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During pregnancy


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

  • Influenza Vaccination During Pregnancy | Risks & Benefits

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    In Hong Kong, pregnant women are one of the priority groups eligible to receive the influenza vaccination according to The Scientific Committee on Vaccine Preventable Diseases. The Government has introduced free/subsidized flu vaccines for pregnant women to promote vaccination but ...

  • Haven’t Received Your Flu Shot Yet? Read This Now

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    The flu is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes death. On January 28, 2019 a 2-year-old boy was the first child fatality of the Hong Kong winter influenza season. While it is still too early to ...

  • Traditional Chinese Views on Pregnancy | Interview with an Obstetrician & TCM Practitioner

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    In Hong Kong where East meets West pregnant women often face conflicting advice from family and friends during and after pregnancy. With a rich history spanning thousands of years, Chinese culture has considerable influence over a life event as important ...

  • 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 ...

  • Pregnant and Obstetrician in Hong Kong | Exclusive Interview with Dr. Zara Chan

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    Interested in hearing her unique perspective, we interviewed Dr. Zara Chan 陳駱靈岫, an obstetrician who was 9 months pregnant with her second child. We wanted to know, what is it like being a gynecologist and obstetrician in Hong Kong and ...

  • 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 – ...

  • Pregnancy Pampering and Massages in Hong Kong, Safely

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    When you’re expecting, it’s important to keep your morale up and stress levels down, and we can think of few better ways to do so than to get in a little “me” time now and then! Getting pampered can take many ...

  • 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 ...



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