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The Ultimate Guide to Maternity Leave in Hong Kong

Important update: in her 2018 Policy Address on 10 October 2018, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam, announced the Government’s intention to increase Hong Kong’s statutory maternity leave from 10 weeks to 14 weeks. The current maternity leave in Hong Kong has been in place for 48 years. Under this proposal, employers would […]

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The Complete OB-GYN Reviewed Guide to Hong Kong Pregnancy

There’s a lot to think about when you get pregnant. In Hong Kong, we have a paradox of choice – we can choose from public, private and a mix of both health services when accessing pregnancy and birth care. Where do you start? With the expertise of Dr. Edmund Hon 韓慶璋醫生, an obstetrician in Hong […]

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

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 […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Obstetrician-Gynecologists in Hong Kong

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! Methodology: This guide does not aim to be exhaustive. It is informative only and based on our independent research. No practitioner or clinic paid any fees or rendered any services […]

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Here is How You Can Benefit from Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

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 beautiful […]

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Pregnant, Working Moms in Hong Kong: Do You Know Your Maternity Rights?

Important update: in her 2018 Policy Address on 10 October 2018, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam, announced the Government’s intention to increase Hong Kong’s statutory maternity leave from 10 weeks to 14 weeks. Hong Kong’s current maternity leave policy has been in place for 48 years. Under this proposal, employers would provide […]

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Pregnant and Your Baby Is in Breech Position? What an OBGYN Says

A breech pregnancy or birth is when a baby is positioned or born bottom first, the preferred position being head first. It is said that around 3-5% of pregnant women in the last trimester have a breech baby. We asked one of our Expert Advisory Board members Dr. Michael Rogers 羅傑士醫生 with expertise in the […]

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How Can Chiropractic Help Babies?

Chiropractic in Hong Kong has become more popular. A growing number of regnant women discover its benefits, too. In fact, this isn’t just about pregnancy health and mums’ recovery, it’s also about how newborns experience childbirth. We sat down with Hong Kong chiropractor Dr. Kamilla Holst to talk about how chiropractic can help pregnant women […]

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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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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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