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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… Read More

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Exclusive Tips to Successful Breastfeeding in Hong Kong | Interview with Top Expert

Rates of breastfeeding initiation have been on the rise in Hong Kong – more than 85% of women are now initiating breastfeeding. That being said, according to a 2017 Department of Health survey, at the six-month mark, 47% of Hong Kong mothers are breastfeeding but only 27.9% nursing exclusively.     Why the drop in… Read More

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The 2019 Guide to Matilda Hospital 明德國際醫院

Looking to visit a private hospital in Hong Kong for shorter wait lines and more personalised options? Here is a comprehensive guide to Matilda Hospital 明德國際醫院 in Hong Kong.   What is Matilda International Hospital? Matilda International Hospital is a private hospital in Hong Kong, long known for its personalized patient-care and state-of-the-art technology. Sitting… Read More

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Everything about Maternity Insurance in Hong Kong

If you choose to have your baby in a Hong Kong private hospital, a vaginal childbirth at standard room rates on Hong Kong Island can reach HK$70,000–$100,000 and an emergency C-section at private room rates can exceed HK$250,000 (these amounts include hospital and doctor fees). Because there are so many variables in childbirth, it is… Read More

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What Every Woman Should Know About Her Pelvic Floor | From Pregnancy to Menopause

The pelvic floor refers to the muscles, ligaments, and tissues that stretch from the pubic bone to the base of the spine. Pregnancy and childbirth can damage its muscles and connective tissue, causing various kinds of inconvenient and uncomfortable symptoms. It is not only important during pregnancy but throughout a woman’s life as well.  … Read More

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Your Guide to Cord Blood Banking in Hong Kong | Public and Private Options

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.     Public hospital birth: your cord blood banking options When giving birth in a Hong Kong public hospital, your… Read More

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Your Guide to Birth Plans in Hong Kong

Birth plans have become increasingly popular in Hong Kong for women delivering in both private and public hospitals. While it isn’t necessary to have a birth plan, it is helpful to understand what it is for and what it typically covers – the thinking process that goes into creating a birth plan can help you better prepare… Read More

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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… Read More

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Pregnant and Your Baby Is in Breech Position? An Expert Guide to the ECV

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… Read More

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The Complete Guide to Epidurals in Hong Kong

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… Read More

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