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Thanks dragontail and happily married! I hope I do get call too. Haha.
Oh actually I dont know...delivery charges are expensive by gynae or by hospital? Anyone done a comparision on such charges at the various hospitals?
Dragontail: I compared before. The ward charges for private hospital is more or less same maybe few hundred diff? I think is the doctor fee that is expensive. Actually im still very heartpain to go dr chan. Lol.
Can take a look at this. But not sure is its latest.
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Littlej: you was saying dr chan gg on vacation near your edd. so have you asked him?
momomum - I think mount a has pretty good reviews... I have read bad reviews about Kandang Kerbau Hospital. but then again, its all about individual luck also.
dragontail - I think when they say expensive.. its also depandant on the type & number of complications the mummy has during delivery.. cant compare right to the dot also.. e.g. how many times doc check on you during contractions (assuming normal delivery). when you add up all together.. its also the doc's consultation during the pregnancy journey & all the tests ordered by doc that you have to take.. etc...
I think I am the only one who's under dr tan here... becuz of my earlier probs.. sometimes I feel bad about the high cost. & I plan to take single ward at Mount E also... I am very sure hubby & I can always earn back this $ spent for our little one in future...
I actually do not have any complaints for my stay in Kandang Kerbau Hospital so far..not sure whether is it because of ward A1..Originally Posted by happilymarried:811281
Doctor fees I rem is a flat fee..they dont charge me by per visit..think the doc saw me five to six times from the time I admit at three am to the time I discharged from the hospital..
oh I also checked... dr tan used to deliver at Mount A too..not anymore now.. but I guess Mount E will be easier for her to follow up with the patient cuz she will just walk over from paragon after her clinic hours to visit. hubby & I seen her many times crossing the road to mount E.
I guess if you conceive naturally.. & you have very few problems through out.. you get to 'shop' around for the right doc...
MOmomum - for Thomson Medical Center - you can consider dr tc Chang. He was my second choice after dr chan. I did my detailed scan with him. Very good, very through, machines also good. And he is very patient.
Gnissim - dr chan is ex . His package is $1600. Dr tc Chang is $800. Dr chew is $600/$700. My friend says dr chan is celebrity doc cuz he delivered for goh chok tong's daughter and mark lee's 2 kids. Hahaa. Anyway hope that it is really money well spent. For me - most bo hua if he is away when lil muffin decides to come out... I will be asking him on 6 aug at my next appt on replacement doc and next steps.
Dragontail - hee hee you very funny!!!! Sleep on rhs !!! Hahaha. Anyway hope that this will be a fulfilling month! Oh... And enjoy phantom! Hope you dont't snore =p
Happilymarried - hee hee no need to feel guilty. I am taking a one bedder at glen e. my logic is - this could possibly be my one and only kid so I can pamper myself =) and I am already so old - need to give myself some comforts...
Happily married : I'm also at 2ww. About 8DPO if Clearblue OPK was right.
But I have PMS symptoms already. 6 days to expected AF...
Im also at Mt E for all gynae and future care. I can't say the doctor as it is my family relative.
I trust that I'm in good hands.
Dragontail !!! Omg omg!!! Sounds really exciting. I'm sorry I did not follow well but what is this jab called?
And under what circumstances can qualify for it?
Sorry to be ignorant also but what kind of Medisave can we use for pregnancy and fertility related?
Can anyone share me list of things to buy?
1. How many Milk bottle ( new born, 3 months , 6 months)
2. How many teats? ( new born , 3 month and 6 month) variable flow or fast flow?
3. Baby carrier?
4. How many baby swaddle you need?
5. Which playpen is good?
Wow.. Didn't know baby thing can be so complicated... Headache..
Littlej: ya if end up he didnt deliver for you very bo hua if you pay his charges. But I like his scans n the softcopies he can give. Somehow last appt I thought he would bedio my baby moving but he never. -.- only photos. Guess need to ask my hubby to use hp to vedio instead. He always forget. Oh ya I saw mark lee photo on his board. :/ I saw about the Thomson Medical Center doc online feedbk. I saw one quite bad feedbk bout him. :/ dr chew is my traditional chinese medicine doctor classmate! Hahaha.
Ebichan: its just the cpf medisave. Not sure if you have? Cox you not singaporean right? I saw xiaxue delivery vedio . Think at mount e too. The suite is so big n luxurious lol.
Thelay, I can feel the stress already. Hahaahah... if you r planning to breastfeed, maybe bottles & teats need maybe 2 sets for standby. Baby carrier I am planning to get the multi way sarong type. Stroller on hold first. Getting my cot tomorrow from ikea coz only $99 on sale.Originally Posted by Thelay:811310
Still deciding on cloth diaper or disposables.
Ebichan: I supposed medisave can be use for all hospital. Private gynae maybe no. Govt hospital sure can. And eg iui or ivf, if you r singaporean but husband is not you may get much lesser subsidy for all this procedure. But medisave if for ivf or iui n delivery. Normal chk up no. you can google about the subsidy rate. I rmbr if only 1 party is singaporean the subsidy is much lower.
Thelay and rav: I think you must buy both disposable n cloth.cox my aunt told me that disposable may cause rashes so if there is you need use cloth. But somehow cloth is very difficult to eash n clean. So she say cloth only to standby if got rash.
i am getting a graco playpen which comes with a bassinet and can function as a cot.
I got 4 sets of bottles and teats -. 2 sets I bought and another 2 sets came as a set with sterilizer.
I am planning to get pupsik studio sling pouch. Baby carrier and pram - will get when muffin is out so he can trial and tell me what he likes =p
Swaddle - dont know . 5 pieces? have not't got yet but I am planning to get from Thomson Medical Center.
Ebichan, the jab I got in general term is call progesterone shot. It helps to thicken uterus lining, ready for implantation.
If you see a fertility specialist, I'm sure he will share with you if you need it. Oh so you're in 2ww too now I recall. So that makes 3 now!
I'm so tired so ciao for now! Another loooong day tomorrow. Nite nite ladies.
dragontail: eh speaking about uterus lining, why Dr chew is unable to scan before O? I got my scan of follicle as well as uterus lining and than mine is thin so my traditional chinese medicine gave me med to build my lining afterwhich. :/
Wah gnissim you asked me a million dollar question. I dont know . Hmmm wild guess....maybe he had plans to give me progesterone shot so he doesnt think need to check before o? Maybe I look like one who needs lining booster anyway.
jiayou 2ww dearies - littlehammie, dragontail & ebichan!!
gnissim - I guess any lining above 9 is considered very good?
dragontail - if doc didnt mention about your lining to you...maybe its cuz yours is good so there's no need to worry?
littlej - yes you r right. haha. I get super confused with dr chan n dr chew.. haha... r both at glen e?
thelay - I can feel your stress.. when r you due?
ebichan - I think your doc will monitor all the conditions in your uterus and administor the necessary jabs/medication only after a couple months of trying naturally. how often do you see your doc currently? also for subsidies, you can check the MOH SG website.. I think they just added a new subsidy for ART from govt hospital. I am not so sure about the subsidies if only 1 spouse is singaporean citizen.
littlej - wah!! so comforting! at least I know I m not the only person here who confirm will take 1 bedder... so thank you!
Happily married, Dragontail: thank you for the reply. My doctor says to come back in maybe 3 months of trying. He doesn't want to prescribe anything at the moment.
Been asking husband to consider applying for PR but i think PR also no subisdy right?
Go 2 ww ladies!!!