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anyone delivering at Mt A??
I want to deliver there, asked my gynae if need to tour the hospital, he said no need...
but i read books n some forum, they actually mentioned about touring the hospital...
of cos your hospital wld say no need to tour cos he goes there everyday.. just like me i delivered there but didnt tour the hospital cos i worked there too.. haha but like what apollo say its not a must but if you would like to know the environment more you can...
I went for the hospital tour and it was a very informative one... The in charge will bring you to see what you need to do from the moment you stepped into Mount A when wanna deliver and will bring you to delivery ward and different class maternity wards... It was very informative and you get a idea of what you want when you deliver there...
I would strongly urge you to go for the tour.. It lasts about 45 mins but every minute of it is really worth the walking... Go with your hubby too.
Thanks to all
i was about to not going for the tour...hahaha..
but now, i think i will go.. can see see how the environment n ask question...
although i dont know what im going to ask..(what should i ask by the way??)
coz my gynae is both at Thomson Medical Center n Mt A, many ppl ask me go Thomson Medical Center, but Thomson Medical Center's carpark not very good..
since you're going for the tour, then y not go to both hospitals? =)
ohh..yahor..never thought of going two.
ya, since going, wil go both!! dont know y never thought of it..hahhaa.
need to call up the hospital to arrange a date with them rite? or just go dwn straight?
I delivered my baby at Mt A last year. The environment was good. Some of the rooms were newly renovated thou it was not in time for me to stay. But just bear in mind that even if you have indicated that you wanted a two bedder, you might not get it especially on peak days... just like me (full house!). I was given four bedder... but it was also good as well thou a bit cramp and noisy in the day. But you can cut down on the bill, which is very important!
for me, i had good experience with Thomson Medical Center both times (my delivery and dear son admitted), so i often reco ppl to go there. but the ward new anot depends whether you're lucky anot. when i delivered dear son, my room was a new one, with big toilet, but when dear son admitted, we were given an 'older' room, but not those VERY old, just that it is slightly older compared with the one i stayed previously. and those senior nurses even sisters, were very nice. a sister given gave me her HP no when dear son discharged, told me to feel free to call her if i'm unsure of anything even at midnight. but those good service part, i think hav to depends on luck and your expectations
I opted for 4 bedded but got free upgraded to 2 bedded for both times and that's a pro point of Thomson Medical Center cos MOST patients who opted for 4 bedded will get free upgrade. and i love thier confinement foods!!!!!!!!!!! esp the papaya fish soup!!!
i always believe all hospitals and pros n cons. and also have to depends on luck too
just gave birth my gal at Mt A 2mths ago..
definitely will go to Mt A for my 2nd one in future...
got professional breastfeeding nurse will come and guide you how to bf your girl (not one time only).. food is nice.. toilet is big... caring nurses....
went to Thomson for some check up 2days before deliver (forgot what it call, to test whether got contraction, cox wish to delay for c-section and see whether baby's head will turn down at last min).. the room is old, toilet is small.. but nurses there are caring as well..
hi, i went for hospital tour @ Mt A 1mth before i was due.
is very informative. tour is about 45mins, they also give you a welcome bag & some leaflets & a magazine inside. we were brought around the maternity wards & delivery suite. we even went to the newly renovated wards. its called The Lady's Ward. We were even showed where is the baby nursery but of cos, not allowed to even take a peek.
After the tour, my hubby went downstairs to asked more about the charges etc, quite helpful in answering our questions. i would advise you to go ahead for the tour at Mt A.
mummies who will be going to deliver there, pls bring your own pyjamas otherwise they will charge you for their pyjamas.
I got bring own Pyjamas but only change when can get down from bed for walk.. and i changed myself cox able to do that myself.. remember bring maternity pad and baby shirt with mitten n booties and swaddler for baby use when discharge.
goodies bag a..
* bath tub
* beautiful bag for you to put baby stuff when going out (if we know hospital will give this bag, we'll not buy when went to Baby Fair at Expo before deliver)
* disposable diapers (left over diaper your baby used)
* cord spirit to clean your baby's cord
* one small plastic bag including one set of mittens/booties, shirt (vy big size not for new born), swaddler (all with M.A wording)
* small samples like Kodomo and Johnsons goodies bag (bath, shampoo, cream etc)
cannot remember still got what d, almost like these gua
i will be going to the tour!!
a little excited...dont know what to ask too..hahaha..
want to view all the rooms.
Just went on a tour last weekend. Very useful, especially the dumb daddies
There's a dedicated admission counter (till 9pm) at the maternity ward, free hot drinks for waiting fathers, wifi (yeah!), and of course, the little things like you'll get to see the nursery, some rooms (can't go in if occupied) and the birth room or whatever you call it.
2 session on a Saturday, 10am and 12pm I think. Tiny goody bag, which contained a useful 30% voucher for Mothercare.