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New mums - what do you want to know?
« on: June 20, 2016, 05:04:14 pm »
just curious, as a close friend of mine is working on articles and details for new mums.
for any new moms, what would you like to know?

My thinking is this:-

1) costs of delivery at public hospital and costs of delivery at private hospital
a) public hospital only KK? What abt SGX, TTSH, CGH, KTP, etc etc

2) what supplements and food to eat, and what not to eat during pregnancy?

3) when should go for checkups and ultrasound?

4) natural birth or epidural or caesarean section? Water birth? which hospital are good in these?

5) Childcare / infantcare, when do we start to apply for them? Costwise, any tips?

6) when do we start to volunteer as Parents Volunteers in famous primary schools (We are kiasus)

7)

please help, i may have missed out details as I am not a mom...  ;D

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Re: New mums - what do you want to know?
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2016, 10:26:18 pm »
Insurance!

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cherubcove

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Re: New mums - what do you want to know?
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2016, 02:28:34 pm »
Insurance!

hmm didnt know got insurance for babies or pregnant mom? thought insurance companies wont cover?

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Re: New mums - what do you want to know?
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2016, 08:52:49 pm »
I would be keen to know more about the insurance coverage offered by the different companies.


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Re: New mums - what do you want to know?
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2016, 12:56:24 pm »
I would be keen to know more about the insurance coverage offered by the different companies.

Hi Lemon, they usually call me strawberry. 😂 (I'm not joking or being sarcastic, I'm serious!) and they say fruits hang out together ... Ok nevermind 😅 Back to your serious question.

If you're planning to have a child, you have a few options and it depends on exactly what insurance are you looking for - what are you looking to cover.

2 things - actual child birth (the whole process), or the possibly of something going wrong during child birth.

1. There's a way (an insurance product) to cover for the process of childbirth, but that would require really ahead of time planning (like over 12 months) due to the waiting period required before the company would pay for the cost of childbirth.


2. Covering for the possibility of a complicated childbirth is much more simple and straight forward, though for this type of insurance, it probably wouldn't reimburse you fully on the costs incurred in a pregnancy complication, but rather just pay out a sum to help with the cash outlay on your side.

Then there's the shield plan - this is another story altogether. Your shield plan would cover only specific types of pregnancy complications. If your complication don't fulfil the definition, your shield plan is unlikely to pay out.

I hope this helps!


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Re: New mums - what do you want to know?
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2016, 12:37:58 pm »
Hi Lemon, they usually call me strawberry. 😂 (I'm not joking or being sarcastic, I'm serious!) and they say fruits hang out together ... Ok nevermind 😅 Back to your serious question.

If you're planning to have a child, you have a few options and it depends on exactly what insurance are you looking for - what are you looking to cover.

2 things - actual child birth (the whole process), or the possibly of something going wrong during child birth.

1. There's a way (an insurance product) to cover for the process of childbirth, but that would require really ahead of time planning (like over 12 months) due to the waiting period required before the company would pay for the cost of childbirth.


2. Covering for the possibility of a complicated childbirth is much more simple and straight forward, though for this type of insurance, it probably wouldn't reimburse you fully on the costs incurred in a pregnancy complication, but rather just pay out a sum to help with the cash outlay on your side.

Then there's the shield plan - this is another story altogether. Your shield plan would cover only specific types of pregnancy complications. If your complication don't fulfil the definition, your shield plan is unlikely to pay out.

I hope this helps!

thats a lot of good info... hmmm do u have those insurance that can buy when u found out that u are pregnant for a few weeks?

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Re: New mums - what do you want to know?
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2016, 07:57:26 pm »
Let me share my first appointment at KKH at subsidised rate

Went for ultrasound scan at Antenatal Monitoring Centre at 2pm, done at 2.30pm
Waited for registration at Clinic C and managed to register at 3pm
Waited and seen gynae Dr Ann Wright at 4pm, spoke to her about the baby (everything's good for now) and my bad nausea (no other cure if the medicine metaclopramide still doesn't work :( just got to bear with it till about wk 13, she said)
Went for counselling to decide if we want to take the down syndrome test (90% accuracy). it comprises blood test and ultrasound scan (non-invasive) so we decided to go for it. Blood test will be done next wk (wk 9) while the ultrasound scan will be done 4 wks later (wk 12)
Picked up anti-vomit medicine (metaclopramide) at pharmacy and hubs went to do blood test for thalassaemia
Waited to make payment and finally left KKH at 5.45

Next appointments will be 7 wks later (wk 15) and 12 wks later (wk 20 for detailed scan)

Conclusion - the waiting time was long but service was alright and we were assured that all is fine for now

Paid $79 for consultation and ultrasound, $9 for medicine
Payment of $175 for the down syndrome test will be collected during the test

That's all from me! hope to see my mummies-to-be share their experiences at their gynaes too :)
Loving life here!

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