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 expecting a new bundle of joy? Congratulations! You and Bub will not only receive the Enhanced Baby Bonus and various other government maternity grants, but new mums these days can also enjoy indulgent maternity packages across 10 public and private maternity hospitals in Singapore. Amenities on offer range from sprawling suites promising the most comfortable postnatal recovery to complimentary candlelight dinners for new parents. No baby in the oven yet? Perhaps it’s time to get baking!
1. Gleneagles Hospital (GEH)
More like a five-star hotel experience than a hospital stay, the maternity suites at Gleneagles Hospital let you deliver and recover in tranquil comfort. After birthing a baby, enjoy a range of professional maternity services such as private nursing care and a complimentary baby bath in the personalised luxury of the Tanglin Suite. At 100 square metres, the spacious Tanglin Suite features an adjoining lodger room and exclusive hallway (with complimentary Wi-Fi) for complete privacy. Room amenities include an automatic drapery system, a writing desk, sofa bed, DVD player, mini fridge, Nespresso machine and even a kimono for elegant post-delivery photos with Junior!
More perks Head and shoulder massage for new mums; Choice of confinement and a la carte menu; Personalised postnatal lactation consultation at the ParentCraft Centre; Celebratory dinner for two and cocktail party for 10; Maternity discharge bag comprising essential items for mother and baby
Cost of stay From $3,775 for two days in a Single Room; from $18,075 for two days in the Tanglin Suite
Take a tour 1pm (Mondays to Fridays); 11am & 1pm (Saturdays) | Call 6470 5615
2. KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH)
The hospital that has delivered more Singaporeans than any other, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital boasts a multidisciplinary perinatal team on standby around the clock and specially trained nurses in its obstetric wards. The Delivery Suite has 28 private delivery rooms, each furnished with a single bed, attached bathroom with shower facilities and a sofa bed, so that dads-to-be can be on hand to welcome their newborn together. 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 WHO Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative-certified, healthy newborns can ‘room-in’ with their parents for better bonding from birth, with nurses conducting ParentCraft classes by your bedside.
More perks Confinement menu with red date tea or ginger tea; Complimentary lactation consultations; Surprise treats such as birthday celebrations from the sweet nurses; Antenatal Programme educational classes from aqua fitness to baby care
Cost of stay From $2,138 for two days in a Single Room (inclusive of GST, excluding doctor’s professional fees and non-standard services)
Take a tour 2pm-3pm (second and fourth Friday of every month, except public holidays) | Call 6394 1268 or email [email protected]
3. Mount Alvernia Hospital (MAH)
The warm and supportive environment at Mount Alvernia Hospital is designed to give new mums the comfortable rest they need. Each single-bed room packs free high-speed Wi-Fi, in-room safe and mini fridge, wardrobe, dining table and work desk, as well as an attached bathroom. The Family Suite @ Our Lady Ward also features a separate and spacious guest lounge area that can be converted into a second companion’s sleeping area. Yes, while the first companion stays and dines free, you can opt to have a second companion stay in at a daily charge of $85, inclusive of meals. The ‘rooming-in’ service also lets new parents acquaint themselves with your newborn’s feeding and sleeping patterns.
More perks Choice of confinement menu or other cuisines; Comprehensive set of toiletries; Breastfeeding and Babycare Workshops; Complimentary MyFamilySecure six-month coverage for mums-to-be and newborns (and husbands of expectant mums holding the Mount Alvernia Ladies Card); Celebratory hamper for parents who deliver their 4th child here
Cost of stay From $3,183 for two days in a Single Room; from $4,061 for two days in The Family Suite
Take a tour various times (Mondays to Saturdays) | Register online or call 6347 6788
4. Mount Elizabeth Hospital (MEH)
At Mount Elizabeth Hospital (Orchard), the Daffodil and Magnolia Maternity Suites are luxuriously appointed to meet women’s birthing needs. You’ll be welcomed with cookies and longan or ginger tea upon check-in. Premium bath amenities, 34 TV channels and free Wi-Fi service will accompany you and your spouse during the stay. The suites boast a spacious guest lounge area so extended family can delight in Baby’s birth without overcrowding you. Care services include a 24-hour private nurse, personalised hands-on bath coaching and customised breastfeeding session. They’ll even pamper you with your choice of a complimentary hair spa, manicure or pedicure session too!
More perks Confinement menu; Complimentary parking for 1 vehicle; Choice of celebratory dinner for new parents or cocktail reception for six; Maternity discharge bag comprising essential items for mother and baby; Limousine service back home upon discharge
Cost of stay From $3,817 for two days in a Single Room; from $12,251 for three days in the Daffodil/Magnolia Suite (inclusive of GST)
Take a tour 4pm (Mondays to Fridays); 11am (Saturdays) | Call 6731 2000
5. Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital (MNH)
The posh boutique environment at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital lets new mums recuperate in privacy and comfort with your family. The Junior Suites in the fully single-bedded facility come with adjoining living room and outdoor terrace. They also feature individual temperature control, an in-room entertainment system complete with 46-inch LED television, and premium bath amenities. You even enjoy the use of a tablet with mobile web surfing and built-in universal remote control. The complimentary in-room minibar is refilled daily. Care services include personalised breastfeeding coaching and newborn bath demonstration, as well as a complimentary massage!
More perks Customised confinement menu; Complimentary parking for 2 vehicles; Gift set for mother and baby; Optional interactive childbirth education workshops
Cost of stay From $3,869 for two days in a Single Room; from $8,946 for three days in a Junior Suite (inclusive of GST)
Take a tour 3pm (Tuesdays to Fridays); 9.15am, 10.30am & 12noon (Saturdays) | Call 6933 0191
6. National University Hospital (NUH)
Feel right at home at the elegant Kent Ridge Wing of National University Hospital. Here, the fully carpeted Deluxe Suite with attached sitting room and bathroom includes bar fridge, toiletries and sofa bed. When you opt to stay in the Deluxe Suite or Single Room, you also enjoy complimentary butler service. The first hospital in Singapore to be certified under the WHO Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, it also offers complimentary educational programmes such as bath demonstration, baby care, breastfeeding tips and parental infant emotional support during your stay.
More perks Confinement soup served with your choice of postnatal menu; Celebration lunch or dinner for new mum and dad to mark Baby’s arrival; Water birth facility; Emma Care Services’ personalised holistic nursing care from pregnancy to two months after birth; A series of antenatal, physiotherapy and baby massage classes post-delivery
Cost of stay From $3,437 for two days in a Single Room; from $4,779 for two days in a Deluxe Suite
Take a tour 2pm (Mondays) | Call 6772 2255/2277
7. Parkway East Hospital (PEH)
The cosy environment at Parkway East Hospital is designed to provide a tranquil atmosphere for ideal post-delivery recovery. In the spacious Deluxe Room, there’s a luxurious lounge sofa and armchair, reading table, minibar, wardrobe and adjoining bathroom. Antenatal classes cover 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 cable channels – on the TV in the comfort of your room. You’ll also enjoy the convenience of processing your discharge right at your bedside!
More perks Choice of Halal or non-Halal confinement menu; Maternity discharge bag comprising essential items for mother and baby; Fit Mummy Physio-Pilates prenatal programme; Benefits for Friends of Parkway East Hospital members including F&B discounts, driver pick-up service and exclusive health screening packages
Cost of stay From $3,734 for two days in a Single Room; from $3,983 for two days in the Deluxe Room (inclusive of GST)
Take a tour 2.30pm (Mondays to Fridays); 10am (Saturdays) | Register online (personalised maternity tours are also available)
8. Raffles Hospital (RH)
For extra indulgence, check into one of the suites at Raffles Hospital. The top-end Raffles 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 and 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 will provide ParentCraft lessons on bathing newborns and changing diapers. Senior lactation consultants will also come by regularly 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 6-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
Cost of stay From $8,132 for two days in a Single Room or a Suite (inclusive of total professional fees and GST)
Take a tour 4pm (Mondays); 11.30am (Wednesdays); 2.30pm (Saturdays) | Register at the Business Office on Level 8 about five minutes before any session
9. Singapore General Hospital (SGH)
Known for its experienced clinicians and specialist nurses, ladies who deliver at Singapore General Hospital receive comprehensive care throughout their pregnancy, with labour managed by the same team. Expect a calming atmosphere in the newly renovated delivery suites (above) featuring a wall encased with dry flowers. 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. With SGH accredited as a WHO Baby Friendly Hospital, rooming-in with your newborn helps boost bonding and breastfeeding. Certified in-house lactation consultants are on hand to provide counselling and support, while infant bathing sessions are conducted bedside daily.
More perks Confinement menu created with advice from hospital dieticians; Upgraded Cardiac & Monitering system; Tertiary neonatal care; 24-hour breastfeeding room with breast pumps provided; Postnatal ParentCraft physiotherapy and breastfeeding classes
Cost of stay From $3,740 for two days in a Single Room
Take a tour 11.30am & 3pm (Mondays to Fridays) | Call 6326 5923
10. 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, Wi-Fi and parking for one vehicle. TMC also practises skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding right after birth, with support from a lactation consultant. Furthermore, Mums who deliver at TMC in 2018 will receive Breastfeeding Essentials. It’s a stylish bag packed with useful items such as a breast pump, multi-way nursing scarf, breast milk storage bags, breastfeeding guide book and more. Other items include Aviva’s MyJoyfulBundle plan for Mum and Bub, Huaxia Taimaobi voucher and Precious Things 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
Cost of stay From $3,535 for two days in a Single Room; from $3,811 for two days in a Premier Single Room
Take a tour 11am & 2.30pm (Mondays to Fridays); 10am, 11am & 12noon (Saturdays) | Register online or call or call 6358 0055/6350 8876
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Prices refer to normal/assisted delivery, and are accurate in June 2018, as supplied by the hospitals. Check the Ministry of Health website to get updated prices. Prices indicated here may be subject to GST unless otherwise stated. Optional perks may be chargeable unless otherwise stated.