For all those wishing to give birth in Singapore, this is an exciting and crazy time ahead! Maternity in Singapore is not always easy to understand, especially as an expat. How much does it cost? What are the do’s and don’ts? Are there mandatory vaccines for my newborn?
That’s why we are sharing the best tips, advice and experiences about maternity in Singapore with you!
Experience sharing around a Maternity Breakfast at UEX
This morning, our first maternity event in partnership with the AFS, the French Association of Singapore, took place. We would like to thank all those who joined us during the breakfast and also the speakers who answered the numerous questions. Thank you for sharing those valuable tips about maternity in Singapore!
- Elsa Rousseau-Mourad: Elsa has been living in Singapore for the last 8 years. She is a mother of two children who were born in Singapore. Elsa was also member of INTERNATIONAL SOS and a specialized nurse in pregnancy and postpartum monitoring. Check out her website simplestartbyelsa.com
- Elodie, Chloé and Virginie, 3 moms from the AFS association. They have experienced the full experience of maternity in Singapore – in private and public hospitals, either with or without maternity coverage.
- Marion from UEX: She has been in Singapore for almost 3 years and is very active in the expat community. As a sales advisor at UEX, she is happy to help clients find their adapted health coverage, especially for growing families!
Maternity in Singapore – 5 tips from our experts
The expert from the maternity have the following tips for your:
In Singapore, doctors often tend to be quite anxious. They’ll talk first about the most worrying things. This can be shocking in the beginning, but in Singapore it only means that your doctor is competent, careful and communicates every possible risk. Additionally, this is a way for the doctor to protect himself legally, as never is a risk zero.
Don’t forget: In Singapore you are client, not a patient!
The doctors will take the time to speak to you and to explain everything in detail. Be sure to prepare your questions in advance! Do not hesitate to ask your questions again if you are not sure to understand correctly. And don’t forget to ask for the prices and fees of maternity care offered by your doctor and the hospital.
It is essential to listen to your mother instinct – trust in yourself!
If you don’t get along with your doctor, it is completely possible to change, and go see an other doctor during pregnancy. Remember: In Singapore, you are client. Be sure to listen to your body. Should you feel any contractions, you are most welcome at the hospital, even if it might be a bit early or it is a false alarm. They will be happy to help you.
If you are giving childbirth at home, you are depending on the nearest hospital
If you call an ambulance in case of emergency, you will depend on the nearest hospital. Your chosen doctor might not be able to come and attend in this case.
Choose the hospital in function of your doctor and your health insurance
It is strongly advised to choose the hospital where your doctor is practitioning. If you choose another hospital, there is a risk that your doctor will be late or won’t even be able to attend the delivery. If he is working at the chosen hospital, you wont have to do any paperwork, it will all be taking care of and he will also be able to advise you even better.
Stay tuned: During the following days, you will be able to discover even more information about the maternity in Singapore.
Thank you again to our experts and speakers for sharing your experiences and tips about maternity in Singapore. It was a pleasure! It was a great opportunity to meet all those mothers and soon-to-be moms. We are at your disposal for any additional question.
To find out more about healthcare topics in Singapore you can check our articles. To understand how your health insurance plans cover the healthcare costs, you can approach UEX’s happiness team by email or by phone for more information and guidance – and the good news is that they are super nice!
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