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.

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  1. Congrats are in order then! Hope you are all well πŸ™‚ At least you should not be hungry if you ate all that food!!! πŸ™‚

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      Thank you, yes I had a baby girl last Monday. πŸ˜€

  2. Yes, congratulations! Enjoy the rest, while you can πŸ˜‰

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      Thank you. You stay for (on average) five days here for a vaginal birth and 8 days for a caesaran, so I was very rested when I got home on Friday. πŸ™‚

      1. I stayed only six hours after the birth – the time needed to be sure my daughter was okay. Glad I could as it would have been very boring in the hospital and my home was only ten minutes’ walk away. If you have other children, I can imagine how much more appealing being in hospital is πŸ™‚

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          All the extras here really help too! I’ve just got around to posting about “day 1”, but I will do the other days too hopefully which included a massage, a facial and a hairdo! πŸ™‚ It is great that you have the option to go home in the UK. Even if I wanted to I don’t think they allow you here without a fight, although occasionally I hear of people being allowed go home on day 3.

          1. I look forward to reading your post – nice that you get a pampering!

            Interesting the different concepts of pregnancy and birth around the world. Mind you, I think the ability to go home here is down to campaigning from groups such as the National Childbirth Trust. I could have left immediately after labour but my daughter couldn’t be discharged until after the mandatory six hours when a paediatrian checks the baby is fit to leave.

            I think also there is the drive to save money, so if a woman doesn’t want a bed, all the better. Maternity services are not sufficient, as I might have mentioned before, but that goes for lots of other aspects of health provision here????.

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            I never in my wildest dreams thought I would be giving birth in the equivalent of a hotel. I assumed when my time came it would be in the maternity hospital my Mam birthed us and I would go home within 24 hours and have a midwife visit for a couple of weeks after. I had no idea that other countries do it differently. I have been reading blogs about pregnancy/birth from around the world recently and I find it all very fascinating!

          3. I would imagine in Japan you are more pampered than in many other countries?!

  3. Looks much nicer than the food they served at Worthing Hospital (in England), where I had my two children! The food in Japan seems to be in its own class, even in hospitals πŸ™‚

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      Thank you for commenting. You have a wonderful blog, I was perusing the other day πŸ™‚ Yes, that’s very true, the food is generally quite good anyway, even in the worst of hospitals. However, the milk here is horrible, I had to force it down me. Have you drank the milk here? Is it as bad in Osaka?

      1. I don’t drink milk other than in my tea/coffee – and I haven’t really noticed it tasting all that different to the UK, but my sister visited us a couple of weeks ago and she could not drink the milk here. She said it tasted grose. I might have to go and try the milk now just to see if it really tastes different! πŸ™‚ PS. Nice to hear you like my blog. I love yours! I’m planning to go through your archives as soon as I have a moment πŸ™‚

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          πŸ™‚ Thank you and I will be doing the same on yours. πŸ™‚ I buy milk for my tea/coffee, but once I bought a litre of yoghurt by mistake. I poured it in my tea, oblivious… I will never be doing that again. It was foul!

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