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Maternity Care: Before, During & After Delivery

Congratulations on your pregnancy!
This is one of the most significant periods in your life and we are thrilled to accompany you on your journey.
Please contact us at +65 6321 4377 or click here to make an appointment.

Antenatal Care 

What Can I Expect?

An overview of what you can expect during your antenatal visits is provided in the table below. Your doctor will discuss these in greater detail with you during your appointments.

What to Expect

First Trimester

  • Review of your symptoms
  • Assessment of your blood pressure, weight and urine
  • Ultrasound scan to confirm the location of your pregnancy, check your baby's heartbeat and estimate your due date
  • Blood tests to check for anaemia and important infections
  • Optional tests to screen for Down Syndrome

Second Trimester

  • Review of your symptoms
  • Assessment of your blood pressure, weight and urine
  • Ultrasound scan to screen for fetal anomalies
  • Oral glucose tolerance test to screen for maternal diabetes
  • Influenza and whooping cough vaccinations

Third Trimester

  • Review of your symptoms
  • Assessment of your blood pressure, weight and urine
  • Ultrasound scan to check baby's growth (Optional 3D/4D scans are available on request)
  • Vaginal swab to screen for Group B streptococcus

What Should I Bring?

For your first visit, please bring along your NRIC (Singaporeans) or passport (non-Singaporeans) as well as any referral letter and test results that you have.

For subsequent visits, please bring along your pink card (antenatal hand-held notes), as well as any ultrasound or blood request forms that your doctor has given you. 

Where Should I Go?

Your antenatal visits will be conducted at our newly-renovated Obstetrics & Gynaecology Centre, located at Block 5 Level 1. Doctor's visits, ultrasound scans and blood tests may all be done at this convenient one-stop centre. 

You may make an appointment by calling +65 6321 4377 or clicking here.


Please go to the following locations if you experience unexpected symptoms during your pregnancy:

Location

If you are…

Early Pregnancy Unit
Blk 5 Level 2, Wd 52A
9.00 am – 4.30 pm
Tel: 6321 4516

Under 14 weeks with pain or bleeding.

O&G Center
Blk 5 Level 1
8.00am – 5.00pm
Tel: 6326 5920

Any gestation for routine appointments or for pregnancy-related concerns.

Under 14 weeks with nausea or vomiting

Postnatal with breastfeeding difficulty, abnormal bleeding/discharge, episiotomy issues

Accident & Emergency Department
24 hours
Tel:  6321 4311

Under 20 weeks with any concerns

Postnatal with abnormal bleeding/discharge, episiotomy issues or breastfeeding problems

Labour Ward
Blk 5 Level 2, Wd 52A
24 hours
Tel: 6321 4520

20 weeks or more with pain, bleeding, leaking of water, decreased or absent baby movements, leg swelling, headache or blurring of vision.




Going into Labour

What Should I Go?

Please come to the Labour Ward if you are pregnant and >20 weeks and have

  • Abdominal or contraction pain
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Leaking of water
  • Reduced or no baby movements
  • Headache or blurring of vision

The Labour Ward is located at Block 5 Level 2 and is open 24 hours. You may also contact the attending midwife at 6321 4520 if you are unsure if you should come to the Labour Ward.

What Can I Expect?

You will be assessed by the midwives and doctors on duty. This may include a vaginal examination, ultrasound scan and/or monitoring of the baby's heartbeat. The team will then advise you on your subsequent management.

Highlights of our Labour Ward include  

  • Cosy and recently renovated delivery suites
  • Upgraded electronic monitoring systems for fetal and maternal surveillance during labour
  • 24-hour medical, neonatology, anaesthetic and operating theatre support

Husbands are encouraged to support their wives during labour and delivery. Please note that for infant security and the privacy of labouring mothers, no other visitors are allowed in the delivery suite. If your husband is not available, a female companion may be nominated to accompany you.

What Should I Bring?

Please bring along your

  • Pink card (antenatal hand held notes)
  • NRIC or passport for you and your spouse
  • Original marriage certificate, if you are planning to register your baby's birth at SGH
  • Hospital Bag

What Should I Pack?

SGH will provide the following* –

Baby

Mother

  • Swaddles, baby hat and vest
  • Disposable diapers
  • Wet wipes
  • Tissue paper
  • Towels
  • Sanitary pads
  • Perineal ice pack (Epi-Kool)
  • Nipple cream

 

*Certain items may only be provided on request. Please check with your ward team if you require these items.

Other useful items to pack in your Hospital Bag include

  • Loose clothes
  • Sweater
  • Undergarments
  • Maternity bras without underwire
  • Socks
  • Bedroom slippers
  • Personal toiletries
  • Personal breast pump & nursing pillow (Sterilisers and hospital grade breast pumps available in the wards)
  • Chargers for handphones and other electric equipment
  • Baby car-seat


After Delivery


What Can I Expect?

We are a BFHI (Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative) accredited centre and will encourage mother and infant bonding by*

  • Skin-to-skin contact for an hour immediately after delivery
  • Allowing baby to initiate the first latch in this hour
  • Transferring mother and baby together to the postnatal ward

*These steps may vary depending on the condition of the mother and baby

Rooming in with your baby is encouraged to promote bonding, faciliate breastfeeding and enable you and your partner to gain confidence in responding to your baby's cues.

Our lactation consultants and nurses will visit you in the ward after delivery to assist you with latching and other breastfeeding issues.

Infant bathing will be carried out by your bedside and our experienced neonatal nurses can guide you in giving your baby his or her first bath.

Our physiotherapists will teach you useful postnatal exercises to help in the recovery of your pelvic floor and abdominal muscles.

We also have a delicious and nutritious confinement menu to aid you in your post-natal recovery.

Other Facilities & Services

  • Breastfeeding room with 24-hour access for patients
  • Breast pumps
  • Steriliser
  • Cups and syringes for infant feeding
  • Birth registration service