Delivery can be arranged with the following services.
For prenatal checkups, see Prenatal Care Page.
OBGYN department of General Hospital
Some large hospitals have and OBGYN department with birthing facilities and some of these have special birth programs, such as water birth.
Due to the limited number of these large hospitals, pregnant women are required to make an appointment for delivery soon after pregnancy is confirmed.
These are hospitals focusing on care during pre- and post-pregnancy. Some maternity hospitals have additional departments, such as Pediatrics. Maternity hospitals are also limited in number.
They often provide services such as water birth or epidurals, and some have full European-style course meals and treat mothers like resort hotel guests!
Pregnant women are usually required to make an appointment for delivery soon after pregnancy is confirmed. Most Maternity Hospitals are private and the fees vary.
Midwives manage pre- and post-natal checkups, labor and delivery. Birth centers accept a small number of pregnant women and have a family-oriented atmosphere and environment.
They are contracted with OBGYN doctors and hospitals for medical emergencies.
Labor and delivery using epidurals is uncommon and not many hospitals can provide that service in Japan. JHI can help you find one in your area.
As the number of obstetricians, staff and facilities are in short in Japan, it is strongly recommended to choose and make a reservation with a birth facility soon after pregnancy is confirmed.
If you are currently living overseas and planning to come and give birth in Japan, it is highly advised to make these preparations before the move.
JHI can assist you in finding birthing facilities and give information to help you choose one. We can help you make an appointment for delivery and make other arrangements as well. Contact us.
I am going to give birth in Japan, so I am looking for a maternity hospital or a birth center. I am also concerned that the cost of giving birth in Japan may be quite expensive.
We can help you find maternity hospitals and birth centers and can help to make delivery arrangements. If you are covered under Japanese health insurance, you can receive benefits that cover most of the costsIt is also possible to pay the benefits directly to the maternity hospitals/birth centers. We can help you make the application for the benefits.
—Feedback from our client——
Sara from JHI quickly responded to my emails and provided me with the names and information for doctors meeting my needs the very next day. She was very helpful and kind. She has been a life-saver in the initial steps of my pregnancy and relieved a lot of my stress. I definitely recommend JHI’s services and plan to use them again throughout my pregnancy.
Our client from the US