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During pregnancy


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

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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 ...

  • 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 ...

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

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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. Hong Kong’s current maternity ...

  • A Guide to Prenatal and Postnatal 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 ...

  • Pregnancy Fitness? Prenatal Exercise Myths Debunked

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    Thought your pregnancy was the perfect excuse for becoming a couch potato? Think again (sorry ladies!): the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists recommends that expectant mothers exercise from conception through to delivery so long as there is no obstetric contraindication. So why ...

  • Here is How You Can Benefit from Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

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    Dr. Michelle Zhou McCulloch is an Australian Chiropractor currently practicing in Hong Kong. She is the Founder & Director of UP!health, a Central-based multidisciplinary health clinic. She is passionate about providing chiropractic care to pregnant women and new babies.   She started ...

  • Your Obstetrician-Reviewed Guide to Pregnancy in Hong Kong

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    There’s a lot to think about when you get pregnant. In Hong Kong, we have a paradox of choice – we can choose from public, private and a mix of both health services when accessing pregnancy and birth care. Where ...

  • Cord Blood Banking Options In Hong Kong

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      What is cord blood banking?  After a baby is born, the amazing umbilical cord that helped sustain the child for over nine months is disposed of as medical waste. However the umbilical cord (and the blood it contains) is actually a rich ...



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