Afternoon Tea at my Maternity Hospital

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P1000665 32 weeks, the goal is in sight, and the maternity classes are coming to an end.  I will miss my bi-monthly indulgences!  I went to my 2nd last class this week, “Hospital Stay Briefing Session”. It is the only obligatory class, but nobody needs an excuse to go to these wonderful classes with all the gifts we get.  The Briefing class also comes with a very delicious Afternoon Tea in the main restaurant. In previous years this session came with lunch served in the KI Hall, while we listened to the chefs introduce their cuisine and the room staff explaining the gifts in our private rooms! I preferred the afternoon tea as it allowed me talk to some of the other Moms.

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  1. andthreetogo

    Afternoon tea is my FAVORITE! How lovely that they do this for the expectant mothers. That is just so nice. Good thing I do not live in Japan, because this might tempt me to have another baby. No not really, but I do love afternoon tea. Maybe I could just wear a pillow under my shirt. Hahah

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    1. Elle Post author

      😀 If every hospital offered this, Japan might not have a declining birth rate!! I love Afternoon Tea too. It was missing scones which is the essence of an Irish Afternoon Tea, but I wasn’t complaining; it was delicious. I might just have to go back in a few years with a pillow under my shirt. 😉

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  2. freebutfun

    What a great way to get expectant mothers come in for chat! Sounds lovely. Do they organise anything similar after the birth too? Good luck to the rest of the pregnancy and all that will follow!

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    1. Elle Post author

      🙂 Thank you. There are some “maternity” classes available after the birth too, but this past one is the most interactive. They also have some special events that include a lunch. I’ve yet to attend one, but I think I will try one out next year!

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    1. Elle Post author

      There are quite a few maternity hospitals similar to this one scattered throughout Japan, but I like to think this hospital could be in Japan’s top 10 for comfort! This post seems to have been very popular (54 FB shares – max before this was like 3!) so I think I might showcase some more of the hospital! 🙂

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  3. Bunny Bee

    Memories! It is great to have news and see everything is going well for you, I kept checking your website XD With baby number 4 on the way could you tell me how it is to have a big family in Japan?

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    1. Elle Post author

      Aw, thank you and lovely to hear from you Bunny Bee. Do you have a blog I can follow? I often wonder about you too!
      We are having a very good experience with a big family in Japan. 🙂 I didn’t realise until after we had #3, but there are lots of financial benefits to having more than 3 children in this town. For example, if I want to go back to work, my 3rd and 4th child will be FREE at daycare. 🙂 People are always very friendly, respectful and kind to our big family. The obachans are always curious. I would recommend a big family 😉

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      1. Bunny Bee

        That is great to hear thanks for your answer 🙂 I did not know about free daycare. I will ask my husband to check our ward . His sister has 4 children but they do not talk about anything , just how the children are doing XD I do not have a blog anymore , not enough motivation 🙂

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        1. Elle Post author

          If you do start blogging again, please let me know. I’d love to follow you. 🙂 Yes, each area is different, but I do think that most places in Japan now have incentives for big families. However, they often stipulate that the kids have to be close in age, which has worked out for us. For example, we pay up front for our 2nd child’s preschool education, but we will get most of it back in January, because she is in preschool at the same time as her older brother! But really it isn’t very practical to require kids be born within 2 to 3 years of each other!!

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  5. Jealous in Japan

    WOW! Just wow. I was reading your other posts about the hospital too. My experience has been nothing like this. 🙁

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