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Handbook for Raising Children in Multiple Languages English Version

 事業名 多言語による妊娠・出産・子育て情報誌の作成
 団体名 豊田市国際交流協会ボランティアグループ 「日本語サロン」 注目度注目度5


1 Childbirth in Japan
(1) Pregnancy
Pregnancy Test
 You should get a check-up if you think you might be pregnant. You can do this yourself, using a pregnancy test kit from a drug store. However, having the test done by a gynecologist is recommended.
 
Where to Give Birth
 There are obstetrics departments found within general hospitals, independent hospitals (clinics), specified clinics and midwife clinics. Find a place that can facilitate your required delivery method and where you will feel at ease during the pre and postnatal period. Do not hesitate to ask questions regarding your concerns to the physicians, midwives or nurses. It is important to choose a place where you will feel comfortable communicating with the medical staff.
 
List of Obstetrics・Hospitals
Name Telephone Address Interpreter
Kamo Hospital 31-1511 Motoshiro-cho 3-18 Portuguese, Spanish (regularly)
Nepali, English (ask beforehand)
Toyota Memorial Hospital 28-0100 Heiwa-cho 1-1 Some language medical booklets are available
Uchida Hospital 32-3120 Kanda-cho 1-10
Suzuki Hospital 33-8051 Tsukimi-cho 1-20-8
Suzumura Obstetric Clinic 33-2351 Wakamiya-cho 8-1-6
Takeuchi Obstetric Hospital 32-1531 Kosaka-cho 1-2-1
Akane Clinic 37-8686 Eisei-cho 4-13
Hirose midwife Clinic 52-6685 Tsutsumi-cho kanda 75
 
【Interpretation】 Only in an emergency will Toyota International Association find interpreters in the following languages. (twice /one case)
English Mandarin Spanish Portuguese
Thai Korean Tagalong Indonesian
 
For more information:
Toyota International Association (TEL: 0565-33-5931)
 
Period of Hospitalization
Normal delivery・・・about one week
Caesarian section・・・10 days to two weeks
 
(2) Costs of Pregnancy and Childbirth
Costs related to Pregnancy and Childbirth (as of August 2003)
The average charge for the first visit・・・about \5,000
Pregnancy test only・・・about \2,500
Regular check-up・・・about \2,000〜\25,000 (depending on the type of examination)
 
Delivery an Hospital Charges
Normal delivery・・・about \320,000〜\350,000
Caesarian section・・・about \450,000〜\500,000
・Health Insurance is not accepted for normal deliveries, as pregnancy is not considered a disease. Please prepare for these expenses in advance.
・If you have Japanese National Health Insurance, you will either receive a lump sum of money for the childbirth or a childbirth allowance (about \300,000)
For more information:
National Health Insurance⇒Toyota City Hall National Health Insurance & Pension Division (TEL: 0565-31-1212)
Others⇒Contact the health insurance society or social insurance office at place of employment.
・In order to declare a tax deduction for medical expenses incurred, retain all receipts for medical fees and transportation fares to and from the medical facilities.
For more information:
Toyota Taxation Office (TEL: 0565-35-7777)
・The AMDA International Medical Information Center publishes a booklet "From Pregnancy to Childcare - how to prepare for childbirth in Japan" It costs \1,575 and is produced in 7 languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai and Vietnamese.
 A video is also available. Please contact following information.
 
Application (as of November 2004)
The AMDA International Medical Information Center
address: 〒160-0021 c/o Kabuki-cho Post Office
Shinjuku-ku Tokyo
phone: 03-5285-8086
You can also get information from their homepage
 
Financial assistance for hospital charges
 For those in economic difficulty, there is financial assistance available. Contact a support group in advance. (see pg.37) There is also a loan system for childbirth. Please contact city hall for further information.
 
(3) Maternal and Child Health Handbook
Issue of Maternal and Child Health Handbook
 When you become aware of your pregnancy, you should obtain a maternal and child health handbook. It contains health condition references for the mother and child from pregnancy and childbirth through the child rearing stages. These records are used as a reference when giving health guidance. It can be obtained from the city hall upon submission of a "notification of pregnancy" certificate issued by a physician.
 Those who have not registered as foreign residents in Japan or have no status of residence is can still obtain this handbook.
For more information:
Toyota city hall Children's Division (TEL: 0565-31-1212)
 
Handbook in other languages
 Handbooks in English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Indonesian and Tagalong are available at the city hall, for no charge.
For more information:
Toyota city hall Children's Division (TEL: 0565-31-1212)
Also available at Boshi Hoken Jigyoudan (charge)
 
Boshi Hoken Jigyoudan
address: 5-53-1 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
phone: 03-3499-3120
 
 
(4) Health of Pregnancy
 Pregnancy is not a disease, though it still affects the body. Maintain a healthy level of nutrition and rest. It is very important to get regular health check-ups and attend childbirth preparation classes with your partner. If you have any questions or concerns please share them with your physicians, midwives and nurses.
 
Pregnancy Toxemia
 During pregnancy, be aware of the risk of pregnancy toxemia. It is characterized by hypertension, edema and protein in the urine. If present, this usually appears at about 20 weeks into pregnancy. Without prompt treatment it can develop into a serious condition for both the mother and child.
 
Prevention
Rest−Pregnancy is not a disease, however you are carrying another life inside of you. It is very important to make time to relax and calm the body both physically and mentally.
 
Diet−Follow the physician's advise.
 
Exercise−Be aware of weight gain. Attending maternity sport classes is a good way to stay active.


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