If you’re planning on having a baby here, you’re probably on the hunt for the best maternity hospitals in Singapore. There are many medical centres with great doctors so do your research to find out which will best fit your needs and preferences. The team at UEX offer some suggestions below, plus other considerations such as going public or private, and the nitty-gritty of maternity insurance coverage.
10 popular maternity hospitals in Singapore
Here are some of the most frequented hospitals for maternity care and deliveries in Singapore.
Public maternity hospitals
The Obstetrics and Gynaecology Centre at SGH is a one-stop location for maternity care. There are many specialities and services on offer, so you can get comprehensive advice and treatment all under one roof. These include first trimester screening and prenatal tests, foetal ultrasound, high-risk obstetrics, breastfeeding and postpartum assessment.
Dedicated to women and children up to 16 years of age, this hospital offers all types of gynaecological, paediatric and obstetrical services. It’s a referral centre for complicated pregnancies, with a focus on high-risk deliveries and foetal abnormalities. The hospital also specialises in fertility issues and houses other services such as a birth registration counter.
#3 National University Hospital
Amongst its many specialisations, NUH offers obstetric and gynaecological care as part of the NUH Women’s Centre. Services include routine and emergency care in pregnancy, foetal therapy, and multiple and breech pregnancies. To complement these, the obstetric department also provides breastfeeding and postpartum care.
Private maternity hospitals
Part of the Parkway Hospital group of hospitals, Gleneagles is a private medical centre located in the Bukit Timah area. It offers a wide range of care for mums and babies, including fertility and maternity. The ParentCraft Centre has a team of experienced staff to prepare you for birth, offer advice on postnatal care and caring for your newborn. Childbirth preparation classes are also available.
The hospital offers obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics and neonatology. It has a wide variety of services, including pre-pregnancy health screening, prenatal diagnosis, high-risk pregnancy care and even cancer management in gynecology.
The Orchard branch also offers maternity care for mums and babies. You’ll be able to access services such as ParentCraft classes before you give birth.
#7 Mount Alvernia Hospital
This private hospital will follow you throughout your entire pregnancy journey. From pre-pregnancy to post-birth, the maternity hospital has a team of experienced Parentcraft centre staff to guide you on newborn care and breastfeeding.
This health facility has over 53 specialties, including women’s health. It offers general obstetrics and gynaecology services as well as maternal-fetal medicine. There are also dieticians and lactation consultants who work together with doctors to help mothers through pregnancy and after birth.
#9 Thomson Medical Centre
Along with specialisations for women and children, this private maternity hospital offers prenatal, delivery and post-natal care. These include an in-house obstetrics assessment unit and antenatal classes, as well as home-care services and breastfeeding consultations.
#10 Parkway East Hospital
Located in Joo Chiat, this hospital has many medical specialities, including maternity services. The experienced team is trained in obstetrics and gynaecology, neonatology and paediatrics.
Should I go public or private?
In the Singapore healthcare system, hospital safety and standards are high in both private and public hospitals. Choosing one over the other comes down to personal choice.
Public hospitals generally appeal to most because of their lower cost. Due to their popularity, though, you can expect a longer waiting time. Many have restricted visitation hours and you also need to settle your own paperwork for insurance claims.
If you’re after all the bells and whistles, a private hospital might be for you. They have more perks and shorter waiting times. To ensure that your medical costs can be covered, find out more about what’s covered in your health insurance and maternity insurance policies.
Need maternity insurance?
UEX can cover all expenses up to your health insurance plan’s limit (including consultation fees, midwife services, vitamins and supplements) thanks to its partnership with April International and AXA. Your newborn will also be covered from day one – without a waiting period or additional medical questionnaires.
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