Congratulations! In a few months, it will be time to welcome your bundle of joy into the world! One of the crucial decisions would perhaps be the maternity hospital you want to deliver at. Whether you should opt for private or public, single or shared room, amenities and services – there seems to be endless things to plan for and so little time. Here are some points to guide your decision making between private and public hospitals and hopefully make your selection process easier.
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Singapore’s first private maternity care hospital offers a comprehensive range of services catered for all stages of pregnancy. As part of their Maternity familiarization package, you can learn more about their services, and facilities and register for a physical or virtual tour of the maternity rooms to better prepare you during your childbirth journey. To enjoy more perks, sign up for their Alvernia Ladies card and access special rates for prenatal massages, postnatal education courses, and discounts on infant and maternity products.
Maternity packages start from SG$3,196
Mount Alvernia Hospital, 820 Thomson Rd, Singapore 574623, www.mtalvernia.sg
Among the private hospitals, Thomson Medical Centre offers one of the most affordable delivery rates. Their maternity packages come with a range of complimentary services including hands-on training from nurses on essential baby care, lactation consultation and even follow-up calls post-discharge. Join their maternity program for a small fee and enjoy greater savings with their First Born and Subsequent Born Incentive. Enjoy member rates for your ultrasound scans, baby follow-up visits to Thomson clinics, exclusive seminars, and more!
Maternity packages start from SG$2,879
Thomson Medical Centre, 339 Thomson Rd, Singapore 307677, www.thomsonmedical.com
Led by an experienced team of obstetricians and gynecologists, Raffles Hospital offers a comprehensive range of quality maternity care and services. The hospital advocates the skin-to-skin contact practice as part of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative and the rooming-in practice to promote interaction between the mother and baby which helps to make breastfeeding easier. For single room packages, companions also get access to complimentary lodging and meals as part of the package.
Maternity packages starts from S$2,808
Raffles Hospital, 585 North Bridge Rd, Level 12 Raffles Hospital, Singapore 188770, www.rafflesmedicalgroup.com
Often known as Mount E, the hospital prides themselves in prioritizing patient care and offering state-of-the-art facilities to let you recuperate without any hassle. All maternity wards are equipped with essential amenities including free WiFi, toiletries and customized confinement menus. The package also includes newborn screening and hearing tests as well as a complimentary limousine service to your residence upon discharge.
Maternity packages starts from S$4,001
Mount Elizabeth Hospital, 3 Mount Elizabeth, Singapore 228510, www.mountelizabeth.com.sg
For those looking for privacy and quality rest after delivery, Mount E’s Novena outlet offers exclusive single bedded rooms equipped with world-class medical facilities and services. Each room comes with an in-room entertainment system, butler service, daily meals for 1 companion and complimentary minibar. You can also enjoy services such as free parking during your entire stay, all day in-house security and 24 hour nursing services.
Maternity packages starts from S$5,243
Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, 38 Irrawaddy Rd, Singapore 329563, www.mountelizabeth.com.sg
Equipped with modern delivery suites and maternity wards, Gleneagles Hospital prides themselves in offering services and amenities for a comfortable postpartum stay. All their maternity packages include daily longan and red dates tea, personalized lactation consultation and even a celebratory cocktail reception! Also, mothers who deliver at Gleneagles can enjoy year long free access to the hospital’s mental wellness app which features self-care programs and coaching sessions, to support your mental well-being.
Maternity packages starts from S$3,978
Gleneagles Hospital, 6A Napier Road, Singapore 258500, www.gleneagles.com.sg
One of the pioneering private hospitals in Singapore, Parkway East Hospital provides a full suite of obstetrics and gynecology, pediatric and neonatal services. This cozy hospital located in the East features 16 maternity rooms all fitted with essential amenities without compromising on comfort. Each maternity package comes with a customized postnatal menu and you can top up to enjoy complimentary access to their mini bar and an ensuite bathroom.
From S$258 per bed
Parkway East Hospital, 319 Joo Chiat Pl, Singapore 427989, www.parkwayeast.com.sg
Known for specializing in high-risk obstetrics, NUH offers one of the most comprehensive care for infants and newborns within one compound. The hospital offers an Antenatal Package for all patients who are at least 20 weeks pregnant, which covers all pregnancy-related consultation after the 22nd week of pregnancy. Also, all existing patients are enrolled into the pediatric screening package which includes a daily check on your child from the Pediatrician during your stay.
From S$45 per bed
National University Hospital, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119074, www.nuh.com.sg
Singapore’s largest public hospital specializing in healthcare for women and children, KKH has extensive experience with maternity-related services. With a dedicated perinatal team on standby 24/7, the hospital also houses the largest Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in SEA. As an accredited baby-friendly hospital, KKH maternity patients can enjoy a complimentary breastfeeding class! The hospital also has a Human Milk Bank program, which offers donated milk, that have passed the safety guidelines, to unwell infants or infants of nursing mothers who are ill or are unable to produce milk.
Maternity packages starts from S$2,100
KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, 100 Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 229899, www.kkh.com.sg
Accredited under the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, SGH encourages mother and infant bonding through skin-to-skin contact. During your stay, their specialist physiotherapists will also be onsite to teach mothers useful postnatal exercises to help with the recovery process. Each room is equipped with a personal bedside locker and confinement food. The hospital also offers antenatal packages that are designed to support your physical and mental wellness throughout the pregnancy journey.
Maternity packages starts from S$1,495
Singapore General Hospital, Outram Road, Singapore 169608, www.sgh.com.sg
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