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Fertility-related Health Articles

Baby on the brain or just interested in learning more about fertility? Find out more here.

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

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 after conception. If you miss a period or experience these symptoms, it’s best to take… Read More

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The Top 5 Women’s Health Issues Chinese Medicine Can Help With

At Healthy Matters, we are all about staying healthy and taking advantage of the wide range of medical services in Hong Kong, from Western to Chinese medicines. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been around for millennia and like Western medicine, is particularly good at certain things. TCM takes a ‘rebalancing’ approach so the prescription for… Read More

Your Guide to Fertility Treatments in Hong Kong

The first thing to know about assisted reproductive treatment (ART) in Hong Kong is that only legally married couples – not same sex couples – are able to access these services. Consent from both partners is required. The great divide between the public and private providers when looking at accessing fertility services is costs, waiting… Read More

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Infertility Treatments in Hong Kong | The Basics of IVF, IUI and PGD

Perhaps you’re considering going to a fertility clinic or maybe you’re already seeing a fertility specialist. Regardless, the fertility jargon can be hard to wrap your head around. We spoke to Obstetrics and Gynecology specialist Dr. Alexander Doo 杜堅能醫生 to define some basic fertility-related terms.     Fertility diagnostics Natural cycle monitoring Cycle monitoring is often… Read More

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Your Guide to Egg Freezing in Hong Kong | What Women Need to Know About Preserving Their Fertility

No quite ready to have children yet but worried about your future fertility? Whether you are focused on your career or haven’t found the right partner, egg freezing – oocyte cryopreservation – preserves a woman’s eggs so she can try to conceive at a later date. Healthy Matters brings you a complete guide to egg… Read More

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Having Twins (or more!) in Hong Kong

Finally, a positive pregnancy test.. soon after, your doctor confirms it with a blood test. But during your first ultrasound, there are two heartbeats (no, it is not yours and the baby’s)! Finding out you are pregnant is amazing news. Finding out you carry twins is just that, and brings many questions too.   Fertility treatments Let’s be… Read More

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