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

Varicose Veins: Spider Veins in the Lower Legs?

Last updated on January 10, 2022.

What are Varicose Veins? | Causes | Risk factors | Signs and symptoms | Complications | Stages | Diagnosis | Treatments | Preventions

Varicose veins are abnormally enlarged, swollen, and twisted veins beneath the skin, often found in the lower legs.

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Why Dental Health Is So Important During Pregnancy

Last updated on January 7, 2022.

Did you know that dental health is so at risk when you’re pregnant? There’s an old Chinese saying “gain a child, lose a tooth” 生一個孩子,掉一顆牙 – a traditional belief that the foetus strips away the calcium from the mother’s teeth, leading to tooth loss. According to the WHO, over 90% of the population will have […]

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Hemorrhoids: The Annoying Anorectal Swollen Veins

Last updated on December 13, 2021.

What are Hemorrhoids? | Signs and Symptoms | Causes | Complications | Diagnosis | Treatments | Preventions

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins around your anus and rectum that bother one’s quality of life commonly.

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Constipation: Does Your Bowel Move Smoothly?

Last updated on October 22, 2021.

Constipation Meaning | Causes | Signs & Symptoms | Risk Factors | Complications | Diagnosis | Preventions & Home Remedies | Treatments | Laxatives

Constipation happens when you have difficulty with bowel movement or defecation. Let’s talk about 💩 ……

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Herniated Disc: Keeping Your Intervertebral Discs in Place

Last updated on October 13, 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 October 13, 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 November 12, 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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