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What exactly is Hypnobirthing?

Birth, Hypnobirthing, Our Blog, Pregnancy

What exactly is Hypnobirthing?

Posted on 08 June 2017

The name tends to put most people off.  Like some one is going to be front of you holding a watch on a string, telling you “ you’re getting sleeeeeeepy”.  But HypnoBirthing is really about teaching yourself to breathe and relax.  Its just a deep relaxation that you will learn to do to/for yourself and [...] Continue Reading

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I have a heartburn! Why?

Pregnancy

I have a heartburn! Why?

Posted on 25 April 2017

Relaxin is a hormone that does exactly what it says on the tin; it relaxes the ligaments in the pelvis and softens and widens the cervix, in preparation for childbirth. What is relaxin? Relaxin is a hormone that is secreted into the circulation by the ovary. the placenta, the membranes which surround the foetus, and the lining [...] Continue Reading

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New parents tips of the month! Having a baby, fears, challanges and enjoyment

Baby Care, Birth, In the News

New parents tips of the month! Having a baby, fears, challanges and enjoyment

Posted on 15 March 2017

What did you find most enjoyable about having a baby so far? Katrina: It was an enormous relief to finally meet our baby Gabriel, to see that he’s well and ready for the world. Do you remember how you felt when you knew  you were expecting? Katrina: I was absolutely, unreservedly terrified. What has been [...] Continue Reading

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Emotional Support for New Mamas; Hulda shares her advice on Sassy Mama

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Emotional Support for New Mamas; Hulda shares her advice on Sassy Mama

Posted on 13 March 2017

“She had a little bit of (what most of us have unfortunately)… a good girl syndrome. She felt as though she should be grateful, even if the support she was getting was entirely on the terms of the givers and not the receiver. Comments like, “He is just hungry, I really think we should give him some [...] Continue Reading

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Hypnobirthing and normal birth in government hospitals

Birth, Our Blog, Pregnancy

Hypnobirthing and normal birth in government hospitals

Posted on 31 January 2017

As you may know, the  government hospitals are constantly trying to increase their normal birth rates.  They have in the last 15 years introduced the birth balls in all labour rooms, the dad’s massage programme and labour position choice for birth.  You also all know that this is not always obvious, not always offered to [...] Continue Reading

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What is Is Delayed cord clamping and is it available in Hong Kong?

Postnatal & Breastfeeding, Pregnancy

What is Is Delayed cord clamping and is it available in Hong Kong?

Posted on 11 January 2017

Delayed cord clamping (DCC)  is the practice of leaving the umbilical cord that supplies blood and nutrients to the baby, intact for several minutes following birth. The umbilical cord pulsates for some time after the birth and continues to propel blood into the infant. DCC has several benefits, including improving neonatal blood pressure and cerebral [...] Continue Reading

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Lactation consultants

Baby Care, Our Blog, Postnatal & Breastfeeding

Lactation consultants

Posted on 16 December 2016

One of the biggest learning curves for me to be in Hong Kong is the knowledge and understanding I have gained through the years about other peoples traditions, systems, languages, homes etc. I had never heard of swaddling, sleep training, breastfeeding by the clock or lactation consultants – and I could not imagine could it [...] Continue Reading

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Can I give birth in a public hospital in Hong Kong if I don’t have an HKID card?

Birth, Pregnancy

Can I give birth in a public hospital in Hong Kong if I don’t have an HKID card?

Posted on 16 December 2016

We are often asked if you can give birth in a public hospital without an Hong Kong ID card that comes with being a resident in Hong Kong. The answer is both yes and no. You cannot register with a public hospital without a HKID card, that is a NO. They will not accept you [...] Continue Reading

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