I certainly felt that way when I found out I was pregnant shortly after accepting a new job. That experience sent my anxiety through the roof, so I wanted to share it with other pregnant women in Japan along with some advice on how to make the conversation go much more smoothly. A major eikaiwa that I worked for previously had several employees who became pregnant over the years, so it had very detailed guidelines on maternity leave, compensation, changes to the work environment, required documentation, and more. Basically the company was well prepared to handle any sudden announcements. It was a much smaller company than I had previously worked for, and it seemed like I was the very first employee to go through the process. Sadly, pregnancy harassment is still a major issue in Japan—more so for Japanese women than non-Japanese.
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I will be around weeks during our 2 week trip. We had a few activities planned that I can't seem to find any information on if they are okay during pregnancy. My OB wasn't a great source of knowledge on the topic. Anyone have thoughts on the following? Visiting Nara Park with all the deer while pregnant. I had a quick look and someone else was asking about that on here a few years ago. They did meantion you could get kicked by the deer.
The number of junior and senior high school students seeking consultations about pregnancy is rising amid prolonged school closures aimed at preventing the spread of the new coronavirus. A student told the hospital she had a positive pregnancy test after having sex at her home during a school closure when her parents were away. Even in usual times, requests for consultations about pregnancy from junior and senior high school students tend to increase after long breaks such as summer recess, according to Jikei Hospital and others. In April this year, the hospital received 75 requests for such consultations from junior and senior high school students, up by 17 from a year before. They represented 13 percent of the total requests for consultations about pregnancy that month, hitting the highest level since the hospital opened its dedicated point of contact.
A flood of frightening anecdotes seem to support claims that school schedule disruptions, leaving kids at home unsupervised for prolonged periods of time, has led to a rise in unprotected sex among students. Jikei Hospital, in the southwestern city of Kumamoto, which operates an anonymous "baby hatch" to take in foundlings, said calls from junior and senior high school students hit a year high in April. A counseling hotline in the western city of Kobe said inquiries tripled in April, mostly from teens, including one who said she turned to prostitution after losing her part-time job because of the coronavirus. A nonprofit Tokyo-based organization that runs school sex education programs, Pilcon, said it was inundated with calls from teens worried after using home pregnancy tests or missing periods.