Before Pregnancy-related Health Articles

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

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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… Read More

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

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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

Your Guide to IVF and Fertility Treatments in Hong Kong

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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

Everything about Maternity Insurance in Hong Kong

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If you choose to have your baby in a Hong Kong private hospital, a vaginal childbirth at standard room rates on Hong Kong Island can reach HK$70,000–$100,000 and an emergency C-section at private room rates can exceed HK$250,000 (these amounts include hospital and doctor fees). Because there are so many variables in childbirth, it is… Read More

Your Complete Guide to Egg Freezing in Hong Kong

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Not quite ready to have children yet but worried about your future fertility? Whether you are focused on your career or haven’t found the right partner, egg freezing – oocyte cryopreservation – preserves a woman’s eggs so she can try to conceive at a later date. Healthy Matters brings you a complete guide to egg… Read More

Fertility Treatments in Hong Kong | The Basics of IVF, IUI and PGD

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Whether you’re considering going to a fertility clinic or already seeing a fertility specialist, the fertility jargon can be hard to understand. We spoke to Obstetrics and Gynecology specialist Dr. Alexander Doo 杜堅能醫生 to explain basic fertility-related terms. Here is your expert guide to fertility treatments in Hong Kong, including IVF, IUI, PGD and more.  … Read More

How to Cope with the Emotional Stress of Fertility Problems

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The inability to become pregnant is often associated to one of the most distressing life crises for women and couples. Struggling with infertility can cause tremendous pain and if you are feeling sad, anxious, depressed or isolated, you are not alone.   We talked to Hong Kong psychotherapist Allison Heiliczer about the emotional weight of infertility… Read More

The Complete 2019 Guide to Matilda Hospital 明德國際醫院

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Looking to visit a private hospital in Hong Kong for shorter wait lines and more personalised options? Here is your comprehensive guide to Matilda Hospital 明德國際醫院 in Hong Kong.   What is Matilda International Hospital? Matilda International Hospital is a private hospital in Hong Kong, known for its personalized patient-care and state-of-the-art technology. Sitting atop… Read More

In Sickness & In Health: Pre-marital Body Checks in Hong Kong

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You’ve got the ring, you’ve set the date, the wedding invitations are in the mail. But have you done a pre-marriage body check? When you’re committing to a life ‘in sickness and in health’, it makes sense to really understand where on the spectrum you and your partner stand! Here are some explanations on pre-marital… Read More