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natural birth in SG, is it possible?

Post by maybe mummy » Wed, 09 Feb 2005 10:34 pm

We're moving to Singapore and don't know how long we're going to stay. We've been thinking about starting a family, but I've been reading that giving birth in Singapore is a highly medicated and technological affair. Where I'm from, most people just have a midwife attend the birth, either at home or in a birth centre, and only go to a hospital if there are complications where a doctor is needed, or they live near a hospital that has it's own birth centre.

I would like to have a birth like that, with no interventions if none are needed and with a midwife to assist me, not a doctor (unless of course the doctor is needed for complications). And while I'm at it, any good female doctors in Singapore? I really don't like the idea of a man doing that job.

Is this possible at all in Singapore, or should I put off having a baby until we return home? This really is something I don't want to compromise on, so I'm willing to wait.

I'm sorry if I sound a bit funny here, but thanks for any help in advance!


Re: natural birth in SG, is it possible?

Post by Guest » Fri, 11 Feb 2005 11:19 am

I gave birth to twins in Singapore. It was a no epidural, all natural birth. This was possible because my gyn was fantastic.

Thomson Medical Centre
Tel : 6254 2878 Dr Paul Tseng

There are also private classes to learn more about child birth:

Giving birth in Singapore is great, but you have to have the right gyn and advice.

maybe mummy


Post by maybe mummy » Fri, 11 Feb 2005 8:39 pm

Thanks so much for the referral and the website! I'll have a good look and see if I can talk to Dr Tseng some day.

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