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Learn more about childbirth. Your healthcare options in Hong Kong and what to expect.
  • 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 ...

  • Complete Guide to Matilda Hospital 明德國際醫院

    Matilda Hospital Entrance

    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 ...

  • 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 ...

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

    Asian women of different ages

    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. ...

  • 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 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 – ...

  • Maternity in Hong Kong: 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 ...

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

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    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 ...

  • The Complete Guide to Epidurals in Hong Kong

    Mother holding her newborn after childbirth

    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 ...

  • A Guide to Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga with Expert Hersha Chellaram

    Pregnant women doing yoga

    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 ...

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