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Maternity Guide

    Congratulations and welcome to the start of a fulfilling journey to parenthood with Gleneagles Hospital.

    Maternity guide

    Childbirth is an experience like no other – for you and your family. As you step into this wondrous journey of parenthood, Gleneagles Hospital has a team of healthcare professionals, services and facilities to give you support, knowledge and peace-of-mind.

  • Having your baby at Gleneagles Hospital

    Do you have questions running through your mind about what a hospital birth experience is like? Let us walk this journey with you and help you prepare for one of life’s most momentous experiences.

    Pre-registration

    We can’t stress how important pre-registration is. Watch to find out how you can do it.


    Delivery suites

    Our delivery suites at Gleneagles Hospital are equipped with facilities centred around your comfort and safety. But don’t just take our word for it, see it for yourself in this video.


    Maternity wards

    Our team in the maternity ward is ready to indulge you and baby with lots of tender loving care. Meet the team in this video.


    Join our maternity tour for an idea of how to prepare yourself for a memorable, stress-free birth experience at Gleneagles Hospital. It’ll be a memory you’re sure to treasure.

    Our maternity tours are now held virtually to allow us to better engage more expectant parents. To book a virtual maternity tour, email us at geh.maternity@parkwaypantai.com or click the button below.

    Book a Maternity Tour Book a Virtual Maternity Tour

  • Pre-admission: Things to do during pre-admission

    Do you have questions running through your mind about what a hospital birth experience is like? Let us walk this journey with you and help you prepare for one of life’s most momentous experiences.

    Finding a specialist

    At Gleneagles Hospital, we have 29 specialists in the field of Obstetrics and Gynaecology who can care for you and your baby from pregnancy, labour delivery, to the postdelivery period.

    Choosing an obstetrician is not an easy decision to make. You may consider seeking recommendations from friends and family, reading online reviews, or finding out which OB-GYNs are in your insurance network.

    Unsure if your current obstetrician is right for you? Keep in mind that you can change your decision at any point in your pregnancy. If you don’t feel comfortable with your obstetrician, try to talk about your concerns and see if your doctor can address them. Make sure that you have complete trust in your practitioner, as a lack of trust or confidence in your doctor can cause unnecessary stress throughout your pregnancy.

    Maternity tour

    Our maternity tours can help you and your partner learn more about the facilities and services offered at the Gleneagles hospital, so that you will be better prepared for delivery upon admission.

    During the maternity tour, we will take you around the hospital to view our maternity wards and the facilities you will enjoy. The tour also gives you an opportunity to ask questions about our hospital amenities and services.

    Join our maternity tour for an idea of how to prepare yourself for a memorable, stress-free birth experience at Gleneagles Hospital. It’ll be a memory you’re sure to treasure.


    Advance booking for tours is required. For enquiries and reservation, please call:

    Gleneagles Hospital customer service
    Tel: +65 6470 5615 during office hours


    Book a Maternity Tour Book a Virtual Maternity Tour View Maternity Wards


    Maternity packages and pregnancy health

    Pregnancy is a very exciting time in a woman’s life. Your body will undergo tremendous changes from conception, delivery, to postdelivery. To ensure that you and your baby are in good health, you will be advised to have regular check-ups. Here is an overview of what you can expect during your medical consultations.

    • First trimester
      • Review of any symptoms
      • Measurement of weight and blood pressure
      • Thorough physical examination
      • Ultrasound scan to visualise your baby and check your baby’s heart beat
      • Blood tests to check for anaemia and infections
      • Screening test for Down Syndrome (optional)
    • Second trimester
      • Review of any symptoms
      • Measurement of weight and blood pressure
      • Thorough physical examination
      • Ultrasound scan to check for any structural abnormalities affecting your baby
      • Oral glucose tolerance test to check for gestational diabetes
      • Update on maternal immunisations
      • Opportunity to sign up for ParentCraft services or maternity tours
    • Third trimester
      • Review of any symptoms
      • Measurement of weight and blood pressure
      • Thorough physical examination
      • Ultrasound scan to check your baby’s growth and the surrounding amniotic fluid
      • Opportunity to sign up for ParentCraft services or maternity tours

    As you journey through your pregnancy term, learn more about the body changes to expect during pregnancy, how to maintain mental and sexual health, the recommended nutritional intake for an expectant mother, pregnancy complications that may occur, the various labour and birthing methods available, as well as preparing for your baby's arrival.

    Nothing makes us feel happier when you feel at complete ease and assurance during this phase of your life, as our multidisciplinary team of obstetricians, nurses, lactation consultants and nutritionists commit ourselves to fulfilling your every need at every step of the way.


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    Maternity wards and room rates

    Our team in the maternity ward is ready to indulge you and baby with lots of tender loving care. We have four types of maternity rooms that you can choose from. Every maternity room is designed to provide you with the space, services and amenities you need for a comfortable post-partum hospital stay. We also have a personalised lactation consultation service in every maternity room to provide mothers with the breastfeeding support they need.

    Normal delivery

    Normal delivery, also called vaginal delivery, is the most common birthing method for most women. Assisted vaginal delivery is a type of vaginal delivery where the doctor uses a vacuum device or forceps to help your baby come out. The average hospital stay for most women who undergo a normal or assisted delivery is 2 days.

    Type of Room Room Rates Room Amenities Services
    Single Room (24 m2) S$3,946 for 2 nights' stay (Normal/Assisted Delivery)
    • Sofa bed
    • Television
    • Telephone
    • In-room safe
    • Slippers
    • Towels
    • Toiletries
    • WiFi
    • Mini-Fridge
    • Personalised Lactation Consultation
    • Customised Confinement Menu
    • Comprehensive Newborn Blood Screen, Bilirubin Test, Hearing Screening and Vaccination
    • Parking for 1 vehicle for duration of package or limousine service to destination upon discharge
    • Celebratory cocktail for 6 persons
    • Accommodation for partner for duration of package
    • Meals for partner for duration of package
    2-Bedded Room (31 m2) S$2,822 for 2 nights' stay (Normal/Assisted Delivery)
    • Television
    • Telephone
    • Locker
    • Slippers
    • Towels
    • Toiletries set
    • WiFi
    • Personalised Lactation Consultation
    • Customised Confinement Menu
    • Comprehensive Newborn Blood Screen, Bilirubin Test, Hearing Screening and Vaccination
    Superior Room (31 m2) S$6,468 for 2 nights' stay (Normal/Assisted Delivery)
    • Writing table
    • Sofa bed
    • Television
    • Telephone
    • In-room safe
    • Mini-fridge
    • Slippers
    • Towels
    • Toiletries
    • WiFi
    • Personalised Lactation Consultation
    • Customised Confinement Menu
    • Comprehensive Newborn Blood Screen, Bilirubin Test, Hearing Screening and Vaccination
    • Baby Metabolic Screen
    • Parking for 1 vehicle for duration of package or limousine service to destination upon discharge
    • Celebratory dinner for 2 persons
    • Celebratory cocktail for 6 persons
    • Meals for partner for duration of package
    • Accommodation for partner for duration of package
    • Welcome minibar
    Dempsey Suite (43 m2) S$10,024 for 2 nights' stay (Normal/Assisted Delivery)
    • Writing table
    • Sofa bed
    • Television
    • Telephone
    • In-room safe
    • Mini-fridge
    • Slippers
    • Towels
    • Toiletries
    • WiFi
    • Nespresso machine
    • Personalised Lactation Consultation
    • Customised VIP Menu
    • Comprehensive Newborn Blood Screen, Bilirubin Test, Hearing Screening and Vaccination
    • Baby Metabolic Screen
    • Parking for 1 vehicle for duration of package or limousine service to destination upon discharge
    • Celebratory dinner for 2 persons
    • Celebratory cocktail for 6 persons
    • Meals for partner for duration of package
    • Accommodation for partner for duration of package
    • Welcome mini-bar
    • Nespresso coffee

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    Caesarean delivery

    Caesarean delivery refers to the delivery of a baby through a surgical cut in the abdomen. Women who had previous caesarean deliveries or certain pregnancy complications may be advised to undergo this type of delivery. The cost may vary depending on the complications encountered during delivery and postdelivery. The estimated bill for caesarean delivery in a single room is shown below:

    Single Room Middle price High price
    Hospital Fee $10,847 $12,281
    Doctor Fee $8,916 $12,016
    Total Fee $19,763 $24,297

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    Prenatal tests

    As you go through the pregnancy journey, your doctor will advise you to undergo certain prenatal tests to make sure that you and your baby are doing well.

    A prenatal ultrasound scan is a safe and useful method to evaluate your baby. The first ultrasound scan is usually performed in the first trimester so that your doctor can visualise the growing foetus in the pregnancy sac inside your womb. An ultrasound scan can also assess your baby’s risk of having a genetic condition called Down Syndrome. In the second trimester, a detailed foetal anomaly scan is performed to check if there are any structural abnormalities affecting your baby, such as the heart, brain, kidneys and other organs. By the third trimester, ultrasound scans are performed to monitor the growth of your baby and to examine if the amniotic fluid surrounding your baby is adequate.

    Aside from prenatal scans, your doctor will also advise you to undergo blood tests to check your blood count and to check for infections such as hepatitis, rubella, and other sexually transmitted infections. You will also be asked to have an oral glucose tolerance test to screen for gestational diabetes. Some women may also be advised to undergo invasive or non-invasive prenatal testing to analyse foetal DNA and determine the baby’s risk of having certain genetic conditions.

    Antenatal courses or ParentCraft service

    The Gleneagles Hospital is a World Health Organisation-accredited baby-friendly hospital. We are committed to helping mothers discover the joys of breastfeeding.

    Our antenatal courses or ParentCraft service is a breastfeeding and childbirth education programme. Gleneagles ParentCraft Centre has a team of trained personnel to prepare you for childbirth and provide advice on confinement/postnatal care and caring for your newborn in areas such as bathing and breastfeeding. Individual (English & Mandarin) classes on childbirth preparation are available.

    We aim to lay the foundations to a warm and loving relationship with your little miracle through our ParentCraft services.

    For enquiries on ParentCraft Services,
    Please call: +65 6470 5852
    Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
    Saturday: 9am – 12pm


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  • Admission: Labour and delivery

    Preparing your hospital bag (checklist)

    We encourage you to bring the following items upon admission:

    • Documents including your NRIC / passport, doctor's referral letter, maternity bed reservation form, insurance card / letter of guarantee (if any)
    • Personal sleepwear (front-open types for easier breastfeeding)
    • Nursing bra
    • Cardigan
    • Bedroom slippers
    • Your preferred brand of sanitary napkins
    • Undergarments
    • A set of clothing for discharge for both mother and baby

    It is advisable to pack your bag to be ready for admission about 2 – 3 weeks before your baby’s estimated date of delivery (EDD).

    Book a Maternity Tour Book a Virtual Maternity Tour View Maternity Wards

    Admission registration

    We encourage pre-registration for admission as soon as you have decided to have your baby at Gleneagles Hospital. Pre-registration allows you to be admitted directly to the delivery suites when you arrive for the birth of your baby.

    Pre-registration can be carried out at the Gleneagles Hospital admission counter (located at the lobby of Gleneagles Hospital on level 2). This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    For a hassle-free experience, you may wish to register your interest online for pre-registration.

    On the day of your admission, please proceed to the admissions counter at hospital lobby, level 2. The hospital can confirm the availability of a room type only at the time of your admission. This is due to the uncertainty of discharges and emergency admissions in a hospital. However, if we are unable to provide you with the room of your choice at admission, we will make the transfer as soon as your preferred room type is available.

    Request for e-Registration

  • Discharge

    Discharge procedures and instructions

    Once you are ready to be discharged, the hospital staff will prepare your bill and documents. You will also be given discharge instructions about the following common concerns:

    • Symptoms that warrant an urgent call to the doctor or visit to the emergency room, such as heavy bleeding, severe pain, and fever
    • Breast care
    • Cleaning and caring for your stitches
    • Food and nutrition
    • When to resume normal activities
    • Medications, if needed
    • Caring for your baby
    • Follow-up appointment for you and your baby

    Birth registration

    With the introduction of digital birth certificates from 29 May 2022, birth registrations will no longer be available at our hospital.

    You may register the birth of your baby online within 42 days using the LifeSG app. Upon successful registration, you will be notified to download your child's digital birth certificate via the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) website.

    Mother and baby care

    Mother care

    After giving birth, a mother’s body continues to undergo changes. Your uterus will shrink in size and you may feel some painful cramping. Your hormones will be fluctuating. You can also experience sore nipples, painful or itchy haemorrhoids, constipation, and swelling of your hands and feet.

    Whether you had a vaginal delivery or a caesarean delivery, your body needs time to heal. It takes about 6 to 8 weeks before most women feel mostly recovered, but it can take even longer for some women. Give yourself time to recover, eat a healthy diet, drink more fluids, and try to get as much rest as you can.

    Baby care

    Taking care of a newborn infant is no easy task. Newborns need plenty of care round-the-clock, from frequent feedings, burping, diaper changes and making sure they are safe and comfortable. Baby care may be overwhelming especially for first-time parents.

    Remember to take it easy and care for yourself while taking care of your baby. As you become more familiar with your baby’s cues and needs, you will eventually develop a comfortable routine that works for you and your baby.

    Breastfeeding

    The World Health Organisation recommends exclusive breasfeeding for babies in first 6 months of life. This means that aside from breastmilk, no foods or liquids, including water, should be given to the child.

    There are many benefits of breastfeeding for the mother and the baby, such as:

    • Provides proper nutrition to babies
    • Babies are given antibodies needed to fight viruses and bacteria
    • Reduces babies’ risks for health problems like diarrhoea, constipation, gastroenteritis, respiratory illnesses, ear infections, and bacterial meningitis
    • Lowers mothers’ risk for diseases such as breast and ovarian cancer
    • Lowers mothers’ risk for postpartum depression
    • Helps mother lose weight faster after birth
    • Helps the uterus to contract and return to the normal size
    • Increased bonding between mother and child

    Confinement

    Confinement is the period where a mother recuperates from childbirth. This practice was intended to protect both the mother and the newborn infant from illness. This practice is common among Asians.

    The Chinese, Malay and Indian communities have different practices related to the confinement period. These practices range from prohibition of certain activities such as bathing and sexual activities and consuming particular types of food and beverages.

    If you have questions and concerns about certain confinement practices, it is best to discuss this with your healthcare provider. Remember to put your health first. You should do what feels right for you and your body during this resting period.

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  • Delivering in Singapore (for foreign patients)

    If you wish to have your baby at Gleneagles Hospital and require assistance for the application for your permit, extension of visa or birth registration of your newborn, please call:

    The Gleneagles Hospital patient assistance centre 24-hour helpline: +65 6575 7575

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