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Tokyo Area Resources


Shelters and Support Groups:

HELP (House of Emergency of Love and Peace) Asian Women’s Shelter

#03-3368-8855  (also consultation)  

2-23-5 Hyakunin-cho Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo




TELL (Tokyo English Lifeline)  #03-5774-0992

The Purple Dial   #0120-941-826   Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence telephone counseling

*Phone calls from women are accepted around the clock, and men can use the service between 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. weekdays and from noon to 11 p.m. on weekends.  Counseling in English, Chinese, Spanish, Korean, Tagalog and Thai is available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day of the week.

HELP (English, Japanese, Thai, Tagalog) 03-3368-8855

Yokohama Child Abuse Hotline   #0120-805-240


Birth Centers

Tokyo Mothers Clinic   4-5-1 Kamiyoga, Setagaya, Tokyo 158-0098              +81 3-3426-1131

Aiku Hospital                      1−16-10 Shibaura, Tokyo   105-8321            +81 3-6453-7300

(Dr. Sakamoto or Dr. Sen allow doulas)


Sanno Hospital            8-10-16, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052  +81 3-3402-3151

Dr. Oshiba    Dr. Takahashi    *Fertility services specialty*


St Luke’s International Hospital  

9-1 Akashicho, Chuo, Tokyo 104-8560   #03-5550-7120   

St Luke’s Birth Clinic (for natural births)  #03-5550-7177


Yokohama area:

Keiyu Hospital      /Yokohama Red Cross  

#045-221-8181  3-7-3, Minatomirai, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa


Birth Doulas

Celia Hughes

Stephanie Kawai

Lori Boss      #070-1430-2677


Childbirth Classes/Resources

BEST---Birth Education Services in Tokyo             

Phone:  0268-38-3802  or  090-5326-1455 (Evenings are best.)



Family Doctors/Pediatricians



Breastfeeding helps:

Lactation consultant/doula – Celia Hughes               

  2-12-5 Azabu Juban, Minato ku Tokyo Comfort Azabu #801


The Tokyo Pregnancy Group also offers an abundance of information at

Postpartum Resources

Postpartum Care Center Sakurashinmachi

For reservations and information: #03-5426-2900 or

(Women are allowed to stay at this center until the baby has reached four months of age)


Chiropractor’s, Massage therapists, etc.

Dr. Otani 


Baby Massage:



Pregnancy Massage:


Neuromuscular Therapy/Deep Tissue Massage (Hiroko Yanagida, TPG Speaker)
Hiroko can provide prenatal massage from her premises in Roppongi as well as make hospital visits after birth.     Tel: 03-3584-7670


Kay Akahane "essence k" - Pre & Post-Natal Massage, NY State Licensed Massage Therapist


Phone: 090-9959-2639



Club 360  Lisa Batey LMT, CLT
CMA3 B1, 3-1-35 Motoazabu, Minato-ku Tokyo   #03-6434-9667  Club 360 offers a 30% discount off your first 60 minute massage


Taxi service to and from hospital w/ trained drivers. Need to register in advance.

Jintsu Taxi


Adoption Services


Baby Pocket            Ms. Okada # 029-802-0236

Inochi o Tsunagu Yurikago    Fumiko Ohaga #048-298-0355

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