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Pregnancy-related Health Articles

Not sure what to expect in Hong Kong when expecting? This section will answer your questions on pre-pregnancy, pregnancy and post-pregnancy topics.

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Haircare in Pregnancy | What’s Safe?

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

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Post-Partum Mental Health Providers in Hong Kong

Overcoming the challenges of new motherhood is not easy. Mental health challenges are common in the first few weeks and months of the post-partum period. In Hong Kong, 40% to 80% of women will experience the ‘baby blues’ and 10% will experience post-partum depression (PPD). This is a guide to public and private providers of… Read More

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Mental Wellness When Returning to Work After Having a Baby | At-Work Practical Tips

In a recent Australian study, researchers found that poor employment conditions can have a significant impact on the mental health of Australian mothers who return to work before their children have turned one. We know that workplaces in Hong Kong are not known to be mental health-friendly. Returning to work, your maternal and mental health… Read More

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Gain A Child, Lose A Tooth? Why Dental Health Is So Important During Pregnancy

How many of you know that your dental health is particularly 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… Read More

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Wondering If You Are pregnant? Early Signs You Should Look For

Do you have a suspicion you might be pregnant? Of course, the best way to tell is a pregnancy test, but both at-home and physician-ordered tests only start to show results four weeks after your last period or two weeks after conception. If you miss a period or experience these symptoms, it’s best to take… Read More

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The Ultimate Guide to Maternity Leave in Hong Kong

Pregnant women in Hong Kong are entitled to a continuous period of 10 weeks’ maternity leave. This is 4 weeks less than the 14 weeks recommended by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). Here is your Healthy Matters guide to everything you should know about maternal leave in Hong Kong, from eligibility to mat leave pay… Read More

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