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Women (Obstetrics & Gynaecology)

  • Introduction

    Women (Obstetrics & Gynaecology), Gleneagles

    Gleneagles Hospital’s multidisciplinary team provides a wide range of services in obstetrics and gynaecology. The hospital consistently apply the latest updates on medical knowledge and employ cutting-edge technology to provide dedicated and exceptional care to patients.

    Advanced Surgical Procedures

    • Gynaecological Oncology Surgery

      Gynaecological Oncology

      Gynaecological oncology is a specialised field of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment for women with cancers of the female reproductive system.

    • Oncoplastic Breast Conserving Surgery

      Oncoplastic Breast Conserving Surgery

      Breast conserving surgery (BCS) removes the cancer and spares the rest of the breast, is the preferred option for most women over mastectomy whenever they are given the choice.

  • Delivering in Excellence at Gleneagles Hospital

    At Gleneagles Hospital, we are dedicated to making your pregnancy and birth experience a pleasant one. With our newly renovated maternity wards, we trust that you will be able to deliver your baby in comfort.

    Maternity Tour

    A group tour is held to help you and your spouse be familiarised with our maternity facilities and services. We also provide personalised maternity tours to cater to your individual needs and privacy.

    Pre-Registration

    Pre-registration is one of the most important things you should take care of before your baby's birth. This service is offered as a convenience, and enables you to experience your delivery without too much paperwork.

    Nutritional Confinement Foods

    During your stay with Gleneagles Hospital, you will be offered a nutritional diet comprising an array of confinement foods, served upon your request. Your postnatal diet will include vital ingredients commonly found in confinement food recipes, such as sesame oil, ginger, black vinegar, eggs, red dates, chicken and fish.

    ParentCraft Classes

    Our team of ParentCraft personnel will guide you on the care of your baby such as bathing, caring for your baby's umbilical cord stump, breastfeeding and burping of babies, nutrition tips for you if you are breastfeeding, and confinement advice. ParentCraft classes are available during your maternity stay and after discharge from our hospital. You can also view a video of our ParentCraft tips on our TV channel.

    Get Connected with Your Loved Ones

    Our hospital maternity ward provides wireless Internet access for you to check your emails and update your baby photos on Facebook or other social media platforms.

    Bedside Discharge

    Enjoy direct discharge in the maternity room. Our frontline staff will visit you at your bedside to help you with the discharge paper work, medication and billing processes.

    Limousine Service

    We provide you and your family with a comfortable ride home in a limousine when you and your newborn leave the hospital.

    For more information, please contact Gleneagles patient assistance centre's 24-hour helpline at 6575 7575.

  • Obstetrics (Maternity Care)

    • Antenatal classes
    • Baby massage programme
    • Breastfeeding clinic
    • High risk pregnancy services
    • Homecare
    • Infertility and assisted reproductive medicine
    • Medicine
    • Maternity tour
    • Newborn hearing screening programme
    • ParentCraft services
    • Pre-marital screening
    • Prenatal diagnostic services

     

    *This is not a complete list of all the services we provide. The information is designed for educational reference only and should not be seen as medical advice.

    Please consult one of our qualified healthcare specialist for an accurate diagnosis before starting on any treatment.

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  • Gynaecology

    Our specialists at Gleneagles Hospital offer a range of gynaecological services such as:

    • Menopause treatment
    • Minimally invasive surgery
    • Gynecological oncology
    • Hysterectomy
    • Urogynaecology

     

    *This is not a complete list of all the diagnostic procedures and treatments we provide. The information is designed for educational reference only and should not be seen as medical advice.

    Please consult one of our qualified healthcare specialists for an accurate diagnosis before starting any treatment.

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  • Children

    • Child development
    • Neonatology
    • Paediatric cardiology
    • Paediatric medicine
    • General paediatric medicine
    • General paediatric surgery
    • Paediatric dentistry
    • Paediatric oncology
    • Paediatric surgery

     

    *This is not a complete list of all the diagnostic procedures and treatments we provide. The information is designed for educational references only and should not be seen as medical advice.

    Please consult one of our qualified healthcare specialists for an accurate diagnosis before starting any treatment.

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  • Pregnancy

    Understanding the different stages of your pregnancy and developments of the baby and your body will help ease your concerns and better prepare you for motherhood:

    First Trimester (Conception to 12 Weeks)

    The first trimester is a time of many firsts. There will be signs of morning sickness, tender swollen breasts, visiting the toilet more frequently, weight gain, food cravings or dislikes, tiredness and so on. You can discuss with your doctor on managing these changes. Your doctor can also carry out an ultrasound scan to check on the heart rate, whether there is more than one baby, the estimated development of your baby, and your expected delivery date so that you can plan towards it. Towards the end of this trimester, screening is available to find out if your baby is healthy or if there are any anomalies such as Down's syndrome.

    While most pregnancies are smooth, others may not. If you encounter pain or bleeding between 6 and 10 weeks and have had a miscarriage before, your obstetrician may get you to do an early scan to assess how best to manage your pregnancy and the risks.

    This stage of your pregnancy requires changes to your lifestyle habits such as sleeping earlier to prevent tiredness, eating small meals often to meet your cravings while managing your weight gain, cutting down on caffeine, taking prenatal vitamins as prescribed by your obstetrician, and so on. Every woman is different, and some may have more hormonal changes than others, making every pregnancy a unique experience.

    Your baby, too, will undergo developments. Your baby starts out as a cluster of cells to measuring about 8 – 9cm in length where the vital organs start to develop, together with the eyes, teeth buds, ears, fingers and toes. By the end of this trimester, you can determine your baby's gender with the help of your obstetrician.

    It is also time to start exploring maternity care choices. To help you understand what our hospital maternity care and services are all about, we welcome you to join us in a maternity tour of Gleneagles Hospital.

    Second Trimester (13 – 26 Weeks)

    Signs like morning sickness and tiredness that you have experienced in the first trimester will go away as you reach the second trimester. Other new challenges arise – your baby bump becomes more obvious as your womb expands. You may start developing stretch marks and water retention, leading to swollen fingers, legs, ankles and legs. Other symptoms like backache, headaches and giddiness are all part of the normal process. It is also a time when you may receive more comments on having a 'pregnancy glow' or radiance.

    There are steps to take to manage a healthy pregnancy. It is important to follow a healthy diet, drink plenty of fluids and water and take your prenatal vitamins as prescribed by your doctor to maintain a healthy weight gain and have enough nutrients. You can start using a stretch mark cream to address your stretch marks, if any. If you notice sudden or extreme swelling or rapid weight gain, you should call your obstetrician as soon as possible as this can could be a sign of pre-eclampsia.

    As you move from the first to the second trimester, your obstetrician may ask you to go for an ultrasound scan and other tests to determine your baby's health. During this stage, fine hair will start to cover your baby's body. As your baby's bones get stronger, you may feel your baby's movement, kicks and even sleeping patterns. It is a time to learn more about your pregnancy through antenatal classes and ParentCraft sessions.

    Third Trimester (27 Weeks – Birth)

    At this stage, your baby bump will grow even more and it is common to feel tiredness and backache. Your breasts may begin to leak breast milk and you should get plenty of rest and avoid lifting heavy items and other physical exertions. You will need to visit your obstetrician every 2 weeks, and start developing your birth plan: when, where, the type of delivery and who to help you in your delivery.

  • Infertility & ART/IVF

    Even when a couple has healthy reproductive systems, and intercourse is perfectly timed, the window of opportunity can be remarkably small. In fact, after ovulation when an egg lies ready in the fallopian tube, it must be fertilised within 12 hours. Therefore if you have no apparent fertility problems, you may still have difficulty conceiving quickly. If you're facing problems conceiving, you're not alone. Infertility is diagnosed when a couple is unable to achieve conception after one year of unprotected intercourse.

    Through our years of seeing couples through for the management of male and female fertility problems, conception and pregnancy, we accompany them in their moments of stress, and rejoice with them when their babies are born. With a well-trained and dedicated team, integrated facilities and modern equipment at Gleneagles Hospital, we are here with you every step of the way should you contemplate fertility treatments.

    Fertility Services:

    • Full assessment of male and female fertility.
    • Minimally invasive (laparoscopic) procedures for fibroids, ovarian cysts and endometriosis (where the uterine lining is present in abnormal locations).
    • Ovulation induction and monitoring.
    • Intrauterine insemination whereby a partner or donor sperm is inserted into the uterus.
    • In vitro fertilisation (IVF), in which the egg is fertilised by a sperm in the laboratory and the resulting embryo returned to the woman's uterus.
    • Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), in which an egg is fertilised by the injection of a single sperm and the resulting embryo returned to the woman's uterus.
    • Counselling services for fertility, sexual and marriage problems.
    • Male fertility procedures:

      • Automated semen analysis
      • Sperm survival test
      • Sperm cervical mucus contact (SCMC) test
      • MESA / TESA / microscopic TESE – where sperms are obtained by operation
      • Laproscopic varicocelectomy
    • Frozen-thaw embryo transfer (FET)
    • Laser assisted hatching (LAH)
    • Sperm freezing and storage
    • Embryo freezing, vitrification and storage

    Additional Investigations:

    • 24-hour post-wash sperm survival test

    *This is not a complete list of all the diagnostic procedures and treatments we provide. The information is designed for educational reference only and should not be seen as medical advice.

    Please consult one of our qualified healthcare specialists for an accurate diagnosis before starting any treatment.

    For more information, please contact our Gleneagles Patient Assistance Centre at our 24-hour helpline: 6575 7575.

  • ParentCraft

    ParentCraft Classes

    During this time, your body will go through great physical as well as emotional changes. Our childbirth education programme will help you to manage these changes by increasing your knowledge and confidence as you prepare yourself for a special birthing experience.

    Our Gleneagles ParentCraft centre provides interactive programmes to guide you and your partner through the various aspects in your role as parents.

    The ParentCraft classes are run by a team of lactation consultants and midwives who are experienced in childbirth education and breastfeeding. With their caring and patient approach to teaching, you can look forward to a personal and information-rich experience when you attend our classes.

    The centre provides the following classes:

    • Childbirth education programme
    • Personalised programme
    • Free baby weaning session

    Parents and caregivers enrolled at our ParentCraft centre will have access to phone support from our trained staff. This is especially useful for first-time parents who need support from experienced professionals.

    In-patient mothers are also visited by our lactation consultants to guide them in the initial breastfeeding process. Daily bath demonstrations* and breastfeeding classes are provided for our mothers who delivered in Gleneagles Hospital.

    Our staff also conduct follow-ups with mothers who have been discharged after delivery. You will be able to seek postnatal advice on breastfeeding and bonding with your baby.

    *A daily bath demonstration is available at the following timings.

    Monday: 10.30am

    Tuesday – Friday: 1.30pm

    Saturday: 10am

    Maternity Showcase

    You can find products essential for breastfeeding and baby care at our Gleneagles ParentCraft centre. Enjoy exclusive promotions on selected products. Visit us at Gleneagles Hospital, level 3.

  • Maternity Tour Schedule

    Maternity tours are held to help you and your partner learn more about the facilities and services offered at our hospital, so that you will be better prepared for delivery upon admission.

    View our maternity wards section

    Maternity tours are conducted:

    Monday – Friday: 1pm

    Saturday: 11am and 1pm

    Tours will not be conducted on Sunday and Public Holiday.

    Advance booking for tours is required. For enquiries or to make a reservation, please call Gleneagles Hospital customer service at 6470 5615 during office hours.

  • Hospital Checklist for Expecting Mothers

    Packing your hospital bag? Here's a checklist to help you.

    For Mothers

    Documents

    • Marriage certificate
    • Identity card/passport
    • Letter from your doctor, laboratory results (if any)
    • Cord blood collection kit (if any)
    • Your birth plan

    Clothing

    • Two sets of outfits (preferably with front openings for breastfeeding)
    • Disposable panties
    • Toiletries (basic toiletries will be provided)
    • Nursing bra
    • Maternity pads
    • Slippers

    For the Baby

    • Receiving blanket / baby blanket
    • Baby mittens and booties
    • Baby hat

    For Fathers/Birthing Partners

    • Snacks and drinks
    • Change of clothes
    • Magazines
    • Camera
    • List of people to call
    • Toiletries
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