【入院助産制度】(にゅういんじょさんせいど）”Nyuin Josan Seido”
Childbirth Assistance Program
Subsidy for hospitalization and birth is offered by Sapporo City for those who fulfill the requirements.
Information from Sapporo city
http://kosodate.city.sapporo.jp/nenrei/ninshin_shussan/money/1012.html (in Japanese)
Midwifery Facilities Admission Information as of July 2014 (in English)
Information from Hokkaido University International Women’s club
“Childbirth with Hospitalization Assistance.pdf” in page 22&23 (in Japanese and English)