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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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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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How big is my baby?  Size measurements during pregnancy

Baby Care

How big is my baby? Size measurements during pregnancy

Posted on 05 December 2016

It is common for people nowadays to have ultrasound.  I am as guilty as any private practitioner in Hong Kong, of doing too many ultrasounds for pregnant women.  They are simply not needed, often give us more doubts and questions than they are solving problems and reassuring. The pregnant mum does not know this.  Nor [...] Continue Reading

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Make Hong Kong your village

Baby Care, Motherhood, Our Blog, Postnatal & Breastfeeding

Make Hong Kong your village

Posted on 22 November 2016

When I had my first two kids, I lived in a village.  Most mornings I walked to the bakery and bought fresh breads and had coffee while I watched the fellow villagers pass by and my baby slept in the pram.  Then it was the swimming pool where it was perfect to go for a [...] Continue Reading

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5 things to know about giving birth in Hong Kong – public private health care – published in Localiiz

Birth, In the News, Pregnancy

5 things to know about giving birth in Hong Kong – public private health care – published in Localiiz

Posted on 16 October 2016

“There are several key things to consider when making the decision on where to give birth in Hong Kong; factors which may come into play might be your medical history, previous experience, cost and insurance, where you live, and how you would prefer your birth to be. However, before you can reach that decision, it’s helpful to [...] Continue Reading

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