Your guide to being pregnant in Singapore
3 February 2014| Last updated on 31 December 2017
Singapore has some of the best medical facilities in the world which are constantly being upgraded making it one of the best places in the world to give birth. While the standards adhere to those of other western countries, there are some cultural practices in Singapore that may deviate from the norm.
If you suspect that you are pregnant in Singapore, it is advisable to visit a gynecologist and confirm the pregnancy, regardless of a home pregnancy test. A visit to the gynecologist could set you back around $100 if your medical insuarance does not cover maternity, however one pregnancy is confirmed your OBGYN should have a full pregnancy package for you.
The most important scan of the pregnancy is the 7 week scan which will determine the gestational age of a normal pregnancy and also confirm that the pregnancy is not ectopic.
There are both public and private sector hospitals in Singapore. The public sector has surcharges for expatriates that Singaporeans will not normally have to pay. There is a lot more demand in the public sector, therefore waiting times and queues are longer. Public hospitals are also considered teaching hospitals so many patients are attended by trainees.
Private hospitals are more expensive, but with the extra expense also comes a bit of luxury in the form of minimal waiting times and more accessible care by your chose gynecologist.
Delivary in private hospitals in Singapore is state of the art with water-birthing and postnatal massage.
According to pregnant.sg these are some of the best maternity hospitals in Singapore.
Mount Alverina Hospital Singapore
Location: 820 Thomson Road, Singapore
Tel: +65 6347 6688 / +65 6347 6210 (outpatient services)
Singapore General Hospital
Location: Outram Road, Singapore 169608
Tel: 6222 3322
Fax: 6224 9221
For more info on pregnancy in Singapore visit http://pregnant.sg