pregnancy

Good News for Expectant Mothers! UNIQLO Japan Now Offers Maternity Clothes

Good news for expectant mothers! UNIQLO Japan has recently launched their maternity clothing line which will help pregnant women feel comfortable in their clothes for nine months. The clothing comes in stretchy fabrics which will provide comfort and ease of movement. This new area of apparel is a response to the growing number of the…

New, Revolutionary Japanese Taxi Service for Pregnant Women in Iwate!

If you’re a pregnant woman and your due date is approaching, your doctor or midwife will probably ask you how you’re going to get to the clinic or hospital when you go into labor. For those who have a car and somebody to drive them this shouldn’t be a problem, but what about those who…

3 Interesting Facts about Pregnancy and Childbirth in Japan

For first-time mothers, pregnancy and childbirth can be somewhat unnerving at times. You don’t know what to expect, how to behave, or whose advice to follow. Having a baby in a culture that is not your own can make things even more complicated. jp.fotolia.com/ Japan is a rather safe place to have a baby, maternal…

How to Get Your Contraception in Japan

In Japan, many residents or visitors from other countries may find it difficult to access contraceptives other than condoms. Without preparation beforehand, foreigners have struggled when realizing this during their stay in Japan. Not only do you need to go to a maternity clinic to receive a prescription, contraception is not covered by health insurance.…

Pregnancy in Japan: Differences Between Japan and Other Countries

Every country has a different way of treating and dealing with pregnancy. This can be seen in differing laws, medical advice, state facilities, and general practices. The ideas around pregnancy differ greatly depending on the main religion of the country (if any), the political landscape, women’s rights in the society, and general legislation. In the…