How Much Does It Cost To Deliver Your Baby In Singapore?

 Many parents-to-be are concerned about the cost of delivery and want a reliable and comfortable place to deliver their bundle of joy. In addition, it is important for parents-to-be to plan the delivery in advance to provide reassurance and security for the expectant mother, and also to plan their finances for this huge sum of expenses. Hence, this article provides the prices of delivery at different hospitals in Singapore and some of the benefits and facilities offered at each hospital.

Many parents-to-be are concerned about the cost of delivery and want a reliable and comfortable class="table" place to deliver their bundle of joy. In addition, it is important for parents-to-be to plan the delivery in advance to provide reassurance and security for the expectant mother, and also to plan their finances for this huge sum of expenses. Hence, this article provides the prices of delivery at different hospitals in Singapore and some of the benefits and facilities offered at each hospital.

Should I give birth at a public or private hospital?

Rest assured that no matter which hospital you choose to deliver at, be it public or private, it will be reliable and safe, with the high standard of hospitals in Singapore.

Nevertheless, it is worth to note that delivering your baby at a public hospital will incur a lower cost than a private hospital, especially if you are a Singaporean citizen. In addition, they have the equipment and capability to deal with complicated deliveries. However, the cons are that waiting times may be longer and visiting hours may also be stricter in public hospitals.

If you are looking for additional comfort and pampering facilities for your delivery process, private hospitals would be a better fit for you. Furthermore, mothers who are covered by insurance and are not concerned about the cost can go for the choice of a private hospital.

Cost of delivery

The prices listed for each hospital is derived from the Ministry of Health and a range of three different bill sizes are given for each hospital. 25% of all patients in the hospital are charged below the amount stated at the smallest bill size, 50% of all patients are charged below the amount stated at the medium bill size and 75% of all patients are charged below the amount stated at the largest bill size.

Public hospitals:

KK Women and Children Hospital

There were 10,279 babies born at KK Hospital in 2017. KK Hospital is the most popular hospital among pregnant mothers as it is known for being able to handle high risk and complicated pregnancies referred from other hospitals locally or abroad. Besides, the perinatal team of the hospital is always on a 24-hour standby with facilities and capabilities for immediate emergency Caesarean section delivery.

The KK Hospital has 28 private delivery rooms and they deliver 30 to 35 babies every day. Each single-bed delivery ward comes with a single bed, attached bathroom with shower facilities, couch-bed and a telephone to contact and update your family members about the baby’s arrival.

Every obstetric ward has a nursery, where specially trained nurses care for your baby. A team of doctors monitor the baby’s health each day. The nursery is suited for babies who need regular monitoring by the medical team, and babies whose mothers may not be able to care for them, such as after a caesarean section.

Natural Delivery

Hospital

Type of ward

Average length of stay

25% of patients are charged below:

50% of patients are charged below:

75% of patients are charged below:

KKH

Ward A

2.0

$4,564

$5,164

$5,700

KKH

Ward B1

1.8

$3,208

$3,849

$4,261

KKH

Ward B2

2.0

$1,454

$1,835

$2,273

KKH

Ward C

2.3

$986

$1,222

$1,491

C-Section

Hospital

Type of ward

Average length of stay

25% of patients are charged below:

50% of patients are charged below:

75% of patients are charged below:

KKH

Ward A

3.2

$7,446

$8,714

$10,187

KKH

Ward B1

2.9

$6,318

$7,438

$8,616

KKH

Ward B2

3.8

$2,960

$3,485

$4,013

KKH

Ward C

3.8

$1,457

$1,788

$2,379

National University Hospital

There are 8 single-bedded delivery suite rooms in NUH. They are en-suite and are equipped with a television, phone and a reclining sofa. NUH also delivers more than 2,500 babies a year. They conduct practice drills for their midwifery birth attendants and doctors regularly to keep their team up to date with knowledge and skills. They also have well-equipped theatres, high dependency units, intensive care units, and neonatal units, located within close proximity on the same level of the building, to facilitate the delivery of multi-disciplinary care for mothers and their babies during high risk pregnancies.

In addition, NUH is one of the few hospitals in Asia that offer STAN analysis in their delivery suite. STAN is a foetal monitor that combines changes in the foetal ECG (foetal heart tracing) and the conventional CTG (the standardised heart monitors in most units). It helps to accurately detect foetus that lack oxygen and identify babies that require immediate delivery.

NUH also offer a 24-hour epidural service to mothers who require pain relief while giving birth. The midwives will provide one to one support to allow the birthing experience to be pleasant and reduce the need for pain relief.

The plus point of NUH is also that it has water birth suites for pregnant women who are keen in doing a water birth but prefers to do it in the hospital in case of complications. Delivering in soothing warm water makes the contraction discomfort during labour more bearable. Moreover, tears are less likely to occur in water, reducing the need for suturing of the mother's perineum after birth.

Natural Delivery

Hospital

Type of ward

Average length of stay

25% of patients are charged below:

50% of patients are charged below:

75% of patients are charged below:

NUH

Ward A

2.3

$4,067

$4,599

$5,278

NUH

Ward B1

2.0

$3,165

$3,594

$3,991

NUH

Ward B2

2.2

$905

$1,040

$1,251

NUH

Ward C

2.3

$689

$828

$968

C-Section

Hospital

Type of ward

Average length of stay

25% of patients are charged below:

50% of patients are charged below:

75% of patients are charged below:

NUH

Ward A

3.4

$6,536

$7,186

$8,132

NUH

Ward B1

2.8

$5,270

$5,699

$6,077

NUH

Ward B2

2.9

$1,306

$1,560

$1,718

NUH

Ward C

2.8

$929

$1,079

$1,250

Singapore General Hospital

The hospital has 34 beds comprising of 1-bed, 4-bed and 5-beds rooms. Allocation of 1-bed rooms is based on availability. If you are keen, you may inform the nurses to put you on the waiting list.

There will be lactation consultants on duty and nurses who are lactation certified to assist you in breastfeeding your baby. They also offer infant bathing sessions conducted daily at the patient’s bedside. You can inform the nurses if you wish to take part in them. Postnatal physiotherapy classes and breastfeeding classes are also conducted daily.

In the ward, there is a 24-hour breastfeeding room available and mothers are free to use the breast pumps in the room. Moreover, SGH’s nutritious confinement menu is created with advice from hospital dietitians.

You may view the virtual tour of their ward here.

Natural Delivery

Hospital

Type of ward

Average length of stay

25% of patients are charged below:

50% of patients are charged below:

75% of patients are charged below:

SGH

Ward A

2.5

$3,850

$4,552

$5,466

SGH

Ward B1

2.1

$3,208

$3,726

$4,264

SGH

Ward B2

2.7

$1,206

$1,517

$1,993

SGH

Ward C

2.3

$1,015

$1,251

$1,671

C-Section

Hospital

Type of ward

Average length of stay

25% of patients are charged below:

50% of patients are charged below:

75% of patients are charged below:

SGH

Ward A

3.7

$8,012

$8,675

$9,984

SGH

Ward B1

3.5

$6,763

$7,340

$8,664

SGH

Ward B2

3.6

$2,188

$2,533

$3,054

SGH

Ward C

3.9

$1,457

$1,788

$2,379

Private hospitals:

Gleneagles

There were 1,841 deliveries at Gleneagles Hospital in 2017. There are 10 delivery suites, and first stage room with four beds. A television, radio, telephone and recliner chair will be provided at the delivery suite. Similar to the above hospitals, ParentCraft classes are available during your maternity stay and after discharge from the hospital. Lactation consultants will also be on duty to assist you in breastfeeding your baby. The postnatal diet will include ingredients commonly found in confinement food recipes, such as sesame oil, ginger, black vinegar, eggs, red dates, chicken and fish.

Click here to view the tour of the ward.

Natural Delivery

Hospital

Type of ward

Average length of stay

25% of patients are charged below:

50% of patients are charged below:

75% of patients are charged below:

GEH

1 bedded ward

2.3

$9,286

$10,568

$11,960

GEH

2 bedded ward

2.2

$6,851

$7,799

$9,026

C-Section

Hospital

Type of ward

Average length of stay

25% of patients are charged below:

50% of patients are charged below:

75% of patients are charged below:

GEH

1 bedded ward

3.3

$14,656

$16,262

$18,096

GEH

2 bedded ward

3.2

$11,469

$12,766

$13,821

Mount Alvernia Hospital

The hospital delivers around 5,500 babies yearly. Their midwifery team at the delivery suites keeps up to date with knowledge and skills through continuing training. In addition, the operating theatres, neonatal intensive care and high dependency units are all located within close proximity on the same level of the building. Each room is also equipped with foetal monitoring and baby resuscitation system to closely detect foetal movement and identify babies that require immediate delivery.

At Mount Alvernia Hospital, Parentcraft centre staff will visit postnatal mothers in the wards daily to offer advice and guidance on general newborn care, bathing the baby and breastfeeding.

Natural Delivery

Hospital

Type of ward

Average length of stay

25% of patients are charged below:

50% of patients are charged below:

75% of patients are charged below:

MAH

1 bedded ward

2.2

$7,082

$8,182

$9,384

MAH

2 bedded ward

2.1

$5,239

$6,301

$7,392

C-Section

Hospital

Type of ward

Average length of stay

25% of patients are charged below:

50% of patients are charged below:

75% of patients are charged below:

MAH

1 bedded ward

3.1

$10,742

$12,067

$13,319

MAH

2 bedded ward

3.0

$8,732

$9,823

$10,866

Mount Elizabeth Hospital

There were 1,630 deliveries at the hospital in 2017. The rooms are spacious and luxurious, ideal for mothers-to-be who are looking for a hotel-like experience during and after their delivery process.

Similar to the above hospitals, the consultant and team will guide you on general baby care such as bathing, bottle feeding, weaning, and breastfeeding.

Click here to view a tour of the rooms.

Natural Delivery

Hospital

Type of ward

Average length of stay

25% of patients are charged below:

50% of patients are charged below:

75% of patients are charged below:

MEH

1 bedded ward

2.3

$8,584

$9,673

$10,691

MEH

2 bedded ward

2.2

$6,893

$7,925

$8,856

C-Section

Hospital

Type of ward

Average length of stay

25% of patients are charged below:

50% of patients are charged below:

75% of patients are charged below:

MEH

1 bedded ward

3.2

$13,605

$15,415

$17,629

MEH

2 bedded ward

3.0

$10,898

$12,469

$13,910

Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital

There were 1,490 deliveries at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital in 2017. Their suites are premium, cosy and ideal for mothers looking for maximum comfort during and after their delivery process.

Likewise, the consultant and team will guide mothers on baby care such as bathing, bottle feeding, weaning, and breastfeeding.

Click here to view a tour of their rooms.

Natural Delivery

Hospital

Type of ward

Average length of stay

25% of patients are charged below:

50% of patients are charged below:

75% of patients are charged below:

MNH

1 bedded ward

2.3

$8,586

$9,569

$10,659

C-Section

Hospital

Type of ward

Average length of stay

25% of patients are charged below:

50% of patients are charged below:

75% of patients are charged below:

MNH

1 bedded ward

3.3

$13,794

$14,840

$16,906

Parkway East Hospital

The maternity ward at Parkway East Hospital consists of 1 delivery suite with 5 delivery rooms and a 2-bedded first stage room, 1 neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with 14 cots, 1 nursery with 30 cots, 1 parentcraft room, 1 deluxe room, 5 single rooms, 8 two-bedded rooms and 2 four-bedded rooms.

There are also parentcraft classes that teaches skills  such as bathing, caring for your baby’s umbilical cord stump, breastfeeding and how to burp your baby available during the maternity stay and after the mother has discharged from the hospital.

Their menu of confinement dishes are also inspired by traditional confinement recipes such as sesame oil, ginger, black vinegar, eggs, red dates, chicken and fish. In addition, the interior decoration of the ward feels like a classy and cosy hotel that serves as a soothing environment for the mother.

Click here for a virtual tour of the rooms.

Natural Delivery

Hospital

Type of ward

Average length of stay

25% of patients are charged below:

50% of patients are charged below:

75% of patients are charged below:

PEH

1 bedded ward

2.0

$6,503

$7,489

$8,310

PEH

2 bedded ward

2.0

$5,013

$5,629

$6,375

PEH

4 bedded ward

2.0

$4,554

$5,077

$6,028

C-Section

Hospital

Type of ward

Average length of stay

25% of patients are charged below:

50% of patients are charged below:

75% of patients are charged below:

PEH

1 bedded ward

3.1

$11,302

$12,558

$13,556

PEH

2 bedded ward

3.1

$9,468

$10,224

$11,054

PEH

4 bedded ward

3.0

$8,733

$9,527

$10,737

Raffles Hospital

There were 552 deliveries at Raffles Hospital in 2017. Similar to the other hospitals, there are ParentCraft sessions where the consultant and team will provide tips on general baby care such as bathing, bottle feeding, weaning, and breastfeeding.

Click here to view the tour of the rooms.

Natural Delivery

Hospital

Type of ward

Average length of stay

25% of patients are charged below:

50% of patients are charged below:

75% of patients are charged below:

RH

1 bedded ward

2.1

$7,146

$8,294

$9,203

C-Section

Hospital

Type of ward

Average length of stay

25% of patients are charged below:

50% of patients are charged below:

75% of patients are charged below:

RH

1 bedded ward

3.2

$11,711

$12,809

$17,373

Thomson Medical Centre

Thomson Medical Centre has delivered 5,090 babies in the last year, which ranks it first in terms of popularity among all the private hospitals.

The rooms at Thomson Medical Centre are specially designed to offer mothers comfort and a peaceful ambience. Each room is air-conditioned with an en-suite bathroom. A labour pool is also available. To aid first-time parents with the parenthood journey, their nurses will also ensure that mothers receive in-room training on essential baby care. All mothers will be visited once by a lactation consultant, who will support and assist them to breastfeed successfully and confidently.

Moreover, all mothers and their spouses can attend complimentary hands-on Baby Bath Demonstration and Breastfeeding classes conducted by their parentcraft specialists. Mothers can also take up the Soup-for Moms Programme at no extra charge.

Click here to view the tour of the rooms.

Natural Delivery

Hospital

Type of ward

Average length of stay

25% of patients are charged below:

50% of patients are charged below:

75% of patients are charged below:

TMC

1 bedded ward

2.2

$7,019

$8,018

$8,952

TMC

2 bedded ward

2.2

$5,692

$6,640

$7,638

TMC

4 bedded ward

2.2

$5,099

$5,915

$6,853

C-Section

Hospital

Type of ward

Average length of stay

25% of patients are charged below:

50% of patients are charged below:

75% of patients are charged below:

TMC

1 bedded ward

3.1

$11,087

$12,126

$13,678

TMC

2 bedded ward

3.0

$9,306

$10,154

$11,218

TMC

4 bedded ward

2.8

$7,913

$8,712

$10,103

The above price lists of delivery at the different hospitals in Singapore are last updated on and accurate as of 31st December 2018. You are advised to check with the individual hospitals if you have any queries on the bill amount.

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