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Pregnant in Hong Kong: Public vs. Private Hospitals Pregnant in Hong Kong: Public vs. Private Hospitals

on Tuesday, 31 March 2015. Posted in The Next 9 Months, Practical Advice

Clueless about having a baby in Hong Kong? Find out what your birthing options are...

Assuming you've been planning on having a baby, and have had pre-pregnancy check-ups to ensure your body is in fine child-bearing form, pregnancy test results can still be a Pandora's Box of excitement and stress.

Checklist: Packing Your Hospital Bag Checklist: Packing Your Hospital Bag

on Wednesday, 05 June 2013. Posted in Labour & Birth, Practical Advice

Get yourself ready and pack all the essentials you’ll need during labour and birth and for after your baby is born. Our useful checklist will ensure you don’t forget.

It is recommended that you have your bag ready at least 4 weeks before your due date, although experienced mums often share how glad they were that their bags were ready at least 8 weeks before their debut.


The Baby Nursery Checklist The Baby Nursery Checklist

on Friday, 12 April 2013. Posted in Baby Basics, Practical Advice

What to buy for baby? Find out with our handy print-out-and-keep list of essential newborn baby items you will need when baby arrives.

When you first discover you’re pregnant, nine months can seem like an eternity until you're holding that tiny bundle of preciousness in your hands. However, with so much to prepare and organise, those nine months will fly by before you know it.

To help you get a head start on preparing for your new baby’s arrival, we enlisted the help of our wonderful GeoMums to compile this handy and practical checklist of baby essentials. The list includes the must-haves as well as nice-to-have items (in italics) that aren’t essential but they do make our lives easier. All you have to do is download and print ladies!

Let’s go shopping!

Buckle Up When Pregnant Buckle Up When Pregnant

on Thursday, 28 March 2013. Posted in Practical Advice

How to wear a seat belt correctly when pregnant

Some mothers do not wear a seatbelt when pregnant, thinking it may harm the baby. However, there is no medical evidence that suggests that wearing a seat belt may increase the chance of injury to the baby, placenta or uterus in the event of a collision. On the contrary, if a mother is effectively restrained with a seatbelt, the baby will be relatively protected by the mother's body.

Maternity Insurance: What You Need to Know Maternity Insurance: What You Need to Know

on Wednesday, 16 October 2013. Posted in Practical Advice, Pregnancy Prep

What to look out for when getting you and your baby covered

Planning on having a baby? As any parent can attest, this is one of the most exciting experiences in life and brings a joy unlike any other. But it also takes a lot of preparation to ensure that it is relatively stress-free and not financially burdensome.

Natural birthing in Hong Kong Natural birthing in Hong Kong

Written by Hulda Thorey on Thursday, 30 May 2013. Posted in Labour & Birth, Practical Advice

What’s to stop you from getting a natural birth in Hong Kong? According to Hulda Thorey, founder and head midwife at Annerley, it can be many things but not a lot if you know how to ask for it.

The first thing a mother-to-be should know is that having a natural birth experience in Hong Kong is not necessarily a matter of finance and being able to pay for what you want. Whether you go public or private, it’s more about having the knowledge and the confidence to work with the doctors or the system, and being able to ask for the right things at the right time. 

Registering Baby’s Birth Registering Baby’s Birth

on Wednesday, 03 April 2013. Posted in Life With Baby, Life in the +852, Practical Advice

Find out registration procedures for baby in Hong Kong.

Registering the birth of your baby is a fairly simple process in Hong Kong. The hospital should give you a birth return (a document that records the baby’s birth) and automatically sends a registration to the birth registry, which is run by the Hong Kong Immigration Services. Upon the receipt of the documents by the registrar, which typically takes two weeks, you can make an appointment at the Births and Deaths General Register Office.

Getting Ready for Baby - Nursery Furniture Getting Ready for Baby - Nursery Furniture

on Tuesday, 01 September 2015. Posted in Baby Basics, Practical Advice

Planning your new baby’s nursery? Check out our nursery furniture tips to help you make the best decision.

As first time parents, everything about having a baby can seem overwhelming - especially when you are getting advice from friends, siblings, parents, even the cashier at the grocery store seems to be an expert on babies when she sees your baby bump. Here is a comprehensive list of everything you should need for fitting out your new baby's nursery. Some of the items are necessities, while others are simply luxuries.


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