Expecting a baby can be a tremendous and exciting experience at any time. But having a baby in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic? It will certainly be one to remember. You are probably sourcing for baby paraphernalia online instead of going out to the shops, and even checking out maternity hospitals virtually instead of going on physical ward tours.
To ensure the safety of mums-to-be and their little ones, all the maternity hospitals in Singapore now offer virtual walk-throughs of their antenatal and postnatal facilities. Actual tours are still ongoing at some hospitals. However each session has a reduced intake, and it may not be as easy as before to book one. Read on to find out more about the maternity packages in our hospitals, and find one that’s perfect for you, and your upcoming bundle of joy.
Note: the delivery costs indicated are not all-inclusive. For a more accurate idea of your actual delivery cost, you will need to include the following:
- your obgyn’s fees
- paediatrician’s fees
- neo-natal related charges, and
- incidentals, items, and procedures that are not included in the delivery package
Gleneagles Hospital (GEH)
Pregnancy marks the beginning of a lifelong journey of fulfilment. Where better to start that than at Gleneagles Hospital? Here, single (and above) room types are outfitted for utmost comfort and privacy. Room amenities include premium toiletries, in-room Wi-Fi, and a comfortable sofa bed. Partners can eat and stay at no extra cost, and new mums can enjoy a relaxing head and shoulder massage. Hoping to breastfeed your little one? You’re in the right place. As a certified baby-friendly hospital under the World Health Organisation’s Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), Gleneagles is supports new mothers to breastfeed successfully.
More perks Personalised lactation consultation, customised confinement menu, parking for one vehicle or limousine service upon discharge; maternity bag with essential items for mother and baby.
Cost of stay
- Single room: from $3,926
- Two-bedded room: from $2,714
- Superior room: from $6,468
KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH)
This grand dame has witnessed the births of more Singaporeans than any other maternity hospital in Singapore, and boasts a multidisciplinary perinatal team on 24/7 standby, plus specially trained nurses in its obstetric wards. The 28 private delivery rooms come furnished with a single bed, attached bathroom with shower facilities. There’s also a couch bed so dads-to-be can be on hand to welcome their newborn. Its Class A1 single-bed wards offer tastefully furnished air-conditioned rooms with attached bathroom, wardrobe, sofa bed, and mini fridge, among other amenities. Being BFHI-certified, healthy newborns can ‘room-in’ with mum for better bonding from birth.
More perks Antenatal programme; confinement menu with red date tea or ginger tea; complimentary cake to celebrate the birth of the newborn; lactation consultations; surprise treats such as birthday celebrations. The hospital also has a Birth Registration Counter so you can register your little one before going home.
Cost of stay
- Single-bedded (Ward Type A1): from $2,670
- Four-bedded (Ward Type B1): from $1,516
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Mount Alvernia Hospital (MAH)
Mums gush about the warm and supportive environment here, and having given birth here, we do too. The service here is as intimate and personal as its space, which echoes the peaceful serenity of the nearby MacRitchie Reservoir. Each single-bed room packs free high-speed Wi-Fi, in-room safe, mini fridge, wardrobe, sofa bed, as well as an attached bathroom. Dads can stay over too (single rooms only) at companion fee of $92.45. The Family Suite @ Our Lady’s Ward also features a separate and spacious guest lounge area that can be converted into a second companion’s sleeping area. Confinement food is available, as well as Chinese, Malay/Indian and Western cuisine. Finally, all babies, regardless of race, nationality or religion, are offered a baby blessing in the hospital’s Chapel before going home.
More perks Sign up for the Alvernia Ladies Card to enjoy maternity benefits such as antenatal courses, a baby massage course, outpatient lactation consultation, a complimentary Aviva Personal Accident Plan, which provides complimentary 12 months coverage for mum, baby, and spouse, and discounts from retail partners.
Cost of stay
- Single Room: from $$3,372.64
- The Family Suite (shown above): from $4,273.58
Mount Elizabeth Hospital (MEH)
All the Single Rooms and Maternity Suites here are luxuriously furnished with remium bath amenities, 34 TV channels, and free Wi-Fi service to keep new mums (and new daddies too) comfortable during their stay. The suites boast a spacious guest lounge area so extended family can delight in Baby’s birth without overcrowding you. Being a BFHI-certified hospital, expect dedicated care for your newborn. Experienced nurses support your early parenthood journey with indispensable advice on skills such as bathing and breastfeeding. There’s even a Hugs & Kisses Infant RFID Protection System that sings a tune when your baby is brought to you!
More perks Confinement menu; parking for 1 vehicle; choice of celebratory dinner for new parents or mocktail reception for six; maternity bag comprising essential items for mother and baby; limousine service back home upon discharge; complimentary 15-minute head and shoulder massage.
Cost of stay
- Single room: from $3,970
- Two-bedded room: from $2,996
- Maternity Suite: from $12,741
Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital (MNH)
Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital is the only maternity hospital in Singapore that guarantees you a single room. This BFHI-certified hospital promises mums-to-be the assurance of welcoming their newborn in boutique-style comfort, privacy, and luxury. Little things that make a big difference include a welcome mini bar, free Wi-Fi, a tablet for mobile web surfing, a 46” LED TV with in-room entertainment system, and premium branded bath toiletries. The hospital also provides personalised post-natal confinement menus, complimentary 15-minute head and shoulder massage, bath demonstrations and breastfeeding coaching.
More perks Customised confinement menu; Complimentary parking for 1 vehicle; Gift set for mother and baby
Cost of stay
- Single Room: from $4,062
- Junior Suite: from $9,393
National University Hospital (NUH)
Feel right at home at the cosy Kent Ridge Wing of the National University Hospital (NUH). Here, the single rooms offer sofa beds for newly-minted dads to stay over and support their wives in caring for their newborns. Two Deluxe Suites with spacious attached living room and bathroom are available, and each comes with a bar fridge, toiletries, and sofa bed.
NUH was the first hospital in Singapore to be certified under the World Health Organization’s Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative. It offers complimentary online educational videos on bath demonstration, baby care, breastfeeding tips and parental infant emotional support during your stay.
More perks The in-room meals have a variety of healthy food choices including confinement meals. The Antenatal and ParentCraft Programme provides information and guidance on areas covering antenatal care, the labour experience, antenatal exercises and newborn care.
Cost of stay
- Single room: from $3,594
- Deluxe Suite (with attached living room): from $4,599
Take a tour Every Monday, 3pm. Each tour is limited to 10 couples and is available on a first-come-first-served basis. Register with clinic staff or contact the NUH Women’s Clinic at 6772 2002 or visit https://www.nuh.com.sg/our-services/Specialties/Obstetrics-Gynaecology/ for details
Parkway East Hospital (PEH)
The cosy environment at Parkway East Hospital is designed to provide a tranquil atmosphere for ideal post-delivery recovery. There are five single rooms dedicated to maternity and a spacious Deluxe Room that comes with a luxurious lounge sofa and armchair, reading table, minibar, wardrobe and adjoining bathroom. Antenatal classes cover essential skills such as breastfeeding, care of baby’s umbilical cord stump, bathing and burping of babies. Or watch a video of these tips — in between surfing over 20 channels — on the TV in the comfort of your room. Along with Gleneagles, Parkway East Hospital is also the latest to receive its BFHI certification.
More perks Halal-certified confinement menu; Maternity discharge bag comprising essential items for mother and baby; Parking or private car transport provided; Health screening benefits
Cost of stay
- Single room: from $3,882
- Deluxe room (shown above): from $4,142
Take a tour 2.30pm (Mondays to Fridays); 10am (Saturdays) | Book a maternity tour
Raffles Hospital (RH)
For extra indulgence, check into one of the suites at Raffles Hospital. The top-end Presidential Suite even boasts a Jacuzzi bath in its luxurious bathroom! The cosy living room is complete with a second TV, minibar, sink and microwave oven. A connecting room for your spouse comes equipped with yet another attached bathroom, TV, sofa set, console with hot beverages and bar fridge. Besides toiletries, bedroom slippers and a bathrobe, you’ll also enjoy the personal attention of a private nurse 24 hours daily. Experienced staff at the BFHI-certified hospital will provide ParentCraft lessons on bathing your newborn and changing their diapers. Senior lactation consultants will also be on hand to guide you along. At your request, they can also provide a breast pump at no additional charge.
More perks Choice of confinement and Chef’s Kitchen a la carte menu; Comprehensive 7-lesson antenatal course for couples; 5-session infant massage course conducted by certified massage instructors; Water immersion facility; Celebratory dinner package for the new parents; Gold-plated mould of your newborn’s hands or feet; Breastfeeding gowns available for purchase
Cost of stay
- Single Room: from $8,132 (inclusive of total professional fees and GST)
- Two-bedded Room: from $7,490 (inclusive of total professional fees and GST)
Take a tour 4pm (Mondays); 11.30am (Wednesdays); 2.30pm (Saturdays) | Approach the Business Centre staff on Level 8 five minutes before any session
Singapore General Hospital (SGH)
SGH has a highly-trained team that provides comprehensive care throughout pregnancy, labor and the postnatal period. Its multidisciplinary team of medical and nursing specialists also has extensive experience in caring for a range of patients from normal healthy pregnant women to high-risk and complicated pregnancies. The Hospital has been accredited by the WHO Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative since 2013, supporting mothers to breastfeed successfully.
Expect a calming atmosphere in one of the eight spacious and newly-renovated delivery suites that come with reclining couch for partners, and upgraded electronic monitoring systems for foetal and maternal surveillance during labour. After birth, recuperate in a comfortable single-bedded room with TV, mini fridge, desk, wardrobe, attached bathroom and toiletries. Your spouse can request for a sleeper unit. Enjoy a nutritious and delicious confinement menu created with advice from hospital dietitians, with certified in-house lactation consultants, and physiotherapists to help you with the recovery of your pelvic floor and abdominal muscles.
More perks Confinement menu created with advice from hospital dieticians; upgraded Cardiac & Monitoring system; tertiary neonatal care; breastfeeding room with 24-hour access for patients; physiotherapist services to aid in recovery of pelvic floor and abdominal muscles; postnatal ParentCraft physiotherapy and breastfeeding classes, same-site birth registration services.
Cost of stay
- Single Room (Class A): from $3,740
- Class B1: from $2,633
Take a tour 11.30am & 3pm (Mondays to Fridays) | Call 6326 5923. virtual tours are available on the SGH website.
Thomson Medical Centre (TMC)
For a contemporary resort setting opt for the spacious suites at Thomson Medical Centre. The Balmoral Suite, for instance, is furnished with an en-suite bathroom, mini fridge and beverage corner, dining table and desk. You’ll enjoy complimentary first companion accommodation with meals, and Wi-Fi. TMC also practises skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding right after birth, with support from a lactation consultant. Furthermore, mums who deliver at TMC receive a gift set packed with useful items for mums and babies. Other items include Aviva’s MyJoyfulBundle plan for mum and bub, and Cryoviva cord blood banking package.
More perks Choice of confinement food with Kinmemai premium Japanese, white and brown rice; TMC’s signature fish and papaya soup daily; Longan and red dates tea available throughout the day; Water birth facilities; Hydrotherapy for pain relief; Complimentary Thomson Celebrating Life membership; Follow-up calls by Thomson Angel nurses 48 hours and one month post-discharge. Baby Bath Demonstration and Breastfeeding classes conducted by Parentcraft specialists are available for all inpatients and their spouses to attend.
Take a tour 1pm, 2pm & 3pm (Mondays to Fridays); 11am & 12noon (Saturdays) | Register online or call or call 6358 0055 / 6350 8876
Cost of stay
- Single room: from $4,039.25
- Premier Single room: from $4,334.57
All fees stated in this article are estimates as supplied by the hospitals, and refer to normal delivery. Check the Ministry of Health website to get updated fee benchmarks. Prices indicated here may be subject to GST unless otherwise stated. Optional perks may be chargeable unless otherwise stated.