The after birth meal

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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  • freebutfun

    October 30, 2014 at 04:48

    Congrats are in order then! Hope you are all well 🙂 At least you should not be hungry if you ate all that food!!! 🙂

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    • Elle

      November 2, 2014 at 16:55

      Thank you, yes I had a baby girl last Monday. 😀

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  • Helen

    October 30, 2014 at 05:54

    Yes, congratulations! Enjoy the rest, while you can 😉

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    • Elle

      November 2, 2014 at 16:57

      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. 🙂

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      • Helen

        November 2, 2014 at 17:01

        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 🙂

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        • Elle

          November 5, 2014 at 12:52

          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! 🙂 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.

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          • Helen

            November 5, 2014 at 16:21

            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????.

          • Elle

            November 6, 2014 at 15:38

            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!

          • Helen

            November 6, 2014 at 16:28

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

  • Sophelia

    November 7, 2014 at 17:27

    Oh, I’m late to the party but congrats!

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    • Elle

      November 7, 2014 at 19:05

      Thank you Sophelia. 🙂

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  • brightoneagle

    April 3, 2015 at 22:27

    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 🙂

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    • Elle

      April 4, 2015 at 15:00

      Thank you for commenting. You have a wonderful blog, I was perusing the other day 🙂 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?

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      • brightoneagle

        April 4, 2015 at 20:16

        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! 🙂 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 🙂

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        • Elle

          April 4, 2015 at 21:54

          🙂 Thank you and I will be doing the same on yours. 🙂 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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          • brightoneagle

            April 4, 2015 at 22:04

            Ha! We did exactly the same with the yogurt once 😀

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