Pregnancy-related Health Articles

Not sure what to expect in Hong Kong when expecting? This section will answer your questions on pre-pregnancy, pregnancy and post-pregnancy topics.

Your Guide to In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) in Hong Kong | Public, Private Options & Costs

According to The Council on Human Reproductive Technology in Hong Kong, one in six couples have difficulty conceiving. In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is the most well-known assisted reproductive treatment for infertility related issues. If you are currently exploring IVF in Hong Kong or just curious about this option, here is all the information you need… Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Maternity Leave in Hong Kong

Important update: in her 2018 Policy Address on 10 October 2018, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam, announced the Government’s intention to increase Hong Kong’s statutory maternity leave from 10 weeks to 14 weeks. The current maternity leave in Hong Kong has been in place for 48 years. Under this proposal, employers would… Read More

Exclusive Tips to Successful Breastfeeding in Hong Kong | Interview with Top 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… Read More

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

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:… Read More

From Birth Control to Cancer Protection | IUDs in Hong Kong

What if women could use a birth control device that would also protect them from cancer? That would be “hugely impactful” says obstetrician gynecologist Dr. Patrick Chan 陳世樂醫生. According to a recent study published in the American journal Obstetrics and Gynecology, IUDs may protect against cervical cancer. As explained by Dr. Chan, today there are… Read More

The Complete Guide to The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong (FPAHK)

The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong (FPAHK) is a non-profit organization providing sexual and reproductive health services, education, training and resources, advocacy and communications. It also offers research and studies to the community of Hong Kong. FPAHK plays a major role in providing Hong Kong people with primary sexual and reproductive health care. As… Read More

Returning to Work in Hong Kong: Your Postpartum Health

In a recent Australian study, researchers found that poor employment conditions can have a significant impact on the mental health of Australian mothers who return to work before their children have turned one. We know that workplaces in Hong Kong are not known to be mental health-friendly. Returning to work, your maternal and mental health… Read More

Your Guide to IVF and Fertility Treatments in Hong Kong

Interested in IVF or other fertility treatments in Hong Kong? The first thing to know is that only legally married couples – not same sex couples – are able to access these services in Hong Kong. Consent from both partners is required. There is a great divide between the public and private providers when looking… Read More

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