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Maternity Services

Pregnancy is a special time for the family, as the arrival of your baby brings new joy and bonding. This is also a time when you will make the vital selection of the doctor and hospital to help you through your pregnancy and delivery.

We have a wide range of services and facilities to care for you and your newborn.

  • Maternity Facilities/Services
  • Delivery Suite
  • Hospitalisation Services
  • Nursery
  • Birth Registration
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
    • Antenatal Diagnostic Clinic/Antenatal Monitoring Clinic
    • Antenatal Risk Assessment Unit
    • Perinatal Audit & Epidemiology Unit
    • Peripartum Unit
    • Obstetric Ultrasound & Prenatal Diagnostic Unit
    • Obstetric Day Assessment Centre
  • Postnatal Home Care

Delivery Suite

With 28 private delivery rooms, our Delivery Suite witnesses the births of 30 - 35 babies every day.

Each room comes with a single bed, attached bathroom with shower facilities, couch-bed, and a telephone to keep anxious family members updated on the baby's arrival.

The nurses, all experienced midwives, work closely with the obstetricians, anaesthetists, neonatologists and physicians to help mothers through their deliveries.

Another important partner in the entire experience is none other than the father-to-be. We encourage the husband or significant other to provide moral support to the mother.

Hospitalisation Services

Classic Delivery Package

  • A team of trained doctors on duty will be involved in the assessment of labour.
  • Your chosen obstetrician will conduct the delivery. Medical students will not be involved in the labour and delivery.

Class A1 (single-bedded) Packages

Type Length of Stay Package Price * Estimated Bill Size
Normal Delivery Two days $2,020 $4,695
Caesarean Delivery Three days $2,461 $6,827

Class B1 (four-bedded) Packages

Type Length of Stay Package Price * Estimated Bill Size
Normal Delivery Two days $1,271 $3,552
Caesarean Delivery Three days $1,819 $5,839

* Prices shown are inclusive of GST and are effective from March 2014. All rates are subject to revision without notice.

Package Features:

  • Include standard procedures and medications.
  • Covers eight hours’ usage of the Delivery Suite or 30 mins usage of Operating Theatre, whichever applicable.
  • For normal delivery, the charges for the Delivery Suite will be waived after the 12th hour.
  • If you have initially signed up for a Normal Delivery Package and need an Emergency Lower Segment Caesarian Section (LSCS) Delivery, the charges for the first two hours of the Delivery Suite will be waived. However, a flat rate will be charged for subsequent usage.
  • If the actual length of your stay is shorter than the package's length of stay, a rebate for the unconsumed ward and daily treatment fee will be awarded.

Delivery Packages are not all-inclusive. Doctor's professional fees, non-standard services, items in excess of package inclusion and all neonatal-related charges are not included. All other procedures and investigations that are not included in the package will be charged based on usage.

For more information on estimated total bill size for various hospitals, please visit MOH website:

Nursery

Babies who are well and who do not require special medical attention can stay with their mothers in the obstetric (maternity) ward.

"Rooming-in" helps parents to bond with their newborn babies and learn baby's habits, likes and dislikes. More importantly, it provides a good opportunity for parents to learn how to care for the baby, so that they can tap on the vast experience of the hospital's nurses while still in their care at the hospital.

Every obstetric ward has a Nursery, where specially trained nurses care for the baby. A team of doctors monitor the baby's health each day.

The Nursery is most suited for babies who need regular monitoring by the medical team, and babies whose mothers may not be able to care for them (e.g. immediately after a caesarean section).

Automated Auditory Brainstem Response (AABR) Test

Before being discharged from the hospital, the baby undergoes a hearing test - the Automated Auditory Brainstem Response (AABR) test. This test helps to detect hearing loss at birth to facilitate early intervention and treatment.

Safe and painless for the baby, it involves applying jelly tab sensors to the head, which allow a computer to receive and record the baby's response to sound. A soft earphone delivering clicking sounds will elicit response from the baby.

Birth Registration

As a proud parent you can register your newborn baby at the Birth Registration Counter located inside the Admissions Office at Level 1, Women's Tower.

You are required to register your child's birth within 14 days from the date of birth, including Sundays and public holidays. Please bring the following documents:

  • Completed Notification of Live Birth Form
  • Both parents' identity cards
  • Original marriage certificate
  • Entry permit (yellow card) if parents are permanent residents
  • Passport and work permit/social visit card for non-residents
  • Registration fee of SGD$39.40, inclusive of GST

Maternal Fetal Medicine

All our patients enjoy a high level of coordinated care by a team of specialists in Maternal Fetal Medicine. These include obstetricians, clinical nurses, genetic counsellors and neonatologists.

Range of Services

Our Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine also specialises in the management of high risk obstetrics and the screening of fetal anomalies, and is a tertiary referral centre for complicated pregnancies.

Its ultrasound facilities and services are accredited by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Royal College of Radiologists in the United Kingdom.

Antenatal Diagnostic Clinic/ Antenatal Monitoring Clinic

      • Prenatal diagnosis and counselling of patients with fetal anomalies
        • Fetal anomaly scan
        • Amniocentesis
        • Chorionic villus sampling
        • Fetal blood sampling
        • Invasive fetal therapeutic procedures
      • Thalassaemia screening, prenatal diagnosis and counselling
      • Down Syndrome screening, prenatal diagnosis and counselling
      • The centre is recognised by Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Royal College of Radiologists for obstetric ultrasound training and credentialing
      • Obstetric ultrasound services
        • Early pregnancy scan
        • Obstetric screening scan
        • Doppler ultrasound scan for high risk pregnancies
        • Growth clinic for multiple pregnancy and IUGR
        • High risk obstetric ultrasound
        • Fetal anomaly scan

      Our Experts

      Name Designation Qualification
      Prof George Yeo Seow Heong Head & Senior Consultant; Chief of Obstetrics Adj Prof (Duke-NUS, GMS), Clin A/Prof (YLL, NUS)
      MBBS, FRCOG, FAMS
      Prof Tan Kok Hian Senior Consultant Clin A/Prof (YLL, NUS), Adj A/Prof (Duke-NUS, GMS)
      MBBS, MMed (O&G), FRCOG (London), FAMS

      Antenatal Risk Assessment Unit

      Range of Services:

      • Pre-pregnancy and early pregnancy risk assessment and surveillance
      • Nurse counselling service for mothers undergoing prenatal invasive procedures
      • Nurse counselling for mothers undergoing serum screening test for Down Syndrome

      Our Experts

      Name Designation Qualification
      Dr Lai Fon-Min Head & Consultant MBBS, MMed (O&G), MRCOG, FRANZCOG, FAMS
      Prof George Yeo Seow Heong Senior Consultant; Chief of Obstetrics Adj Prof (Duke-NUS, GMS), Clin A/Prof (YLL, NUS)
      MBBS, FRCOG, FAMS

      Perinatal Audit & Epidemiology Unit

      Range of Services:

      • Perinatal statistics
      • Perinatal epidemiology relating to trends of diseases of pregnancy, the mother and the fetus
      • Evidence based medicine relating to obstetrics and management of care of high risk pregnancies
      • Perinatal audit relating to stillbirths, perinatal mortality and perinatal morbidity

      Our Experts

      Name Designation Qualification
      Prof Tan Kok Hian Head & Senior Consultant Clin A/Prof (YLL, NUS), Adj A/Prof (Duke-NUS, GMS)
      MBBS, MMed (O&G), FRCOG (London), FAMS

      Peripartum Unit

      Range of Services:

      • Triaging of emergency obstetric admission
      • Monitoring of patients in active phase of labour
      • Prostin cervical priming for high risk obstetric patients
      • Obstetric deliveries (vaginal, normal)
      • Obstetric deliveries (vaginal, instrumental)
      • Obstetric deliveries (vaginal, breech)
      • Obstetric deliveries (caesarean section in obstetric operating theatre)
      • External cephalic version

      Our Experts

      Name Designation Qualification
      Dr Shephali Tagore Head, Peripartum Unit, Senior Consultant & Director, O&G International Medical Programs MBBS, MD, DRCOG MRCOG
      Prof Kenneth Kwek Yung Chiang Senior Consultant & Chief Executive Officer, KKH MBBS, MMed (O&G), MRCOG, MRANZCOG

      Obstetric Ultrasound & Prenatal Diagnostic Unit

      Range of Services:

      • Prenatal diagnosis and counselling of patients with fetal anomalies
        • Fetal anomaly scan
        • Amniocentesis
        • Chorionic villus sampling
        • Fetal blood sampling
        • Invasive fetal therapeutic procedures
      • Thalassaemia screening, prenatal diagnosis and counselling
      • Down Syndrome screening, prenatal diagnosis and counselling
      • Recognised RCOG / RCR centre for obstetric ultrasound training and credentialling
      • Obstetric ultrasound services
        • Early pregnancy scan
        • Obstetric screening scan
        • Doppler ultrasound scan for high risk pregnancies
        • Growth clinic for multiple pregnancy and IUGR
        • High risk obstetric ultrasound
        • Fetal anomaly scan

      Our Experts

      Name Designation Qualification
      Prof George Yeo Seow Heong Head & Senior Consultant; Chief of Obstetrics Adj Prof (Duke-NUS, GMS), Clin A/Prof (YLL, NUS)
      MBBS, FRCOG, FAMS
      Dr Edwin Thia Consultant MBBS (Spore), MMed (O&G)(Spore), MRCOG (UK)

      Obstetric Day Assessment Centre

      Our Obstetric Day Assessment Centre has evolved into an outpatient alternative for women with complicated pregnancies and pregnant patients with hypertension and/or diabetes.

      These patients would previously have required hospitalisation. Now they receive the same high standard of obstetric care while enjoying the benefits of an outpatient status, such as no hospitalisation costs and reduced disruption to their work, family and social lives. Hypertensive and Diabetic obstetric patients now receive an extensive evaluation and self-help management guidelines.

      Postnatal Home Care

      Motherhood is an exciting period in any woman's life. It can also be a time of great emotional and physical change, especially for new mothers. Postnatal Home Care hopes to provide new mothers with the additional support and care after mother and baby are discharged from the hospital. Personalised visits to the home by an experienced midwife will equip the new mother with practical skills and knowledge that are a source of comfort and reassurance as she adjusts to the needs of her newborn.

      This home service offers postnatal care at an affordable price, giving new mothers convenient and accessible care in the comfort of the new homes.

      What our patients had to say:

      "As a new mother with no experience, this service has really enlightened me and helped me understand how to take care of my baby and myself"

      "Gave me the confidence in caring for my baby and provided me with knowledge on breastfeeding."

      "Through this service, I learnt the correct way to bathe and breastfeed my baby; how to comfort my baby and also to look after myself (wound care)."

      Services provided:

      • Baby-bathing and techniques on baby-feeding
      • Advice on:
        • Pesonal hygiene
        • Diet and nutrition
        • Common newborn conditions such as jaundice, nappy rash, excessive crying, poor feeding
        • When to seek medical attention
        • Immunisation programme
        • Services available in Polyclinics/ Private Clinics
      • Care of perineal/Caesarean wound, umbilical cord
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