Pregnancy & Delivery on Okinawa, Part 1
CONTRIBUTED BY MEREDITH NOVARIO
We recently received this e-mail. Let’s help a lady out, shall we?
A couple of months ago my husband and I learned that we would be moving to Okinawa in the fall. There have been ups and downs through the process of finding out where to live, how to get there, what to bring, etc. Now I have come across an issue that I can’t seem to find an answer to. I’m pregnant – unexpectedly and joyfully! I had always imagined myself fully in tune with Okinawa and the health options open to me by the time I had a child there. Now I’m faced with moving, finding housing etc. while around 6 months pregnant. That doesn’t worry me as much as not knowing my options for birth, lactation consultants, midwives, OB’s etc. As I know many of you have had children while stationed there I am wondering if you could give me some information on how your pregnancy and birth went in Okinawa! Thanks!
NOTE: We have closed the comments on this post as of October 3, 2011. We have two other posts on the subject (second in series is HERE; comments are closed) and a third, published October 12, 2011, HERE where we have continued with an updated conversation. If you have asked any questions on this post that have not been answered please ask on the more recent post or head over to one of our online communities to get some answers there. Thanks!