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Please help! Mount Ave or kk hospital? :(

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    Please help! Mount Ave or kk hospital? :(

    Hi All,

    I am 28 weeks pregnant, i really need help from all exp mummy here.

    When i know i am preg, i went to kk hospital for check-up as i do not have idea where to head to. So i just continue my regular check-up(with no appointed gyne yet), i just go to any doc that the system assign to me. The doc normally just see me for less than 5 min, and did not advise me much. (Like give me calcium tablets etc. or advise what i sld or sld not do.)

    Now that i see so much bad comment on kk hospital, i am little afraid that i made the wrong decision.

    Can anyone advise if i can switch to Mount Ave now? Or should i appoint gyne in kk hospital for my next check-up during December? What i should prepare? Kinda lost!
    Last edited by babyjas; 02-11-2010 at 05:04 PM.

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    Re: Please help! Mount Ave or kk hospital? :(

    Hi babyjas

    Just my sugestion. You can either book a gynea in KK [ depending on any recommendation from mummies from this forum] asap or go and book a gynea who delivers at mt AL.

    My sis-inlaw did not book a gynea in kk until she was 6 plus mths. She went to polyclinic for all her appointments. Last minute she cld not get the gynea she wanted and ended up with a gynea she did not like.

    As for me, i am going to my gynea at Chong pang [ his clinic] for all my appointments and am planning to deliver mt al. This is my 2nd delivery and delivering at mt al was a pleasant and good experience for my 1st one.

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    Re: Please help! Mount Ave or kk hospital? :(

    yes you can go to Mt A anytime. but before you go, you should source for a gynae. you can go to some threads here, some mummies reco some good gynaes from Mt A. cos Mt A is pte hospital, so you cant just go there and ask them to assign a gynae to you. you choose which gynae you prefer, and go to their clinic at Mt A. Some gynaes whose clinics are located outside but they deliver at Mt A too.

    As for Kandang Kerbau Hospital, Yes you can ask them to assign a gynae to you. Then you will be consider pte patient and see the same gynae every visit until you give birth and of cos, pay pte rate. Honestly speaking, since the price will be 'pte' rate, i rather you go to Mt A. =)

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    Re: Please help! Mount Ave or kk hospital? :(

    Hi both babe...
    Thankkssss for your reply, guess i sld quickly get a gyne 1st. Oh ya, Do you know est. how much cash need to fork out(after deduction of medisave), for nuture delivery for both KK and mt.ave?

    Hi Priya,
    Hopefully yr sis-in-law had a safe delivery, thought she get the gyne she did not want. And Congrat to you!! When are you giving birth to your 2nd baby?

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    Re: Please help! Mount Ave or kk hospital? :(

    Quote Originally Posted by babyjas View Post
    Hi both babe...
    Thankkssss for your reply, guess i sld quickly get a gyne 1st. Oh ya, Do you know est. how much cash need to fork out(after deduction of medisave), for nuture delivery for both KK and mt.ave?

    Hi Priya,
    Hopefully yr sis-in-law had a safe delivery, thought she get the gyne she did not want. And Congrat to you!! When are you giving birth to your 2nd baby?
    i delivered at Thomson Medical Center june 2009, via elective c-sect. total bill around 6.4k, forked our around 2.4k cash.. i believe that Mt A prices is more or less around here. if you able to give birth via natural, maybe slightly lil since the pirce increase yearly.

    as for KK, i heard that if you're under sub, means random gynae deliver for you, you hardly need to fork out cash or mayb just a few hundreds buck. but if you choose your own gynae, i not so sure alrdy. sry cant advise you on this =)

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    Re: Please help! Mount Ave or kk hospital? :(

    Quote Originally Posted by Priya Diva View Post
    Hi babyjas

    Just my sugestion. You can either book a gynea in KK [ depending on any recommendation from mummies from this forum] asap or go and book a gynea who delivers at mt AL.

    My sis-inlaw did not book a gynea in kk until she was 6 plus mths. She went to polyclinic for all her appointments. Last minute she cld not get the gynea she wanted and ended up with a gynea she did not like.

    As for me, i am going to my gynea at Chong pang [ his clinic] for all my appointments and am planning to deliver mt al. This is my 2nd delivery and delivering at mt al was a pleasant and good experience for my 1st one.
    Hi Mummy,

    I am thinking of changing Gynae.. What is this Gynae clinic name at Chong Pang? Thot trying to have a follow up nearby.

    Is the doctor good?

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    Re: Please help! Mount Ave or kk hospital? :(

    Quote Originally Posted by babyjas View Post
    Hi both babe...
    Thankkssss for your reply, guess i sld quickly get a gyne 1st. Oh ya, Do you know est. how much cash need to fork out(after deduction of medisave), for nuture delivery for both KK and mt.ave?

    Hi Priya,
    Hopefully yr sis-in-law had a safe delivery, thought she get the gyne she did not want. And Congrat to you!! When are you giving birth to your 2nd baby?
    hihi, i had just delivered on the 1st at Kandang Kerbau Hospital and this is my second delivery. I had a specific gynae and i see her at the Private Suite in Kandang Kerbau Hospital for all my checkups.

    If you would like to take up the package in Kandang Kerbau Hospital, there are 2 types. One is the moment you in labour, they will inform your gynae who will come to attend to you and help you with the delivery throughout. As for the 2nd option, once you in labour, the doc on duty will be the one attending to you, and of coz this will be much cheaper. Then you got to choose the kinda ward you want, either A1 or B1 (4-bedded). If you choose A1 with your gynae helping with your labour, upfront payment is about 2.2K, for B1 and own gynae is about $1278. Any excess they will return to you in the form of cheque.

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    Re: Please help! Mount Ave or kk hospital? :(

    as for KK, i heard that if you're under sub, means random gynae deliver for you, you hardly need to fork out cash or mayb just a few hundreds buck. but if you choose your own gynae, i not so sure alrdy. sry cant advise you on this =)[/quote]

    Hey, thank you.. you have given me so much info.. ;P

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    Re: Please help! Mount Ave or kk hospital? :(

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisherman's Friend View Post
    hihi, i had just delivered on the 1st at Kandang Kerbau Hospital and this is my second delivery. I had a specific gynae and i see her at the Private Suite in Kandang Kerbau Hospital for all my checkups.

    If you would like to take up the package in Kandang Kerbau Hospital, there are 2 types. One is the moment you in labour, they will inform your gynae who will come to attend to you and help you with the delivery throughout. As for the 2nd option, once you in labour, the doc on duty will be the one attending to you, and of coz this will be much cheaper. Then you got to choose the kinda ward you want, either A1 or B1 (4-bedded). If you choose A1 with your gynae helping with your labour, upfront payment is about 2.2K, for B1 and own gynae is about $1278. Any excess they will return to you in the form of cheque.
    Hihi,
    When's your due date for your 2nd baby? Congrat to you!! You must be a exp mummy by now.

    Btw, i have just made appt with a gyne, Irene Chua. Does the clinic charge the same for all gyne? Or different gyne different charges?

    By the way, do you rem how much(in cash) you paid for your 1st delivery?

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    Re: Please help! Mount Ave or kk hospital? :(

    Quote Originally Posted by babyjas View Post
    Hihi,
    When's your due date for your 2nd baby? Congrat to you!! You must be a exp mummy by now.

    Btw, i have just made appt with a gyne, Irene Chua. Does the clinic charge the same for all gyne? Or different gyne different charges?

    By the way, do you rem how much(in cash) you paid for your 1st delivery?
    I just delivered my second child @ Kandang Kerbau Hospital in Aug 2010. My gynae is Dr. KT Tan.
    FYI, Kandang Kerbau Hospital charge according to the rank of the doctor. Meaning, the higher the rank, the more expensive your check-up will be. I paid around $88-$100+ for every check-up (excluding medication).

    However, do note that they no longer offer the antenatal package (it was available in 2008 when I had my first child). Was a bit disappointed but I did not change hospital. Reason being, I'm comfortable with my gynae and the waiting time @ The Private Suite is short. I did write in to feedback and hopefully they will consider to re-instate this package.

    Below is my hospital charges based on natural delivery without epidural, Class B1 (4 bedded), 2 days delivery package.

    My final bill : $2657.72 - $2100 (Medisave) = $557.72
    As I had paid a deposit of $1278 earlier, therefore, just received the refund from Kandang Kerbau Hospital for $720.28

    Hope it helps!

    Regards,
    Christine Tan.

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    Re: Please help! Mount Ave or kk hospital? :(

    Quote Originally Posted by christinetan View Post
    I just delivered my second child @ Kandang Kerbau Hospital in Aug 2010. My gynae is Dr. KT Tan.
    FYI, Kandang Kerbau Hospital charge according to the rank of the doctor. Meaning, the higher the rank, the more expensive your check-up will be. I paid around $88-$100+ for every check-up (excluding medication).

    However, do note that they no longer offer the antenatal package (it was available in 2008 when I had my first child). Was a bit disappointed but I did not change hospital. Reason being, I'm comfortable with my gynae and the waiting time @ The Private Suite is short. I did write in to feedback and hopefully they will consider to re-instate this package.

    Below is my hospital charges based on natural delivery without epidural, Class B1 (4 bedded), 2 days delivery package.

    My final bill : $2657.72 - $2100 (Medisave) = $557.72
    As I had paid a deposit of $1278 earlier, therefore, just received the refund from Kandang Kerbau Hospital for $720.28

    Hope it helps!

    Regards,
    Christine Tan.
    Hi Christine,
    So kind of you to provide me the information. By the way, the charges you wrote include your gyne to give birth for you?

    I just called KK Hospital, they advise the charge for Class B1(4 bedded), 2 days delivery package to be around $3400(before duduction of medisave).

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    Re: Please help! Mount Ave or kk hospital? :(

    Quote Originally Posted by babyjas View Post
    Hihi,
    When's your due date for your 2nd baby? Congrat to you!! You must be a exp mummy by now.

    Btw, i have just made appt with a gyne, Irene Chua. Does the clinic charge the same for all gyne? Or different gyne different charges?

    By the way, do you rem how much(in cash) you paid for your 1st delivery?

    Hihi

    I am having my first baby and I'm seeing Irene Chua now too
    She's a nice and professional doc, reco by a friend workin in Kandang Kerbau Hospital
    was initially seeing another gyne in Kandang Kerbau Hospital (referred from a private clinic)
    I'm having my consultation at the private suite which is fast !
    works like a private hospital ...
    ever once they mixed up and send me to the normal clinic, trust me ... you wont like to wait in that packed and noisy clinic ...

    You can request to transfer you to the private suite if you want.
    charges I'm not too sure ... I only knw that the consultation's about 10-20 dollar diff but you save 30mins min.

    rest will only find out the next appt ... thinking about the total cost of delivery also ...

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    Re: Please help! Mount Ave or kk hospital? :(

    Quote Originally Posted by babyjas View Post
    Hi Christine,
    So kind of you to provide me the information. By the way, the charges you wrote include your gyne to give birth for you?

    I just called KK Hospital, they advise the charge for Class B1(4 bedded), 2 days delivery package to be around $3400(before duduction of medisave).
    You're welcome. Yes, my appointed gynae is inclusive in the charges.
    $3400 is the estimated bill size which they will tell everyone. It's very hard to calculate now as no one will know what will happen on the actual delivery day. If your labour is long, additional delivery suite facility charge will apply. And also if you use epidural or assisted delivery etc...

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    Re: Please help! Mount Ave or kk hospital? :(

    Quote Originally Posted by mummyyinz View Post
    Hihi

    I am having my first baby and I'm seeing Irene Chua now too
    She's a nice and professional doc, reco by a friend workin in Kandang Kerbau Hospital
    was initially seeing another gyne in Kandang Kerbau Hospital (referred from a private clinic)
    I'm having my consultation at the private suite which is fast !
    works like a private hospital ...
    ever once they mixed up and send me to the normal clinic, trust me ... you wont like to wait in that packed and noisy clinic ...

    You can request to transfer you to the private suite if you want.
    charges I'm not too sure ... I only knw that the consultation's about 10-20 dollar diff but you save 30mins min.

    rest will only find out the next appt ... thinking about the total cost of delivery also ...
    Hey mummyinz,
    I am now 7 mths preg, how about you? I have been to the normal clinic many times. And yes, waiting time is so long, so i decided to appoint an gyne and my next appt on 26Nov will be at Clinic A. Have Irene discuss about the package with you? Heard that there is 2 package (Classic & Premuim)

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    Re: Please help! Mount Ave or kk hospital? :(

    Quote Originally Posted by christinetan View Post
    You're welcome. Yes, my appointed gynae is inclusive in the charges.
    $3400 is the estimated bill size which they will tell everyone. It's very hard to calculate now as no one will know what will happen on the actual delivery day. If your labour is long, additional delivery suite facility charge will apply. And also if you use epidural or assisted delivery etc...
    IcIc.. very clear about the charges now. All thanks to you.. :P

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    Re: Please help! Mount Ave or kk hospital? :(

    Quote Originally Posted by babyjas View Post
    Hey mummyinz,
    I am now 7 mths preg, how about you? I have been to the normal clinic many times. And yes, waiting time is so long, so i decided to appoint an gyne and my next appt on 26Nov will be at Clinic A. Have Irene discuss about the package with you? Heard that there is 2 package (Classic & Premuim)
    Hihi
    My next appt is on 11 Nov
    Im 6+month EDD on 15 Feb 2010
    you can just inform the nurse to tranfer you to the private suite (TPS)
    if you would like to
    gyne will be the one which you appt

    I should be discussing the package w Irene in the comin appt

    my gf did warn me about the ward to choose cuz touch wood should there be complication and baby need to admit, baby will HAVE to stay in the same ward category as I do

    cant downgrade ... so if I stay A1 and baby premature, baby will be charge according as A1 rate ...

    so ... I will go n find out the rates, pros n cons on 11 nov


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    Re: Please help! Mount Ave or kk hospital? :(

    Quote Originally Posted by babyjas View Post
    Hihi,
    When's your due date for your 2nd baby? Congrat to you!! You must be a exp mummy by now.

    Btw, i have just made appt with a gyne, Irene Chua. Does the clinic charge the same for all gyne? Or different gyne different charges?

    By the way, do you rem how much(in cash) you paid for your 1st delivery?
    I had already delivered my second on the 1st. My gynae was also Irene Chua!! She was my gynae for both my pregnancies. A very pretty, professional and caring doc. Each time i go for my check up i paid about $80+ for consultation. Then after that they will show you the packages and i chose the B1 premium package. Upfront payment of $1278. Can be paid by credit card with $0 installment plan.

    During my 1st pregnancy i paid about the same amount also and i stayed for 2 days, took edpidural during labour and when i was discharged, i still got back about $400+ from the hospital.

    dont worry , as long as your medisave or your hubby's medisave got sufficient amount, it will be ok. Good luck to you!!

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    Re: Please help! Mount Ave or kk hospital? :(

    Quote Originally Posted by shajalia View Post
    Hi Mummy,

    I am thinking of changing Gynae.. What is this Gynae clinic name at Chong Pang? Thot trying to have a follow up nearby.

    Is the doctor good?

    Hi shajalia

    I am going to Dr Chen Lin Han at Chong pang area [ Blk 103 Yishun Ring Rd]. I went to this gynea for my 1st delivery based on recommendation. He is very good and friendly. [ You can check out the thread under Ob Gynea in this forum for more details] I am now going back to him for my 2nd one now. I am due in Feb end next yr.

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    Re: Please help! Mount Ave or kk hospital? :(

    what goodies bag do we have if we delivered at Mount A?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Please help! Mount Ave or kk hospital? :(

    Quote Originally Posted by Priya Diva View Post
    Hi shajalia

    I am going to Dr Chen Lin Han at Chong pang area [ Blk 103 Yishun Ring Rd]. I went to this gynea for my 1st delivery based on recommendation. He is very good and friendly. [ You can check out the thread under Ob Gynea in this forum for more details] I am now going back to him for my 2nd one now. I am due in Feb end next yr.
    Hi Priya,
    Thanks for the information , roughly any idea what is the price rate for consultation or scanning visit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shajalia View Post
    Hi Priya,
    Thanks for the information , roughly any idea what is the price rate for consultation or scanning visit?
    Hi Shajalia

    The package price is $650 [ after 12 wks of preg]. Excluding some scans and DHA vitamins. You can go to the clinic and ask them all the details. They are very friendly and can explain all the details.

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    Re: Please help! Mount Ave or kk hospital? :(

    Mommies, can you please share what Kandang Kerbau Hospital included in their giveaways when you give birth there? so far, i heard Mt. A is the most generous one when it comes to giveaways for mommies

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    Re: Please help! Mount Ave or kk hospital? :(

    I had my delivery @ Mt. A which I strongly recommand. If you are looking for a gynae you might want to consider my. He is very good & well known too. His clinic is in Toa Payoh Centre. See attach for details.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redjn View Post
    I had my delivery @ Mt. A which I strongly recommand. If you are looking for a gynae you might want to consider my. He is very good & well known too. His clinic is in Toa Payoh Centre. See attach for details.




    I have a very bad experience with him about 10 yrs ago when I am only about 18 ...
    I'm glad you have a good exp

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    Re: Please help! Mount Ave or kk hospital? :(

    Quote Originally Posted by babyjas View Post
    Hi All,

    I am 28 weeks pregnant, i really need help from all exp mummy here.

    When i know i am preg, i went to kk hospital for check-up as i do not have idea where to head to. So i just continue my regular check-up(with no appointed gyne yet), i just go to any doc that the system assign to me. The doc normally just see me for less than 5 min, and did not advise me much. (Like give me calcium tablets etc. or advise what i sld or sld not do.)

    Now that i see so much bad comment on kk hospital, i am little afraid that i made the wrong decision.

    Can anyone advise if i can switch to Mount Ave now? Or should i appoint gyne in kk hospital for my next check-up during December? What i should prepare? Kinda lost!


    Hi Dear,

    actually to me i think is better to go Mt A rather than KK esp when you dont hav any app gyne.. and i had a friend too frustrated about KK service, she said everytime she go she hav to wait for hours and yet the doc there only see her less than 5 mins.. And also there a time when my aunt was miscarriage and she already bleed lik hell , they make her waited for hours than the doc willing to see her and to me i feel that it shall be emergency case and not let the by just gone lik this.. they seem lik dont want to save the bby ..


    and me myself actually went Thomson Medical Centre and my gynae was Dr Benjamin Tham, he was good and encouraging to natural birth..
    He keep giving me support and believing in me that i able to go thru natural birth.. i was with him when i after 20 weeks as my previous gynae was at Mt E, reason that i switch gynae is cos my 1st gynae doesnt do delivery anymore and Dr Benjamin Tham was he introduced to me..
    Last edited by joelv1016; 22-01-2011 at 06:27 PM.

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