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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: Pregnant, Antenatal, Pregnancy, Preventative Healthcare/Medicine

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: Pregnant, Antenatal, Pregnancy, Preventative Healthcare/Medicine

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

Everything you need to know about IVF in Hong Kong

15 Nov 2019

For most couples, having a baby is an exciting and joyful time. However, in reality, things don’t always go as planned; some couples will find that they struggle to conceive naturally. 

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Topics: Pregnancy

Postnatal Care: The First 6 Weeks of Recovery

14 Nov 2019

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, Postnatal

8 Superfoods to Consider When Trying to Conceive

5 Nov 2019

For some women, getting pregnant can happen quite quickly, but for others, it could take a little longer than expected. Factors like our age and genetics play an essential role in our ability to conceive and, unfortunately, these circumstances are usually out of our control. 

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Topics: Antenatal, Pregnancy, Hong Kong Health

Treating Postpartum Depression in Hong Kong

29 Aug 2019

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 stranger.

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Topics: Annerley, Pregnancy, Psychology

What is Prenatal Care? 5 Reasons Why Prenatal Care is Important

17 Jul 2019

Of all types of physician visits, prenatal care (also known as antenatal care) is one of the most common reasons for a physician visit by women. Almost every study about prenatal care has demonstrated that it improves both foetal and maternal outcomes, especially if the care begins early in the first trimester.

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Topics: Body Check, Pregnant, Antenatal, Pregnancy

What causes Iron Deficiency Anaemia during Pregnancy?

13 Jul 2019

During pregnancy, your body goes through several significant changes and all sorts of challenges can arise — one of which is the increase in blood production to provide nutrients for your baby. While this is essential for your young one's growth, this also means that pregnant women have a higher risk of developing anaemia.

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Topics: Pregnant, Antenatal, Pregnancy, Preventative Healthcare/Medicine