Types of childbirth and delivery methods: Facts you should know

Today, there are many types of childbirth and delivery methods available, allow all expecting parents to choose the method that is safest for their physical conditions, while at the same time, allowing parents to capture the first moment their child enters the world. In this article by Pacific Prime Singapore, we will explore the most …

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Here’s how to get a cheaper newborn and senior health insurance

Living in Singapore as an expat can be costly, especially if you have family members that are dependent on you. Whether you have just welcomed a newborn baby to your family, or have an elderly family member living with you, health insurance premiums can be an issue. For instance, a maternity insurance plan only covers …

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Birth tourism in Singapore: Your guide to having a baby in the Lion City

The Lion City is a small but prosperous country. It receives 16 million visitors annually, and over 33,000 babies are born here every year. The newborn mortality rate of 1.1 in Singapore also ranks the city-state among the safest high-income locations to give birth. These factors, plus the wide range of world class maternity hospitals …

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Thalassemia in Singapore: Is your baby at risk?

Thalassemia is a genetic, inherited blood condition, which is caused by an abnormal gene. It is the second most dangerous disease disrupting normal blood flow after anemia. It comes in two main forms: minor and major. While life with minor thalassemia can be totally normal, people suffering from the major type must undergo blood transfusions …

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The most common breastfeeding problems and how to solve them

Breastfeeding is a natural process; however, it is not always straightforward, especially for the first-time moms. Since it’s an entirely new skill for both a young mother and a newborn baby, they must learn from each other, and these skills come with time. Sometimes things can go wrong with breastfeeding and it’s better to be …

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Top money-saving tax relief and rebate options for parents in Singapore

No one ever said raising kids was cheap. In fact, TODAY online reported that raising one child up to the age of 21 years old in Singapore can cost anywhere between SGD 200,000 to an eye-watering figure of nearly SGD 1 million. These estimated costs account for medical expenses associated with pregnancy and childbirth (check …

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Singapore health insurance for kids: 5 reasons it may be the right choice

Singapore is seemingly a very safe place. With an extremely low crime rate, low levels of corruption, one of the world’s lowest drug abuse rates, a highly educated population, and excellent levels of general health, Singapore is simply a great location for anyone who is, or plans on, raising a family. Additionally, when trouble does …

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How to protect your baby’s health financially both before and after birth

If you’re already a parent in Singapore, you know how hectic things can be in the build up to the birth of your new addition. If you are only now planning on starting a family, it wouldn’t surprise us if you are kind of freaked out due to all of the thoughts racing through your …

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“Why am I not getting pregnant?”: 5 common fertility problems in Singapore

Have you been trying for a baby but without any luck? Fertility problems are actually more common than one might think. In fact, one in six couples worldwide have difficulty conceiving, a trend that is closely mirrored in Singapore. Couples can, however, increase their chances of getting pregnant by undergoing fertility checks to detect any …

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IVF treatment: 5 tips for choosing the right fertility clinic

Having a baby is a very exciting time for parents-to-be. Coming to the realization that you probably need help conceiving, however, can be incredibly frustrating. Whether you’re facing endometriosis, low sperm count, or another health or genetic infertility issue, the good news is that there are now many fertility treatment options available. The most common …

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