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Childbirth

CHILDBIRTH HEALTH. KNOWLEDGE. POWER.

Learn more about childbirth. Your healthcare options in Hong Kong and what to expect.
  • A Closer Look into Pre-Natal and Post-Natal Yoga with Expert Hersha Chellaram

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    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 ...

  • Hong Kong Island Welcomes Its First Private NICU

    Exciting news for parents-to-be in the near and far future: Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong has opened the doors to its Obstetrics Ward!   Gleneagles Hospital pioneered with the first private A&E on Hong Kong Island in January 2018 and, as part of ...

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

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    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 ...

  • Interview with an Expert on Pregnancy Insurance in Hong Kong

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    When choosing 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 easily exceed HK$250,000 (these amounts ...

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

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    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 ...

  • Your Guide to Epidurals in Hong Kong

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    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 ...

  • Your Guide to Birth Plans in Hong Kong

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    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 – ...

  • Complementary Medicines During Pregnancy | Chiropractic, Osteopathy & Naturopathy

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    Did you know that complementary medicines can help you manage common pregnancy ailments and discomfort such as back pain, morning sickness and heartburn? And that complementary medicines can also help moms-to-be improve their overall physical and emotional wellbeing? Learn about ...

  • Maternity: Going Down The “Half-Half” Route

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    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 ...

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