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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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

Pregnant women in Hong Kong are entitled to a continuous period of 10 weeks’ maternity leave. This is 4 weeks less than the 14 weeks recommended by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). Here is your Healthy Matters guide to everything you should know about maternal leave in Hong Kong, from eligibility to mat leave pay… Read More

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Pregnant, Working Moms in Hong Kong: Do You Know Your Maternity Rights?

If you are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant in Hong Kong, you should know about your pregnancy rights. We’ve delved into the nitty gritty law jargon to make your maternity rights clear and concise and had the content verified by a lawyer. From maternity leave to discrimination, we at Healthy Matters cover it all!… Read More

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

In Hong Kong, fathers are currently entitled to a 3-day paternity leave. According to Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s 2017 policy address to the Legislative Council, the statutory paternity leave will be increased to 5 days – but this social initiative has not yet been adopted. Here is your Healthy Matters guide to everything you should… 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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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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Breastfeeding Guide: How Much & How Often at Every Age | From Birth to Toddlerhood

Whether you aim to feed for a few days or for several months, you are probably asking yourself how much and how often you should feed your child. We at Healthy Matters cover every breastfeeding stage from newborns to toddlers.     Breastfeeding guidelines: from birth to 1 month How often? In the early days,… Read More

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