Private Maternity Hospital Care in Singapore
Having a Baby at a Public Hospital in Singapore
In Singapore, and other countries around the world, the cost of having a baby at a public hospital is a lot cheaper compared to private maternity facilities. Public health care facilities in Singapore will generally have a large number of obstetricians, however waiting lists are significantly longer than what you would expect at a private health care facility. Nevertheless, the public hospitals listed below are internationally accredited and are renowned for providing exceptional maternity care services in Singapore.
Click on the list below for more information on public hospitals in Singapore that offer maternity care and neonatal services today.
- Kandang Kerbau Women and Children's Hospital
- National University Hospital
- Singapore General Hospital
Kandang Kerbau Women and Children's Hospital
100 Bukit Timah Road
Telephone: 6394 1881
Fax: 6394 1700
The KK Women and Children's Hospital is one of Singapore's oldest public hospitals. Opening in 1858, the facility originated as a 30 bed maternity hospital. In 1966, the KK Women and Children's Hospital won the Guinness World Record for delivering 85 percent of the population for an entire decade. Today, the hospital continues to have one the largest maternity departments in Singapore, offering 32 private delivery suites and delivering more than 15,000 babies every year.
The KK Women and Children's Hospital has various types of delivery rooms from air conditioned, private delivery suites, to two bed, four bed, five or six bed delivery wards. The Singapore hospital can offer a range of prenatal and postnatal services through its Obstetric Ultrasound & Prenatal Diagnostic Unit, Obstetric Day Assessment Centre, Peripartum Unit, Perinatal Audit & Epidemiology Unit, Antenatal Diagnostic Clinic and Antenatal Risk Assessment Unit.
The KK Women and Children's Hospital conducts antenatal classes, aqua aerobics for pregnancy, pre- and postnatal fitball, and baby massage classes.
Maternity tours are available at the KK Women and Children's Hospital from 2 to 3pm on Friday afternoons.
National University Hospital
5 Lower Kent Ridge Road
Telephone: 6772 2255
Fax: 6779 5678
The National University Hospital is a public hospital in Singapore that offers a wide range of maternity services. The NUH provides routine antenatal care and a range of specialty services including a Post Natal Ward, Fetal Care Center, and Children's Specialist Clinic all which offer comprehensive diagnosis, screening, and treatment for fetal abnormalities.
The NUH has both private and public delivery rooms, women can choose from a deluxe single room to a four, six or eight bed delivery ward. The NUH is the first hospital in Singapore to offer water birth facilities, offering women alternative pain relief and assistance during labor.
The NUH provides antenatal classes for women. It is also the first hospital in Singapore to offer support groups and education classes on breastfeeding in Singapore.
Maternity tours are available at the National University Hospital Singapore on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month.
Singapore General Hospital
Fax: 6224 9221
One of the oldest hospitals in Singapore, the Singapore General Hospital is a public hospital that offers a wide range of medical and health care services including maternity care. The SGH maternity package includes ten antenatal consultations, a choice from a wide range of experienced obstetricians, and selection of a private delivery suite or a public four bed ward. Routine antenatal checks include measure of blood pressure, urine tests and weight.
The Singapore General Hospital offers antenatal classes. Packages includes four prenatal classes, conducted between 6pm to 8pm on Tuesday evenings. The antenatal classes include a tour of the nursery and education classes on nutrition, preparing for parenthood, breastfeeding, and developing techniques for delivery.
Maternity tours are available at the Singapore General Hospital from Monday to Friday, between 11.30am and 3.00pm.