If you are planning to get pregnant, it is recommended that you:
If you have a pre-existing condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or on any regular medication, speak to your doctor for help and advice.
If you think you are pregnant, please contact your doctor at the polyclinic, family clinic or contact KKH to arrange for your first appointment.
Antenatal clinic visits
Antenatal care is the care you receive from healthcare professionals during your pregnancy. You will be given a series of clinic appointments to check on your and your baby’s health. In a healthy woman, you will get around 8 to 10 clinic visits throughout your pregnancy. Your blood pressure will be taken and a urine specimen is required at every antenatal appointment. These tests help to detect problems such as pre-eclampsia (a high blood pressure condition that develops during pregnancy).
Scans and tests
During your pregnancy, you will be offered routine scans and tests to check for certain conditions or infections. Your doctor will explain the purpose of any tests you are offered. It is important to keep in mind that no test is 100% accurate.
Vaccinations in pregnancy
There are two important vaccinations that we strongly advise you to have during pregnancy, to protect your baby, as well as yourself:
Speak to your doctor about getting these vaccinations during your pregnancy.
Cord blood banking / donation
Cord blood is the blood that remains in the placenta and umbilical cord following the birth of your baby. It is rich in blood stem cells, that can be used to treat many different cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma, immune deficiencies and genetic disorders.
Following the birth of your baby, your placenta is normally thrown away along with the cord blood that is in it. You can opt to donate your cord blood to the Singapore Cord Blood Bank (SCBB) or store it for your family through the Community Banking at SCBB or at a private cord blood bank. For more information, click here.
Antenatal packages for private patients
Consider specially-designed antenatal packages to help you plan ahead and enjoy fuss-free visits throughout your pregnancy journey. For more information, click here.
KKH Antenatal Programme
This programme is designed to better prepare you and your partner as you complete your pregnancy and embark on your journey to parenthood. This programme highlights topics such as labour and delivery, breastfeeding, newborn care and "Nurturing your Child". To sign up for the next available session, please click here.
Complimentary breastfeeding class for KKH patients
KKH is an accredited baby-friendly hospital under the World Health Organisation’s Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) and we are committed to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. All KKH patients are eligible to sign up for a complimentary breastfeeding class at our Patient Education Centre. Speak to your doctor or any clinic staff for more information.
Gather information about admission and delivery
Delivery packages are available for private patients. Click here for more information.
Financial counselling and information about estimated delivery and hospitalisation bill can be obtained at the Admissions Office located at Level 1, Women’s Tower or online via the Admissions Buddy Portal at
www.singhealth.com.sg/AB with your SingPass.
Information about Medisave Maternity Package (MMP) is available here.
Checklist of things to bring for your delivery and admission
The following will be provided for mothers and babies in the wards:
* Unused items may be brought home
You may wish to pack the following personal items in your hospital bag to prepare for your discharge:
Documents you will need to bring for your delivery:
Signs of labour:
If you encounter any of the symptoms above, please proceed to:
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