Day 3 of a 5 day stay for a normal natural birth in Japan, the last full day (“birth”day is counted as day 0). The day of the facial and foot massage. Also, the last physical check-up for Mama, before discharge.
I took a selection of tastes for breakfast again on day 3. After breakfast I took a nap, waking in time for my 9.30 appointment in the beauticians, where I had a foot massage and facial complements of the hospital. The facial included a chest and head massage. It was wonderful.
Lunch today was my 2nd favourite meal throughout my 5 day postpartum stay in the hospital (standard for a natural birth). It was Italian cuisine and included bite size tastes of various Italian cuisine. I didn’t get a photo of the soup.
On day 3 you are requested to hand in the outfit that you want your baby to wear home on discharge on day 4. You can bring something from home or you can use the vest and one of the two outfits that are gifted on day 2 (in the goodie bag pictured in day 2 account). Keeping in line with her older brother and sisters, I chose one of the gifted outfits. The designer is one of my favourite for newborns; “Helianthus“.
In the afternoon, those of us who were getting discharged the next day had our last physical examination before leaving the hospital. This includes bloods, urine samples, weight and blood pressure check and an internal exam.
Dinner that evening was my 3rd favourite of the stay. Named “Creative Japanese cuisine”. It was as artistic as it was delicious.
The dessert, Japanese wagashi, was from a famous wagashi store in Kawagoe.
After dinner, I had my last shower and last use of the massage chair in the refresh salon. Once again I fell asleep before the nurse made her rounds and I was thankful that she didn’t disturb me as I knew from the following day, it would be a long time before I’d be so rested again!
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Disclaimer: I had four wonderful birthing and pregnancy experiences at Keiai Hospital because it suited my needs. I always recommend you check that a maternity hospital meets your needs and requirements before you sign up to it.