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.

Having Twins (or more!) in Hong Kong

Finally, a positive pregnancy test… soon after, your doctor confirms it with a blood test. But, during your first ultrasound, there are two heartbeats (no, it is not yours and the baby’s)! Finding out you are pregnant is amazing news. Finding out you carry twins is just that, but with many questions. Fertility treatments Let’s be clear: […]

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Pregnancy Pampering and Massages in Hong Kong, Safely

When you’re expecting, it’s important to keep your morale up and stress levels down, and we can think of few better ways to do so than to get in a little “me” time now and then! Getting pampered can take many forms, from a mani/pedi, to a blow dry, to a babymoon at the spa. Pregnancy massage is […]

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Complementary Medicines During Pregnancy | Chiropractic, Osteopathy & Naturopathy

Did you know that complementary medicines can help you manage common pregnancy ailments and discomfort such as back pain, morning sickness and heartburn? And that complementary medicines can also help moms-to-be improve their overall physical and emotional wellbeing? Learn about the benefits of chiropractic, osteopathy and naturopathy during pregnancy as we share exclusive excerpts from […]

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A Guide to Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga with Expert Hersha Chellaram

Introducing Hersha Chellaram, inspiring speaker at our Healthy Matters Maternity + Baby Event and Integral Yoga ambassador and teacher trainer. Hersha has an extensive background in yoga with roots stemming back to her childhood. Having been a certified Integral Yoga instructor for over 16 years, Hersha leads a long list of inspirational initiatives and training […]

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Pregnancy Fitness? Prenatal Exercise Myths Debunked

Thought your pregnancy was the perfect excuse for becoming a couch potato? Think again (sorry ladies!): the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists recommends that expectant mothers exercise from conception through to delivery so long as there is no obstetric contraindication. So why is exercise so good for you when you’re expecting? Well for starters, exercise causes the […]

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Your Guide To Your Newborn’s First Doctor Visit

While doctor schedules may vary slightly, it is recommended that newborns be checked 3 to 5 days after birth. In Hong Kong parents can either choose public or private healthcare services. In the public sector, your baby’s first medical consultation after being discharged from the hospital is free and available at the Maternal and Child Health […]

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Haircare in Pregnancy | What’s Safe?

Being pregnant can be tough. Your body is undergoing a ton of physical changes and as you’re coming to grips with all these new and bigger bits, sometimes a little pampering is what you need. We’ve discussed safe pampering in pregnancy in a previous article, but what about haircare in pregnancy? We reviewed the evidence […]

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Hong Kong Island Welcomes Its First Private NICU

Exciting news for parents-to-be in the near and far future: Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong has opened the doors to its Obstetrics Ward! Gleneagles Hospital pioneered with the first private A&E on Hong Kong Island in January 2018 and, as part of the Obstetrics Ward, is now opening the doors to the first private Neonatal Intensive […]

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