“Mothers’ class” and more free presents from my maternity hotel

The present and free samples received at today's antenatal class
The present and free samples received at today’s antenatal class

I had my last ever antenatal class at my maternity hospital today.  🙁 They call them “Mothers’ class”.  Today’s was about delivery (of the baby, of course!).

The “class” was 2 hours long and divided into 2 parts, with a break between. The first part was a video of a woman giving birth, not too graphic, but not hollywood style either.  Following this, the director of the hospital gave an in-depth lecture on all you ever needed to know, but would rather not, about birthing a baby!  Actually, it was quite interesting, but the real fun part was after the recess, when we were grouped off for chatting and brainstorming.

When it was over, as with every maternity class at this hospital, we were given a present on our way out. Today, we got a buggy / stroller original cover, and as with every class, samples, magazines and a free drink coupon for the cafe on the ground floor.

I took a few random photos today, as there seems to be an interest in this topic, judging from the stats of my blog. The post Afternoon tea at my maternity hospital was shared on Facebook more than 60 times.  Prior to that post, the most a post had ever been shared was 8 times!! So a very big and very sincere thank you to everyone who shared my post on Facebook. 🙂

A coupon for a free drink in the hospital's cafe
A coupon for a free drink in the hospital’s cafe
Present from the
Present from the “About Birth” Mother’s class at Keiai. An original buggy / stroller cover
Halloween display in the lobby of my maternity hospital
Halloween display in the lobby of my maternity hospital
Some of the trees in the small, but perfectly kept garden of Keiai, are illuminated at night.
Some of the trees (in the small, but perfectly kept garden of Keiai) are illuminated at night.
“Welcome to Keiai” sign in the garden of the hospital

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  • StephroniaLuv

    September 28, 2014 at 02:21

    That’s pretty neat. I need to find a group like this in my area (here in the states) that DOESN’T cost this sahm an arm and a leg. I enjoy your pics. Keep them coming!

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    • Elle

      September 28, 2014 at 21:34

      Thanks Stephronia, I am glad people are enjoying a ‘slice of life’ type photos from Japan. I just wish I had a better camera and that I was a better at taking photos!! 🙂

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      • StephroniaLuv

        September 28, 2014 at 23:32

        Oh, the pics look beautiful from out end. MO worries there. I think I enjoy it a bit more because it reminds me of my stay there. I tell my husband all the time, if we could, I’d go back to Japan.

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        • Elle

          September 28, 2014 at 23:42

          🙂 Thank you! Hopefully, someday you will get to come back for a visit. It really is an amazing place. 🙂

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  • silverbells2012

    September 28, 2014 at 04:41

    It is an interesting topic – no idea how much it is generally talked about but definitely not something you would read in English about Japan.

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  • andthreetogo

    September 28, 2014 at 11:14

    I love presents! I think they should continue to send mothers free gifts for the duration of their time mothering 🙂

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    • Elle

      September 28, 2014 at 21:37

      Well….funny you should say that because I was thinking of posting about it… not quite presents for Mothers really, but each kid that was born at the hospital gets a present on their 1st, 2nd and 3rd birthdays!!!

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  • andthreetogo

    September 28, 2014 at 11:15

    Awesome! Congrats!

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  • Bunny Bee

    September 28, 2014 at 16:21

    I remember the video It was not sugar coated for sure. And japanese people all had a straight face. That is personnaly not something I wanted to witness on a giant screen (@.@) I keep the gifts I have received as trophees ^^”

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    • Elle

      September 28, 2014 at 21:38

      Haha, I totally did that for the first two, and for my third I only used some, but for this kid; everything is already out of its packaging and ready to put to use!!!!

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    • Elle

      September 28, 2014 at 21:39

      This time a few Moms left the room, I’ve never seen anyone do that before!!

      Reply

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