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Postnatal Care: The First 6 Weeks of Recovery

3 Jun 2020

No words can describe the feelings of being a new parent – bonding and caring for your newborn every day can bring such happiness and joy to any parent. However, it can be challenging to adjust to everyday life immediately after childbirth, especially for first-time mothers as this is when their body and emotions experience significant changes. 

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Topics: Pregnancy

Treating Postpartum Depression in Hong Kong

2 Jun 2020

For many women, becoming a new mother is synonymous with joy and fulfilment, and despite the anticipated sleep deprivation and meltdowns, mothers are excited to bond with their new little one. But this bond may not happen to all mothers, and some can have difficulty in forming an emotional connection, even going as far as to feel that their new child is a stranger1.

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Topics: Pregnancy, Mental Health

What Antenatal Screening Tests Are Done During Pregnancy?

8 Apr 2020

It’s important to attend routine antenatal screening tests during your pregnancy to check for anything that may cause a problem during your pregnancy or after birth. There are a number of antenatal tests available on the market, and at OT&P Healthcare, we offer screening tests according to international recommendations. 

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Topics: Pregnancy

10 Uncomfortable, but Common, Symptoms of Pregnancy

26 Mar 2020

As your body adjusts to pregnancy, you’ll go through changes that can sometimes be uncomfortable, irritating and even painful. For example, your levels of estrogen and progesterone hormones will usually rise during pregnancy to create a suitable environment for the baby’s growth and development. 

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Topics: Pregnancy

Is It Safe to Travel While Pregnant?

27 Feb 2020

Travelling has now become an integral part of our lives – whether it’s for work, family or a baby-moon, long and short distance air travel has become more accessible and common among pregnant women. 

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Topics: Pregnancy

What Happens in Labour: C-Section or Natural Birth?

23 Jan 2020

What happens during your labour will depend on your choice of delivery: cesarean section or vaginal delivery. During your antenatal visits, your doctor will go through your birth plan with you and your partner, as well as discussing events that can occur during the course of labour. 

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Topics: Pregnancy

Should I Take Aspirin to Prevent Preeclampsia?

17 Dec 2019

Aspirin is a common medication used to treat fevers and relieve pain from headaches, muscle aches and toothaches. It works by blocking a certain natural substance in your body to reduce pain and swelling. 

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Topics: Pregnancy, Health & Wellness

Colposcopy and Cervical Screening: Purpose, Procedure & Results

10 Dec 2019

In Hong Kong, cervical cancer is the seventh most common cancer among females and accounts for roughly 3.3% of all new cancer cases for women since 2016. Besides practising safer sex and getting the HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) vaccination, the best option in lowering your risk of developing cervical cancer is by attending regular cervical screenings

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Topics: Pregnancy, Health & Wellness

What is non-invasive prenatal (NIPT) testing?

3 Dec 2019

Pregnancy can be a really joyous yet chaotic time. From the first time you discover you’re pregnant, the first time you see a little heartbeat on the ultrasound, to the seemingly endless nausea and vomiting, and finally, the sigh of relief when you hear a cry for the first time — there is never a dull moment.

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Topics: Pregnancy