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During pregnancy


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

  • 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 ...

  • Haircare in Pregnancy | What’s Safe?

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    Being pregnant can be tough. Your body is undergoing a ton of physical changes and as you’re coming to grips with all these new and bigger bits, sometimes a little pampering is what you need. We’ve discussed safe pampering in ...

  • Gain A Child, Lose A Tooth? Why Dental Health Is So Important During Pregnancy

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    How many of you know that your dental health is particularly at risk when you’re pregnant? There’s an old Chinese saying “gain a child, lose a tooth” 生一個孩子,掉一顆牙 – a traditional belief that the foetus strips away the calcium from the ...

  • Wondering If You Are pregnant? Early Signs You Should Look For

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    Do you have a suspicion you might be pregnant? Of course, the best way to tell is a pregnancy test, but both at-home and physician-ordered tests only start to show results four weeks after your last period or two weeks ...


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