I tell people that your life changes first when you hold your own child in your arms. But whether it is because there are many people who dislike something without trying it, or various other reasons, the birth rate continues to decline, and those who work to bear and raise children are society's treasure. In order to support and assist those people, we will improve safety as much as possible, and increase comfort even more. Even in these days of developed medicine, it cannot be known if a delivery will be a normal delivery until after it is finished. We work with expecting mothers from early in the pregnancy to increase the probability of a normal delivery. With a system where there are multiple doctors on-hand at all times, anesthesia by anesthesiologists, examinations by pediatric specialists, cooperation with high-level medical institutions, and midwives that continuously monitor the progress of labor, our clinics have a rich line-up of medical staff. Just as each person has abundant individuality, so is each childbirth different. My desire is to help each person connect their order-made childbirth with the joy of childrearing.
Allow me to talk about something that may not apply to everyone. Aside from regular examinations, most people visit a medical institution when they feel sick, and from this perspective obstetrics can be side to be a unique field. If there is no illness, we want the mothers staying in our facilities to spend an enjoyable and relaxing time there. However, there are emergency situations in pregnancy and delivery, and many of them occur at any time of the day or night. At those critical moments, if our clinics cannot deal with those situations, how delicious our meals are is meaningless. Our doctors and midwives continue to build on their experiences and knowledge, cultivating both teamwork, and the ability to take rapid individual action when necessary, so that our mothers can face childbirth with peace of mind. Helping families grow is a great joy to obstetric staff, and we wouldn't have anything other than both mother and baby being happy and healthy.
Pregnancy and childbirth are accompanied by various risks, and there is always the possibility of sudden changes in the mother or child. In order to appropriately respond to this kind of situation, we have assembled a system where our medical care staff, starting with multiple doctors, are always fully deployed. Also, through regular training in a variety of programs, and with importance placed on teamwork by our entire medical care staff, we work to be ever able to provide safe and appropriate care.
The safety of childbirth has improved leaps and bounds compared to long ago, and it would not be overstating it to say that "Japan has the safest childbirth in the world, for both mother and child." However, even if the numbers are low, there are always unhappy events for mother and child when it comes to childbirth. This won't change even as medicine continues to progress in the future, but we will continue to work as one to maintain Japan's position as "the safest country in the world for childbirth."
For pregnancy, childbirth, and childraising with peace of mind, it is necessary to have safe and stable obstetric/gynecological, perinatal, and pediatric care. However, in recent years care provision in this field has become unstable. We aspire to safe and stable care in this field, with peace of mind, through standardized team care, in a specialized, cross-sectional organization. We have only just begun this endeavor, but in order to provide support for everyone's happiness, we will resolutely continue facing this challenge.
There is a phrase, "to be blessed with a treasure of children." I think long ago the sense of "treasure" was very strong. Even today, of course, children are a family's treasure, as we enter an era of unprecedented declining birthrate, it would not be overstatement to say that children are now society's treasure.
At Kishokai, we strive to provide perinatal care so that as many families as possible can experience the joy of being blessed by this "treasure." Childbirth is one goal, but for the child birth is the important start of life. In the field of pediatrics, we put our efforts into neonatal care and infant examinations, so that we can provide even more support for health development, and the child can make a good start. To accomplish this, we will take the lead in specialized outpatient services such as vaccinations, developmental disorders, bed-wetting, short stature, and cardiology, so that we can see the diamonds in the rough, latent with infinite potential, become sparkling jewels.