Inching towards D-Day!
As mothers progress into your third trimester, preparing themselves for D-Day is surely at the top of their minds, and by D-Day we meant the most anticipated Delivery Day. It is going to be such an unforgettable day for you and your partner when you both are finally able to meet and carry your little bundle of joy!
In Singapore, delivering in public or private hospitals is considered reliable and all hospitals are medically equipped to provide quality healthcare service. Selecting your preferred hospital to deliver in and the type of maternity ward to stay in after delivery is definitely one of the most important decisions all parents have to make before they arrive on D-Day!
Not your usual staycation!
Depending on your preference and budget, your post-delivery “staycation” can range from a basic 4-bedded B1 ward stay, with round the clock perinatal team on standby to attend to you and your baby’s needs, to a luxurious maternity suite options with premium post-delivery care services including a complimentary head massage and a limousine ride home!
The length of stay post-delivery is typically 2 to 3 days depending on the type of delivery you had, and regardless of which type of maternity ward you select, be rest assured that both your baby and you will be in the good hands of a professional medical team.
Previously, parents could register for onsite maternity tours to view the various wards and learn more about each hospital’s maternity services but unfortunately, in this COVID-19 climate, some physical tours have either been suspended or can only accommodate a smaller group of visitors. It might be an inconvenience for parents-to-be, but with ample research online and understanding more about the maternity services each hospital provides, it will still be able to shed some light on the selection of a suitable maternity ward for yourself.
- Gleneagles Hospital (GEH)
For parents who are looking to spoil themselves a little after labour, you may wish to consider a stay in one of Gleneagles Hospital (GEH) luxurious suites. All stays at GEH includes a customised confinement meal, personal lactation consultation and comprehensive newborn screening.
Officially accredited as a baby-friendly hospital under the World Health Organisation’s Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), GEH is committed to ensure best practice standards in supporting mothers to breastfeed successfully. With their team of healthcare professionals, be assured that you will receive the support and care you need to feel safe, confident and at ease as you prepare for the arrival of your little miracle.
- KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH)
KKH is not a foreign name to women, and especially pregnant mothers, in Singapore and the hospital has evolved over the decades into a leader in Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Neonatology. With 28 private delivery rooms, KKH’s Delivery Suite witnesses the birth of 30 to 35 babies daily. Specializing in caring for women and children, KKH boasts the largest number of deliveries in Singapore annually. Alongside a 24-hour standby perinatal team, KKH’s nurses who are all experienced midwives, work closely with the obstetricians, anaesthetists, neonatologists and physicians to help mothers through their deliveries.
Babies who are well are encouraged to room-in with their mothers in the obstetric ward. 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.
Virtual Tour: Delivery Suite and Rooms
- Mount Alvernia Hospital (MAH)
Delivering an average of 6,000 babies per year and supporting mothers through all stages of pregnancy, Mount Alvernia Hospital (MAH) is a popular choice amongst all mothers-to-be. Known to be pro-life and pro-breastfeeding, MAH’s experienced team of doctors, nurses, nutritionists, lactation consultants from Alvernia Parentcraft Centre and physiotherapists work together to ensure that mothers get the best support.
MAH’s single-bedded delivery suites are well-equipped with clinical facilities and designed with their patient’s comfort and convenience in mind. In order to facilitate the delivery of multi-disciplinary care for mothers and their babies during high risk pregnancies, the operating theatres, neonatal intensive care and high dependency units are all located within close proximity on the same level of the building.
- Parkway East Hospital (PEH)
Every year, Parkway East Hospital welcomes the birth of more than 2,000 babies and continues to be one of the leading private hospitals providing an extensive suite of obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatric and neonatal services. With a warm, supportive and experienced team of dedicated nurses, PEH offers professional and quality care services to tide you through the first few hours and days of parenthood.
Accredited as a baby-friendly hospital under the World Health Organisation’s Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), PEH is committed to implement best practice standards in supporting mothers to breastfeed successfully. The hospital also provides antenatal and parentcraft lessons to prepare couples in all areas before the arrival of their little one.
- Thomson Medical Centre (TMC)
As Singapore’s first private women and children hospital, Thomson Medical Centre (TMC) has close to 40 years of experience in delivering babies. Designed as a home away from home, TMC’s dedicated team of healthcare professionals have given generations of families the highest standards of care, treating everyone that passes through our doors like family.
For mothers who are keen to do a water-birth, TMC is the only private hospital that has the necessary facilities to carry this out. From single bedded suites to 4 bedded rooms, each room has been specially designed to offer mothers the comfort and ambience of a resort. All rooms are air-conditioned with an en-suite bathroom and includes amenities such as WiFi, telephone, nurse-call system and television with cable programmes. In addition, TMC provides quality confinement meals and ParentCraft lessons during your stay with them.
The estimated price list of the maternity packages from the above mentioned hospitals are showcased below! All prices are adapted from the hospitals’ official website.
Wishing you a smooth delivery!
We hope this article provides more understanding on the offerings of each hospital’s delivery package as well as the price range. After your delivery, you will need lots of assistance and rest so choose a hospital with ward facilities that you are comfortable with and that is within your budget! With that, we wish you a sweet and smooth delivery mama!