Pregnancy News & Trends-related Health Articles

Your Guide to Birth Plans in Hong Kong

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Ever heard of birth plans? Birth plans have become increasingly popular in Hong Kong for women delivering in both private and public hospitals. While it isn’t necessary to have a birth plan, it helps to know what it typically covers. Indeed, the thinking process that goes into creating a birth plan can help you better… Read More

Complementary Medicines Before Pregnancy | Chiropractic, Osteopathy & Naturopathy

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Want to be healthy and help your body prepare to pregnancy? Learn about the benefits of chiropractic, osteopathy and naturopathy before pregnancy as we share exclusive excerpts from Healthy Matters’ The Hong Kong Maternity & Baby Book, the must-have book on maternity in Hong Kong. Everything you need from pre-pregnancy to baby’s first year.   Three ways… Read More

Pregnant and Obstetrician in Hong Kong | Exclusive Interview with Dr. Zara Chan

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Interested in hearing her unique perspective, we interviewed Dr. Zara Chan 陳駱靈岫, an obstetrician who was 9 months pregnant with her second child. We wanted to know, what is it like being a gynecologist and obstetrician in Hong Kong and being pregnant?     After studying and practicing obstetrics for more than a decade and… Read More

Having Twins (or more!) in Hong Kong

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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:… Read More

Pregnancy Pampering and Massages in Hong Kong, Safely

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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… Read More

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

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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… Read More

Complementary Medicines During Pregnancy | Chiropractic, Osteopathy & Naturopathy

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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… Read More

A Guide to Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga with Expert Hersha Chellaram

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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… Read More

Here is How You Can Benefit from Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

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Dr. Michelle Zhou McCulloch is an Australian Chiropractor currently practicing in Hong Kong. She is the Founder & Director of UP!health, a Central-based multidisciplinary health clinic. She is passionate about providing chiropractic care to pregnant women and new babies.   She started UP!health almost 4 years ago with the vision of creating a unique and… Read More

Haircare in Pregnancy | What’s Safe?

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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… Read More