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.

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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The Complete Guide to Paternity Leave in Hong Kong

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

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

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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Why Dental Health Is So Important During Pregnancy

Did you know that dental health is so at risk when you’re pregnant? There’s an old Chinese saying “gain a child, lose a tooth” 生一個孩子,掉一顆牙 – a traditional belief that the foetus strips away the calcium from the mother’s teeth, leading to tooth loss. According to the WHO, over 90% of the population will have […]

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