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Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Childrearing

Pregnancy and Childbirth

When you Confirm Your Pregnancy…Maternity Passbook, Pregnancy Health Checkup-form, Dental Check-up form for Pregnant Women, etc.

 If you live in Toshima City and your pregnancy is confirmed at a medical institution, please notify your nearest Public Health Center, Health Consultation Center, Residents Office, or the Public Health Center Satellite Office (located on the 4th floor of City office).You will receive a “Mother and Child Health Bag” (free of charge) containing a Maternity Passbook, Pregnancy Health Checkup vouchers (for 14 check-ups), and other items.

Inquiries

Management & Programs Group, Health Promotion Section, Ikebukuro Public Health Center Tel: 03-3987-4173
Management & Programs Group, Nagasaki Health Consultation Center Tel: 03-3957-1191

Business Hours

8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday (excluding national holidays and New Year’s holidays)

Dental Check-up for Pregnant Women Program

Vouchers for a Dental Check-up for Pregnant Women will be sent to those who report their pregnancy to Toshima City. Upon receipt of the voucher, make an appointment at a dental clinic taking part in this program stating that you will be using the Toshima City “Dental Check-up voucher for Pregnant Women”. Bring the following items with you. If you do not receive the voucher due to newly moving into Toshima City or any other reasons, please make an inquiry by telephone.

Bring…

  • Maternity Passbook
  • Dental Check-up voucher for Pregnant Women
  • Health Insurance Certificate
  • Toothbrush

Inquiries

Management & Programs Group, Health Promotion Section, Ikebukuro Public Health Tel: 03-3987-4173

If You Are in Need of Financial Assistance for Childbirth

The Toshima City Office will provide subsidies to pregnant women who have difficulty of paying for their childbirth expenses. Prior consultation is needed and medical institution for delivery will be designated.

Inquiries

Child, Family, and Women’s Consultation Group, Child Care Support Section Tel: 03-3981-2119

Childbirth & Parenting Support… Welcome Baby Program

Information exchange amongst participants, intercommunication with experienced mothers and babies, etc. for pregnant women and their family who are expecting their first child

Inquiries

Tobu Children & Family Support Center Tel: 03-5980-5275
Seibu Children & Family Support Center Tel: 03-5966-3131

Learn about Parenting

Mothers’ Class (at Ikebukuro Public Health Center / Nagasaki Health Consultation Office by reservation)

A course consisting of 3 seminars for pregnant women with their first child on pregnancy, delivery and parenting with practical hands on exercises by health nurses, midwives, nutritionists and dental hygienists.

Papa Mama Preparation Class (at Ikebukuro Public Health Center by reservation)

Hands on training on bathing babies, experiencing physical difficulties of pregnancy, etc. for parents expecting their first child.

Inquiries

Health Guidance Group, Health Promotion Section, Ikebukuro Public Health CenterTel: 03-3987-4174
Health Guidance Group, Nagasaki Health Consultation OfficeTel: 03-3957-1191

When Your Baby is born…Notification of Birth

Notification for Family Register

Postnatal Supporter Program

A Supporter will assist in household chores and childcare to help postnatal mothers gradually return to their usual life. All Postnatal Supporters have completed a training course designated by the Toshima City Office and work as paid volunteers.

Eligibility: Toshima City residents who do not have support by kin or others during the daytime.

Service Availability

Up to 10 days within a month from the day following the day the mother returns home from medical institution of delivery (up to 25 days within 3 months for multiple pregnancies).

Service Hours

8:00am to 7:00pm (up to 4 consecutive hours per day)

Charge

820yen per hour for weekdays, 920 yen per hour for Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays

(excluding the year-end/New Year’s holiday)

Note: There are reduction/exemption programs available.

Application

Apply directly at counter of section in charge starting 2 months prior to expected date of delivery.

Inquiries

Family Support Center Office, Child Care Support SectionTel: 03-3981-2146

”Toshima Isshoni Kosodate (Raising children together)” Program

Childrearing Support Helper Program (Toshima Isshoni Kosodate)

Eligibility

Families residing in Toshima City with children below 2 years of age (including before delivery).

Single parent families supporting elementary school age children and under (restrictions may apply).

Service Hours

8:00am to 7:00pm (excluding new year’s holidays)

Service Availability

2 to 4 hours per order. As a general rule, the service is available up to a total of 30 hours (up to 60 hours for multiple pregnancies).

Charge

900 yen per hour *reduction/exemption may apply. 1.5 times the rate when caring for more than one child (limited to siblings).

Application

Apply after a Family Support Center staff visits your home and explains the terms of use. Make reservations at least a week in advance of the date of use.

Childrearing Consultation Visit Program

A counseling staff will visit your home to provide consultation on childrearing. There is a Birthday Visit Consultation for all babies for their 1st birthdays.

Visit time: 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday (excluding national holidays and New Year’s holidays).

Inquiries

Tobu Children and Family Support Center Tel: 03-5980-5275
Seibu Children and Family Support Center Tel: 03-5966-3131

Family Support Center Services

Those who need help with childrearing (User Members) and those who can help them (Helper Members) support each other in the local community. Helper Members are paid volunteers who have completed Toshima City’s designated training program.

Eligibility

Those who live in Toshima City with a child between 43 days of age and the age he/she completes elementary school.

Service Hours

This service is also available on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays (including the yearend/New Year’s holidays).

Charge

800 yen per hour on weekdays (7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.)

900 yen during other hours.

Note: Reduction/exemption programs are available for single-parent households.

Application

To register as a User Member, please go directly to the Child Care Support Section counter.

Inquiries

Family Support Center Office (within Child Care Support Section), Tel: 03-3981-2146

更新日:2016年10月28日