Brand new 2019 maternity insurance guide released!

Welcoming a new family member is a huge step in life for everyone, which takes a whole lot of planning and preparation, and insurance is an indispensable component in this journey. In the hope of helping parents-to-be understand the ins and outs of this subject, our team of experts at Pacific Prime Singapore has curated …

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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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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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How to tell if your employer-provided health insurance is right for you

What’s worse than getting sick? Getting sick and having a massive medical bill to pay out of pocket. Many assume that just because they have employer-provided health insurance, they are covered for almost everything. But that’s often not the case, as all corporate plans vary in terms of the level of coverage benefits offered. For …

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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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Brand new Singapore maternity insurance guide released

Pacific Prime Singapore is happy to announce the release of our brand new Maternity Insurance Guide – 2017. Featuring a summary of all the key information our team of experts (and moms!) have gathered over the past 10 years in Singapore, the new guide is a valuable resource for all future parents-to-be looking to learn …

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C-sections in Singapore: Implications for new moms

Caesarean sections (C-section) have become a common method for giving birth in countries around the world. It has even been gaining popularity in many spots, and C-sections in Singapore are no different. While the percentage of births by C-section in Singapore accounted for 10-15% of total births in the early 1990s, the procedure now accounts …

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