Childbirth-related Health Articles

Coronavirus and Pregnancy: What to Know (Updated)

What are coronavirus risks for your pregnancy? All your questions answered by Dr. Zara Chan, OBGYN.

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The Complete 2020 Guide to Matilda Hospital 明德國際醫院

Looking to visit a private hospital in Hong Kong for shorter wait lines and more personalised options? Here is your comprehensive, independent guide to Matilda Hospital 明德國際醫院 in Hong Kong. Special COVID-19 Measures Here are the measures Matilda International Hospital is taking for COVID-19. If you test positive for coronavirus, you will be sent to […]

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The Complete OB-GYN-Reviewed Guide to Hong Kong Pregnancy

There’s a lot to think about when you get pregnant. In Hong Kong, we have a paradox of choice – we can choose from public, private, and a mix of both health services when accessing pregnancy and birth care. Where do you start? With the expertise of Dr. Edmund Hon 韓慶璋醫生, an obstetrician in Hong […]

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The Complete Guide to Epidurals in Hong Kong

Childbirth pain is not something expectant moms look forward to and – fortunately – there is epidural analgesia, one of the most effective ways to relieve labor pain. While epidurals are readily accessible in private hospitals, one cannot be guaranteed in public hospitals. We asked anesthetist and father of three, Dr. Assad Hussain 程浩生醫生, to […]

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Maternity in Hong Kong: The “Half-Half” Route

Giving birth at a private hospital in Hong Kong can easily cost more than HK$100,000 and very few insurance policies nowadays fully cover the expenses. In fact, most policies impose maternity specific limits, which can include both prenatal/postnatal care as well as the delivery itself. Given that private hospital delivery packages are exceptionally expensive, many […]

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Pregnant and Your Baby Is in Breech Position? What an OBGYN Says

A breech pregnancy or birth is when a baby is positioned or born bottom first, the preferred position being head first. It is said that around 3-5% of pregnant women in the last trimester have a breech baby. We asked one of our Expert Advisory Board members Dr. Michael Rogers 羅傑士醫生 with expertise in the […]

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How Can Chiropractic Help Babies?

Chiropractic in Hong Kong has become more popular. A growing number of regnant women discover its benefits, too. In fact, this isn’t just about pregnancy health and mums’ recovery, it’s also about how newborns experience childbirth. We sat down with Hong Kong chiropractor Dr. Kamilla Holst to talk about how chiropractic can help pregnant women […]

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Pregnancy After 35: Risks and How to Prevent Them

Age remains one of the most important factors influencing women fertility. Research shows that fertility declines steeply after age 35. However, with modern technology and medical knowledge, the likelihood of getting pregnant after 35 is higher than before. The age at which you conceive or decide to conceive is a very personal decision. In Hong […]

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

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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