You already had, are having or planning to have a baby in Singapore? The process of planning for it to taking care of it after delivery can cause much anxiety: we are talking about creating a life here! Prenatal care, work-life balance, maternity leave, and insurance you have to decide on many things before having your baby in Singapore.
However, a pregnancy can be one of the most beautiful experiences that you can go through and share, and we will go through 4 major steps you could take to help you in this article.
Plan your maternity in Singapore, do not improvise
Having a baby in Singapore can not be improvised. A regular delivery here without any complications costs approximately S$10,000! And if there are any complications, the price will increase considerably. That is why this article depicts and explains to you when and what you should consider covering (waiting period to consider, routine check-ups, delivery, how to cover the newborn).
1. You are pregnant, congrats and enjoy!
– Prices of childbirth in Singapore: the pregnancy test is positive, congrats! Now, many choices and appointments have to be made – which gynecologist to choose, private or public hospital, which type of room, delivery by cesarean section or regular delivery… Many parameters that you can discover here that will optimize your budget once you know them
– Prenatal time and training during pregnancy: as a mom-to-be, you will find out why sports are beneficial for you and your baby here.8 benefits, a list of do’s and don’ts, you will feel physically and mentally relieved.
– How to appreciate your pregnancy in Singapore: because we know that having a baby is not as simple as Kate Middleton has shown, even more in a foreign country, we gathered 5 experts’ tips you can follow to ease the process!
2. Your baby is now born, the to-do list is here
If you followed the previous steps, you have your gynecologist by your side, in the planned hospital, delivering as you wanted. The only concern you may have would be about the baby: is he insured? What vaccines should he receive?
– How to insure the newborn baby from day 1: there are many ways to cover your newborn, but only under some conditions! We depict them in this article.
– The vaccines for your baby: there are some mandatory vaccines to do in Singapore that can differ from your homeland. For example, Diphtheria must be done before the age of one. You may find out how many doses, when, where, and how much it will cost you here.
– Maternity leave: Depending on certain criteria, as a working mother, you’ll be entitled to a minimum of 12 weeks of maternity leave. Consult your doctor if you’re not sure.
3. After the delivery, be ready for your new life!
– Postpartum follow-up: If only pediatric follow-ups could be automatic in your homeland, in Singapore you will have to take appointments by yourself every month for your baby and for you: it all depends on your will! Page 11 on our maternity guide will tell you how!
– Postpartum training to get back in shape after the delivery: thanks to a coach’s advice, we give you 6 benefits to go back to the gym and how to do so as easily as possible.
– Finding the right medical professionals for my newborn’s health: You surely cherish your baby more than anything and will do everything to protect him/her. To do so, you want to choose the right medical professionals to take care of your little one’s health. Discover our lists of medical professionals that speak your language and the ones that are in the area where you live in this article.
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 for more information and guidance – and the good news is that they are super nice!