LO#4 had “koala class” this past Thursday. Koala class is conducted for the newborn at my maternity hospital 2 weeks postpartum. Basically, the midwives check Mammy and babies progress. They physically check on baby too. Mom’s physical isn’t until 4 weeks postpartum. At the class they address any concerns you haveRead More →

Day 0 is the day you give birth. Regardless of what time of the day you give birth, day 0 ends at midnight on that day. On day 0 the presents start before you even give birth. On being admitted to the hospital you get a huge bag full ofRead More →

“Day 4” was the fifth and final day of my postpartum hospital stay for a vaginal birth on baby #4 (as the day you give birth is day zero). On the day you get released the hospital treats you to a hairdo in the hair salon on the 3rd floor. It involvesRead More →

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 onRead More →

Maternity hospital stay Japan – Day two brought more delicious food and even more amazing presents. It was also the day I got a professional massage in my room. Breakfast everyday is buffet style. They have a great selection of Western and Japanese breakfast foods. The breads are particularly deliciousRead More →

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 theRead More →

One of the big differences between Japanese maternity hospitals and Irish maternity hospitals is that there is very little you have to prepare to bring to the hospital with you. This is just some of the things that you get in the room. Sent from my iPadRead More →

The first meal after giving birth, which was brought to my room. It was delicious the reason there is no soup in the bowl is because, clumsy here spilt it. Sent from my iPadRead More →