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Suggestion for a good Gynae?

Postby sandy2611 » Mon, 26 Jul 2010 6:06 pm

Hi,

I'm a mother to a 22month old baby girl, arrived in Singapore in jan 2010. residing in East. and now i just found thru a home pregnancy test about my 2nd pregnancy. i m not sure how to go about fixing a gynae and rest of the stuff that goes thru out the pregnancy....so confused:? can someone suggest?
need some inputs urgently....as i'd some fibroid issue during last pregnancy.

tks....

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Postby poodlek » Mon, 26 Jul 2010 10:26 pm

There are dozens of threads on this forum about just about every aspect of gynaecologists and hospitals for delivery etc. I suggest you browse through the threads under the "beauty, health and fitness" section and come back if you still have specific questions.

In my case, I decided which hospital I wanted to deliver at based on the average costs there and recommendations in this forum and then I chose a recommended doctor who delivers at that hospital. You don't need a referral from a GP here to get started, all I did was walk into the hospital and book an appointment.

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Postby london10 » Sat, 04 Sep 2010 2:07 pm

Hi,

I did my research on doctors as soon as I found out I was pregnant. Have been seeing Dr T C Chang at Thompson Medical Centre. The care I have been receiving from him (which has been alot!) has been outstanding. I would recommend him to anyone. He has a website if you want to look him up. Just phone the hospital to make an appointment directly with which ever doctor you choose.

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Postby Kay2010 » Sat, 04 Sep 2010 8:25 pm

I would second Dr TC Chang. I'm expecting my first baby in Feb and he's been really fantastic - and the nursing staff is excellent too....

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Postby sgnyc65 » Fri, 24 Sep 2010 5:37 pm

I have LC Foong for my 2nd pregnancy at Gleneagles - I love him! He's extremely kind and patient with me as my first child was deliverd in London.

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Postby expatbostonians » Mon, 03 Jan 2011 6:32 pm

I've seen Madeline Tan at TC Chang's office, and while she's okay, I wasn't overly impressed.

I've an appointment to see Dr Ng at NUH, who seems to be the only American trained and American Board Certified OB in the country, if you care about that. While I'm not thrilled with the idea of a public hospital, it may be the right fit for me.

I'm also considering TC Chang as he has the British Doula who is supposed to help with concerns regarding differences in standards of care.

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Postby paza85 » Tue, 18 Jan 2011 11:10 am

i'm also pregnant, 3 months in...i'm at raffles women's medical center, dr lee is my doc, i love her! i went to a gyno in gleneagles, dr mary, didnt like her at all!

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Postby poodlek » Wed, 19 Jan 2011 3:32 pm

expatbostonians wrote:I've seen Madeline Tan at TC Chang's office, and while she's okay, I wasn't overly impressed.

I've an appointment to see Dr Ng at NUH, who seems to be the only American trained and American Board Certified OB in the country, if you care about that. While I'm not thrilled with the idea of a public hospital, it may be the right fit for me.

I'm also considering TC Chang as he has the British Doula who is supposed to help with concerns regarding differences in standards of care.


FWIW, a friend who is pregnant at the same stage as me is going to a private hospital (Mt. Alvernia) for her care and I am going to NUH. I went with her to the hospital once to help her care for her 3 year old while she was admitted, so I was able to compare her experience to mine, and I can honestly say that despite her paying more than double what I am, the care she receives is equal and NUH is a much nicer hospital. So don't be swayed that "Private" is necessarily better than "Public". I think it's quite subjective.

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Postby hbw65 » Thu, 05 May 2011 7:45 pm

I had LC Foong at Gleneagles - wonderful experience with him. He's very professional, but with an approachable kind demeanor. He's from Malaysia, but was educated in the UK and has a wide range of patients. Gleneagles was a great place to give birth - quality care round the clock and a knowledgeable lactation consultant too.

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Postby poodlek » Fri, 06 May 2011 11:28 am

poodlek wrote:There are dozens of threads on this forum about just about every aspect of gynaecologists and hospitals for delivery etc. I suggest you browse through the threads under the "beauty, health and fitness" section and come back if you still have specific questions.

In my case, I decided which hospital I wanted to deliver at based on the average costs there and recommendations in this forum and then I chose a recommended doctor who delivers at that hospital. You don't need a referral from a GP here to get started, all I did was walk into the hospital and book an appointment.


I'd like to re-up my endorsement (in another thread) for Prof. Mary Rauff and the staff at NUH. I was admitted twice, once for an early labour scare at 33 weeks and once for the real deal (four days past due, lol). Each time the staff were courteous, helpful and extremely respectful. I don't know why public hospitals get such a bad rap, perhaps they're much worse in the USA, but NUH was awesome. Never once did I feel like I was compromising anything for the price I was paying (which was very reasonable! $4100 for a normal uncomplicated delivery in the deluxe delivery suite and A1 class ward room).

Prof. Rauff was exactly what I needed for my first birth experience. She stayed supportive yet out of my way for as long as I wanted to be in charge, and when I ran out of steam she knew the exact way to motivate me and get me through the last hour until my baby was born. Her prenatal care was brisk, but thorough, and as long as everything was going well and I had no questions I didn't mind.

My only complaint from the whole 9 months was that the Fetal Care Centre (where the major ultrasound scans are done at 20 and 32 weeks) was an hour behind schedule both times I went. This I don't think had anything to do with the fact it was a public hospital, just general lack of organization on the office's part. The rest of the hospital was run with exceptional efficiency.


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