It is very important to have regular medical appointments for the new mother’s health and the baby’s healthy development.
Check this out: “For a healthy pregnancy and childbirth” by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Welfare (Kousei Roudou-sho)
When your pregnancy is confirmed, go to the city hall where you live and receive the Boshi Kenko Techo (Maternal and Child Health Handbook) and your health check-up ticket. You can also consult about pregnancy, childbirth and child-rearing at the counter.
Watch the Mie Info video: “Pregnancy, Childbirth and Vaccination”
Reference: “What is the Maternal and Child Health Handbook (Boshi Techo)?” By Kanagawa International Foundation available in many language
If you see someone wearing one of the “maternity marks” below, be gentle with them!