Since the year 2000, we've adopted a way of delivery called "Free-Style Childbirth." In this way, you may eat, drink and move about freely during labor and may birth in any position that feels right to you. Because babies and you are the center of the event, we value such personalized delivery style for each mother-to-be so you can have the birthing experience in the very way you want. In case of complications, we have a solid plan where we can respond quickly and either have surgery or transfer to hospitals if needed in a prompt manner.
There is also a pedeatrics located in the same building, which makes it comfortable and convenient for all women to visit from prenatal care to postpartum visit to well-baby care.
We recommend visiting us with appointments to reduce wait times.
You can make an appointment by emails.
Please provide your full name, your phone number, and available time and date to receive our calls (please give us at least 3 options).
If you are a return patient, please include your patient ID number in your email too.
Our English speaking staff will be in contact with you once we receive your email as soon as possible to assist you in English to make an appointment.
BE SURE TO BRING YOUR INSURANCE CARD to your appointment.
(If you have a letter of reference from another clinic and/or the Mother and Child Health Handbook, please bring them, too.)
Please note that all appointment times are subject to change at short notice due to circumstances such as deliveries or emergency surgeries.
Throughout your pregnancy, we will check your blood pressure, take a urine sample, and conduct ultrasound to make sure your pregnancy is developing well, and that you and the fetus are healthy.
Prenatal care check-up procedure:
Check-in → urine and blood test →measuring blood presssure and weight → physical exam (→midwifery care)
If you experience any bleeding or pain during your pregnancy, come visit us at any time to get checked.
* We are not able to conduct midwifery service after 5:30pm, so if you are scheduled with midwifery service, please make sure you appointment time is before 5pm.
Our certified nurse midwives will provide health care during, and after your pregnancy.
In addition, your bump and fundal height will be measured.
We also give you instructions on healthy lifestyle during your pregnancy, how to take care of your breasts, and help you plan how you want to give birth (building your own "birth plan").
Please do not hesitate to bring any question you have. Your partner or family members can also be with you during the appointment.
You are scheduled to have several midwifery services throughout your pregnancy, but if you want extra help from our midfives and talk about any concerns, you can just tell the receptionist about it when you check-in at any appointment.
In this way of giving birth, you can move about freely during labor, and you may birth in any position such as lying on your side or on hands and knees, whatever ways you feel right.
We have 2 Labor & Delivery rooms, and 1 Japanese style tatami room, so according to you birth plan, you may choose your preferred room to give birth.
At KATSUKI Ladies Clinic, your partner and/or family members can stay overnight with you (Suites and private rooms only).
Just talk to any of our staff members if you have the request.
Have you ever heard of the phrase "birth plan?"
A birth plan is a record of what you would like to happen during your labour and after the birth. Yet those of you who can actually image your birth and create a plan for it precisely might be not many.
Well, it does not have to be precise. Take a moment, and think and plan by yourself, or with your loved ones!
If the mother-to-be agrees, anyone can attend the birth. In case of C-section, only one person can attend the birth in the operating room.
Just let us know in advance. However, a person may not attend the birth if s/he has symptoms of cold, or of other health problems, like infections.
If you wish, you or one of your loved ones can cut the cord with the support of our midwives.
Skin-to-skin contact between mothers and newborns was first used in neonatal wards in a hospital in Colombia, which dealt with high-risk infections. When preterm babies clothed only in diapers were placed in an upright position against their mothers' bare chest, the infants' survival rate has increased and the level of abandonment has decreased.
It is not alwayas the case in all developed countries, but mothers and babies can benefit greatly from Kangaroo Care such as keeping the baby's body warm, keeping his/her heart and breathing regular, and having a better mommy-baby connection.
If you intend to give birth at our facility, please make a delivery reservation at our obgyn as soon as possible. (We might have to decline your request due to the availability.) You can just email for the request. The English speaking staff will then call you to discuss your reservation.
You should be admitted...
Your baby might arrive earlier than expected, so it’s worth having your baby hospital bag organized and packed around in advance.
* If you previously had C-section, add followings to your list: Postpartum belly wrap & compression stockings
* Slippers, toothbrush&paste, towels, chopsticks, spoon, cups, shampoo, conditioner, hair dryer, baby clothes for the hospital stay will be provided at our facility.
* We have coin operated laundry service (2 washers & 2 dryers). Feel free to use them during your stay.
You will have 2 separate postpartum check-ups 2 weeks and 1 month after giving birth. You need to make appointments for these check-ups.
We accept most major credit cards, as well as debit cards, some IC card payments, or cash.
If your bill is ¥2,000 or more, you may choose any cashless payment option.