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During pregnancy


Learn more about pregnancy health. Your healthcare options in Hong Kong and what to expect.
  • Haven’t Received Your Flu Shot Just Yet? Read This Now

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    The flu is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes death. On January 15, 2018 a 3-year-old girl was the first child fatality of the Hong Kong winter influenza season bringing flu-related death tolls in Hong Kong ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


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