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

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

Last updated on May 5, 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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Giving Birth In Hong Kong During COVID-19? Here’s What To Expect

Last updated on March 15, 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 Complete OB-GYN-Reviewed Guide to Hong Kong Pregnancy

Last updated on May 8, 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 May 8, 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! 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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Coronavirus and Pregnancy: What to Know (Updated)

Last updated on April 1, 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 June 8, 2020.

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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Influenza Vaccination During Pregnancy | Risks & Benefits

Last updated on May 8, 2021.

Suitability | Vaccination types | Side effects | Recommendations | Risks | Safety | Breastfeeding | Flu while pregnant

In Hong Kong, pregnant women are one of the priority groups eligible to receive the influenza vaccination according to The Scientific Committee on Vaccine Preventable Diseases. The Government has introduced free/subsidized flu vaccines for pregnant women to promote vaccination but to also protect pregnant women from the influenza (“the flu”) and its complications. In Hong […]

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

Last updated on November 27, 2019.

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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Here is How You Can Benefit from Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

Last updated on November 27, 2019.

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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