Brett Iimura

Brett Iimura, director of Childbirth Education Center (CEC), is a childbirth educator and doula based in Japan and the US. She also interprets at international birth conferences and has been a co-translator on several film documentaries and books about birth. The most recent book to appear in English is Joyous Childbirth Changes the World by Dr. Tadashi Yoshimura.

History of Midwifery in Japan

It is always interesting to learn of other cultures, and in this article, readers go on a journey to Japan, learning about its history of midwifery practices.  Read more…. History of Midwifery in Japan

Birth in Japan

Navigating birth in Japan requires confronting the medical model.

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