Home Japan Forum Japan Guide Japan Resources Japan Real Estate International Jobs

Japan

Resources

City Guides

CIGNA Expat Health Insurance
Join Sign In
CIGNA Expat Health Insurance

An Expat Talks about What is Was Like Having a Baby in Chitose, Japan

Oct 26, 2015
Submitted by DandyLion

Comments


Children in Chitose, Japan

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Chitose

How recently did you give birth in the country that you are reporting on?

1968

Describe your experience giving birth there. What type of facility did you go to? What (if any) type of pain management did you use? How long did you stay in the hospital? Was it a positive experience? Etc...

I had a beautiful baby boy in an Army Medical Center on an Army base on the northern island of Japan. I was late arriving at the hospital, so only local anesthesia! It was so fast, I didn't have time to hurt! The care was wonderful. I went home the next day, feeling fine, and so happy!

Expat Health Insurance

Choosing an expat health insurance provider is an important decision. Take a minute to get a quote from our trusted expat health insurance partner, CIGNA. Sponsored by CIGNA.

How did you choose your doctor, midwife or other type of medical professional?

There was only one doctor at the base, so he was it by default!

If you were to have another child in this country, would you do anything differently in terms of preparation and/or the delivery?

No. Having a baby in Japan was and is still a wonderful experience.

If a friend of yours living in the same country were expecting, what advice would you give her?

Make lots of jokes later on about having a baby that was "made in Japan!"

Read Next

Culture-Shock-in-TokyoAn Expat Talks about Culture Shock & Living in Tokyo, Japan

A woman who moved to Japan discusses the culture shock she experienced, learning the language, legal issues she faced and more.

10 Tips for Living in Japan

Did you know that washers and dryers are often placed on the balcony or in the kitchen in Japan? Did you know that trains are the best way to travel in Japan? Expats in Japan share their tips for living in Japan.

International Schools in Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo has many international schools and bi-lingual schools for expat students. Here are several of the more popular options.

5 Tips for Living in Tokyo, Japan

Expats in Tokyo enjoy the capital city of Japan, which is a sprawling metropolitan area. Here are some tips to help expats navigate a relocation to one of the biggest economies in the world.

AGS Worldwide Movers

Write a Comment about this Expat Report

Sign In to post a comment.
Join Today (free)

Join Expat Exchange to meet expats in your area or get advice before your move. It's FREE and takes 1 minute!

Japan Guide
Other Links
Our Story Our Team Contact Us Submit an Article Advertising Travel Warnings

Copyright 1997-2018 Burlingame Interactive, Inc.

Privacy Policy Legal