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Already pregnant? Learn more about pregnancy; from eating a balanced diet and pampering to planning the big day!

Herniated Disc: Keeping Your Intervertebral Discs in Place

Last updated on September 20, 2021.

What is Herniated Disc | Causes | Risk Factors | Signs and Symptoms | Complications | Diagnosis | Treatments | Surgeries | Home Remedies | Preventions

A herniated disc is a displaced intervertebral disc. Severe pain and numbness occur when the displaced disc compresses its surrounding spinal nerve roots. It is the most common cause of low back pain.

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Anemia: Do You Have Enough Healthy RBC and Hemoglobin?

Last updated on September 20, 2021.

Anemia Meaning | Causes and Types | Signs and Symptoms | Diagnosis | Risk Factors | Complications | Treatments | Preventions

Anemia is a blood condition usually associated with tiredness and weakness. Want to know if you have enough red blood cells and hemoglobin? Read our ultimate anemia guide now!

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Finding the best antenatal programme for you

Last updated on September 8, 2021.

Becoming a parent can be one of the biggest transitions in your life. Besides feeling all the excitement of welcoming a little one in 9 months, there are understandably a lot of challenges that accompany this special journey too. It is totally normal to feel overwhelmed by all the information and changes happening in your […]

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Giving Birth In Hong Kong During COVID-19? Here’s What To Expect

Last updated on August 25, 2021.

Expecting or planning to have a baby? Here’s an expert guide with all the details you need to know during COVID-19.

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The Ultimate Guide to Maternity Leave in Hong Kong (Updated)

Last updated on August 26, 2021.

Latest updates | Law on maternity leave | Eligibilty for maternity leave pay | Notice to employer | Usual notice period | Additional leave | Maternity leave pay | When to start | Comparison with other regions

Everything you need to know about maternity leave in HK. Read on.

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The Complete OB-GYN-Reviewed Guide to Hong Kong Pregnancy

Last updated on August 26, 2021.

System incentives | Costs | Shared care or half-half | Quality | NICUs | Choose a medical provider | Wait times | Pregnancy Hong Kong | Patient | Service and comfort | C-section | Postnatal care in hospital | Postnatal care outside hospital | Impact of Covid-19

There’s a lot to think about when you get pregnant. In Hong Kong, we can choose from public, private, and a mix of both health services when accessing pregnancy and birth care.

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The Ultimate Guide to Obstetrician-Gynecologists in Hong Kong

Last updated on September 10, 2021.

What is an OB-GYN | Gynecological cancers | What to know | When to see an OB-GYN | Reasons | Costs | Where to go | Public sector | Private sector | Insurance coverage

Looking for an obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN) in Hong Kong? Healthy Matters brings you an expert, comprehensive guide, to help you with all the details you need! What is an Obstetrician-Gynecologist (OB-GYN)? An OB-GYN or obstetrician-gynecologist, refers to doctors who specialize in women’s reproductive health, be it menstruation, pregnancy, or menopause. They provide routine preventive checkups and […]

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Coronavirus and Pregnancy: What to Know (Updated)

Last updated on August 26, 2021.

What are coronavirus risks for your pregnancy? All your questions answered by Dr. Zara Chan, OBGYN.

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The Complete Guide to Epidurals in Hong Kong

Last updated on August 27, 2021.

Childbirth pain is not something expectant moms look forward to and – fortunately – there is epidural analgesia, one of the most effective ways to relieve labor pain. While epidurals are readily accessible in private hospitals, one cannot be guaranteed in public hospitals. We asked anesthetist and father of three, Dr. Assad Hussain 程浩生醫生, to […]

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