Midwives advise on Tokyo taxi service for pregnant women

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A growing trend among Japanese cities is specialized taxi services for pregnant women. Starting in 2012, midwives began working with taxi companies to enable them to provide the additional service. Now in the north Tokyo Iwate Prefecture, local taxi company Furusato Kotsu is offering the Sankyu service, which combines the Japanese words for childbirth and assistance. Drivers taking part in the Sankyu service have had instruction from midwives on different methods for helping to make mothers-to-be more comfortable during the journey. The cars are also equipped with specific pregnancy packs that include towels and waterproof sheets in case labor starts…

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