On Friday 10th February 2012, at 18:30, NHK broadcasted from the House of Aizu Josannshi Ohisama. The topic was the future of the clinic as it receives its main funds from the Tokyo Satogaeri Project, which comes to an end this March 2012.
We reported on the importance of the clinic from both the point of view of the midwives and the beneficiaries and stated that it is in urgent need of funds in order to continue its important work. We concluded that we are working our best to raise more awareness and support from companies and enterprises as well as raise more funds, such as through our home web page.
We will post news and photos from Ohisama.
Please stay in touch. (1st Feb 2012)
Title “ Report: Fukushima wo ikiru (Live in the life of Fukushima) Supporting little life: Midwives support mother & child victims”
We respond to your worries and troubles related to breast and breastfeeding such as milk supply and flow, painful breasts or cracked nipples, babies with problems feeding such as positioning and attachment.
We give you guidance and show you how to bath a baby as well as how to take care of their skin.
When you give your baby a massage before putting him/her to sleep, it relaxes the baby, encourages a shorter time to fall asleep and promotes deeper sleep. It can also reduce the frequency of them waking up in the middle of the night and night-time crying. It fosters better moods in general.
Some studies show an increased immune system development as well as better motor coordination as a result of receiving baby massage.
Above all, it is a great way to communicate with your baby, deepening the bond between mother and child, which will strengthen the life force and contentment of the baby!
We support your worries and concerns with regard to pregnancy such as:
We will also answer your questions about birth and give you guidance towards birth, the postnatal period and breastfeeding.
Do call us to ask and chat about anything that makes you worry about pregnancy, birth, or your baby.
While I work, my feelings and thoughts are on the future of women, who are yet to marry and yet to become a parent; so that she can become pregnant, give birth and enter parenthood without worries. Nowadays, you can get a lot of information on labour and parenting on the Internet and reading magazines. However, I am sure it is difficult to decide what is right for you and make choices. I feel it is important that women who become mothers are able to choose and decide what is best for them.
Everyone has worries and concerns about pregnancy and birth. In the past, knowledge was passed down between generations. However, as the families become smaller and interaction within communities decreases, such exchanges of knowledge have become less common, which is a great shame.
As an “older” member of society, I would be very happy if I could be of any guidance to those who will be giving birth and becoming parents - through what I have learned as a midwife and passing on pearls of wisdom, as well as new information and developments in technology.