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“Call the midwife” Hulda interviewed by Playtimes in April 2015

“Call the midwife” Hulda interviewed by Playtimes in April 2015

Posted on 06 May 2015 by Kristrun

Call the midwife - playtimes Annerley“Hulda Thorey midwife from Annerley, says: “It is very common to have some spotting, especially early in the pregnancy. If [it happens] later than 20 weeks [into your pregnancy], see your doctor – it might be a haematoma or placenta problem, which needs to be watched. There are many reasons [spotting might occur] but it is always better to check.”

Hulda midwife from Annerley says: “Don’t worry. If there has been no bleeding or infection, you and baby are safe, and you should let it [your worries] go. The exact amount of alcohol that a woman can drink during pregnancy has not been fully researched. The baby is amazingly well-protected inside you. But [now that you know you are pregnant] any kind of intoxication is something that should be avoided.”

To read the full article on Playtimes - click here

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Breathing and relaxation with Hulda head midwife

Breathing and relaxation with Hulda head midwife

Posted on 29 April 2015 by Kristrun

Hulda our head midwife has been asked many times to record her relaxation routine.  A very important part for preparing for childbirth is to practise breathing techniques. And now she finally has. 15 minutes talk where Hulda guides you trough breathing and relaxation for labour and birth. Useful for both both partners when preparing for childbirth. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

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Pregnancy reminders by trimesters (including the fourth)

Pregnancy reminders by trimesters (including the fourth)

Posted on 20 April 2015 by Kristrun

blogremindersCongratulations on your pregnancy. Here are some timely reminders:

First trimester

  • Book an appointment with a midwife or doctor to discuss your options regarding care in your pregnancy.
  • Take folic acid and eat a lot of green vegetables during the first weeks.
  • To decrease nausea, drink a lot of water, and try not to mix fluid and solid food too much. You can also try to have dry snacks ready and available when you get out of bed in the morning.
  • A healthy mix of exercise and good sleep is important, so pay attention to both.
  • Yoga and Pilates are great ways to stay active and flexible.
  • Start finding information about pregnancy, birth, and learning everything on the fetal heart rate chart, there are endless options, and you may want to figure out your own way of enjoying pregnancy.

Second trimester

  • Make sure you have enough comfortable clothes and shoes. You will need 2-3 comfortable trousers or skirts and tops that are not too tight or thick, since hormones often make women sweat a lot and feel warmer than before they became pregnant.
  • By now you have probably decided what kind of maternity care you will be using and appointments should be every 4 weeks.
  • Book your antenatal course.
  • Around 19/20 weeks a structural ultrasound scan is performed, to confirm the length of pregnancy and do a complete check on the growth and development of your baby.
  • Attend antenatal classes in preparation for the childbirth. If you are aiming for a normal birth, perhaps do some extra classes to prepare for that.
  • Have a look at your options regarding maternity leave. The Hong Kong rules for maternity leave allow 10 weeks of paid leave, ideally 2 taken before the due date. Some companies have flexible options, but you will have to check this out in time. If your maternity leave is short, perhaps consider the option of taking an extended unpaid leave for 1-3 months, or work part time in the first weeks. Again – be sure to discuss this with your employer in time.
  • Make sure you get plenty of iron. Green vegetables, lentils, meat, cereals and berry juices are good sources of iron.
  • Think about what your options for the actual birth are, and perhaps write down your ideas, to talk through with your midwife and obstetrician.

Third trimester

  • Your pregnancy is nearing its end. Antenatal appointments are now only 2 to 3 weeks apart and will probably move to weekly appointments.
  • Shopping for baby equipment is a good idea. Find out what you can borrow and what needs to be bought. Compare prices. See what friends have bought.
  • Make a list of names, phones and emails of people that you want to contact when either in labour or after the baby is born.
  • Buy some breastfeeding bras and tops to use after the birth. You will need them in the hospital as well.
  • Think about baby names. Are you married? Are you both citizens of the same country?
  • Plan your postnatal period, home visits for breastfeeding support.
  • Do a tour of the maternity ward. Ask the midwives to show you the moms and the labour rooms, and ask them about what options you have when in labour. Even though this is not the time to discuss it in detail, it may give you an idea about the actual policy at the hospital and what views the midwives have towards birth.
  • Do a trial trip to the hospital from your home. How long does it take? Put a waterproof pad in the car (if you have one), so you can sit on it on the way. Or pack one to have in the taxi. Your waters may break and this can be stressful, if you have nothing to protect the seats. Also, it might be a good idea to place a firm pillow in the car – you might need it while having contractions.
  • Pack your bag for the hospital.
  • If you have other children at home, make sure you have plans for their care while you are away, especially if you start labour in the middle of the night.

Fourth trimester

  • Your baby is born. Find ways to sleep while your baby sleeps.
  • Breastfeed on demand.
  • Get a midwife to do your postnatal checkups at home (if not already planned).
  • Use white noise for soothing baby.
  • Lots of skin to skin contact.
  • Swaddle safely.
  • Bed share safely.
  • Eat well. Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Get to know your baby, be creative when it comes to soothing your baby. Don’t forget – your baby has been in your womb for a long time. Create the same feeling, walk around, use slings or carriers. Keep the baby close to you. Your baby will gradually get used to the outside world but right now she is used to a dark, warm, rocking environment.
  • Plan outings in small steps – go to places you know. We have a baby and breastfeeding clinic here at Annerley, for example. Ideally at first, only go where you have been before.
  • Go for short walks – wearing your baby – often a great way of soothing.
  • Enjoy getting to know your baby and try not to plan other jobs. Your baby will be your full time job for the first few months.

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Normal, not natural

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Normal, not natural

Posted on 13 March 2015 by Kristrun

Annerley Low 10Annerley is a private organization. We are not innocent, any more than others in such a position, of using catchy titles, promotional texts and other ways of grabbing people’s attention. We do however, try to limit it to no-nonsense and something useful.

It bothers me endlessly how so many concepts seem to have been labelled and commercialized.  Why does everything have to be called something catchy?

Natural birth for example.  I use this term often myself but it really annoys me and I mean to stop it.  It is as used and stretched as “natural” labelling on food products: it does not really represent anything anymore.  And it puts pressure on people to perform in a “natural” way or else… What does natural stand for in labour, for example?

Can we please just call vaginal births NORMAL BIRTHS?  And natural parenting, what is that?  Normal parenting please.  The extremes of this world are starting to annoy me so much. It makes life too hard for us all. There is so much hypocrisy in it anyway.  How can you be all natural in one aspect of your life and the rest is all screwed up?  What is the point of it anyway?

And then there are the definitions.  “I failed to do Hypnobirthing” someone said to me the other day.  “What a load of nonsense,” I said.  There is no such thing as failing in, for example, Hypnobirthing.  It is just a method that you can use the way you choose, even if someone has labelled it and trademarked it.  Same for “Baby-Led Weaning”.  It does not have to be all or nothing, or else you have failed in the method.  There is nothing natural about this all anymore, just pressure to follow someone’s instructions as if they were a god and desperate to get all the credit, and income, from it.

In my opinion, average is good.  Normal is great. Natural…I am not so sure.

From the grumpy corner,

Hulda

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Meeting women on their terms through midwifery

Meeting women on their terms through midwifery

Posted on 14 January 2015 by Kristrun

Hulda og Jo CharterDear all

As some of you may know, we are celebrating Annerley´s 20th birthday this year.  This is a huge milestone for a clinic like ours, which now consists of a team of 14 professionals – all of whom have worked hard to build up our company.  We are fortunate to have an excellent reputation in Hong Kong and globally, and many of our midwives and nurses are active participants in conferences, workshops and professional services around the world.

None of this would have happened if it wasn’t for Ann Illingworth, the midwife who founded Annerley in 1995 – six years before I arrived in Hong Kong. Ann, who was a mother of six and had just retired as a sister in charge of a maternity ward, set up home-visiting, breastfeeding services and antenatal classes in Hong Kong which quickly became popular, due to her personal but very practical approach. Ann was a kind person who actually spent time with the women and made them feel like they had their mother with them, while at the same time providing professional care. It was appreciated in fast paced Hong Kong, and many partners were very grateful to Ann, for taking good care of their wives, when they needed to go to work shortly after their child’s birth.  In fact, I still meet people who remember her and it is always with fondness.

When I came to Hong Kong in 2001, it was not easy to step into Ann’s shoes. I knew not half of what she knew and it took me a while to settle in. But soon after arriving, I bought the company from Ann and changed a few things, including the name that previously was Annerley Community Midwifery Services – to Annerley Midwives.  I also set up a clinic in Central, and founded a slightly different type of business, based on the proprietorship that Ann had run. Annerley slowly became a bigger team and since 2003 when our first clinic opened, we have had over 40 midwives and nurses work with us and we still keep in contact with most of them, even long after they have left Hong Kong.

During my 14 years here, I have often asked myself what we are trying to achieve – what is our vision and goal? Not that it isn’t clear in my mind, but we do live in an ever-changing environment and we all need to keep abreast of current trends and norms. That said, I feel that I regularly need to remind myself that, despite our changing world, fundamentally, nothing has changed in what Annerley has to offer, which is basically:

To meet women on their terms

This requires that we are professionally updated and able to always provide evidence-based care but that we tailor to the needs of each woman, of each family. This can be a challenging task in an environment where people, both the professionals, and the families, come from different backgrounds and have different views on things. This is however, what we pride ourselves in doing well.  It is also one of the things that Hong Kong sometimes lacks, so it is gratifying to be able to offer personal and professional care that is well received. We have made every effort to create our centre in Central in such a way that everyone is welcome there and as many of you know, the mum & baby mornings that now are three days a week, are often busy, but a welcome oasis to come to.

It has not always been easy to go against the mainstream in Hong Kong, and there is no other private midwifery clinic like ours in this city so it is not a form of service that everyone understands. For most of us though, it is the standard for women in normal pregnancies to be cared for by midwives and pretty much every research that there is about outcomes and satisfaction regarding maternity care shows that continuity of care is important. So we have kept going through all these years and we hopefully will for a long time more. We will continue to be a bit old fashioned and perhaps a little motherly, but with the latest research and information relevant to new families and as you all have seen, we are making full use of the different social media to send out our messages and information around the world. We much appreciate your participation in our Pinterest, Instagram, facebook and google plus pages and hope that you, just like us, enjoy these new platforms.

In the year of 2015, our anniversary year, we will have different offers, giveaways and prizes each month to celebrate and to mark this important milestone. Amongst other things we will hold our very own Annerley family ‘walk & picnic’ for all the families that can join us and we will also have a Blooming Bellies session soon, that many of you know from our previous years.

I would like to dedicate this letter to Ann Illingworth who unfortunately passed away last year.  Equally, I want to thank you all, our Annerley Families for your ongoing support and loyalty.  We would really not be here without you and we hope that our partnership will be ongoing for many more years to come.

I attach a few pictures from my early years in Hong Kong, from the days when I wore a uniform and our antenatal class participants sat on the floor.

Warmest regards,

Hulda Thorey,

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Midwife and Director.

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Pelvic floor education – by Eugenie

Pelvic floor education – by Eugenie

Posted on 13 January 2015 by Kristrun

Eugenie

While giving birth is usually the most momentous time in a woman’s life, the nine months of pregnancy and the labour that follows have a significant impact on your pelvic-floor. The baby’s weight puts pressure on it, the increase of hormones (oestrogen and relaxin), and finally the birth itself will stretch the muscles. The combination of these factors will lead to a loss of tone and the muscles may not be able to play their role as before. This is unavoidable and if left untreated, can lead to serious consequences (incontinence, prolapsed womb, back pain, reduced sexual sensation). But although it is unavoidable, it is not irreversible. Labor can cause pinched nerves, check out Neuropathy Relief Guide to help get rid of the nerve pain.

Pelvic-floor re-education will allow you to regain the strength and tone of your muscles and therefore will allow you to avoid suffering these complications in the future.

Your perineum plays a very important role: it is the muscle supporting the womb and the bladder, and it’s tone allows continence by closing the sphincters (uthrethra, vagina and anus). And finally, it is the base for good back health. A stretched perineum will not be able to maintain all of those functions as well as reducing normal sexual sensation.

When is pelvic floor re-education necessary?

There is growing support in favour of beginning to exercise before the birth (antenatal). Your awareness of this muscle will facilitate the labour and reduce the risk of a tear (episiotomy).

After childbirth (postnatal), it is best to wait at least six to eight weeks before starting any re-education or sports. It is very important to not start any abdominal re-education with a weak pelvic-floor because it would increase the stretch of the perineum and increase such symptoms as incontinence. After these six to eight weeks, you may start your pelvic floor re-education whenever you feel ready for it, even years later you will still be able to benefit from it. The most common re-education techniques to treat perineal muscle weakness and incontinence are pelvic floor exercises.

Treatment

Every pelvic floor re-education starts with an assessment and check up of the strength of your perineum and of your level of awareness of it. Following the check up, the midwife will determine a personalized treatment (pelvic floor exercises +/- electrostimulation) based on your medical background, the course of your pregnancy and the method of childbirth as well as on your level of awareness of your muscles. Finally she will show you the exercises that you will do between the sessions in order to increase the benefits of the treatment. A maximum of 10 sessions is required.

Eugenie

Click here to book a treatment or email to info@annerley.com.hk

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Labour tips for Dad’s – birth partners

Labour tips for Dad’s – birth partners

Posted on 09 December 2014 by Kristrun

98cc515e-c663-491e-b086-cef92529c08dFirst of all, I don’t really feel that I can write about this subject anymore without at least mentioning that not all ‘birth partners’ are fathers and therefore the  term “father” is perhaps not always the right one.  Having said that, of course the word is still valid and essentially, I am actually talking about fathers here in this article, as I guess  99% of those accompanying the mother are male, and much of what is being discussed refers to these two aspects i.e. the father, and it being a “he“.  Just in the light of recent acnowledgement of gay marriages and gay parents having children and this being a very real and enjoyable part of my job, it should be mentioned that a child can have one, or more than one parent, and none may necessarily be a father.

To me, it feels rather awkward to even write about “the role of the dad“ with regards to the birth of his own child. It makes it somehow a role – a part to play – an unnatural event at which he must participate in a certain way.

But there are many reasons for this and I am sure most dads agree with me when I state that many feel very uncomfortable at times in the labour room; a bit helpless or wishing they could do more to ensure the comfort of their partner, unsure how to do so and – what is unfortunately my (and my collegues’) fault, unable to feel fully at ease or even welcome at the birth.

That said, almost all birthing rooms in hospitals are now open to fathers to accompany their (wives) partners at birth even if some hospitals do so at the very last minute, others allow this throughout the journey and some have so many restrictions that even if the poor creature makes it through the door, he is going to have one hell of a challenging time ahead, as if it was not enough to be stressed about the labouring mum, his own worries about fainting, seeing blood and stretched out body parts that he wishes he only saw in the dimmed light of the bedroom at home.

I have 4 kids myself.  Each time before the birth, I asked the father of my children how he wanted to play things.  Various answers came from him.  He was mostly worried about the new BMW and that the leather would get damaged by amniotic fluid.  Then, he was very irritated by the fact that the WIFI of the hospital was not working while I took my time to dilate with number 3.  He was always rather surprised and somehow annoyed when I asked him about this.  “What do you mean, you will just have the baby and I will, well, be there.“  “Or not – should I not just be in the pub like in the old days?  Is it really a place for a man?“

Unfortunately, it is not always funny or simple.  Many men really are at a loss about how to go about the birth. Or when there are complications, they find themselves in a vulnerable situation, often without much help.  So here is why it is so important to make the birthing environment one, that not only “allows“ the dad to be there, but automatically  assumes that this is a family event with both partners equally going through the journey of birth.  In fact, they should be the ones to invite others, inluding the midwives, doctors and anyone else that is helping, rather than feeling like they themselves are being “allowed“ to do and behave in a certain way.

Here are a few tips for dads in the labour room:

  • Come to antenatal classes and learn properly about labour.  What is what.  What body part is what.  How they work.  What does NOT happen (there are many myths out there).  Learn about the time it takes to give birth.  Learn that you will not control much, it is like an obsticle course through which you must stay calm, but mostly you need to be patient, well fed and somewhat informed to finish in a good place.
  • Imagine you are still at home and do what you would do there.  Don’t ask for permission to be in any place, just don’t touch strange equipment and buttons, but be where you are needed by your partner.
  • Learn how to work the bed, up down, back up and down etc.  There is an electric control unit that does this, find it and use it.
  • Turn off the lights yourself if this is needed,.Don’to wait for the  staff to always remember to do this after they use the lights.
  • Find out how to play music in the room, your own player or theirs, set it up and relax the atmosphere, right from the start.
  • Make sure there is enough drinks and food for your partner at any time, at the temperature she likes.  Low sugar levels are one big reason for fatigue and non-stamina and she will need to have small regular snacks throughout the labour.  Drinks also.
  • You also need food, make sure you have it regularly.
  • Be yourself.  Don’t play a role – just try and be normal, as if you were at home.  Talk to your wife between the contractions or when labour is not all that full on and ask her what she would like you to do or not do.
  • Try and imagine that you were assisting a child that was injured in hospital, needing stitches.  Ask yourself what you would do?  You would of course stay calm, speak little but reassuringly, perhaps tell stories, ask questions, stroke, massage, hold hands, look in their eyes, stay close, give little hugs, kiss cheeks, and do anything possible to ensure that no one did any harm of course, verbally or in the environment, to your loved one.  Do similar in the labour room.  Try and find out where she physically is feeling the discomfort of the contractions – is it in the back or front?  If in the back, offer massage (you of course will have learned this in our antenatal classes), hot pack or TENS machine and help her to stand up or get on her knees to relieve it.  Is it in the front?  Help her into the bathtub if this is an option, you may also want to have a tub that is acrylic to get in and out more easier.  Or walk around with her.  Help with the breathing (again, simple and easy, but very important to learn).
  • Take a small bottle of massage oil and massage her regularly.
  • When she is fully dilated, help her to find a position that suits her.
  • Make sure that she knows not to push when she has no feeling to push, i.e. if she does not feel like doing something, she should not be doing it.
  • Help her to change positions if the one she is using does not seem to be good for her.
  • Don’t talk to her while she pushes, just hold her hand or stay behind her if you are supporting her from her back.
  • Be yourself.  Don’t try to be funny if you are not normally this way.  Tell jokes if this is what you usually do.  Be the one that she knows and recognises, and then she will calm down and not worry about you.  Make it a family thing.
  • Often it works well to push while standing on the opposide sides of the bed, with the bed in a high position, holding hands and looking into eachother’s eyes.  Gravity and strength.
  • When the baby is coming, you may or may not want to look.  If she is on her knees, you will not see anything anyway, but you may want to be ready to be given the baby and pass it to her.  It is amazing to feel the warmth of a newborn, but it is not for everyone, so you may want to ask yourself this, at that time.
  • Once the baby is with you both, you may want to ensure that there is not too much noise or light, just try and take 15 to 30 minutes in complete peace and quiet with the baby on the mothers chest.  Try and hold off on  the phone calls and if you n eed to take pictures, do this quietly and remember to embrace these moments and really live them.  The baby is opening his eyes and sticking out his tongue and getting to know his surroundings, and you will want to be a part of what he or she sees, smells and feels first, before doctors or midwives start to do their checks and tests.

At Annerley, all of our antenatal courses include a “Dads” class where the men get together with the midwife to talk, ask questions and get advice. We also offer one on one sessions for dads to prepare them for the birth.  They are one hour long and are designed to give very practical, hands on, tailor made tips that always work.

When my babies were finally born, of course my husband was there.  It was a little like, here we go again…..and again.  Boring but fantastic.  And of course he would not have missed it for the world.
Hulda

To book a private session with our midwives click here, email to info@annery.com.hk – all our antenatal courses will include a session for fathers to be. See our website for more details.

 

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Inducing labour naturally

Inducing labour naturally

Posted on 09 December 2014 by Kristrun

How to(1)Inducing labour naturally is a popular topic and we are often asked if that´s at all possible. Baby is considered full-term anytime from 37 weeks to 42 weeks, so there is no need to panic if you are a little “overdue” which is actually quite likely to happen especially if you are a first time mother.

After 37 weeks, your baby is fully developed and most organs are mature enough to adapt to life outside the uterus. However, during the last few weeks of pregnancy, your baby will put on fat to build up an energy store and the later he or she comes into the world, the easier it is for he or she to adapt. So no matter how impatient you are to meet your child, try to enjoy the last days or weeks of pregnancy and give your baby time to be fully ready for the world.

However, if you are close to 42 weeks and/or are getting close to your scheduled induction, here are some tips you can use to bring on your labour naturally.

What you can do at home

Eating pineapple

Pineapple contains an enzyme which can soften the cervix and start labour. But there is a very small amount in any pineapple and only if it is a fresh one.

To get any real effect, you need to eat a lot of pineapple! However, pineapple might help with constipation and by stimulating your tummy, this might also stimulate your uterus…

Spicy food

The idea is to stimulate your uterus via stimulating your tummy. If you are not used to spicy food, maybe try it gradually as it may irritate your tummy or cause heartburn. Anyway, spicy food is harmless during pregnancy so even if there is no evidence that it is really helpful, it is a good excuse to go out and try something new!

Be active

Walking around, cleaning, anything that make you move in an upright position. Moving can stimulate the uterus and bring on contractions and, especially in the upright position, can help the baby to travel downwards into the pelvis and press on the cervix.

Red Raspberry leaf tea

Raspberry leaf tea may help your labour to progress as it thought to tone the muscles of your uterus so they work more efficiently. The remedy needs a few weeks to build up in your body, so it is recommended you begin taking it when you’re about 32 weeks pregnant. You start with one cup a day to gradually reach around 3 cups a day around 37 weeks and up to 4 cups a day after 40 weeks.

Sex

Having an orgasm releases oxytocin which is the hormone responsible for contraction during labour. Semen contains prostaglandins which are also hormones used during labour, especially to soften cervix. Having sex is also a really good option to relax and to stop focusing on your impending labour, which may also help to make it start!

NB : you might bleed a little during 24-48 hours after sex because the cervix is very sensitive at the end of pregnancy and might bleed. This is nothing to worry about.

Nipple stimulation

Oxytocin, a hormone that causes contractions, is released in the body when the breasts are stimulated.  Massage the first nipple for 5 minutes (when there are no contractions), then wait to see what happens (around 15 mins or so) before doing more. It’s a good idea to take your mind off things by getting on with your usual duties than sitting and waiting for something to happen.

Eating dates

A study recently concluded that women who ate dates during pregnancy were less likely to need medication to start labour or to keep it going (as well as other favourable outcomes).

Dates are anyway loaded in fiber and are a good source of potassium, copper (an essential trace mineral), magnesium and vitamin B-6 – it seems six per day is the optimum amount to aim for!

Other things that might help

Homeopathy

Homoeopathic remedies, such as pulsatilla and caulophyllum, are often used to stimulate labour. These remedies use highly diluted versions of more potent substances.

Research into the use of these remedies in labour has not found any cases where they have caused harm to mum or baby. So if you think they will help you, and you were a fan of homeopathy before your pregnancy, they may be worth a try.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points of the body. According to traditional Chinese philosophy, this stimulates the energy within the body to act on a specific organ function or system.

Membranes sweep

Your obstetrician or midwife can carry out a membrane sweep during a vaginal examination. She’ll insert her finger into the entrance to your cervix and gently but firmly move it around. This action stimulates your cervix to produce hormones which may cause your labour to start.

Membrane sweeping increases the chances of labour starting naturally within 48 hours.

Herbal remedies

Some may be harmful, so seek advice from a specialist before you think about herbs.

Not recommended

Castor Oil

Acts as a strong laxative. The idea is to stimulate your tummy and thus your uterus. No evidence about bringing labour but evidence that most of the ladies who tried have been very sick! => not recommended!

Maybe the best thing is just to relax and enjoy the time. Go out for dinner, have a massage… Just take care of yourself, eat well and rest a lot, you will need that energy anytime soon!

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We are on Pinterest – great discounts in return for joining! Follow us

We are on Pinterest – great discounts in return for joining! Follow us

Posted on 26 November 2014 by Kristrun

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AXA PPP agreement with Annerley

AXA PPP agreement with Annerley

Posted on 07 November 2014 by Kristrun

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We are proud and delighted to announce that AXA PPP International has now agreed to pay in full for our ‘Best of Both’ package for their members with maternity coverage.

This is a huge step for Annerley – finally all our efforts have paid off and there is now an understanding of how guidance, education and support of midwives is worth a full coverage.

AXA PPP International members will have access to our Best of Both package plus Labour Care at a reduced rate. See here for full details from AXA PPP.

Please share this for us as this really makes a difference for so many, to be able to have affordable maternity care when giving birth in a government hospital with excellent facilities, and yet have private checkups, education and support by our team of midwives.

Contact our insurance broker Andrew Robertson, tel 3563-9772 or at andrew@expatinsurance.com.hk he will be happy to explain your options.

See here for more details of our Best of Both package >

Team Annerley

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