About Outpatient Clinic
Do I need to make an appointment?
In principle, a reservation is required. If you do not make an appointment, you may not be able to see the doctor on the day even if you wait. Please call the Reservation Center.
Do I need a referral letter?
If you are visiting our department for the first time, please bring a referral letter to our department. Click here for details
I’ve lost my consultation form
If you have lost your consultation form or changed your name, we can reissue it. Please contact the Initial Consultation Desk. In addition, if you forget the consultation form, please contact the Initial Consultation Desk. The consultation form is for permanent use, so please keep it in a safe place.
I lost my parking ticket.
I’ve forgotten my insurance card.
You will have to pay the full amount. Please do not forget to bring the full payment with you.
What if I am likely to be late for my appointment?
As a general rule, medical treatment on the day will be difficult. Please call us at (03-3815-5411) to confirm.
Is there a nursing room?
Yes, there is a nursing room in the women’s health outpatient clinic.
Can I be accompanied?
Please refrain from accompanying patients in the hospital except during delivery. If the doctor consider the visit necessary, it will be allowed only in a private room. We do not serve meals. Please wear a lanyard around your neck with “Application for Family Escort Permission” on it.
What are the visiting hours？
Visiting hours are from 7:00 to 20:00. Please come to the reception desk on the 1st floor of Inpatient Building A. You will need to fill in a visitor’s form with the patient’s room number or phone number. Please have these details ready in advance. Please wear the visiting card around your neck when you come to the hospital room.
Is there a shop/restaurant?
Is there an ATM available?
There is an ATM next to the post office on the first floor of the Inpatient Ward A1.
Is there a laundry service?
There is a coin-operated laundry in the Maternity Ward. You can use the laundry with cash or with the hospital cashless card (IC card).Available hours are from 7:00 to 20:00.
Private laundry service (laundry net) is accepted with the dedicated net. It takes about 3 days to finish. Please apply at the K Shop Garden.
About the Internet environment
There is no free WiFi. Free Internet access is available at the Patient Learning Center (15th floor, Inpatient Building A) which closes at 16:00. Computers may be brought into the hospital room, but their use may be restricted.
Can I pay by credit card?
Only lump-sum payments are accepted. You will need to enter your PIN. Please check your credit limit beforehand.
Is it possible for family members to be present?
We offer delivery with a husband present. In principle, one family member is allowed under limited time around birth due to COVID19 pandemic.
Are there any restrictions on acceptance?
We do not limit the number of deliveries. In principle, there are cases that a woman cannot deliver at the University of Tokyo Hospital depending on the timing of her first visit after pregnancy.
When do you perform a pain-relieving delivery (Epidural labor)?
The timing of the anesthesia is consulted with the pregnant woman while watching the opening of the uterus. The idea is to relieve the pain so that the delivery can proceed. The effect of anesthesia varies depending on the individual. Please click here to learn more about epidural labor.
About recurrent pregnancy loss
What is recurrent pregnancy loss?
It is a condition in which a woman becomes pregnant but is unable to have a child as a result of repeated miscarriages, stillbirths, or neonatal deaths. In addition, this condition occurs with those who have experienced pregnancies with problems related to placental abnormalities such as hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, premature placental abruption, fetal growth failure, etc., as well as those who have health problems associated with immune abnormalities such as autoimmune diseases.
I’m afraid of miscarriage even I become pregnant. What is the percentage of recurring miscarriages?
According to national statistics, including our data, the percentage of patients with two or three miscarriages who have a successful next pregnancy is about 70%.
What should I do when I find out I become pregnant?
If you are pregnant after visiting the outpatient clinic for recurrent pregnancy loss, please visit our outpatient clinic for recurrent pregnancy loss as soon as possible (within 1-2 weeks) after you have confirmed a pregnancy reaction, regardless of whether you need any medications or not. By letting us know the aforementioned information when you make your appointment, we will be able to reduce your examination time and carefully monitor your progress.
In the University of Tokyo Hospital, taking advantage of the characteristics of the comprehensive perinatal center, we can continue to provide prenatal checkups and deliveries after a miscarriage has been avoided and the pregnancy has continued. In addition, if the pregnancy is progressing well up to around 12 weeks, we can refer you to another hospital if you wish.
What should I do if I have another miscarriage after visiting the outpatient clinic for recurrent pregnancy loss?
Unfortunately, if a miscarriage occurs again after your visit outpatient clinic for Recurrent pregnancy loss, the cause of the miscarriage will be further investigated.
We will discuss how to respond to the next pregnancy. We will select the best course of action based on your individual situation. In general, most miscarriages (about 80%) are caused by chromosomal miscarriages. However, there are also miscarriages caused by some maternal factors in the absence of chromosomal abnormalities. Therefore, examining the chromosomes of the placental villi at the time of miscarriage may provide useful information in determining the treatment plan for recurrent pregnancy loss in the following pregnancy.
For this reason, we recommend a chorionic villus sampling test (approx. 70,000-100,000 yen) for women who have previous miscarriages after visiting the outpatient clinic for recurrent pregnancy loss.
Please note that this test is not covered by health insurance, and the cost will be at your own expense.
Please also understand that it may not be possible to have the test days after the miscarriage has passed since the placental tissue has been spontaneously excreted.
About perinatal genetics outpatient
If I take NIPT, do I need an ultrasound?
NIPT only detects some chromosomal abnormalities (21-trisomy Down’s syndrome, 18 trisomy, and 13 trisomy)., These abnormalities account for only a small percentage of the baby’s birth defects. NIPT cannot evaluate the structure of the brain, heart, limbs, etc. at all. It also takes about two weeks to get the results. At our hospital, we believe that it is important to observe and evaluate the baby on site.
Does a positive NIPT result confirm the diagnosis of a chromosomal abnormality?
A positive NIPT result does not necessarily mean that the baby has a chromosomal abnormality. A positive 21-trisomy result means that the baby will have a 21-trisomy in over 90% of cases, while an 18-trisomy result means that only about 85% of babies will have a chromosome abnormality. Lastly, a 13-trisomy result means that just over 50% of babies will have a chromosome abnormality. Amniocentesis test and chorionic villus sampling are required to confirm the diagnosis.