Anyone gave birth in Mount Avernia

Discussion in 'Year 2009 Mums' started by mummyjj, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. mummyjj

    mummyjj New Member

    Hi...

    Is there anyone gave birth in Mount A? How's the service and bill size?
     
  2. hlmommy

    hlmommy New Member

    any mommies just delivered there?me thinkign of choosing it over TMC too ....need some feedback s[​IMG]
     
  3. mummyjj

    mummyjj New Member

    Hi Weishy,

    When is yr EDD? I think most likely I will choose Mt. A.
     
  4. mummyfel

    mummyfel Member

    I gave birth to my 1st one at Mount Alvernia. Should be going back to Mount A for my 2nd one which is due in Dec 2009.
     
  5. mummyjj

    mummyjj New Member

    Hi Mummyfel,

    How's the service there? my EDD will be in July'09,thinkin to go to Mt A.
     
  6. mummyfel

    mummyfel Member

    Hi Mummyjj,

    I stayed in 2bedded ward. Confinement food was great, Service of the nurses were good too!
    Thumbs up for Mount A!
    Sister Kang Pre-antenatal class was great..she encourage Breastfeeding!
     
  7. ericx

    ericx Member

    Hi, my wife just delivered in Mt A. In fact, as I am speaking, we are still waiting for baby to be able to discharge (using their free internet service on my laptop).

    I cannot comment on the bills yet, as I will only know tomorrow upon discharge. As for the service, I must say they are excellent. They are very obliged to attend to you, when you call for them, big or small matters. My wife had difficulty with latching on (still practising), and had to call the same nurse in twice within half hour. She came in both times with a smile and seems to enjoy helping.

    No complains about the service. Since now is the orange alert status for the swine flu, we seen through their upgrades from green (on day of admission) to yellow (second day of stay) till orange (today). Very impressed with their efficiency and courtesy to inform the patients of the various changes.

    If we are having second kid, I think my wife will agree also, that we will come back to Mt A. Oh, we chose Mt A over TMC (my gynae only do these two) because of the delivery suite. My wife dun like the small suite in TMC over Mt A. No regrets till now, less probably nothing much to walk around when bored. Baby cannot stay with us now as she is undergoing jaundice UV treatment.
     
  8. mummyjj

    mummyjj New Member

    Hi Corine's dad, Congrats!
    Thank u very much for your valued comments, now I am very sure which 1 I would choose. By the way, hope u can update me the bill size after your wife discharge. Thanks!
     
  9. gg_lee

    gg_lee Active Member

    Does Mt A have hospital tour too where we can see their delivery suites? Me choosing between Mt A and TMC too [​IMG]
     
  10. kennyg

    kennyg New Member

    Hi GG, yes they have tour. I will also go for Mt. A. My wife was staying in the single room, so I get a chance to stay overnight with her. To share with you, Mt. A has 2 wards.

    The ward on the right is called the happy ward. They have a lot of Indian nurses in this ward. Try to get into this one.

    These ladies are fun and very good. I called them the happiest ward.

    Here are the photos of these ladies.

    http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/matthiasleow/HappiestWard#
     
  11. nana_moby

    nana_moby New Member

    haha
    i like the ward which Ultraman mentioned too...
    last year when my ger was warded, coz the kids ward was full, they arranged for me to stay with her in this ward.

    the nurses here are wonderful.. always very cheery, greeting me and my baby when i carry her to walk ard.

    i forgot the nurses names but there is one who showered for my ger. She came and told me to rest, then she took my ger and showered her for me, w/o me asking her to! She took her time to give my ger a good n proper shower, gave me extra teats n glass bottles, sample milk powder to take home... v nice ladies! i was shocked that they are so dedicated to their work.

    this time ard, i am gonna give birth in MAH.... instead of TMC where my #1 was delivered.
     
  12. gg_lee

    gg_lee Active Member

    Hi
    Thanks! So can tell them which ward I want huh? I like the pics. Very happy indeed!
     
  13. gg_lee

    gg_lee Active Member

    Taslyn
    So how you find TMC? What is not so good? Personally I find the building very cramp.
     
  14. mummyjj

    mummyjj New Member

    I hav been to TMC once, me too hav the same feeling, inside the building is very cramp and they have a very inconvenient and lousy car park. My hubby complaint so much abt their car park.
     
  15. gg_lee

    gg_lee Active Member

    Yea, their valet parking system is horrible. And super expensive. Each time consultation there if long waiting time end up pay about $10 plus. And must wait for car to come from their underground carpark, at times take very long..Traffic around TMC is heavy too..
     
  16. nana_moby

    nana_moby New Member

    gg:
    their billing is very confusing and nurses are prolly very busy thus are quite frazzled..

    when i had #1, they took 1.5hrs to send me my ger coz they were changing shift.. and nursery is only on 3rd and 5th floor.

    from what i heard from ladies in my edd thread, they seem to be pushing patients to take the suites by emphasizing how good the suites are, eg dvd player, bigger room, sofa bed, coffee/tea making facility.

    their parking is horrid, always jam there, to U-turn when coming from thomson road can take 10mins... feel the way the building is very haphazard n life are slow, if there is a case of emergency eg fire.... i wonder what will happen.. :p

    my 2 cents lar...
     
  17. nana_moby

    nana_moby New Member

    *duplicate*
     
  18. adorabel3

    adorabel3 New Member

    gg lee: u can request but no guarantee they will give u the ward.
     
  19. mapletree88

    mapletree88 New Member

    recently my godbrother's wife just gave birth at Mt A and she commented that the delivery room toilet was smelly and faulty. the mid wives were also quite rough. wondering if anyone has experienced these.
    i am still deciding where i should go...
     
  20. kennyg

    kennyg New Member

    I have no idea why your godbrother's wife was in that kind of room.

    The delivery suite that my wife was good is quite good. Everything was fine and the midwife was very gentle. Always there to encourage my wife.
     
  21. new_enqueries

    new_enqueries New Member

    Any good female Gynae in Mt. A??
     
  22. gg_lee

    gg_lee Active Member

    Thanks Taslyn and Bunny...Tough choice, don't really know how I should decide between the 2 places.
     
  23. new_enqueries

    new_enqueries New Member

    Hi,

    Anyone have any good female gynae to recommend??
     
  24. new_enqueries

    new_enqueries New Member

    Hi,

    Anyone heard of Dr. Mary Yang @ Gleneagles?? Is she good???
     
  25. adorabel3

    adorabel3 New Member

    gg lee: go for their maternity ward tour. it'll give u a better idea.
     
  26. regine

    regine New Member

    Hi

    I just delivered at Mt A. 4 bedded ward. C-Section on 30th April. St Elizabeth ward. The nurses there is helpful n answer to your emergency call v fast n always have a smile on.
    When my BB cant latch on they teach me for those past 2 days. Overall service thumbs up.

    Bill: 4 bedded C-Section plus extra 1 day stay for my BB for jaundice UV . around S$ 4k plus.
     
  27. regine

    regine New Member

    Hi WCY

    I recommand my gynae DR Babu. she is an experience female gynae. when i was 37 wk 2 days my weight drop n she suggest immediate c-section due to nutrient might be insufficient to the BB. When my BB was born, the nurse say BB low blood sugar.

    I must say thank you for her immediate action. So that my BB can be safe for labour.

    (Remark: Her stitches is good)

    Tel: 6737 8687 Supreme Clinic
     
  28. bubblybride

    bubblybride Member

    I gave birth recently at Mt A. Stayed in 1-bedder with hubby. I tried inducing for natural but unable to dilate, ended up c-section. Delivery Suite and toilet was very clean. I stayed in Our Ladies Ward and it was classy and clean. Toilet is excellent. The staff at Mt A are wonderful! Be it nurses / security guards, they are all friendly, attentive, caring and simply great! Carpark is a bliss as compared to TMC. Cost wise, total costing wih 1 bedder 3 days stay including PD's fees and Dr's operation fees is abt$6K+ and I'm only paying about $2.5K in cash (the rest paid by medisave). I will go back there again for delivery for my next child. [​IMG]
     
  29. new_enqueries

    new_enqueries New Member

    Thanks Liping for your info. Dunno how to go abt it as this is my 1st Pregnancy.
     
  30. mummyfel

    mummyfel Member

    I gave birth in Year 2008 at Mount A. Stayed in 2bedded ward, cash payment : 2.5K

    Natural delivery with Epidural.
    My Gynae operating fees were expensive.
     
  31. m0m2b

    m0m2b New Member

    I gave birth in FEB 2009 at Mount A.
    Stayed in 4bedded ward, Assisted birth (forcep) w/out epi

    Me and my baby cash payment: $380.++ (less than $400)
     
  32. zhizunbao

    zhizunbao New Member

    Mummyfel,
    What's Gynae operating fee? Is it part of Gynae's package? Could you share the detailed bill? The following is the detailed bill of one example from TMC (http://babyhaore.blogspot.com/2009/03/delivery-cost-at-thomson-medical-centre.html). Is MAH's bill structure silimar to this? Thanks a lot...

    Hospital and doctors charges for mum
    06th January 2008
    Normal delivery with Epidural (1 bedded 2 days) - $1,880
    Dr Kwa Bee Hwa (for epi) - $375
    Dr WK Tan - $1391
    Accommodation for spouse - $150
    Drugs/medicine - $103.7
    Medical supplies - $51.2
    Medical laboratory fees - $69
    Procedure - $69
    Use of equipment - $125

    Hospital and doctor charge for newborn
    06th January 2008
    Baby package (2 days) - $338
    Medical supplies - $37
    Medical laboratory fees - $113
    Procedure - $70
    Dr SC Keoy - $225
     
  33. mummyfel

    mummyfel Member

    Hi Zhizunbao,

    My Gynae is not from Mount A, but has her own clinic at Punggol.

    She charge $1800 for the delivery fee.
    Thus, my cash payment comes up to 2.5K after deducting medisave.
     
  34. zhizunbao

    zhizunbao New Member

    Hi Mummyfel,
    Thanks. Did u sign maternity package with Mount A?
     
  35. ioroios

    ioroios Member

    anyone has any MAH's bill structure to share.. now considering to del at MAH or RH.. wanted to see if there's any significant difference ..
     
  36. fionayap

    fionayap Active Member

    I had given birth in MtA for both my kids. I really like the enviroment there as compare to TMC. I stayed in 2 bedded last Dec, and I paid abt $1.2k cash for C-sect. Most of the cash is paid to the Doc operation fee and BB doc.

    The cash we paying most go to the gynea. As for hospital most r deducted from medisave.
     
  37. megirl

    megirl New Member

    Hi Mummyfel,

    did u mean that your dr is dr Chen Chern Yi? did u keep your cordblood with her? if yes, do we need to pay the charges for dr fee? Thank you
     
  38. devstar

    devstar New Member

  39. mummyfel

    mummyfel Member

    Hi Feifei,

    Yes, my gynae is Dr Chen Chern Yi. Nope, I did not keep my cordblood with her. Are you with Dr Chen too?
    When is your EDD?
     
  40. zhizunbao

    zhizunbao New Member

    Hi Feifei & Mummyfel,
    Do u keep coreblood with your gynae, the hospital or some 3rd party organization? how's the charge?
    Thanks.
     
  41. megirl

    megirl New Member

    Hi mummyfel,

    yes, i am with her now [​IMG]. my EDD is mid oct 2009.

    Hi zhizunbao,

    i haven't decided whether want to keep it or not. Now still look for the information about it. heard that stemcord has 1st payment 1200 sing before disc and 250 for annual fee. but still don't know is there any doctoe fee charges.
     
  42. mummyfel

    mummyfel Member

    Hi Feifei,

    I didnt keep my cordblood with Dr Chen. No intention too for my No.2 too.
    My edd is on 28th Dec 2009. Next appt is 16th July. : )

    By the way, is this ur first delivery with Dr Chen?
     
  43. megirl

    megirl New Member

    Hi mummyfel,

    yes, this is my 1st time with her, cause this is also my 1st child [​IMG]. Just went for appt yesterday. So ur one is a boy or girl? my one is baby girl [​IMG].
     
  44. mummyfel

    mummyfel Member

    Hi Feifei,

    This will be my No.#2. Gender unknown yet. Should be known next Thursday- 16weeks.
    First one is a Boy, so Im hoping it will be a girl this time round!
     
  45. hlmommy

    hlmommy New Member

    mummyjj:my edd's 18th aug btu c sec la.
     
  46. fitti

    fitti New Member

    I want to deliver at Mt A this time. EDD is early Dec. Was at KKH 6 years ago and the experience was horrid.
     
  47. mummyfel

    mummyfel Member

    Hi Fitti,

    Recently I was admitted to KKH for high fever, cough and running nose. 1 stay at KKH is enough for me... I will not want to go back there again!

    Feel that the doctor there just want to earn your hard earn money..
    I knew Im fine already but the doctor want me to stay for another 2more days! Also, I told him to remove the drip for me but he gave alot of excuse saying what if I vomitted again?
    For goodness sake, drip is to prevent de-hydrated....and vomitting is part and parcel of the pregnancy...
     
  48. mummyfel

    mummyfel Member

    Also, when I told the doctor I want to be discharge, he agree but informed the nurse to discharge me at 5.30pm...

    Hospital discharge after 1pm, the patient will need to pay extra for 1more day! I told the nurse no firmly, I want to discharge before 1pm.

    Lastly, the toilet really stink!!! Yucks!
     
  49. happy_mummy79

    happy_mummy79 New Member

    Hi

    I delivered at Mt A, although there was one occasion I discharged only at 3pm and was served lunch that day, they did not charge me for additional half a day so felt they were quite nice in that aspect...
     
  50. jenniferlcy1201

    jenniferlcy1201 Active Member

    Hi happy,
    You just delivered at Mt A, was it normal delivery or c-sec?
     
  51. pinkiemie

    pinkiemie New Member

    hi feifei

    im also with dr chen, and also expecting a baby girl in mid oct!
     
  52. kyhsuen

    kyhsuen Member

    I delivered both my boys at Mt. A. No compliant. But, do be prepared you might get disturbances from your neighbour if you are not staying in single bedded ward. Cos you simply cant choose your neighbour, right.
     
  53. megirl

    megirl New Member

    Hi miemie,

    where will u give birth? i've booked mine at Mt A.

    Mummyfel: so sorry to hear that, then how r u now?
     
  54. pinkiemie

    pinkiemie New Member

    feifei>> i will be giving birth at Mount A too.. that was why i came into this thread to look see look see.. so early need to book the bed already? thot nowadays no need to book in advance already right?
     
  55. mummyfel

    mummyfel Member

    Hi Feifei,

    Im ok now. Dun worry!
    I will be giving birth at Mount A too. EDD is Dec 2009.
     
  56. mummyjj

    mummyjj New Member

    Hi all,

    I delivered my boy at Mt A on 4 July'09. C-Sec with epidural, stay one nite in 2-beded room as all single room are fully occupied on that nite, transfered to single room on the next day and stay in single room for 2 nites with companion. Thier single room is quite spacious and comfortable.

    The services there was good, all nurses are very nice and cheerful. Highly recomended.

    My hospital bill and doctor charges as follows:

    Hopital charges - 3,450.48
    Gynae charges - 3,000.00
    Doctor operation fee - 830.00
    Baby package-maternity - 594.00
    Baby doctor attendence fee- 572.00
    Total charges = 8445.00

    After deducting all claims from medisave, I still have to fork out cash abt 3.1K.
     
  57. babiesmeme

    babiesmeme New Member

    Hi mummyji,
    so how much you pay as a deposit?
     
  58. mummyjj

    mummyjj New Member

    Hi Babiesmeme,
    The hospital did not request us to pay any deposit upon admission, my hubby settled the bill by credit card on the day we discharged.
     
  59. jane10

    jane10 New Member

    hey mummyjj

    can i ask who was ur gynae? gynae fees include delivery charge? seems high
     
  60. lavender30

    lavender30 New Member

    Hi mummyjj & everyone,

    Just wondering, if I opt for 1-bedded and they are out of 1-bedded and transfer me to stay at a 2-bedded room for 1 day and the rest of the stay transfer me back to a 1-bedded, will I still need to pay the rates of the 1-bedded room even though I have stayed in a 2-bedded for a night?

    Also what if they put me in a 2-bedded room throughout my stay? Will I pay for the 2-bedded room cost or the 1-bedded that I have opt for initially?

    TIA!
     

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