i was confirmed positive last tue. i should be due next Feb. i'm going into week 5, and will go for a scan 2 tues later. As this is our first child, we are very excited about this pregnancy. All the best to all MTBs here and i'm sure we will have lots of things to discuss over this thread soon!
Thanks for responding to this thread... I am staying in Punggol and are you?
I find the package under Northern Hope seems reasonable. My hubby will feel good about paying that package too. Heard about Dr Chern too but she charged quite ex package now then before.
Actually I do get some pregnancy symptoms now but I am not sure if I am preggie or not... I get sore in the tail bone area, I get tired and get alittle giddy at times, and lastly my tummy gets a little cramp... sometimes on the right, sometimes on the left, sometimes on the middle area... So wierd... I mean, these are the symptoms I get when I have my first baby boy. My next mense due this weekday...
Can anybody tell me what's probably wrong? or if there's anybody who has such experiences too...
1)I'm with Dr Woo Bit Hwa at Northern Hop (Punggol Plaza), TMC
>>which clinic of TMC is he from? cos currently mine wifey is at TMC oso, but wif Dr Eunice Chua.
thinking of switching gyna due to the cost.
2)I dun have any symptoms, other than frequent urge to pee, hunger pangs (I'm v greedy to start with, so now, I'm like hungry ghost) and some slight tugging feeling in my tummy...
>>slight tugging feeling??
mine wifey dun have these type of feeling,
but she did experience those "empty empty" feeling in her stomach. normal?
3)when I called Northern Hope, the nurses rec'd Dr Woo to me although at first I wanted female gynae...
>>mind to share the contact for Northern Hope?
4)The package is good, S$800 + S$40 (GST) can sign on first visit. So we save alot of $ lor.
>>mind to elaborate what is inclusive inside the package? cos at TMC, the package can onli sign up during the 5mths.
TMC package: $1.5k, started at 5mths, do not include any medication n supplement, normal delivery.
Dr Woo package: $840 including GST, start anytime till delivery, include vitamin.
but, does it include the normal delivery as well?
Dr Woo's delivery package is different. He bundle delivery and room rates together:
1 bedder normal delivery is S$2.8k - 3.3k
4 bedder normal delivery is S$2k - S$2.5k
TMC's package the 1.5k is it any type of delivery also applicable? or got terms and condition? Cos I checked w my couz, her TMC package is S$1.5k, but hers was C section, added another 1k to the package.
Yes, I have a gynae in singapore - Dr Yeoh (female gynae) at Mt E. Actually I am quite confuse what can be done.
I guess I would have to fly back around Jul and clarify things with her. I kind of disappointed that there is no scanning at the hospital here. I only can rely on blood test and see that I am okie for HCG but too low for progesterone.
I will be seeing my referal gynae this sat, the first doc I see in bkk wasnt into pre-natal.. *sigh*
I wonder if I could still take package when i come back singapore or it is not worth it anymore.
Iceblue, you must everyday talk to bb and tell bb to be good, come out naturally without much pain for mummy then daddy can save money on delivery and buy nice things for you...heehee...
My hubby doing that now...v farnie...
BTW, my couz's delivery bill, got alot of additional things other than the doc's fees plus bed, so I think Dr Woo's delivery package should include those things? I will ask him during my next visit on next Thu.
Ice blue, room rates not as simple as you think. There are alot of other costs (delivery room usage costs, nurses fees, etc etc etc) factored into the bill also. Ask someone to show you their bill and you will get what I mean
And one more thing, depending on case, sometimes gynae will ask u back in 2 weeks instead of 1 month later. Mine he ask me back in 2 weeks, but it is still part of package.
And Single bedder rate per day is not S$250, is it S$350 already.
So after your factor in the new costs, plus the miscellanous costs, it will be around the same.
But we save alot on the antenatal cos we signed on first consultation, which means normally pple will go ard week 5, 9, 13, 17, 21(this is the week that can sign, 5 mths). So got 4 consults, which can add up to around S$900 (inclusive of all the vitamins you need to buy for the first and 2nd trimester).
Plus if the room rate is individually calculated, it depends on your check in time. IF you check in before 12, they will count it as 1 day also, even if you are there for few minutes before 12
Tt's why we are more comfy with the package, cos the nurse explained everything to us and we know there are no hidden costs
Medisave can deduct up to S$1.8k for normal delivery.
I think Dr Woo's one still quite ok, pay S$800 now for the rest of the pregnancy, then the rest pay upon delivery.
Plus for Medisave claims, you can claim S$450 for prenatal package and S$500 for doc's fees for delivery. If you get package which lump antenatal and delivery fees, then which are you going to claim for Medisave?
when I had first delivered my baby in East Shore Hospital, I had a c-section.. and the total hospital bill came up to $5kplus.. and in cash, we paid $2kplus... Oh well, by looking at the chart is just an approximate amount...
There are other costs incurred, like ward visiting, medicine, nurse fees, etc)... So just take the amount as an estimate ya...
Can log into their hospital website to find out their charges too...
Icy, I think if come back at 28 weeks get package is still worth it.
Cos from 28 weeks, you will have to see gynae at 28, 32, 34, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40 (assuming you pop at 40weeks)...That is 8 consults, which means if each consult with scan is around S$200, it will be S$1600?
my due date is first week of feb 2007...
this is my second baby. i had a scan last week..
my baby was 5 weeks 4 days and is 2 cm big.
amazingly, i can see my baby's heart beat through the scan.. the nurse told me that for a 5 weeks old baby to show heart beat and 2cm big.. is a very big baby... is it true?
I hope I'll belong here..once I confirm my pregnancy with my gynae. I took a home test kit and it showed a 'not so bold' positive line. My menses hasnt shown up yet..andd i have some preggie symptoms..so I'll just wait to see my gynae..and hope its good news. This is my second pregnancy..I miscarried my first baby at 10 weeks.
Nice to see u hear. Hope both of us will have smooth pregnancy.