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Pregnancy - Looking for friends in same 'situation' :)

Postby lifestyle2045 » Tue, 18 Nov 2008 10:10 am

Hi!

I just found out that I'm pregnant and I'm totally happy!

It would be nice to have someone to share experiences, to talk and do fun stuff together!

Anyone interested?

I'm 27, from Europe btw.

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Postby lainy » Wed, 19 Nov 2008 2:46 pm

hi!
congrats! you must be over the moon! I am very happy to be your friend :-) and am myself 5 months prego with my 1st one and trying to figure out how things work!
Where are you based and what days is it best for you to meet?
lainy

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Postby Sydneygal » Tue, 25 Nov 2008 4:36 pm

Hi

I am new to Singapore and 6 months pregnant.

A catch up with soon-to-be Mums sounds great

Let me know where/when you can meet

Cheers

S

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Postby Sydneygal » Wed, 26 Nov 2008 9:56 am

Hi Lainy

I got your message but have not been able to reply, I need to post more replies or something. Will try after this

S

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Postby smayrhofer » Tue, 02 Dec 2008 4:10 pm

Hi, I'm 20 wks pregnant and also looking to meet fellow pregnant people!

I work, so I can't meet up during the day on Mon-Fri. I can't reply to PMs, so please PM me your contact details so we can get in touch! otherwise, email me at smayrhofer@gmail.com

Sheila

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Postby kk_sing » Fri, 12 Dec 2008 11:21 am

Hi, I'm 8 wks pregnant, and wondering if there are any other new mums out there with early pregnancies. This is my first one so don't know what to expect! Been in Singapore for 3 years now.

K

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Postby lainy » Fri, 12 Dec 2008 12:31 pm

hiya new mummy to be!
we are meeting next friday (19th) will PM you all the details :-)
lainy

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Postby kk_sing » Fri, 12 Dec 2008 2:54 pm

Thanks lainy, sure i'd love to join next friday!

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Postby natalyakir » Fri, 12 Dec 2008 4:46 pm

Hey mummies, there is sale 30 % of maternity dresses Mothers en Vogue in Mothercare Harbourfront now.

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wait to get pregnant?

Postby julienoce » Thu, 18 Dec 2008 1:59 pm

Hi everyone... I was looking for the most recent posts, and happened upon you all. I need some advice: My husband and I will be moving to Singapore from Washington DC in March or April 2009. We have been desperately trying to start a family; in fact, I'm about to start Clomid treatments at the end of the week. Seeing as all the insurance companies seem to have long waiting periods, and other complicated stipulations for maternity/pregnancy coverage, my question is... should we wait to get pregnant until we've lived there for a year?
I'm so torn up about this because we've been trying for years, and I'm not sure I can bare to wait any longer. I miscarried in August, so I'm extra sensitive about the whole thing. If I got pregnant now, I'd be 3-4 months pregnant when we arrived... our jobs pay reasonably well, but we'll certainly not have a lot of extra cash to pay for a pregnancy totally out of pocket. Would it be better to wait? Are there any policies out there that offer coverage?


Your thoughts would be much appreciated...

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Postby smayrhofer » Thu, 18 Dec 2008 4:15 pm

It depends. Can you afford to pay out of your own pocket? If you are on a good expat package, it probably won't make much of a dent IF you don't have any complications.

I'm not sure if your difficulty getting pregnant increases your chances of complications, but if it does then you need to be prepared for a VERY large out of pocket expense.

Then again, if you are moving here with an MNC, they often have expatriate insurance which is international. I believe that does cover maternity, regardless how long you have been on expat package (special deal for the companies). You should check with your company whether this is the case.

Just my point of view. It's a personal decision, in the end.

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Postby elibri » Wed, 21 Jan 2009 10:34 pm

Hi there,

I haven't delivered yet but as far as I know the cost to deliver a baby in Singapore is anywhere from $6-10k. There are options to do it more cheaply (shared hospital rooms for example).

Before I got pregnant I looked into every insurance policy under the sun that covered maternity. AXA's International health plan was the best policy with the shortest waiting period - 10 months. Its expensive - about SGD$2.5K per year but I've already got my $$ back. I've found them easy to deal with in terms of making claims so would certainly recommend them so far.

Good luck!

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Postby elibri » Wed, 21 Jan 2009 10:39 pm

Sorry I should have mentioned as well - their 10 month waiting period means they only start paying for maternity after 10 months, it doesn't mean you have to wait 10 months to get pregnant. So for example you could get pregnant 3 months after taking out the policy but they wouldn't pay your prenatal expenses until 7 months later. So basically the first 7 months of your pregnancy is on you. Ob/gyn consults are around $50-60 per month, plus you have additional expenses of ultrasounds, particularly the OSCAR at 12 weeks and detailed scan at 20 weeks which are both a few hundred $$. However, the big cost is the delivery and hospital so if you are desperate, this might be a good option for you.

Cheers

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Postby bavarianmum » Sat, 24 Jan 2009 9:11 pm

Hello pregnant mums

there new dates for meetings? I am pregnant too (19. week) and just arrived here in Singapore. I am looking for contacts.

Gabi

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Postby Dile » Mon, 26 Jan 2009 6:55 pm

Hi Gaby,

Same situation here. I'm 14 weeks pregnant and just arrived about a week ago. Would be nice to meet up with others in the same situation.

Anyone in for meeting up?

Thanks!
Dile


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