Migraines Q&A: Why It’s (Mostly) a Women’s Curse

Yes, men do get them too. But did you know that women are twice as likely as men to suffer from migraines? Furthermore, we experience them more frequently, for longer…

Best Baby Full Month Sets & Packages: Traditional & Modern 满月 Options in 2024

Whether you’re still waiting to pop, or Baby’s already here, you’re probably thinking about your little one’s full moon celebration. This joyous occasion to mark a child’s first major milestone…

Hospital Maternity Packages: Giving Birth in Singapore? Find the Best Maternity Packages here

Two pink lines. Ecstatic tears. A whirlwind of emotions and a whole lot of questions, from “am I ready for this?” to “where should I give birth?”. Answers: you will…

Find a Lactation Consultant & Get Breastfeeding Help in Singapore

As a ‘kiasu’ mum-to-be, I researched every aspect of baby care while pregnant. One thing that struck me was how breast milk is the best food for babies. Breast milk…

Boost Fertility, Safeguard Pregnancy & Have a Dragon Baby with TCM!

Amid Singapore’s declining fertility rate, many couples here still wish to conceive. And soon, so that they can give birth within the auspicious Year of the Dragon. After all, a…

Beyond the Contractions: Your Ultimate Guide to Labour Pain Relief. Read this Before you Give Birth!

Childbirth is a miraculous experience but for first-time mums, it can be daunting. You wonder if your baby will be okay, and whether everything will proceed well. On top of…

Postpartum Depression 101 – Beyond the Baby Blues

One of the most beautiful moments of human existence is when a mother brings life into the world. But such moments of joy can also lead to darkness. It is…

11 Mum-tested Fertility Massage Services in Singapore

Newsflash! Singapore’s fertility rate is at an all-time low, with over one in six couples failing to conceive after trying for one year. Hence, in a space that supports the…

40 Top Maternity & Newborn Photography Studios in Singapore

From dreamy maternity photoshoots to fun family portraits, put yourself and your family in the spotlight. Your pregnancy lasts around 40 weeks. Those tiny newborn facial features? Not even 40…

Does your Lifestyle affect your Miscarriage Risk? These 9 Facts will help Clear the Air

The birth of a new baby is a joyous occasion. However, for every mum-to-be who carries a precious pregnancy to term, there may be another who has a miscarriage. Such…

This Mum designs Shapewear that helps other Women look Good, with a Postpartum Range too

In a time and age where everyone micromanages imperfections — who hasn’t used a social media filter to make their skin look better? — Jas Chua is a breath of…

Your Search for a Confinement Nanny in Singapore Starts Here

Congrats on your #BFP (Big Fat Positive)! A word of warning: your to-do list is about to get really long. And one of the items on it should be to…

Are Probiotics Good for Babies, Children, Pregnant & Breastfeeding Mums?

Probiotics is such a buzzword these days. But how much does the average person really know about these so-called good bacteria? For example, is it safe to munch on those…

Praying to Zhu Sheng Niang Niang (注生娘娘) for a Baby

No, it’s not limited to the older generation — even young childless couples visit temples to pray that the deities will grant them a healthy baby. Zhu Sheng Niang Niang…

Hearing Loss in Babies & Children – The Silent Epidemic

Hearing loss is not just a problem for the elderly. In Singapore, about 1 in 1,000 babies born each year has profound hearing loss, and 5 in 1,000 have some…

Maternity Packages 2023/2024: Pregnant? Use this ultimate guide to find the perfect hospital to give birth in

If you are pregnant and expecting a baby later this year or early next year, here’s a thought for you. Where is the best place to welcome your precious bundle?…

10 Prenatal Pilates Classes in Singapore for Pregnancy Fitness and Conditioning

Pilates has become a popular workout in Singapore, with the addition of at least four new Pilates studios and classes in Singapore over the past year. Whether done on the…

Physiotherapy for Women’s Health Issues in Singapore

When we think of physiotherapy, the first thing that often comes to mind is recovery from injury. But beyond physical injury, there are a host of issues that physiotherapy can…

How to be an Eco-Conscious Parent in Singapore: Tiffany Wee, naturopath and nutritionist

The recent World Environment Day (5 June) was a reminder to #BeatPlasticPollution and help release the chokehold of plastic on our planet. But apart from foregoing plastic, there are many…

Unexpected Blessing: Mum of Teens Naturally Pregnant at 45!

When her dad was diagnosed with cancer, it was a rude wake-up call for entrepreneur Andrea Chow. Late nights attending social events, smoking and drinking — it was time to…

Is Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD) making it hard for you to have sex and get Pregnant?

Low sexual desire. Rarely reaching orgasm. These were the two most common (out of six) sexual disorders that women in Singapore reported in a 2021 KKH study on women who…

Update on Male Fertility in Singapore

Still think it’s taboo for a ‘real man’ to talk about reproduction? Heads up, we’re in 2023 now and male infertility — defined as the inability for a male to…

How Pilates can Help ease your Pregnancy, Labour, & Childbirth experience

Twenty minutes and two pushes. That was all it took for Deborah Wong to birth her two babies: Mark, who is two and a half years old and Isabel, nine…

Fertility and Baby-making Facts: 10 Truths you Need to Know about Getting Pregnant

Does having normal periods mean you are fertile? Will lying on your back with your legs in the air give sperm the best shot at reaching their target? If you…

Parenting her Son with Down syndrome is hard but “love can change our hearts and our minds” says this Mum

Samantha Lee was in the middle of lessons one afternoon when she received the call from her gynaecologist’s clinic. “Immediately, I knew something must have been flagged,” the school teacher…

Having a Baby with Down syndrome in Singapore

“Doctor, you siao (Hokkien for “crazy”) is it,” Nancy Koh recalls saying to her obgyn (“he is Catholic and against abortion”) when he mentioned termination as an option following her…

5 easy Pilates exercises to Stay in Shape during Pregnancy and after Giving Birth

So you’re pregnant, and thinking of doing Pilates. Perhaps you’ve just had a baby, and heard that Pilates can help flatten the pregnancy pooch. Or seen those Pilates Tik Toks…

From Infertility to Adoption & Becoming a Mum at 40

Founder and director of Relish PR, Rachel Raeburn, spent her twenties exploring the world as a flight attendant. During that time, she met her husband-to-be, who was a fellow cabin…

When Should You Consider IVF, if you are Trying to Conceive?

Having witnessed countless in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) procedures over 28 years of his career, Thomson Fertility Centre’s Chief Embryologist Dr. Ethiraj Balaji Prasath has seen it all when it comes to…

A Fabulous Family Getaway at W Singapore – Sentosa Cove (Review + Giveaway)

A month with no public holidays to look forward to seems like the perfect excuse for a staycation. So when W Singapore – Sentosa Cove kindly invited us to stay…

All New Mums Face the Same Two Problems – Taiwanese Actress Lin Chiling Has the Solution!

No two women go through the same pregnancy journey or delivery experience. But after baby comes along, there are two problems that ALL mums have in common — having irregular…

How Much Does Confinement in Singapore 2022/2023 Cost?

Traditionally, after giving birth, new mums spend 30 days in confinement at home. It is a time for blissful bonding with your newborn, and for first-time mums, learning how to…

Singapore to Legalise Elective Egg Freezing in 2023 – 5 Things You Need to Know

Have you heard? Starting next year, women from 21 to 35 years of age can undergo elective egg freezing in Singapore. Currently, women can only freeze their eggs for medical…

Breast Cancer and Pregnancy

Breast cancer during pregnancy is known as gestational breast cancer, or pregnancy-associated breast cancer (PABC). It refers to breast cancers that occur whilst pregnant, in the first year postpartum, or…

Top 12 Foods to Eat for the Best Nutrition during Pregnancy

The common adage during pregnancy is that you can, and should “eat for two”. That, we now know, is a misconception. Pregnancy nutrition does not mean eating more. A pregnant…

Giving Breastfeeding Mothers the Support they need + Philips Avent Giveaway

If you are a mum-to-be, or a new mum, you are probably aware that breastfeeding is good for your baby. According to UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund), breast milk “protects…

Fertility Massage Therapy Helped Her Conceive – Now She’s Helped 1,000 Other Women

Wendy Liu is a massage therapist specialising in fertility massage therapy, and founder of Highlander Wellness Centre. The cheerful 40-year-old is happily married and is proud mama to three children….

Pregnancy Aches and Pains

If you are pregnant, and feeling aches and pains around certain parts of your body, take heart. You are not alone, and there is a remedy for the pain. Almost…

My Baby was the 7th TAPVR Patient in Singapore’s History

For as long as she can remember, Mabel Tan, now a 37-year-old financial services director, had always envisioned herself becoming a mother someday. She loves children and recalls always wanting…

10 things we love about Momley Loft, a new resort-style confinement sanctuary for mums who have just given birth in Singapore

Nestled between the raucous fun of Wild Wild Wet water park and the lush greenery of Pasir Ris Park, Momley Loft is a new confinement sanctuary where mothers can rest…

She Suffered a Stroke while Pregnant at Seven Months

Like any other young mum, motherhood means love, family, and happiness for 34-year-old financial services advisor, Joy Chia. She met her husband-to-be in 2002, and they tied the knot in…

4 Best Things New Mums should do for Postpartum Wellbeing & Recovery

No matter how healthy you were before giving birth, going through pregnancy and giving birth have consequences on the body. Adding to the physical stress are fatigue, and sleep deprivation….

#SupportLocal 10 Up-and-coming Family-forward Brands (plus Giveaways!)

Parenting can be hard work. It begins from fretting about poor breastmilk supply to choosing the right kind of clothing for our tots. As the kids get older, we run…

Ramadan Fasting during Pregnancy: How to Do It Safely

Ramadan is a holy month that Muslims use as a time for spiritual reflection. Muslims spend the 30 days of Ramadan fasting from sunrise to sunset, praying more intensely, and…

After almost 10 years of painful intercourse, this mum-of-two learnt she had PeVD

Three to four months after giving birth to her first child, Mary* (*not her real name) and her husband had sex. To her shock, the advertising specialist felt “a burning…

Is Sex Painful, especially after giving Birth? You could have PeVD

Sex is bliss, but not when every slip, stroke, and slide brings pain rather than pleasure. And while you can achieve satisfaction by other means, why limit intimacy when you…

Hospital Maternity Package options in Singapore (2022 update) for Pregnant mums-to-be

Are you expecting a Tiger baby this year? Congratulations! If you are still wondering where to give birth, bookmark this maternity package list for Singapore hospitals to go through. Within…

Misconceptions about Miscarriages Cleared Up

The birth of a new baby is a joyous occasion. However, for every mother who carries a precious pregnancy to term, there may be a friend or relative who miscarries. Such…

9 Must-haves to Reduce Stretch Marks while Soothing and Pampering your Pregnant Belly

Up to 90 per cent of women develop stretch marks during pregnancy, and while we’re proud of our “tiger stripes” and “stretchies” (thank you, Chrissy Teigen) we don’t need them…

Why Drip Chicken Essence should be part of your Confinement diet

Pregnancy and birthing change a woman’s body in incredible ways. Apart from the fact that a brand new human being is grown and born, blood is lost, organs are shifted,…

Hands-free Breast Pumps for every Breastfeeding Mum

Have you seen that illustration of a mother with multiple arms juggling multiple chores while a baby nurses at her breast? Often that’s what being a mum feels like. That’s…

[GIVEAWAY] FREE Baby Express Breast Pumps and Travel Pouch sets!

When you are a mother, it can seem as if there are never enough hours in a day to do all the things you need to do. If you are…

Trying To Conceive? Do these 5 Things before seeing a Fertility Doctor

This article was medically reviewed by Michael L. Eisenberg, M.D (M.D., Director of Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery. Associate Professor of the Department of Urology at Stanford University School of…

Caesarean Delivery – What Really Happens during Your C-section?

Baby on the way? Congrats! Have you considered and discussed birth options with your ob-gyn? While most mums-to-be prefer a natural birth, a.k.a. vaginal delivery, it may not be advisable…

No Babymoon in Sight? Plan a Romantic Staycation in Singapore Instead!

Your complexion is glowing and your baby bump is growing. But you’re so done with morning sickness and stressing over which baby stroller to buy. The thought of the end…

Pregnant? Use this Pregnancy Checklist to Plan for the next 9 months

So you’ve just got the #BFP (Big Fat Positive). Congrats, you are pregnant! Now what? Breathe, stroke that belly, and read on. In this pregnancy checklist, we’ve laid out all…

Do You Know Your Maternity Leave and Paternity Leave Entitlements?

In Singapore, many kids grow up in dual-income families, with both parents working. Whether it is by need or by choice, what’s important is for parents to maintain a healthy…

Condemned to Be Childless After Two Ectopic Pregnancies and IVF Fails – or So She Thought!

After enduring two devastating ectopic pregnancies followed by multiple unsuccessful rounds of IVF, entrepreneur Ong Shu Hwai finally made peace with the fact that she’d never have a child of…

11 Best Breast Pumps for Breastfeeding Mums in Singapore

When you want to milk every last drop of precious breast milk for your little one, a breast pump can help. Breast milk is the ideal food for babies. It…

8 Common Causes of Hair Loss and How to Prevent It with This 45-minute Treatment

Stress levels are definitely rising in conjunction with the spike in COVID-19 cases in Singapore. Especially for parents, who once again had to readjust as our kids resumed full-time Home-Based…

10 Expert-recommended Tips for a Successful Breastfeeding journey after Giving Birth

That breast milk is the best milk for babies is well known. So if you are pregnant, and planning to nurse your newborn, good. Aim to breastfeed exclusively in the…

5 things every New Mum should do to Heal Well after Giving Birth

Pregnancy and the process of giving birth are wonderful experiences, but they can be tough on women. Physically, your body has just been through a major transformation and a mind-blowing…

Checklist to Choosing the Right Confinement Caterer

Not everyone is fortunate enough to have family members with the time and knowhow to cook confinement food for us. And even if you hire a confinement nanny, her services…

5 Tips for Breastfeeding Success after Giving Birth

Breast milk, also known as “liquid gold”, is the best food for your newborn. It has the perfect proportion of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients to nourish your baby. It contains…

10 Postnatal Massage services to help you Heal and Slim down after giving Birth

Pregnancy and giving birth can take a lot — literally! — out of a woman’s body. It’s no wonder that new mothers are advised to go through confinement to help…

Tips for Healthier Postpartum Recovery + Bonus Meal Plan for Breastfeeding Mums

After nine months of careful planning and watching what you eat, you would think that you can finally go back to consuming your favourite foods again now that baby’s here….

Postpartum Hair Loss: When Prevention is Better than Cure

Karen just had her baby and she’s in seventh heaven. Until she suddenly notices clumps of hair on her hairbrush and her husband teases that she’s shedding more than a…

Doctor Q&A: COVID-19 Vaccine during Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and TTC

Singapore’s COVID-19 vaccination programme is well underway. As of 10 May, almost 1.3 million people have completed their two-dose regimen of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine. Another 1.8 million are…

Are you Pregnant? Check these 9 Early Signs of Pregnancy to find out

Are there early signs of pregnancy that can tell you if you are expecting even before you take a pregnancy test? Yes. A pregnancy test kit detects human chorionic gonadotrophin…

MediSave for Pregnancy and TTC – Financial Aid for Making Babies (2021 Update)

Whether you’re Trying To Conceive (TTC) or have just discovered that Baby is on the way, it can be one of the most exciting ­— yet stressful — times of…

Mums-to-Be, Take Note of These 8 CNY Goodies Pregnant Women Should Avoid

To most of us, Chinese New Year is all about catching up with loved ones over yummy food. From bountiful reunion dinners to an abundance of addictive CNY goodies, it’s…

What is postnatal confinement at KAI Singapore like? This mum shares her review

If you are pregnant, and you haven’t considered KAI Singapore (previously known as KAI Suites) for your confinement, are you really even pregnant? Just kidding. But really, this new luxury…

Support your Breastfeeding Life with the Most Complete* Maternal Milk (+ Giveaway)

Welcoming a baby to the family is a joyous and exciting occasion. But for most new mums, this period of life can be hectic as well. There are so many…

10 Tips from TCM to Improve your Fertility and have a Baby

If you have been trying to have a baby for a while, without success, it can be hard to face each new day with hope and optimism. You question your…

Stretch Marks: Prevent, Reduce, and Treat them with this Clinically-Proven Gel

Whether you call them “pregnancy battle scars”, “mummy stripes”, or “angel scratches”, stretch marks are common. Up to 90% of pregnant women, 70% of adolescent females, and 40% of adolescent…

Care, Problems, and Treatments for your breasts after giving birth, and breastfeeding

Since 2003, breast cancer has been the top cause of cancer deaths for women in Sinagpore. Worldwide, it is the most common cancer diagnosed in women. October is Breast Cancer…

Esther Kwan’s Lushly Gorgeous Bohemian-style Maternity Shoot

At 37 weeks of pregnancy, you could be feeling like an over-pumped blimp, bursting at its seams, and ready to pop anytime. Then again you could be like human resources…

48 Top Maternity, Newborn, Children & Family Photography Studios in Singapore

Your pregnancy lasts around 40 weeks. Those tiny newborn facial features? Not even 40 days. And as your children grow, every milestone along the way is yet another experience to…

Hospital Maternity Packages in Singapore 2020

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….

#SupportLocal with these Homegrown Creations for Mums and Babes (+ Gooberr & Little Bearnie Giveaways)

Just as some of the top obgyns in Singapore are male, you don’t have to be a mother, or female, to do something for women and babies. “It’s also worth…

Rachel Wee’s Blissfully Dreamy (Post) Maternity Shoot with Baby Ellery

There’s a saying that when it comes to babies, even the best-laid plans can go awry. Indeed, what was meant to be a maternity photoshoot for Bae Skin co-owner Rachel…

Do Pregnancy Exercise for Easier Labour and Delivery

Desiree Chung, 40, started personal fitness training two years ago, when her first child was three years old. When the auditor got pregnant again, she asked her obgyn if she…

12 Confinement Food Delivery Caterers in Singapore (2020 update)

Congrats! You’ve made it through pregnancy, and the birth of your little one. Now, it’s time for you to rest, relax, and recover. Traditionally, after giving birth, new mums spend…

11 Prenatal Nutrition Tips for Mums-to-be (+ Bonus Recipe!)

Did you know that prenatal nutrition matters even before you get pregnant? According to registered nutritionist and dietician, Eve Persak, what you eat — or not — can affect both…

The Best Organic and Natural Skincare and Makeup for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Mums in Singapore

Pregnancy is a hormone-volatile period for women, and one place where this makes itself seen and felt is on the skin. So while your attention is (unsurprisingly) on growing a…

10 Things to do Before your Baby is Born

If you are a first-time mum, awaiting the arrival of your baby can be exhilarating, and sometimes, scary. Every single day brings a brand new experience, whether it’s the first…

Expecting my first Baby during the Covid-19 Pandemic Lockdown

I feel the familiar cold jelly on my huge belly and see my baby pop up in black and white squiggles on the ultrasound monitor. “He’s pretty low already,” my…

Exercise during Pregnancy: What you need to know

Exercise has multiple benefits for everyone, especially when you are pregnant. So no matter how tempting, unless there are valid reasons to do so, pregnancy is not an excuse to…

Trying for a Baby? Everything You Need is at Thomson Fertility Centre

Working on fertility issues is stressful for couples. If you’ve been on the TTC (trying-to-conceive) path, or are currently on it, you know how anxiety can trail you every step…

Milking It: Top 7 Breast Pumps for Breastfeeding Mums

Breast pumps are an essential tool for any breastfeeding Mum. But with all the different types of breast pumps out there, how do you find one that suits your needs?…

COVID-19: On Transmission in Kids, Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Cases of COVID-19 continue to rise around the world. In Singapore, we’ve seen a spike in the number of cases over the last few days as well. And Case 160…

Having her second child through IVF at age 48 was “divine intervention”, says Lily Kew of Kew Organics

This Lunar New Year is a special one for Lily Kew. The 48-year-old is celebrating it as a mum of two, having given birth to her second daughter in November…

I Dream of Gynae – How to Choose Dr Right when You’re Pregnant

No two women are the same, and this is perhaps even more true when it comes to the pregnancy journey. Every mum-to-be has different physical needs, as well as hopes,…

MediSave for Pregnancy – Maximise Your Claims and Minimise Your Costs

You’ve discovered that you’re about to become a mummy — or daddy — and you’re over the moon. But once the initial excitement subsides, it’s time to think about the…

3 Stages in Every Woman’s Life that Call for an Extra Boost

Do you recall your mum and grandma telling you to take care during puberty because it sets the stage for healthy womanhood? Then when you got pregnant, they say that…

Infant Care in Singapore: How to Choose the Right one for your Baby

The decision to put your baby in infant care can be a momentous one. You may not have any other option but this. On the other hand, it may be…

Common Pregnancy Aches and Pains You Should Not Ignore

Being pregnant is a joyful experience for most women but it also comes with certain levels of discomfort, as your body adjusts to the changes you’re going through. And, as…

Hospital Maternity Packages in Singapore: 2019 Update

Times have changed. More parents-to-be are willing to splurge on a luxury hospital maternity package these days. Which makes sense, considering it may be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many couples,…

Fruit and Pregnancy: Which are Best for You and your Baby?

When I was pregnant, I was advised to avoid eating certain fruits. Pineapples, I was told, could be “bad” for the pregnancy. So I steered clear of this tangy fruit….

Gestational Diabetes 101 – Are You at Risk?

In Singapore, gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) occurs in about one in four to five pregnancies. This is according to a study published in May 2018 by the Agency for Care…

Cheapest Baby Diapers in Singapore 2019: Where to Buy

True fact: in their first year, a baby can go through up to 2,500 diapers. That’s a lot of money drowned in pee and poop. If you are an advocate…

How to Nourish Your Body at Every Stage of Motherhood

Mothers have an amazing ability to think on their feet while running around all day. They make sure everyone in the family is cared for, often at the expense of…

Breastfeeding (in a Coma) Saved My Life

Today she is well-known in local maternity circles as The Baby Whisperer. But lactation consultant and ParentCraft expert Dr Wong Boh Boi was once a young wife and mother who…

Having Sex hurts after Giving Birth to Baby? Here’s Why, + How to Make Whoopee Great Again

Modern women are female warriors at home and in the boardroom. But one thing these wonder women don’t talk about, say doctors, is sex. In particular, postpartum sex, which can…

Maternity Insurance: what you think you don’t need, but should have

You’ve read up about morning sickness, foetal scans, and pregnancy cravings. But have you thought about maternity insurance? Kaibin’s first pregnancy and delivery was smooth-sailing. So when she was pregnant…

Pregnancy Self-Care, Trimester-by-trimester

Now that you’ve marked the presence of those two lines on your pregnancy test kit with a happy cheer, a quick text to the hubs and an Instagram post, it’s…

All you need to know about Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) during Pregnancy

Are you pregnant? Get up and move, as you could be more vulnerable to Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) when you are expecting. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is more commonly known…

Genetic Carrier Screening in Singapore: What you need to know

What if you could know whether or not your future child carries the risk of being affected by a genetic disorder? Now, with genetic carrier testing, you can. Did you…

11 Best Support Groups In Singapore For First-Time Parents

New parent in Singapore? Turn to one of these support groups for help with every question you may have about taking care of baby! For many first-time parents, raising a…

10 Ways to Prep Your Body for Optimum Fertility Before Pregnancy

If you’re thinking of adding to your family in the near future, you’re not alone. However, getting pregnant (especially if you’re not in your 20’s) isn’t simply a matter of…

Iron Deficiency Anaemia in Pregnancy could be Dangerous for You and your Baby

Pregnant women are more prone to iron deficiency anaemia and it could be dangerous for your baby too, so get a healthy dose of iron to prevent it from happening…

Best Party Venues (that You never thought of) to Celebrate Baby’s Full Month

For most Chinese in Singapore, it is tradition to commemorate a baby’s Full Month (also known as Full Moon or 满月 “Man Yue”). This happy milestone is celebrated when the…

Fighting to Have A Baby through IVF; Fighting to Make Time for Baby

Linda Locke became a mum at 43 after five IVF attempts over one and a half years, quitting her successful advertising job along the way. And then the hard part began…

10 Useful Christmas Gifts for New Mums & Mums-to-Be (2018)

Christmas becomes more fun when you’re cuddling your baby or awaiting the arrival of your little one. Find the perfect Christmas gift for new mums and mums to be this…

Dawn and Nicholas’ Whimsical Night-time Maternity Photoshoot with Knotties Frame

Every pregnancy is different, yet they are all beautiful. See how Dawn and Nicholas immortalised the memories of their pregnancy journey with a romantic night-time maternity photoshoot. When we contacted…

13 Picture Perfect Maternity / Prenatal / Pregnancy Photoshoot Ideas

Being pregnant is a gift, so why not capture its most precious moments? Try one of these maternity photoshoot ideas for that perfect shot. Pregnancy is often described as the…

8 Confinement Caterers to Know in Singapore

You’ll have your hands full dealing with a newborn, so why not leave the cooking to someone else? Nourish your body with nutritious food from these confinement caterers! Bringing Baby home for…

Tian Yuan Xiang Chicken Essence offers Optimal Nourishment for Pregnancy and Beyond

In Asia, Tian Yuan Xiang Chicken Essence is foremost on people’s minds when it comes to pregnancy nourishment, lactation, and confinement For every pregnant woman, health is a concern that…

10 Maternity Wear Brands to Help You Get Your Style On

We’ll be direct – maternity wear often means oversized dresses, flowy tops (that hide your gorgeous bump), or pants that are far too tight. Instead of highlighting your radiant pregnancy…

Breastfeeding Hacks: Ease those Aches and Pains from Nursing your Newborn

Breastfeeding is one of the most significant ways a mother and her newborn bond. You’d think it would be easier, being supposedly au naturel, but it consistently proves to be a…

Pregnancy Week-by-Week Guide – Everything You Need to Know as Your Baby Bump Grows

Ready for motherhood? This pregnancy week-by-week guide tells you what’s going on in your uterus and what you can expect as your baby bump grows. Congratulations on your BFP (big…

5 Useful Pregnancy Splurges That Are Totally Worth Spending On

If you’re going to have a baby, should you even think of indulging in a pregnancy splurge? Yes, especially for these items that we recommend, as they’ll certainly help make…

Confinement Nanny in Singapore: 5 Important Questions to Ask before Hiring One

We’ve all heard horror stories of confinement nannies. It’s little wonder then that first-time mums would be hesitant about hiring one. One way to avoid this is to think about…

7 Antenatal Classes in Singapore that’ll take you from Bump to Baby with Ease

If you are a first-time parent-to-be, attending antenatal classes can help clear doubts, ease worries, and offer you confidence to take on your new role and face the new, kid-included…

Using Medisave for Maternity Packages in Malaysia Can Help You Save Money on Prenatal Costs

Hoping to save as much as you can on prenatal costs? Using Medisave for maternity packages in Malaysia can help you cut costs by as much as 50 per cent!  Having…

Hospital Maternity Packages in Singapore: 2018 Update

Maternity hospitals here are pampering mums-to-be with more luxurious facilities, specialised services and extra perks every year. Here are the latest deets on hospital maternity packages in 2018. Are you…

Donate Cord Blood, and you could help Save a Life

Start your parenting journey with a good deed. Donate cord blood and you – and your baby – could help save a life. After your baby is born, the umbilical…

Yes, Pregnancy is Possible. This Fertility Forum by Mount Elizabeth Fertility Centre (MEFC) will tell you how

Pregnancy may seem impossible but with the right help, you can achieve your dream of having healthy babies. Find out how at this free public forum by Mount Elizabeth Fertility…

How to Hire a Confinement Nanny

A confinement nanny is someone who will help a new mum have a smooth transition from pregnancy to post-delivery life. She should cook you nutritious meals, ensure that you get…

Trying to Conceive? Go Holistic for Fertility Success

Receive the best of both worlds – consultation from both Western and TCM perspectives — for a holistic fertility assessment at Thomson Fertility Centre. Ms Lim and her husband were…

Bad OSCAR Test Results? Here’s What you Should Do Next

The OSCAR test is a standard first-trimester screening test for abnormalities or genetic diseases in the foetus. Most tests results are fine. But what if yours isn’t? What was meant…

20 Housecall Services in Singapore Every Mum Should Know About

Working hard is good, but knowing how to work smart while getting more done is way better! These housecall services can truly be a lifesaver for busy mums Here’s the…

Prenatal Massage in Singapore: 10 Most Pampering Ones We Love

Every mummy-to-be handles pregnancy differently. While some are blessed with a beautiful pregnancy glow, and sail through the entire process with zero fuss, many other women find that pregnancy is…

Dad-to-be Survival Kit

All the attention falls upon the Mum-to-be and her baby bump when she’s pregnant. But what about the often-bewildered Dad-to-be? We come to his rescue with a list of what…

24-hour Eating Places to Fulfil Those Nocturnal Preggo Cravings

Is it just us, or does being pregnant make you exceptionally prone to late night hunger pangs? Check out this round-up of 15 supper spots which will fulfil all your…

Prenatal Scans and Tests for your Peace of Mind when Pregnant

You’ve taken that first test to find out if you are pregnant, and passed it. Congratulations! Now get ready for the prenatal tests you’ll can choose to take throughout your…

The Best Ways to Ensure IVF Success

Every IVF cycle brings with it hopes, dreams, and sometimes, failure. But there are ways to boost your chances of success when doing IVF. Here are some of them. Up…

12 Tips To Boost your Fertility and Get Pregnant Faster

So you’re planning to have a baby? Before you start trying, read on to find out what you need to know to ensure that you have the best chances of…

5 Easy Postnatal Yoga Exercises New Mums can do At Home to Get Back in Shape

No time to go to the gym? Can’t bear to leave Baby behind while you head out to work out? No problem, new mum, you can do these postnatal exercises…

New Star Tonic – Tian Yuan Xiang Chicken Essence (田原香滴鸡精) from Taiwan is finally here in Singapore!

Forget those stuffy stereotypes about Chicken Essence! Every precious drop of Tian Yuan Xiang 滴鸡精 (Chicken Essence) is extracted using traditional ancient methods, making it the best choice for taking care of you…

HealthHub – Your Pregnancy. Your Baby’s Health. In Your Hands

Created with healthcare experts from KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, HealthHub Track helps mums-to-be in Singapore track and ensure a healthy and active pregnancy Hello mum-to-be. Congratulations on your pregnancy,…

7 Common Fertility Problems that Couples in Singapore Face

You could “do it like they do on the Discovery Channel” every night and still have no baby after all that effort. What’s affecting your fertility? What can you do…

17 Pregnancy and Birth Superstitions You Should NOT Believe

Pregnant? Don’t look at animals. Don’t renovate your house. Don’t eat ‘cooling’ food. But most importantly, don’t believe every single thing you hear. Now that’s the truth, not the superstition….

Hospital Maternity Packages in Singapore: Updated for 2016/2017

Expecting a baby? Good news – maternity packages offered by hospitals in Singapore have reached luxurious new heights. We bring you a list of facilities and services 10 maternity hospitals here…

4 Mental Strategies to Prepare Yourself for Labour and Childbirth

You’ve carried this baby for two trimesters and done all your parenting prep. Now that you’re in the home stretch and have everything all set, it’s time to kick back…

Choose the Right Footwear to Support your Pregnancy

With pregnancy comes an exciting wardrobe overhaul. For sure, you’ll need maternity wear to accommodate the growing bump, as well as the right nursing clothes for breastfeeding. Footwear, however, is something…

IVF in Singapore: Is It Getting More Affordable?

When you have been having issues trying for a baby, the decision as to whether or not to undergo IVF and other fertility treatments is usually a daunting one. In…

10 Ways to Prepare for Breastfeeding while Pregnant

So you’ve decided that you want to breastfeed your little one after he or she is born. Congratulations and definitely go for it! Breast milk is scientifically proven to be…

31 Best Maternity, Baby & Family Photographers in Singapore

You don’t have to be a supermodel to enjoy a professional photoshoot. With the rise of social media platforms such as Instagram, capturing and sharing quality pictures is all the…

Giving Birth? What should you pack in your Hospital Delivery Bag?

In preparation for giving birth to my first child, I packed practically everything but the kitchen sink to bring to the hospital with me – a music player, a stress…

Choose the Right Nursing Wear for a Successful Breastfeeding Journey

Breastfeeding is a wonderful choice you’re making for your baby’s health. However, having to feed on demand or at regular intervals takes time and commitment. Therefore, a good nursing wardrobe…

Do You Really Need to go for Prenatal Classes?

Pregnant for the first time? Belt up. Pregnancy is one of the most educational experiences a woman can go through, and we’re here to help you navigate the next nine…

What you Need to Know about Stillbirth

That positive on a pregnancy test stick usually leads to a warm, fragrant, bundle in your arms nine months later. But what if it doesn’t? One of the most harrowing experiences…

Taking Care of Your Teeth During Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be havoc on your teeth. Morning sickness, a more sensitive gag reflex, tender gums, and fatigue may cause you to neglect routine oral care such as brushing and flossing. If that’s…

Full Moon Party Packs for Baby’s first Celebration!

The celebration that marks baby’s first month is probably one of the most important milestones in her brand new life. At the full moon (满月 or “man yue”) party, friends…

Dealing With Miscarriage

A miscarriage is defined as a pregnancy that fails to progress, resulting in the death and expulsion of the embroyo or foetus usually before 20 weeks of gestation. Miscarriage is probably one…

Should You Exercise During Your Pregnancy?

It seems that when a woman gets pregnant, the general public opinion is that she should cut back on her exercise. Perhaps this is due to the perception that pregnant…

Pregnant? Here’s how You can make the most out of your Chinese New Year with the Bump!

Crossing over into a new year is always exciting. After glitzy Christmas celebrations and crazy countdown parties, it’s time to prepare for the Chinese New Year (CNY). If you’re pregnant at this…

10 Ways Dads can Help with Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is only for mums. True? Yes, but the success of mum’s breastfeeding journey depends (partly) on the man. Here in Singapore, 99 per cent of new mothers try breastfeeding, half…

Finding the Best Chinese Name for your Baby

One of the most important decisions that parents will ever have to make on behalf of their children is to choose his or her name. For the more traditional of Chinese families,…

Swelling (Edema) in Pregnant Women

Edema (water retention) is a condition you are likely to experience when you are pregnant. You’ll discover that physical expansion is not limited to the middle of the body. In…

10 Foods & Drinks to Fight The Haze

The haze has made its annual appearance yet again. This time, however, it appears to be lingering for longer than usual. It has created an environment to which most Singaporeans…

Bond with Baby Early by Communicating with Your Bump!

Even before I was pregnant, I knew I wanted to start developing the bond with my baby as early as from the womb. While many parents­-to-­be find it hard to…

Choosing your Gynae: The Quest for Dr Right

As everyone who has ever visited a doctor knows, it’s not always hunky-dory from the get-go. Bedside manner, expertise, personality, cost of fee – there are so many factors involved….

Breastfeeding Your Premature Baby

You’ve decorated your nursery, read the pregnancy ‘bible’ What to Expect When You’re Expecting, and attended all the prenatal classes you’ve signed up for. What you didn’t expect was to…

Prenatal Yoga: All you need to know

Are you a yoga practitioner wondering if you should continue now that you’re pregnant? Or perhaps you’ve heard that yoga is good for pregnant mothers but are not sure how…

Be Prepared For The Unexpected: Protect Yourself Against Pregnancy Complications

As an expectant mother, it is only natural to dream of a perfect birthing process. Amidst excitement and anticipation, some of us almost never accommodate the thought of a medical…

Work-Life Balance for New Mums!

Not all mothers have the privilege of enjoying an extended maternity leave, longer than the prescribed sixteen weeks. Financial constraints or the desire to simply want to return to the…

Co-Sleeping: the Big Questions

The inside cover of Antonella Gambotto-Burke’s new book Mama: Love, Motherhood and Revolution (which will be released worldwide 7 July 2015) describes it as a “brilliant, passionate and moving exploration…

One More Reason to Breastfeed Your Baby

Childhood obesity is currently a worrying trend in many developed nations of our increasingly fast-paced world. The vast majority amongst us would probably host notions that childhood obesity is the…

Pregnancy & Your Joints

Pregnancy marks the start of an incredible journey for every woman. It also signals the impending arrival of an amazing metamorphosis of the female body. Some facets of this transformation…

“Let’s Celebrate!” with Sweetest Moments

The afternoon of 8 May 2015 saw local enterprise, Sweetest Moments, unveiling its revamped branding direction and future plans to its long-time friends as well as the members of the…

All About Premature Babies

Approximately six to seven per cent of all singleton pregnancies in Singapore deliver prematurely, or about one in 15 babies, says Dr Mark Loh, Paediatrician and Neonatologist at Mount Elizabeth…

Using Epidural for Normal Delivery

As a first-time mother, I spent 16 hours in labor. Going in and out of a pain I had never experienced before, I remember being told to curl up on…

Can I Take a Flight while Pregnant?

Now that you are pregnant, it seems like there are a 101 things you are not supposed to eat or do. No sashimi, no alcohol, reduce caffeine, no roller coaster…

Need To Know: Postpartum Haemorrhage

Two-thirds of with postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) have no risk factors for this birth complication which happens in about five per cent of births worldwide. Dr Kelly Loi from the Health…

10 Tips for Dads-to-be, from Dads-who’ve-been

It’s not just women who learn about pregnancy and parenting when the pee-stick shows a Postive. Men also go through a learning process and are filled with expectations and anxiety,…

What to Expect: Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC)

Vaginal Birth After Caesarean or VBAC is the term used to describe the process when a woman gives birth vaginally after having had a previous caesarean delivery. It includes birth…

All Babies Are Clever

When I was expecting my first child eight years ago, I checked with my obstetrician if it was all right to eat this and that, or do this and that….

Pregnancy Tests & Scans

Throughout your pregnancy, you will have to go through a series of blood tests, ultrasounds and the like. This is all done to ensure the health of both mother and…

Happy Tummy. Happy Baby. Find out more…

As a parent you want only the best for your child. So, you weigh every choice you make carefully. You research, you speak to your friends and you consult doctors….

Road to a Successful C-Section

Wong Lina, 37, who manages a travel agency, is the mother of three children aged 12, 10 and 5. She delivered all her babies through C-section. For the first one,…

Water Birth: A Gentler Birth

Birth in water, known as water birth, is one of the gentlest ways for a baby to be born. This ancient practice, which has been revived by birthing mothers today,…

Good Eats for Mums-to-be

Being pregnant is great, isn’t it? You can forget about the weight, dine like a queen, and everything becomes a movable feast – or not. For when you’re growing the…

For a Shorter and Easier Labour, Exercise during Pregnancy

In the past, it was believed that pregnant women had to abstain from physical activity. However, it is now known that exercise, correctly done, is important and beneficial to the…

Pregnant? Watch out for UTI Woes

A month ago, I experienced some bleeding while urinating. You can imagine my anxiety and fear as I was 15 weeks pregnant then. I thought I was going to have…

Are You Pregnant?

Trying to conceive and then waiting to know if you are indeed pregnant are nail-biting experiences for a woman. You may feel butterflies in your stomach, a sense of excitement…

Baby Sleep Secrets: Preparing During Pregnancy

Are you still rocking your baby to sleep each night, or worse, multiple times per night? Or perhaps you’re pregnant and wondering how to ensure that the little one who’s…

Communicating With Your Doctor About Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding mothers often receive conflicting advice from doctors. As a nursing mum, you may feel intimidated about challenging your doctor’s advice on breastfeeding. Doctors’ knowledge and personal experiences with breastfeeding…

8 Handy Wardrobe Essentials for New Mums-To-Be

For obvious reasons, pregnancy is a time when most ladies will revamp their wardrobe. As you replace your normal clothes with maternity wear, do consider getting some of the following…

14 Pumping Tips for Working Mothers who are still Breastfeeding their Baby

Many mothers choose to feed their babies expressed breast milk (EBM) while they, the mums, are at work. This motivation to continue feeding breast milk stems from a desire to…

Morning Sickness Be Gone!

According to the American Pregnancy Association, about 70 to 80 per cent of pregnant women experience some form of morning sickness. Symptoms include nausea and vomiting, but don’t be fooled…

Midwifery in Singapore: The EMMa Care Programme

The term ‘midwife’ means ‘with woman’. Traditionally, mothers depended on specially-skilled wise women to care for them in pregnancy, labour, birth, and postnatally. Present-day midwifery is a reflection of how…

Pregnancy Sex: To Do It Or Not To Do It?

Sex during pregnancy and after giving birth can be as enjoyable as before, as long as you’re paying close attention to your body One of the things that many women…

HypnoBirthing®: A Calmer Birth

Tranquil. Deeply aware of my body’s work. A gentle arrival for my baby. Imagine a world where every baby is treated with gentleness from the moment he is conceived. Imagine…

First Aid for Families

You’re pregnant, you’ve bought the necessary baby items and spent a load on infant paraphernalia. You’ve read up on how to breastfeed, how to burp the baby, how to distinguish…

Parent Aid: Benefits and Subsidies for Parents in Singapore

Bringing up children in Singapore is too expensive, many people say. Indeed, the first few years of a child’s life are often the most costly for parents. In addition to…

Improve Your Chances of Conceiving

So the wedding has came and gone. You have support from your parents and the parents-in-law. Even government support has been increased. The only thing you need to do now…

8 considerations when choosing an Obstetrician

After testing positive for a pregnancy, the immediate concern of many first-time-mums is to find a good obstetrician. Given the many options available, the following considerations may help you to…

Pregnant? Look Fab, not Fat.

Pregnant? Can’t find anything to wear for the Lunar New Year? Fret not. Deborah Ng, director of Maternity Exchange, shows us how to celebrate the bump – fashionably – this…

Yes, You Can Travel During Pregnancy!

Whether you are going for a year-end holiday, a business trip or just your last vacation before you are grounded by Baby’s arrival, overseas travel during pregnancy entails certain risks…

Coping with Pregnancy Emotions

For a woman, pregnancy is a time of change. Physically, your body is changing to accommodate your baby’s needs. Emotionally, you are beginning to realise that you are now responsible…

The Cost of Having a Child in Singapore

You’re married and ready to hear the pitter-patter of little feet. Or perhaps you peed on a stick and a big fat positive appeared. Whether you’ve been putting away a…

The ART of Making Babies

On 25 July 1978, Louise Joy Brown, better known as the world’s first test-tube baby, was born. She was the result of an experimental procedure called in vitro fertilisation (IVF),…

Your Hospital Delivery Bag Checklist

Unless you have a planned Caesarean section or induced delivery, chances are that you will not be able to predict the exact day of your baby’s arrival. As some babies…

6 Things You Didn’t Know About Labour Pain

When labour is mentioned in tandem with childbirth, the first thought that goes though many women’s minds is pain. Indeed, there is pain in childbirth. However, women’s bodies were made…

Push, Mama, Push! Positioning for Labour & Birth

Think of labour and what comes to mind is, more often than not, the image of a woman on her back, hands over her belly, legs splayed. Labour can, however,…

Party On, It’s A Baby Shower!

Angelina Jolie had hers in Namibia. Gwen Stefani had a lamb theme (no doubt to go with her L.A.M.B. rocker clothing line) and received gifts from super chic baby boutique…

Creating Your Birth Plan

Becoming pregnant and giving birth to a baby are life-changing events in a woman’s life. For many a woman, her baby’s birth becomes one of her most precious memories. It…

Bringing on Labour the Natural Way

Your due date is long past, you are tired of feeling pregnant and most of all, you can’t wait to meet the little bundle that has been incubating inside you…

Your Pre-Conception Checklist

You have been cyber-stalking at your friends’ babies on Facebook; you have even been gawking at your colleague’s baby bump. When you find yourself secretly browsing those floral rompers at…

Breastfeeding Through Pregnancy

Many mothers become pregnant while breastfeeding an older baby. If you are in this scenario, you may face conflicting advice from family and friends about cutting back on breastfeeding or…

Your 9-Month Pregnancy Guide

“My mouth seems to fill up with saliva all the time, and swallowing it makes me queasy.” “I’m in the bathroom every half hour. Is it normal to be urinating…

Safeguard Your Fertility

Studies have shown that one in six couples today has trouble conceiving and new research has resulted in the alarming news that women’s fertility begins to decline at age 27,…

True Story: Baby Premature, Mum In A Coma

For two days after she had delivered her baby prematurely, Joycelyn lay in a coma. Her husband shuttled between the Intensive Care Unit and the neonatal ICU, burdened with the…

True story: “I had pre-eclampsia with two pregnancies”

When she was pregnant with her second child, Dewi Singgih had to visit her gynaecologist every five days. Thirty-two weeks into that pregnancy, Dewi was presented with the grim news…

Doula: Give Birth Comfortably with a Friend

It was one in the morning. Something happened while she was dreaming. She was all wet. But it was still two weeks before her baby’s due date. Was this the…

Eating for Two: Food to Avoid

Having discussed beneficial foods to consume during pregnancy, we move on to examine foods which should be avoided at all cost. Incorporating advice provided by Ms Lim Siew Choo, a…

How to Eat Well for Two: Nutrition during Pregnancy

As the saying goes, “you are what you eat”, so choose your food well, as this will provide the necessary building blocks for a healthy baby. Proper nutrition will provide…

Anticipating D-Day (Delivery day)

As their estimated delivery date draws near, many expectant mothers eagerly anticipate the arrival of their bundle of joy while dreading labour pains. Knowing what to expect in the final…

The Pregnancy Journey: Developments and Discomforts

Whether you are trying for a baby, or have just gotten a positive result from your pregnancy test (congrats!), it is good to know what you are in for when…

Gearing Up For A Natural Birth

Birth conjures up different images for different people. The media and society send messages about how birth is difficult and painful. On the flipside however, more stories are emerging about…

Fertility Factor: When You Want A Baby

So you’ve given up alcohol and caffeine, dropped the excess weight, and together with your spouse, have been burning the midnight oil. The mission: to make a baby. It’s been…

Hospital Maternity Packages in Singapore

Our birth rate may not be growing but services for mums and children are booming. If you are currently expecting a baby, you can enjoy facilities and services – such as…

Pre-Baby Blues

You’re pregnant, and worried about your unborn baby. That’s perfectly normal, of course. Low to moderate levels of anxiety are experienced by every mother-to-be in pregnancy. They tend to fluctuate…