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Postby beppi » Wed, 24 Mar 2010 4:57 pm

Gyn: Tow Yung Clinic (Tanglin)
Room: Double (we had booked Single, but then there was none available at the time of delivery)

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Postby goldtrix » Mon, 05 Apr 2010 5:06 pm

Hi All,

I'm having my baby at NUH as well and have found the service pretty good. I guess it's one of the cheaper options aside from KK although I found that it's quite ridiculous that the outpatient package only starts at 20 weeks for the 'free' consultations and before that the regular consults do not include standard ultrasounds which are $80 a pop. I had a very hard first trimester and was spending $70 for consult +80 for the ultrasound every few weeks which came to $150 per visit which really added up + all the prenatal test which ran about $500-600 .

However, it's very convenient (I work at NUS), efficient and they have beautiful facilities so I'm OK with it overall. They said they expect the total cos of vaginal delivery to be about $4000 with my own room (almost half of which can be reimbursed by medisave if you have it). The package is between 2-3k for normal delivery. I'll update you on how much it actually cost after I have my baby in a few weeks!

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Postby tenden » Tue, 28 Sep 2010 11:52 pm

Hi All,

We are planning to have a baby. After reading this thread I get an idea that pregnancy costs about 10k.

We are still not PR and were planning to apply for PR in Jul next year. But If having PR reduces the cost by much, I am contemplating of applying for PR may be in Jan next year.

Please advise as to how exactly does having PR help. Medisave I understand is just part of CPF. Actually our company will not pay CPF as an extra amount, but it will come out of our current salary. So CPF is useless for us. So may be medisave is also useless? Also we wouldnt have completed enough months on PR and hence wouldnt have accumulated enough in Medisave.

So the main thing I would like to know is do PRs pay a lower hospitalization fee?

Thanks in advance!

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Postby creamycakes » Tue, 23 Nov 2010 5:07 pm

Hi All,

I'm 17.1 weeks pregnant. I've been visiting the same hospital, SGH, ever since I was diagnosed with a non-historical family background of Hyperthyroid. I found out that I was pregnant 4 weeks ago and we didn't really expected for a baby.

However, my husband and I are planning to switch hospitals as to which hospital that would suit my husband's budget. My husband is a PR and I'm a Singaporean. My medisave isn't enough to cover for my labour later on which would probably due in mid April 2011.

Apart from my husband's stable medisave, I was wondering if anyone would tell me the cost for a stay of 3 days in KKH during the delivery of the baby. I heard from a friend of mine that KKH is rather cheaper than SGH and NUH. I would like to compare the price for Class B1 in KKH, thank you.

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Postby snowqueen » Wed, 24 Nov 2010 11:25 am

Most of the information you need regarding cost of delivery at KK is available on their web site, it took me less than 30 seconds to find it - go to womens services then maternity packages.

http://www.kkh.com.sg/Services/Women/Ma ... /Home.aspx

Hope this helps.

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Postby creamycakes » Thu, 25 Nov 2010 8:47 am

snowqueen wrote:Most of the information you need regarding cost of delivery at KK is available on their web site, it took me less than 30 seconds to find it - go to womens services then maternity packages.

http://www.kkh.com.sg/Services/Women/Ma ... /Home.aspx

Hope this helps.


Thank you so much :)

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Postby snowqueen » Thu, 25 Nov 2010 5:02 pm

No worries, although I do remember being told that you should allow about 5-10% (cant remember exactly) for contingencies. For example my baby had to have 2 days of light treatment for jaundice and I'm O'Neg so had to have an anti D shot etc.

I delivered at Thomson and the itemized bill had everything on it from cotton swabs to vomit bowels (even one that I asked for but did not use).

I also ended up having a c section, by then the costs get so high it's like you don't notice the little extras that go on the bill. We had to put our hospital bill on credit card and pay it off in installments. My baby is worth every cent though and I'd do it all again :)

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Postby Arsenal_fan » Tue, 01 Mar 2011 10:57 am

we had our baby at Mount E 6 months ago. have posted the costs for the delivery below. our costs went up quite a bit as the baby had to be admitted to the icu for a couple of days and also contacted mild jaundice. our package was for a single room


Delivery Costs
delivery with epidural 2500
amt in excess to package 1399
excess charges 549
GST @7% 311
DOCTOR - Epidural 642
doctor - OB delivery 3210

Post Delivery costs
icu @ 2 days 900
supplies 568
daily treatment fee @ icu 250
nursary @ 1 day 167
lab tests 566
pharmacy 55
radiology 108
GST @7% 183
doctor - pediatrician 642

Total 12050


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