Miscarriage: separate myth from reality

A human embryo at 40 days. Photo: Carolina Biological

For many Asians, it's inauspicious to announce the news of a pregnancy before the end of the first trimester.

Tuesday, 20 November, 2012, 4:01pm

Hospital aborted my baby without consent - mother

A woman is accusing a doctor at Princess Margaret Hospital of aborting her 13-week embryo without her consent.

Cheung Suet-ling, 36, who was expecting her fourth child, intends to take action in the courts and applied for legal aid yesterday.

She is also planning to file a complaint to the Medical Council.

6 May 2011 - 12:00am

Jury's out on the benefits of getting a daily caffeine fix

To drink or not to drink? New studies tout the health benefits of coffee.

For some, coffee is a nutritional enemy. For many others, it is an imperative part of their day.

Either way, coffee is a popular drink considered a boost in the morning and an afternoon pick-me-up, thanks to its major ingredient, caffeine, a stimulant believed to make us more alert.

27 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

No-refund policy for miscarriages criticised

A measure introduced this year to curb the influx of pregnant mainlanders giving birth in Hong Kong by increasing costs and requiring a deposit has been criticised because no refund is offered in the event of a miscarriage.

2 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Womb to move

THERE'S NEVER BEEN a better time for women in the western world to be pregnant - technology has eliminated many risks to mothers and their unborn children. But there are still plenty of myths and much controversy about whether and how much a woman can exercise when she's pregnant.

23 May 2005 - 12:00am

Baby birth

AMERICAN specialist Dr Jonathan Scher de-mystifies miscarriage in his book Preventing Miscarriage: The Good News (Harper and Row), in which he presents findings on the causes and prevention of recurrent miscarriage: Chromosomal errors are the most common cause of miscarriage in the first 12 weeks.

10 May 1994 - 12:00am

Cancer risk 50 years on

LONDON: Hundreds of women in Britain are at risk of cancer or infertility because of a drug their mothers took in pregnancy up to 50 years ago, the Sunday Times newspaper reported.

4 Jan 1993 - 12:00am