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Exclusive Tips to Successful Breastfeeding in Hong Kong | Interview with Top Expert

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Rates of breastfeeding initiation have been on the rise in Hong Kong – more than 85% of women are now initiating breastfeeding. That being said, according to a 2017 Department of Health survey, at the six-month mark, 47% of Hong Kong mothers are breastfeeding but only 27.9% nursing exclusively.     Why the drop in… Read More

Complementary Medicines Before Pregnancy | Chiropractic, Osteopathy & Naturopathy

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Want to be healthy and help your body prepare to pregnancy? Learn about the benefits of chiropractic, osteopathy and naturopathy before pregnancy as we share exclusive excerpts from Healthy Matters’ The Hong Kong Maternity & Baby Book, the must-have book on maternity in Hong Kong. Everything you need from pre-pregnancy to baby’s first year.   Three ways… Read More

The Best Breastfeeding Resources in Hong Kong

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Whether you consider breastfeeding for just a few weeks or more than a year, arming yourself with knowledge and preparation is key to your success. Here are the most helpful resources for expecting and new mothers in Hong Kong.     Breastfeeding preparation before baby arrives One of the main reasons moms in Hong Kong… Read More

Fertility Treatments in Hong Kong | The Basics of IVF, IUI and PGD

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Perhaps you’re considering going to a fertility clinic or maybe you’re already seeing a fertility specialist. Regardless, the fertility jargon can be hard to wrap your head around. We spoke to Obstetrics and Gynecology specialist Dr. Alexander Doo 杜堅能醫生 to define some basic fertility-related terms. Here is your guide to fertility treatments in Hong Kong, including… Read More

Why Do Hong Kong Women Stop Breastfeeding Early?

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Mothers in Hong Kong are breastfeeding more than ever. In 2016, nearly 87% of mothers initiated breastfeeding, up from 19% in 1981. Despite these successes, we still see a big drop in the number of women exclusively breastfeeding up to the recommended 6-month mark by the World Health Organization. We at Healthy Matters reviewed the… Read More

Everything about Maternity Insurance in Hong Kong

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If you choose to have your baby in a Hong Kong private hospital, a vaginal childbirth at standard room rates on Hong Kong Island can reach HK$70,000–$100,000 and an emergency C-section at private room rates can exceed HK$250,000 (these amounts include hospital and doctor fees). Because there are so many variables in childbirth, it is… Read More

Pregnant and Obstetrician in Hong Kong | Exclusive Interview with Dr. Zara Chan

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Interested in hearing her unique perspective, we interviewed Dr. Zara Chan 陳駱靈岫, an obstetrician who was 9 months pregnant with her second child. We wanted to know, what is it like being a gynecologist and obstetrician in Hong Kong and being pregnant?     After studying and practicing obstetrics for more than a decade and… Read More

Your Guide to Cord Blood Banking in Hong Kong | Public and Private Options

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In Hong Kong you have two main choices if you wish to preserve your baby’s cord blood and your options entirely depend on whether you are having your baby in a public or private hospital.     Public hospital birth: your cord blood banking options When giving birth in a Hong Kong public hospital, your… Read More

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