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Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Child-Raising

Issuance of the Mother and Child Health Handbook (Boshi Kenko Techo)

Inquiries: Ushigome Public Health Center
Tel: 03-3260-6231

Inquiries: Yotsuya Public Health Center
Tel: 03-3351-5161

Inquiries: Higashi-Shinjuku Public Health Center
Tel: 03-3200-1026

Inquiries: Ochiai Public Health Center
Tel: 03-3952-7161

Inquiries: Health Services Section, Health Promotion Division
Tel: 03-5273-3047

If you become pregnant, please submit a notification to a Public Health Center, Health Services Section of Health Promotion Division, or a Branch Office at your earliest convenience.
The Mother and Child Health Handbook (Boshi Kenko Techo), which records the pregnancy and childbirth progress, the child’s development, health checkups, and immunizations, is issued to those who are pregnant.
A Mother and Child Health Bag, which contains a guidebook on pregnancy, childbirth, and child-raising, and a pregnant women’s health examination slip, is given to those who are registered as residents.

○Eligibility
Those who are pregnant (as a rule, for those who have completed resident registration in Shinjuku City)
○Application Procedures
Please file a pregnancy registration form available at the City Office counter.
○Filing Locations
Public Health Centers
Health Services Section, Health Promotion Division
Branch Offices
Notes:
1.Please call the center/section above for more information.
2.There is a Mother and Child Health Handbook foreign-language version in Korean, Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, English, Portuguese, Thai, Indonesian, and Vietnamese. You can pick a copy up at the Health Promotion Division and Public Health Centers. The Korean, Chinese, and English versions are also available at our Branch Offices. If you want one, please say so at the service counter when you receive your Mother and Child Health Handbook.

Childbirth/Childrearing Support Programs (“Yurikago [Cradle]” Shinjuku)

Section in charge: Public Health Centers and Health Services Section, Health Promotion Division

To support women from the time of pregnancy and through the childrearing years, specialists such as public health nurses offer personal consultation and information on pregnancy and post-delivery to ensure peace of mind. If you submit a pregnancy notification at a local Public Health Center or at the Health Services Section of the Health Promotion Division, you can receive personal consultation services on the spot. If you file your pregnancy notification at a Branch Office, please bring your Mother and Child Health Handbook (Boshi Kenko Techo) to a local Public Health Center or the Health Services Section of the Health Promotion Division. Expectant mothers who go through a personal consultation with a specialist will receive an item (worth ¥10,000) to support pregnancy, childbirth and childrearing at a later date.
You are also eligible for personal consultation services if you move into Shinjuku City while you are pregnant.

Mother’s/Parents’ Class

Section in charge: Public Health Centers

Classes are held for expectant mothers and fathers concerning pregnancy, childbirth, and child-raising.

“Nice to Meet You” Baby Support Class

Section in charge: Public Health Centers

Midwives and public health nurses offer group work as well as consultation, advice, and information concerning child-raising for expectant mothers and nursing mothers.

Birth Notification

Section in charge: Family Register Section, Family and Resident Registration Division

The mother or father should complete the designated birth notification procedures within 14 days of the birth, at either the city office of the place of birth or the parent’s present address.
Also, please be sure to complete the following procedures:

  • Application for visa status at the Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau within 30 days of the birth
  • Procedures designated by your home country (such as passport application)

Note: If you or your spouse is a special permanent resident and wishes to file a special permanent resident application for your child who was born in Japan, you will need to come to the Resident Registration Section of the Family and Resident Registration Division within 60 days of the birth. A valid birth certificate is required for this application.

Home Visit Health Checkups for Babies

Section in charge: Public Health Centers

An instructor (such as a midwife or public health nurse) will visit the home of a family with a baby who is 4 months of age or younger. While the baby’s development (measurement of weight), health, and other conditions are being checked, the mother can consult the instructor concerning her (the mother’s) health and child-raising. In addition, the instructor can provide information on the child-raising support services of Shinjuku City, so please consult the instructor (free of charge). Please mail the Home Visit Health Checkups for Babies Request Form (Birth Reporting Form) attached to your Mother and Child Health Handbook (Boshi Kenko Techo).

At-Home Childrearing Support Program (Pre-/Post-partum Support)

Section in charge: Comprehensive Children’s Center

This program dispatches pre-/post-partum support helpers if you need help with housework and childrearing before and after childbirth.

○Eligibility
Expectant mothers and those who are raising a child under 1 year of age and living in Shinjuku City
○Hours This Service Can Be Used
Two to four hours per use, for a total of 40 hours (up to 30 hours for post-partum support). In the case of a multiple birth, a total of 60 hours (up to 45 hours for post-partum support).
○Fees
¥1,000 per hour (reduction/exemption programs are available)
○Usage Procedures
Apply to the Comprehensive Children’s Center (Tel: 03-3232-0675). Advance procedures such as registration are not required.

Weaning and Solids Class

Section in charge: Public Health Centers

This class concerning how to handle weaning and the introduction of solid foods (includes cooking practice and taste-testing during the class) and how to prevent accidents is for parents with children around 5–6 months of age. Information will be mailed to those who are eligible.

Class on Preparing Meals for Babies

Section in charge: Public Health Centers

This class concerning meals and snacks after weaning and the introduction of solid foods is for parents with infants 12–18 months of age.

Dental Health Consultation

Section in charge: Public Health Centers

Consultations with dentists and dental hygienists are available for children who are 1 and 2 years of age.
Notifications are mailed individually to all eligible residents.

Health Consultation for Infants and Toddlers

Section in charge: Public Health Centers

Public health nurses, nutritionists, and dental hygienists offer consultation concerning the physical and mental health, development, child-raising, nutrition, and teeth of infants and toddlers.

April 1, 2019