During pregnancy


Learn more about pregnancy health. Your healthcare options in Hong Kong and what to expect.
  • How Can Chiropractic Help Babies?

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    Chiropractic in Hong Kong has become more popular. A growing number of pregnant women discover its benefits, too. In fact, this isn’t just about pregnancy health and mums’ recovery, it’s also about how newborns experience childbirth. We sat down with ...

  • The Ultimate Guide to Maternity Leave in Hong Kong

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    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. The current maternity leave ...

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

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    Are you considering cord blood banking? 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 ...

  • Cord Blood Banking Options In Hong Kong

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      What is cord blood banking?  After a baby is born, the amazing umbilical cord that helped sustain the child for over nine months is disposed of as medical waste. However the umbilical cord (and the blood it contains) is actually a rich ...

  • Why Dental Health Is So Important During Pregnancy

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    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, ...

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

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    Do you think 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. ...

  • Everything about Maternity Insurance in Hong Kong

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    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 ...

  • Your Guide to Birth Plans in Hong Kong

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    Ever heard of birth plans? 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 helps to know what it typically covers. ...

  • The Top 5 Benefits of Acupuncture for Women

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    Interested in acupuncture and Chinese Medicine? At Healthy Matters, we are all about taking advantage of the wide range of options in Hong Kong, from Western to Chinese Medicine. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been around for millennia and like ...

  • Pregnancy After 35: Risks and How to Prevent Them

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    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 ...


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