Patients planning to have their child at St. Luke's may choose to deliver at either
St. Luke's International Hospital or St. Luke's Birth Clinic.
At St. Luke's International Hospital, we support not only regular pregnancy/delivery, but also expectant mothers who are experiencing late childbirth, multiple pregnancy, and pregnancy after fertility treatment. In addition, we also provide care for expecting mothers with medical complications such as high blood pressure, diabetes, endocrine diseases such as hypothyroidism, heart disease, kidney disease, malignant tumors, and epilepsy.
As a designated Perinatal Medical Center in Tokyo, we proactively accept high-risk pregnancies. Our NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) is equipped for delivery and care of babies with a variety of diseases. Our gynecologists and neonatologists work closely together to offer the best care.
Equipped with an operating room that can perform C-sections 24 hours a day, we aim for a safe and speedy delivery. Since 1957, approximately 59,000 babies have been born in our hospital.
St. Luke's Birth Clinic was opened in June 2010, focusing on natural delivery guided by an obstetric nurse. For expecting mothers wishing to minimize medical intervention, this facility was designed to facilitate delivery as naturally as possible.
In keeping with this philosophy, C-sections and anesthesia is not used for deliveries at the Birth Clinic. Following the Christian spirit of love, we hope that mother, child, and family find their natural strength and build upon it together. We offer free consultation to help our patients find the delivery facility that's right for them.
While both facilities follow the St. Luke's philosophy, the birthing methods and procedures available at each respective location are quite different. Please study and understand each facility's unique characteristics carefully before choosing the best option for you and your family.