This is a discussion on Thomson hospital bill size????? within the General Pregnancy Discussion forum, part of the Pregnancy Forum category; Government shld just give us free stay in hospital since they encourage us to give birth... 4k for baby bonus, ...
Government shld just give us free stay in hospital since they encourage us to give birth... 4k for baby bonus, not enough.. Buying baby products, their jabs, it's about 4k ..
However, I'm not sure if making it free will encourage people to have more children! :P
we should really show the press this... i mean they've been speculating and speculating (together with the govt of course) about why Singaporeans aren't making enough babies and all the long list of reasons that they come up with... well, i realized everything related to pregnancy and babies is just so expensive in Singapore!!!
Haha... They used to have this rules... 4th child in e family, everything have to pay by cash.. No edusave.. That causes the drop in birth rates. Until they realise it, no one wants to give birth. Becuz everything increase! Salary either the same, or lower.
During that period... baby blooming ... those who give birth after 3rd child will be fined.. this applies who deliver at gov hospital. Singapore = sucker.
The maternity pad use are those old school kind with string at $1.10/pack of 8 or 10 can't remember, which i used up for my 3 day stay.
Mine is cesarean so the next day when the nurse change for me 2 solied pad which they layer together, so dont't know the pad which you already have able to absorb the bleeding or not.
Yes, everything is chargable,like sterile gloves,incontinment sheet (place under bottom area for bleeding),sterile cotton ball,sterile alcohol swabs and other medical stuff.
I'm bringing all of those you mention myself. Should I tell the nurses there when I got admitted?
you can try but think the pad can cos is use right after you had give birth and the rest of the items are use in the operation room so dont't think they allow. Any way all the items Thomson charge at a very low price, think i saw the Kotax pad with string selling at $2.60 at NTUC, so no point waste time and money to get them and end of the day they dont't allow due to all safety and precautions to ensure that you will not get infection.
and pharmacy sell sterile glove in a box of 100pcs, which they use maybe less then 20pcs and what are you going to do with the rest?
thomson now uses the kotex maternity loop, and 2 pcs overlapped at one time.
I also finished up the whole pack during my 2 nights stay.... but when I go home, I just use those normal pad will do...
the rest not sure worth bringing along anot. bcoz after it's a costs, and maybe some items hospital are cheaper than what we buy from outside....
One pack is enough
Heavy flow can be for around 2 days then settles after that...then you can use a normal pad after the 1st pack of maternity pads.
No need to get pads. It's provided by the hospital at a lower cost compared to self purchased.
Take care and all the best to you and may you have a smooth delivery to a chubby and healthy baby.
Is it a must to use pads? As I am allergic to most pads, will get rashes. Is it okay to use tampons or is it impossible cuz of the birthing?
Hi mummies, I just delivered my baby girl via emergency c sect on 20 april. Stayed in a single bedded room for 4 days with companion (my hubby was charged $60 per night with breakfast included) Total bill was $12k+ and claimable from medisave was $5k+. Balance of $7k+ paid by cash.. Looking through the bill, I was charged for pretty much every single item they provided/administered to me and my baby during my stay such as cotton balls, sanitary pads, alcohol swabs, etc. :P Definitely exceeded what we had expected to pay but overall it was a good and comfortable stay, the nurses were very well trained and friendly.