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After Pregnancy-related Health Articles

Just had baby or planning for the next stage of your life/lives? Don’t miss any information on this important post-pregnancy period fo your life.

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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 the muscles and connective tissue of the pelvic floor, causing various kinds of inconvenient and uncomfortable symptoms. The pelvic floor is not only important during pregnancy but throughout… Read More

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A Closer Look into Pre-Natal and Post-Natal Yoga with Expert Hersha Chellaram

Introducing Hersha Chellaram, inspiring speaker at our Healthy Matters Maternity + Baby event and Integral Yoga ambassador and teacher trainer. Hersha has an extensive background in yoga with roots stemming back to her childhood. Having been a certified Integral Yoga instructor for over 16 years, Hersha leads a long list of inspirational initiatives and training… 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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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. Hong Kong’s current maternity leave policy has been in place for 48 years. Under this proposal, employers would provide… Read More

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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… Read More

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Here is Everything You Need to Know About Paternity Leave in Hong Kong

Important update: in her 2018 Policy Address on 10 October 2018, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam, confirmed the Government’s intention to increase Hong Kong’s statutory paternity leave from 3 days to 5 days, as it had been announced earlier.   In Hong Kong, fathers are still currently entitled to a statutory 3-day… Read More

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Why Do Hong Kong Women Stop Breastfeeding Early?

Mothers in Hong Kong are breastfeeding more than ever. In 2016, nearly 87% of mothers initiated breastfeeding, up from 19% in 1981. Despite these successes, we still see a big drop in the number of women exclusively breastfeeding up to the recommended 6-month mark by the World Health Organization. We at Healthy Matters reviewed the… Read More

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