$19,000: How much it costs to give birth in style in Spore

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$19,000: How much it costs to give birth in style in Spore

Postby tankee » Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:00 pm

The New Paper
By Cheow Sue-Ann

SINGAPORE - $19,000.

That's how much it can cost to give birth in style in Singapore.

Forget your ordinary hospital treatment, this three-day package includes perks like private nurse service, an in-room mini bar, herbal chicken soup for the mother, a celebratory intimate dinner for the parents, a complimentary head massage and even a limousine service to chauffeur the family home.

Think that sounds luxurious?

The Tanglin Suite package at Gleneagles Hospital also includes a celebratory cocktail party for 10.

The New Paper on Sunday checked out birthing options here after news broke that Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, will deliver her child at St Mary's Hospital in London - famously swish and also, as it happens, the hospital where the Duchess' husband Prince William was born.

The private maternity wing of this hospital requires a deposit of £6,800 or about S$13,000, just to book.

According to ABC News, the brochure from St Mary's stated that the suite comes with a comprehensive wine list.

But you don't have to be royalty to receive such royal treatment.

Gleneagles' Tanglin Suite package keeps the pampering going even after mothers leave the hospital.

Personalised attention will be paid to your every parenting need, including how to manage breastfeeding, exercises to get your lower body back into shape and even classes on how to care for your baby.

This package costs between $15,000 and $19,700, depending on whether the mother has a caesarean section or not. Gynaecologists say there is plenty of demand for luxury births......


http://yourhealth.asiaone.com/content/1 ... -singapore

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Re: $19,000: How much it costs to give birth in style in Spo

Postby tankee » Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:00 pm

wine? better not be breast-feeding

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Re: $19,000: How much it costs to give birth in style in Spo

Postby SAHM_TAN » Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:16 pm

I was in B ward. There were nurses round the clock to answer to our needs too. I remembered watching HBO movies, considered cable right? I remembered I had some confinement soup too leh. Plus a free post-natal exercise course, but I too lazy to attend LOL. If remembered correctly there was also a class on how to bathe the bb. I didn't attend becos already attended a pre-natal course and it was like a 1-2 months course. Oh ya, one of the channels also show how to bathe and breastfeed bb. I had a lactation nurse paying me a visit too.

So wondering worth it har, the extra $$$$$. Maybe the head massage very ex or wine very good yr bah.

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Re: $19,000: How much it costs to give birth in style in Spo

Postby hquek » Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:42 am

With package like that, baby better not come out too fast. Imagine signing on to a 19K package and then bb gets deliverd on the way to hospital....die die must go to delivery ward?

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Re: $19,000: How much it costs to give birth in style in Spo

Postby hquek » Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:46 am

I was in 4 person ward in KKH (can't recall what's it called). Don't recall nurses being particularly helpful. I had to hunt down and request for a nurse to help me with lactation (how to find a good one? just go to notice board and see whose name gets repeated most).

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Re: $19,000: How much it costs to give birth in style in Spo

Postby Funz » Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:44 am

No need lah.

I was in a single bedder. After giving birth all a I wanted was to be left alone but the nurses kept coming. 1st to check on me, then to remind me about all the baby classes and the breastfeeding classes which I did not bother to attend. Then the lactation nurse came once everyday to check that baby was latching. Confinement meal also included some herbal soup and all. DH, sis and parents tabao their own favourite munchies and had their own cocktail party. The limou service was optional so just need to pay for that if you want. Then again no need since DH drives.

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Re: $19,000: How much it costs to give birth in style in Spo

Postby SAHM_TAN » Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:03 am

hquek wrote:I was in 4 person ward in KKH (can't recall what's it called). Don't recall nurses being particularly helpful. I had to hunt down and request for a nurse to help me with lactation (how to find a good one? just go to notice board and see whose name gets repeated most).


My 1st one was in KKH B ward too, 4 beds. To get nurse, press button can liao, my gynae arranged the lactation nurse to see me. But the breasts demo massage very painful LOL. She machiam kneading dough LOL.

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Re: $19,000: How much it costs to give birth in style in Spo

Postby SAHM_TAN » Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:07 am

Funz wrote:No need lah.

I was in a single bedder. After giving birth all a I wanted was to be left alone but the nurses kept coming. 1st to check on me, then to remind me about all the baby classes and the breastfeeding classes which I did not bother to attend. Then the lactation nurse came once everyday to check that baby was latching. Confinement meal also included some herbal soup and all. DH, sis and parents tabao their own favourite munchies and had their own cocktail party. The limou service was optional so just need to pay for that if you want. Then again no need since DH drives.


The lactation nurse come to see me, I very stressed heehee, she will see if bb latched on or not. Then I kept looking at bb's ears becos she said the ears will move if bb is latching on correctly LOLOLOL

Then I learned after 1st bb, let nature takes it's course lah, bb know what to do lah Lol

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Re: $19,000: How much it costs to give birth in style in Spo

Postby mom2boys » Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:30 pm

me too :0
1st one was in KKH B ward. Gave birth at age 29 (considered young? :scratchhead: ) To save $$ so landed in B ward. Delivered baby in the afternoon, Gynae checked late evening say everything well. KKH next day say can discharged!!!.... haven't rest enough go home already. Almost fainted at home :sad:

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hquek wrote:I was in 4 person ward in KKH (can't recall what's it called). Don't recall nurses being particularly helpful. I had to hunt down and request for a nurse to help me with lactation (how to find a good one? just go to notice board and see whose name gets repeated most).


My 1st one was in KKH B ward too, 4 beds. To get nurse, press button can liao, my gynae arranged the lactation nurse to see me. But the breasts demo massage very painful LOL. She machiam kneading dough LOL.

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