Day one of a hospital stay in a maternity “hotel”

Some photos of the food and the goodies on day one of a standard five-day stay (birth day is counted as day zero) in a Japanese maternity hotel… I mean hospital!

Breakfast, which was brought to my room the morning after I gave birth. Little one #4 was in the baby room, where you bring your baby each mealtime to be watched, so you can relax over your food.

Breakfast in room

Lunch, which I had in the Fuji View Restaurant on the 4th floor. This is where you have all your meals during your stay, once you have had a 24 hour rest (48 hours for caesarean sections) after giving birth. This lunch was an “Oriental Plate” prepared by the chef teppanyaki style.

Lunch

Steamed dumplings served with teppanyaki lunch
Steamed dumplings served with teppanyaki lunch

There was a little Halloween ornament on the table for every meal during the stay, which I thought was a nice touch. Here it is pictured with the delicious dessert.

Lunch (1)

Dinner was Kyoto style food. Kyoto is a region in Japan.

Dinner (2)

Dinner (3)

I don’t normally like Wagashi , but this was absolutely gorgeous, not to mention beautifully presented.

Dessert of dinner on day 1
Dessert of dinner on day 1

Meanwhile back in the room, I was enjoying more freebies. These goods are for the baby. Everyone is provided baby milk powder, a bottle, a brush to wash the bottle, milton tablets and other bits and pieces so you can prepare a formula bottle if you choose to bottle feed or supplement for the first few days. Second photo shows the vanity area where the goods were presented. The large milton sterilising box, the bottle keep, the kettle, the pot and the washing up liquid belong to the hospital, but are provided in each room throughout your stay.

Some of the baby goods gifted from the hospital
Some of the baby goods gifted from the hospital
Vanity area
Vanity area

Thanks to the various freebies, the delicious food, the restaurant ambience, the friendly staff and chatty patients, day one was as relaxing as it was enjoyable. Before bed I had a power shower in the “refresh salon” while the staff watched Little One #4 in the baby room.

DISCLAIMER: I had a wonderful experience at this hospital, 4 times, but it is always worth checking early on that any maternity hospital is suited to your personal needs.

THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE FOR KEIAI HOSPITAL IS: http://www.keiaihospital.or.jp/

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0 thoughts on “Day one of a hospital stay in a maternity “hotel””

  • annaethain

    November 5, 2014 at 15:25

    Wow! And l thought the Bangkok hospital where l gave birth was luxurious, this is amazing! 🙂

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    • Elle

      November 6, 2014 at 15:26

      Right!? I am so surprised the population of Japan is declining with maternity “hotels” like this! 🙂

      Reply
  • Anonymous

    November 5, 2014 at 15:26

    I’d love to hear what’s in each dish, not now of course when you’re adjusting to LO#4, but sometime in the future…? (^-^)v

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    • Elle

      November 6, 2014 at 15:35

      Great idea. I would love to do it now, but I just don’t have the typing time!! 😉

      Reply
  • andthreetogo

    November 5, 2014 at 18:40

    Congrats on the new addition! And what pampering! This is how it should be everywhere. 🙂 hope you and baby are doing well!

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    • Helen

      November 6, 2014 at 05:30

      I agree – it all looks so civilised! Definitely better than my ham sandwiches and apple after giving birth, though I could have had dinner in my room if I’d wanted it, and I don’t know what that was.

      Reply
    • Elle

      November 6, 2014 at 15:40

      I really wish it could be like this everywhere too. It is such a special occasion anyway, without any trimmings, but the comfort and extras really add to it all and possibly reduce the chances of baby blues and PND.

      We’re doing great, thanks a million 🙂

      Reply
  • cocomino

    November 8, 2014 at 20:40

    My wife also ate such great dish. It’s really like a hotel.

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    • Elle

      November 8, 2014 at 21:32

      Your wife also went to Keiai? I don’t think I knew that. Awesome. 🙂 Its very popular in the area.

      Reply
      • cocomino

        November 8, 2014 at 21:37

        My wife went to Aiwa 愛和 hospital in Kawagoe. It was also gorgeous. 😀

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        • Elle

          November 8, 2014 at 21:39

          Ah yes, Aiwa also has a very good reputation. I visited there a couple of times, but decided on Keiai in the end. We are lucky to have a choice in this area. 🙂

          Reply
  • Bronwyn Joy @ Journeys Of The Fabulist

    November 8, 2014 at 23:16

    Congratulations! You made it! Welcome #4.

    Looks like a 5* maternity hotel there!

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    • Elle

      November 9, 2014 at 11:50

      It definitely deserves 5 stars!

      Reply
  • hocamj

    July 16, 2015 at 11:22

    This looks awesome! This should be the norm everywhere!

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    • Elle

      July 16, 2015 at 23:22

      I think that too. I really do. I have thought about ways to introduce it in Ireland, but I don’t think it could work anywhere else but Asia. There are places like this in THailand and Korea too, supposedly.

      Reply

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