HOMETopicsWelcoming a New Baby!


Welcoming a New Baby!

In addition to two Labor, Delivery, and Recovery (LDR) rooms where a mother can stay for her entire hospitalization from labor to birth through the postnatal period, the obstetrics ward has a total of 20 beds for mothers and another 20 cots in the neonatal ward. Since we are a teaching hospital, most of our patients are at risk for premature labor or have complications. In spite of this, a large number of the babies here are born through natural childbirth.

The utilization rate for the neonatal unit is always over 100%, while the obstetrics ward has a utilization rate of over 90%.Requests come from around the country to accept mothers and neonates into our hospital. Our perinatal medical team includes physicians, midwives, and nurses who work as one to ensure the safe and rapid provision of medical care to mothers, fetuses, and neonates.

Over the past several years, there have been many reports on how Japan needs more obstetricians and midwives. In Hyogo Prefecture, many obstetric facilities have closed, while the number of births at our Center for Perinatal Care continues to rise.

As the community perinatal medical center, we accept the transport of all high-risk pregnancies including threatened premature births and complications, and also cases such as those of mothers with massive bleeding that can only be treated at a teaching hospital, even when our beds are fully occupied.

Our obstetrics staff works night and day to ensure the safety of expectant mothers and their unborn babies. We apologize for any inconvenience that you may suffer, but we ask for your understanding and cooperation.


Labor Delivery Recovery (LDR)

New mom and newborn share a room

New mom and newborn share a room

As of January 1st, 2009, the Japan Obstetric Compensation System for Cerebral Palsy has been instituted, and the delivery fee at our hospital has changed. See here for details.

Nursing the baby
A mother with twins
Cuddle time with Daddy

Center for Perinatal Care

Highly advanced medical treatment and nursing are provided by a full team of obstetricians, pediatricians, pediatric surgeons, and nursing staff who are available on a 24-hour basis to treat high-risk mothers, fetuses, and newborns.

We have a 20-bed capacity for mothers, and another 20 cots for newborns. We actively accept hospitalization requests involving pregnant women and neonates from other hospitals and obstetric clinics around the country regardless of whether they are from within or outside of Kobe.

We use state-of-the-art devices such as the Real-time Updated Navigation System with 4D Ultrasound Imaging to manage high risk pregnancies such as threatened premature labor, toxemia of pregnancy, or multiple pregnancies. In our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), we care for a range of neonates from tiny premature infants born with birth weights under 500g, to those requiring surgical care, and other babies with serious medical issues.

We believe in the importance of maintaining physical contact between the mother, the family, and the baby throughout the prenatal to postnatal period. Our nursing encourages raising babies on breast milk, having babies share the same hospital room with their mothers, and kangaroo care. We aim to provide nursing and care that is both mother- and baby-friendly.

Please see our Clinical Facilities Page for more information on our Center for Perinatal Care



Providing support for her baby

Providing support for her baby