birth, have short visiting hours, and will turf the mother and baby out in a couple of days

Not true.

Mr Cleo was present for the birth of both of hours, there were no complications and I stayed in hospital for a week after the birth. Many years ago now.

SiL has been present at the birth of all four of our grandchildren, and our 5-year old granddaughter was also present for the birth of her little sister. Daughter stayed in each case three or four days.

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@gogogo same here, I understand your sentiments exactly. Well since this place exists, like you were saying, they can give them advice on just how to talk to their partners. So that way, it will lead to better relationships between them, and for their children to be.

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Most hospitals will not allow the father in the room to witness the birth, have short visiting hours, and will turf the mother and baby out in a couple of days

Source? This isn't true.

Fathers are allowed in the birthing room (but most don't for whatever reason). Fathers are not allowed to "cut the cord" because only doctors are legally allowed too. You stay for one week if there are no problems (or surgery etc) with the mother or the baby.

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Good & Novel.

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It is pretty common for general hospitals to not allow the father in. YeahRight talks specifically about "sougou byoins" not other types of hospital (private hospitals, university hospitals or whatever) whose setup may be more user-friendly and approximate more to a maternity clinic. Here is a "where to give birth" guide's comment about sougou byouins

デメリットとしては病院にもよりますが、分娩方法に選択肢がない、立ち会い出産を認めていない、など、希望が通らないこともありますし、多くの病院では、診察までの待ち時間が長い傾向にあります。

https://comeback.iction.jp/article_takeuchi01.php

We used a maternity clinic. One of our kids was born on the birthing table, one on cushions on the floor, and one on a sofa. I cut the cord on all three. The service was fantastic, so two thumbs up for treatment of mothers in Japan. I'd just warn against sougou byouins because some of them are old Sovietesque buildings (as bad as any school or town hall) and the treatment can be very utilitarian and impersonal.

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great job

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Burning, if you are giving birth, trust me, you are female.

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The maternity home has been helping women who are unable to confide in their parents or partner.

I hope they are giving them counselling to allow them to communicate to their partners. Assuming the guy is still in the picture, I can't understand why they are able to talk to father of their child?

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not other types of hospital (private hospitals, university hospitals or whatever) whose setup may be more user-friendly and approximate more to a maternity clinic. 

Our two were born in university hospitals. I don't know if it's the case for all university hospitals, but these two generally handled cases with complications, and so the rules were probably not normal. No fathers present at the births - understandable I think, as the doctors had to make various difficult decisions (last minute cesarians, etc.) But the atmosphere was supportive in both places - I was kept informed at all times, and physically dragged out of the waiting room by a nurse to see our daughter when she emerged from the operating room.

If this facility can give anything like the care and support my wife received, it will be a great thing.

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This facility is a start. Victims of male abuse and violence in Japan have very little practical support. I hope non Japanese mother's won't be turned away.

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Safe space for women is a fluid term.

How do they define woman?

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Just regarding OB services, but many women choose to give birth at maternity clinics, not hospitals, because 1. they are not sick and 2. maternity clinics offer more TLC to the mother and are more family friendly. Most hospitals will not allow the father in the room to witness the birth, have short visiting hours, and will turf the mother and baby out in a couple of days. The lack of maternity provisions at hospitals is only a problem when there are complications, but they can increasingly be predicted and proactive measures taken.

 a sudden rise in the number of girls seeking advice on pregnancies during the period of school closures.

With the number of Covid-19 cases rising again, I hope the above is taken into account when discussing whether schools are to be closed this time. I can't recall any stories about transmissions being traced to schools.

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