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The Complete Guide to Paternity Leave in Hong Kong

Last updated on August 26, 2021.

Duration | Eligibility | Taking leave in one go | When to take paternity leave | Notice | Marriage | Proof | Calculating leave pay | When to receive pay | Importance of paternity leave | Comparisons

Important update: in her 2018 Policy Address on 10 October 2018, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam, confirmed the Government’s intention to increase Hong Kong’s statutory paternity leave from 3 days to 5 days, as it had been announced earlier. This is now in force since January 2019! Here is your Healthy Matters […]

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

Last updated on August 26, 2021.

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 nursing between […]

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

Last updated on August 26, 2021.

Are you considering cord blood banking? 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. Here is an expert guide to your options in Hong Kong. Public hospital birth: […]

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The Complete Guide to Child Adoption in Hong Kong

Last updated on May 5, 2021.

Who is in charge | Requirements | Procedure | Costs

Adoption is a big decision and is often a lengthy process. You can adopt a child from Hong Kong or a child who is overseas. Both options follow a similar procedure, but adopting an overseas child may be more complicated and costly. Who is in charge of child adoption in Hong Kong? In Hong Kong, […]

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A Hong Kong Pediatrician Guide to Baby Food

Last updated on August 26, 2021.

Your thoughts about baby food? Every parent worries about the hows, whens, and whys of baby nutrition. There is a lot of noise and contradictory information on infant feeding and we at Healthy Matters sourced trustworthy recommendations. We asked Hong Kong pediatrician Dr. Eddie Cheung 張蔚賢醫生 to share some easy-to-use feeding guidelines to your baby’s […]

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The Best Breastfeeding Resources in Hong Kong

Last updated on August 26, 2021.

Preparation | Support after childbirth | Support in the first weeks | Breastfeeding in public | Breastfeeding during work | Breastfeeding rights in HK | Additional resources

Whether you consider breastfeeding for just a few weeks or more than a year, arming yourself with knowledge and preparation is key to 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 stop breastfeeding […]

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Complementary Medicines Before Pregnancy | Chiropractic, Osteopathy & Naturopathy

Last updated on August 26, 2021.

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 […]

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Mental Health in Hong Kong | Time to Talk Day on February 1st

Last updated on August 26, 2021.

Between work, play, more work, and some time to sleep in between, Hong Kong is a busy city. Most of us rarely have time to take a breath, let alone reflect on how we and our loved ones are coping with the stresses of city life. Mind Hong Kong has recently started up to provide […]

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

Last updated on August 26, 2021.

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 spending so […]

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