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I am wondering if anyone of you have changed your gynae during this trimester? You see I am comtemplating changing mine.
I find my gynae to lack the personal touch for me. Whenever I go and see her, our session usually do not last more than 10mins. When I did my detailed scan recently, the session only last said 15mins at the most.
The gynae did not bother to tell us much info throughout the scan except to said that your baby is fine all her vital organs look normal and that she is about 300+grams. When I ask to know her length, the gynae just tell me that at this stage she is not concerned about the length anymore. So she did not bother to explain further.
I also notice that many a time, I ask her some questions, she almost alway never answer them directly. Most of the time, she stops me in my track and say that it is not important now and etc. Although the gynae is not rude to me ... I just find that she is very superfical and she lacks the personal touch. I find that I always have to make an attempt to get her to answer my questions without her having to put me off.
So far, we have paid S$800 for the consultation package which only include 2-D scans. I have been to 5 consultation sessions with her now.
Do you think it's advisable to change gynae at this stage? Also I am worried about what other gynae might think of me. Will they think that I could be a fussy customer and charge more? Actually frankly speaking, I do not think that I am fussy nor have I ask too many questions. Usually I ask questions because my gynae is not forthcoming with her advices or what she saw on the ultrasound screen etc.
Can anyone of you please advise? Thanks!
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Could you share with me to whom do you hop to and how much is his/her charges?
Are we required to sign up their delivery packages? Also can teach me how you ask your previous gynae to give you all the reports? Is he/she obliged to give you those reports in the first case? Also can you be abit more specific on what kind of reports are you referring to? Cos for mine, so far I have taken the 1st trimester screening report and it is with me and not with gynae. Other than this, I do not have other tests.
I changed gynae at week 38 (ds1 arrived on week 39). reasons were that I was unhappy with my gynae's 'auto' decision to schedule a c-section for me. She didn't give me any options just said that was the only way to go.
I found out from other moms that breech babies can be born 'naturally' without a c-section and there were various methods I could try in order to encourage my baby to turn.
It was from one gynae to another in Kandang Kerbau Hospital so there wasn't any problem with records... I did approach a pte gynae at that point (Paul Tseng) and he was willing to take up my case as well.
So yes, I would change gynae if I was really unhappy with the way things were going.
I have just received quotation from another gynae...the cost for consultations (9X) comes up to S$700! That's quite a bit of $$$ to me! It got me thinking whether I should just complete the consultation visits with the existing one but get the new gynae to do with my delivery. Do you think any new gynae would do that? :-(
My gynae was so so only too. The scan usually last less than 10 mins .
But when ask him qns, he'll be more happy to answer you .. Hehe.
For my case my gynae nearly didnt want to take up my case coz abit late but after he knw i got ppl recommend so he help me. I wanted c-section while Kandang Kerbau Hospital dont allow patient to opt for c-sect so need to go pte.
just curious, r you currently at Northern Hope?
if really wanna change gynae, do it fast...n depending on which gynae you r with now, it is possible to transfer package....or ask for a refund based on e no of visits you have gone...
I changed gyne @ 15wk fm NUH to Thomson Medical Center due to distance but I have problem getting my medical record n test results. Gotta apply to get my medical record n test results. pediatrician $80.25 but still waiting for the report. N time is tight for me as I need the oscar test results to determine if I need to take amnio test. Requested NUH to fax oscar test results but wz incomplete
No need to tell new gyne the reason you change gyne. I dont think he/she will ask.
For your case, you already pediatrician the package chrg. So lose out on tis.
I plan to change gynae too.
Currently seeing singapore general hospital, planned to see Dr Wong @ Thomson Medical Center.
if i am not wrong for govt hospital you want to get report you need to apply n wait for couple of days before you get your reports so that you can show your new gynae. Tats what happened for me frm Kandang Kerbau Hospital to Mt A.
but if not comfortable with current can change anytime mah cos for first time mummies you find a good want would be better cos e doc can explain more detailed mah.. for mi i had e same doc for e both, actually second want change to a cheaper want but due to the service i get i rather spend more n get to my old doc..
I also changed gynae frm Mt A - Glens H. Cause I feel that my previous gynae never give me the necessary tests. Neither did he inform he that those tests were recommended. Until I asked him then he went *Oh ya, you havent not scan yet * So he immed sent me to Thomson Medical Center to do the not Scan as his machine not able to check. I was 14wks then. Last day to do not Scan. & I brought forward our appt by 4 days because i was intending to fly on that day... Hmph... So i decided to change gynae. Then I realised that I missed out on so many supplements... I so angry... Luckily I never sign package with the previous gynae.
If necessary, seek second opinion. My husband asked me do so long time ago, but as the previous gynae delivered my friend's baby 3yrs ago, i thought he was reliable... I was wrong.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts in this area. However due to economical reasons, I have to stick with current Gynae. Perhaps I am too fussy . :-(
For my 1st child gynae was Dr. Koh at TP central, he is old but friendly. But, again booking for next appmt is killing... 30mins different need to wait more than 1hr. So, normally min need to wait for 1 to 1.5 hours just to see him for 5mins. I reliased that if your pregnancy is normal & not much problem/complexity the sesson will be just 5mins, or 10mins the most. I changed gynae when my 2nd preg, Dr Fong is more patient, play safe, give opinion & advise accordingly but was much expensive, my overall checkup + details checkup etc has end up about $1k+. Another thing is his stiching is much better...
I switched gyn from Glen to one in Mt E. as the first gyn was not available to help me deliver during the period when my EDD was so he asked me to switch and he passed all my record to the new gyn.
It is not to late to switch, both my gyn are very patients but you have to prepare your questions and they will answer them.
my singapore general hospital gynae used to be "dr tan hak koon", but i changed to "prof tay sun kuie" at week 24 of my pregnancy.
for me, i only need to make a phone call to the singapore general hospital appointment booking number, and ask the customer service officer to change for me.
I changed my 3rd gynae too when I was at close to 6mths...
If you are not comfortable/unhappy with the gynae, then do what is best for you.
I switched my 1st gynae not because i was not happy with him (infact he is a nice and patient dr) but his fees are too ex. 2nd one found her too commercialised.
Go with your heart. After all, it's you who are pregnant, so you have the right to choose !!