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 it are the updated costs, amenities, and facilities that maternity hospitals in Singapore offer for parents-to-be. We’ve also included links to their virtual ward tours so you can get a closer look at the place where you’ll be welcoming your precious bundle. (In-person tours at most hospitals have been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.)
While the delivery costs indicated here are accurate at time of publishing, they are not all-inclusive. To get a more precise projection 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
Read on to find out more about the various hospital maternity packages in Singapore, and find one that’s perfect for you, and your bundle of joy.
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Comfort is key at this private hospital, where single (and above) room types are outfitted for utmost ease and privacy. There’s no need to overpack, mums. Toiletries are provided, as well as slippers, and towels. Send all the photos you want with in-room Wi-Fi, and let Dad room-in since partners eat and stay at no extra cost. Determined 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 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 (Normal/Assisted delivery)
- Single room: from $3,978
- Two-bedded room: from $2,992
- Superior room: from $6,678
Opened in 1924, this grand dame has witnessed the births of more Singaporeans than any other maternity hospital in Singapore. With a multidisciplinary perinatal team on 24/7 standby and specially-trained nurses in its obstetric wards, it’s the place for top-notch mum and baby care. No surprise then, that mums-to-be feel reassured about having their babies here. The 28 private delivery rooms each have a single bed, and an en-suite bathroom with shower facilities. There’s also a couch bed so dads-to-be can be there to welcome their newborns. Its Class A1 single-bed wards (see above) offer tastefully furnished air-conditioned rooms with attached bathroom, wardrobe, sofa bed, and mini fridge, among other amenities. Finally, in this BFHI-certified (Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative) hospital, healthy newborns get to room-in with mum for better bonding and breastfeeding – right from birth.
More perks Antenatal programme; complimentary breastfeeding class at the KKH PEC (Patient Education Centre); 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.
Cost of stay
- Single-bedded (Ward Type A1): from $2,138
- Four-bedded (Ward Type B1): from $1,378
Jade Lee, 37, gave birth to her daughter at KKH in September 2021
“I chose KKH as it is the leading women’s and children’s hospital in Singapore, has a well-maintained infrastructure, and experienced medical staff. Also, good feedback from friends about their delivery experiences in KKH encouraged us to have our baby here.
We had a great experience with our gynaecologist, Dr Lily Kho, and her assistant, Mary. The medical staff (doctors and nurses) in the delivery suite were very helpful, making sure the whole process was smooth. Dr Kho is encouraging, and reassuring. She explains things patiently, and is very detail-oriented. I was a worried first-time mum, but Dr Kho never failed to cheer us up during each check-up. In fact, every session was full of laughter!
I also appreciated the hospital’s systematic processes and clear instructions. Registration and payment can be done through a self-help kiosk, and doctor visits and medicine collection were smooth-sailing as well. All these made my KKH experience enjoyable.”
Mums gush about the warm and supportive environment here and having given birth to our babies in this hospital, we do too! The service is as intimate and personal as its space, which echoes the peaceful serenity of nearby MacRitchie Reservoir. Each single-bed room has free high-speed Wi-Fi, an in-room safe, mini fridge, wardrobe, sofa bed, as well as an attached bathroom. Dads can stay over (single rooms only) at a companion fee of $96.15. The Family Suite @ Our Lady’s Ward features a separate and spacious guest lounge area that can convert into a second companion’s sleeping area. Confinement food is available, as well as Chinese, Malay/Indian and Western cuisine. Finally, all newborns – regardless of race, nationality or religion – can have a baby blessing in the hospital 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, and discounts from retail partners. There is also a practical maternity bag with essential items for mum and baby as well as the ever-popular baby bath tub. Also included are a complimentary 30-min prenatal foot massage and maternity photoshoot.
Cost of stay (inclusive of GST)
- Single Room: from $3,453.96
- The Family Suite (shown above): from $4,364.53
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All the Single Rooms and Maternity Suites here are luxuriously furnished with premium bath amenities, a flatscreen TV with 34 channels, and free Wi-Fi to keep new mums (and daddies too) comfortable and connected during their stay. The suites boast a spacious guest lounge area so your extended family can delight in Baby’s birth without overcrowding you. At this BFHI-certified hospital, experienced nurses support your early parenthood journey with advice on bathing and breastfeeding. A Hugs & Kisses Infant RFID Protection System ensures security for you and your little one. It even sings a tune when Baby comes to you!
More perks Confinement menu; parking for one 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 $4,238
- Two-bedded room: from $3,303
- Daffodil/Magnolia Suite: from $13,142
You’re guaranteed privacy here as Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital is the only single-room maternity hospital in Singapore. Furthermore, at this BFHI-certified hospital, mums-to-be welcome their newborns in boutique-style comfort, privacy, and luxury. Little things that make a big difference include a welcome mini bar, Wi-Fi, a tablet for mobile web surfing, a 46” LED TV with in-room entertainment system, and premium bath toiletries. The hospital also provides personalised post-natal confinement menus, complimentary 15-minute head and shoulder massage, bath demonstrations and breastfeeding coaching. When you’re ready to go home, enjoy hospital discharge in the comfort of your room.
More perks Customised confinement menu; complimentary parking for one vehicle; gift set for mother and baby
Cost of stay
- Single Room: from $4,328
- Junior Suite: from $9,430
NUH was the first hospital in Singapore to be certified under the World Health Organization’s Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative. It’s also one of the few hospitals in Singapore that offers water birth facilities (though this is not currently available due to the pandemic). After Baby is born, you’ll be able to rest and recuperate in cosy rooms, where there are sofa beds (from single rooms and upwards) for newly-minted dads to stay over. If you need more space, a Deluxe Suite, which comes with an attached living room, should suffice. Complimentary online videos on bath demonstration, baby care, breastfeeding tips and parental infant emotional support are available during your stay.
More perks The in-room meals offer a variety of healthy food choices, and confinement meals as well. An 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 Contact the NUH Women’s Clinic at 6772 2002 or visit here for details
(See also: Midwifery in Singapore: The EMMa Care Programme)
As an advocate of family-centred birthing, the hospital encourages dads to be present for the birth of their little one. Thereafter, the cosy environment offers a tranquil atmosphere for post-delivery recovery. There are five single rooms, and a spacious Deluxe Room that comes with a lounge sofa, reading table, and a minibar. These room options also offer complimentary stays (with meals included) for partners. Throughout your stay, the parent craft team is on hand to offer advice and guidance on baby care, breastfeeding, nutrition, and more. You can also watch these tips on video-on-demand – in between surfing over 20 channels – on the TV in the comfort of your room!
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 $3,898
- Deluxe room (shown above): from $4,266
Take a tour Watch a video of the maternity facilities. It’s co-hosted by local singer-songwriter and mum of two (with one more on the way!) Kewei Tay.
Choose from suites, deluxe, single, and two-bedded rooms to recover in after giving birth at this BFHI-certified hospital. Companions stay free in suites and the deluxe room. Nurses at the postnatal ward will teach you to breastfeed and how to care for your baby, and daily ParentCraft classes are available during your stay for both your spouse and yourself. Following your discharge, you can also enjoy one complimentary consultation service.
More perks Choice of confinement menu; candlelight celebration dinner for two (chargeable); Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments from Raffles Chinese Medicine to enhance your postpartum recovery (additional charges apply)
Cost of stay
- Single Room: from $3,424 (inclusive of GST)
- Two-bedded Room: from $2,782 (inclusive of GST)
Take a tour 3pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays | Approach the Business Centre staff on Level 8 five minutes before any session
With a highly-trained team that provides comprehensive care throughout pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period, mums-to-be and their babies are in good hands here. Spacious and newly-renovated delivery suites exude a calming atmosphere, making for a better birth experience. Each comes with a reclining couch for partners, and upgraded electronic monitoring systems for foetal and maternal surveillance during labour. After birth, recuperate in comfortable rooms, where a nutritious confinement menu will be served to you. Infant bathing is carried out by your bedside so the experienced neonatal nurses can guide you in giving your baby his or her first bath. Finally, SGH is a BFHI (Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative) accredited centre, so lactation consultants and nurses will visit you in the ward to assist you with latching and breastfeeding.
More perks 24-hour access breastfeeding room for patients; physiotherapist services to aid in recovery of pelvic floor and abdominal muscles; postnatal ParentCraft physiotherapy and breastfeeding classes, and birth registration services.
Cost of stay
- Single Room (Class A): from $3,740
- Class B1: from $2,633
Take a tour Labour ward tours are included in the antenatal class package | Virtual tours are also available
If you’re expecting your second (or more) child, and want ‘kor kor’ or ‘che che’ to bond with the baby from the very beginning, this could be your choice. Already well known for its resort-style ambiance and accommodation, TMC has now upped the ante with its new boutique hotel-style Family Rooms. Along with the mum, one companion and one child (aged 1.5 to 6 years) can stay over in this new room category, which features a bunk bed (ModBed Elevated House Bed), and a child-sized play table with (FIJN Clouds Play table) with matching chairs. All rooms, regardless of type, have Wi-Fi, and TV with cable.
More perks ‘Soup for Mums’ programme where all mums are served the hospital’s signature Fish and Green Papaya Soup to encourage breast milk production; in-room training on essential baby care for first-time parents; First Born Incentive (FBI) and Subsequent Born Incentive (SBI); shuttle bus service to and from Novena Square.
Cost of stay
- Single room: from $3,826.32
- Premier Single room: from $4,121.64
Which maternity hospital package to choose?
The maternity hospital package that you choose depends on several factors. Consider the following:
- Does your obgyn deliver there?
- Location: is it close to your home in case you need to get there in a hurry?
- Is it easily accessible, with ample parking?
- Are there facilities for high-risk pregnancies and births?
- Is breastfeeding supported?
- Does it offer the option for a water birth (if you are planning to have one)?
- Are doulas welcome (if you plan to have one)?
- Can you take photos and videos of your baby’s birth?
Ultimately, it should be the one where you feel comfortable, supported, and empowered to give your little one the best start in life. Here’s to a smooth pregnancy, and delivery for you and your little one!
If you’d like to share your birth experience at the hospitals above with other SingaporeMotherhood readers, please email [email protected] and we will get in touch with you. Thank you in advance!
All fees stated in this article are estimates as supplied by the hospitals and their websites, and refer to normal delivery. Check the Ministry of Health website for updated fee benchmarks. Prices indicated here may be subject to GST unless otherwise stated. Optional perks may be chargeable unless otherwise stated.
Featured image: Thomson Medical Centre Facebook