KKH has dedicated outpatient obstetrics and gynaecology clinics to provide antenatal and postnatal care for women. The clinics are operational from Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5.30pm. Additional* private clinic sessions are available on weekdays from 5.30pm to 8.30pm and Saturdays from 8.30am to 12.00pm. Clinics are closed on Sundays and Public Holidays. * Surcharge applies. Please check with your attending doctor or contact our Central Appointments
Accredited by the Fetal Medicine Foundation, the Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine provides a range of obstetrics ultrasound services such as dating / early pregnancy scan, first trimester screening scans for Down’s syndrome screening, 20-week screening scan, fetal Doppler ultrasound scan, prenatal invasive procedures and fetal therapies. Babies with fetal anomalies are closely followed up in the Fetal Medicine Clinic and Birth Defect Clinic. These services are run by a team of obstetricians, clinical nurses, genetic counsellors, paedatricians and neonatologist.
Pregnant women who are diagnosed with gestational diabetes (GDM) will be referred to ODAC for monitoring, education and dietary advice to manage their condition. ODAC is run by specialist diabetic nurses and dieticians.
The Urgent O&G Centre is a 24-hour walk-in centre for women with urgent obstetric and gynaecological conditions, located at Basement 1, Women's Tower. It provides round-the-clock service for:
Note: For expectant women who are
at or more than 22 weeks into their pregnancy, with concerns such as water-bag leakage, vaginal bleeding, or signs of labour, please proceed directly to the Delivery Suite, located at Level 2, Women's Tower.
The Obstetrics Monitoring Unit (OMU) provides clinical services for high-risk women and for women who require induction of labour.
With 28 delivery rooms, our Delivery Suite facilitates 30 to 35 births every day. Each delivery room is equipped with a single bed, attached bathroom with shower facilities, couch for your spouse, television, neonatal resuscitaire, central monitoring system and a telephone. Our Delivery Suite is run by teams of experienced healthcare professionals including midwives, obstetricians, anaesthetists and neonatologists. We are medically equipped to provide safe and efficient care for our pregnant women. Click
here for a virtual tour of a Delivery Suite room.
Private patients are admitted to Wards 81 and 82 that have a total of 33 single-bedded rooms with attached bathroom and shower facilities, and 8 four-bedded rooms. Subsidised patients are admitted to Ward 32 and 34. These are naturally ventilated five to six bedded ward with shared bathroom facilities. Click
here for a virtual tour of the maternity wards in KKH.
Our maternity wards provide care for both antenatal and postnatal patients. In line with the recommendations from Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), couplet care is encouraged where newborns room-in with their mothers at all times, with lactation support readily available to promote success in breastfeeding.
The KKH NICU is the largest such facility in Singapore, with 40 beds dedicated to the care of premature babies and infants who needs intensive medical and surgical care. High risk deliveries including premature births, multiple gestations and other congenital conditions needing resuscitation after birth will be accompanied by the neonatal team to the NICU for further care. The NICU is equipped to perform major surgeries and procedures including extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) on newborn babies, and has a dedicated operating room within the unit itself.
The 45-bed SCN provides continuity of care for infants after their stabilisation in the NICU, while preparing them for readiness to be discharged home. In addition, it accommodates preterm infants, as well as infants with minor medical problems requiring medical attention or observation.
The NNJ ward is dedicated to the management, treatment and monitoring of newborns with jaundice. Treatment can include phototherapy, a common and effective treatment to reduce jaundice levels in babies by shining a blue light over their skin. In the case of severe jaundice, ‘exchange transfusion’ – a procedure where the baby’s blood is exchanged with donor blood to emergently lower jaundice levels – can be safely performed as well.
The KK Human Milk bank (Singapore’s first donor human milk bank) provides safe and pasteurized donated human milk (PDHM) not only to hospitalised, vulnerable, premature and sick infants but also to infants with medical conditions such as congenital heart disease and gut malformations, if their mothers are not able to provide enough breast milk. Under the programme, PDHM can also be provided on compassionate grounds to infants who do not have access to their mother’s milk or those whose mothers are not allowed to breastfeed due to illnesses or certain medication use.
For more information about the KK Human Milk Bank, please click on the link above.
The lactation team provides both inpatient and outpatient lactation consultation for mothers and their babies encountering problems related to lactation and breastfeeding.
In the inpatient setting, lactation consultants together with the lactation-trained ward nurses are on hand to provide support, and to help familiarise the mother with breastfeeding techniques.
After being discharged from the hospital, mothers can still receive help for lactation concerns via phone counselling, tele-consultation, or an in-person appointment at the Lactation Clinic. To enquire or schedule an appointment, please call 6225 5554 and inform the operator to contact Lactation Services.
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