Obstetrics & Gynaecology Services
Obstetrics and gynaecology services are dedicated to the well-being of women and their unborn children throughout the life-changing transitions of pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum.
We provide gynaecological assessments for pregnant women and those actively trying to conceive (TTC) throughout the entire reproductive journey. Our comprehensive obstetrics and gynaecology services are at the heart of our commitment to maternal and child health in Singapore. These include:
- Prenatal care
- Preconception screening
- Fertility treatment
- Fetal screening tests
- Postnatal care
- Neonatal health
Prenatal care is the specialised medical care and attention a woman receives during pregnancy, from conception to the onset of labour. This healthcare approach aims to monitor and promote the well-being of the expectant mother and the developing fetus.
Prenatal care is essential for a healthy pregnancy and positive birth outcomes. It consists of the following.
Regular gynaecological check-ups form the foundation for a healthy pregnancy. These check-ups involve examinations to monitor reproductive organ health, ensuring optimal conditions for conception and a healthy pregnancy.
Part of prenatal care is detecting high-risk pregnancies and providing specialised care to manage risks. High-risk pregnancies may involve pre-existing medical conditions, multiple pregnancies, or complications arising during pregnancy.
Maternal Fetal Medicine deals with complex and high-risk pregnancies, with an emphasis on keeping both mother and baby healthy while navigating these challenges.
Tests & procedures
Various tests and procedures are integral to prenatal care and safeguard the well-being of both mother and baby. Blood tests, genetic screenings, and routine check-ups help identify potential issues early, allowing for timely interventions and personalised care plans.
Pregnancy ultrasounds offer a glimpse into the womb, allowing parents to witness the development of their baby. Beyond the emotional connection, ultrasounds assist in identifying any potential abnormalities and ensuring the overall health and growth of the fetus.
Our comprehensive obstetric services cover both natural and caesarean births. Our team supports mothers in making informed choices regarding their preferred delivery method, ensuring a safe and positive birthing experience.
Preconception screening is vital for assessing and addressing potential risks for Singapore couples trying to conceive. Our specialists conduct thorough evaluations, identifying any factors that might impact fertility or the health of the future pregnancy. These may include the following tests and measures.
- Medical history review
- Preconception genetic screening
- Fertility screening
- Infectious disease screening
- Screening for chronic conditions
- Nutritional assessment
- Medication review
We offer a range of medical interventions designed to help couples achieve pregnancy when natural conception is challenging or not occurring.
Fertility treatments help couples overcome infertility by enhancing the chances of conception. These interventions may include addressing specific issues such as hormones, ovulation problems, sperm quality, or fallopian tube blockages.
In-vitro fertilisation (IVF) is an advanced fertility treatment that involves artificial insemination. The procedure combines eggs and sperm outside the body in a laboratory, then transfers the resulting embryo(s) into the uterus. IVF aids in conception when natural methods have not been successful.
Egg freezing enables women to preserve their fertility for future family planning. This option is beneficial for those facing medical treatments that may impact fertility or for those who wish to delay pregnancy and childbirth.
Our fertility specialists employ a range of treatments to address infertility, tailoring plans to individual needs. From medication-based approaches to assisted reproductive technologies, we strive to fulfil the dreams of parenthood. Some tests and treatments for infertility include:
- Fertility assessment: Evaluating a couple’s reproductive health and ability to conceive. The process involves a series of medical examinations and tests to assess factors impacting fertility.
- Ovulation inductions: Stimulating the ovaries to produce more eggs, increasing the chances of successful fertilisations.
- Intra-uterine insemination (IUI): Placing sperm directly into the uterus during ovulation to enhance the chances of fertilisation.
- Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI): A specialised type of IVF where a sperm is directly injected into an egg to facilitate fertilisation.
Fetal screening tests
Fetal screening tests assess a fetus’s health and development during pregnancy. The primary goal of fetal screening is to identify potential abnormalities or conditions in the unborn baby early in pregnancy.
This information can help healthcare providers and parents make informed judgements about managing the pregnancy and planning for any necessary medical interventions.
Fetal anomaly screenings assess the baby’s development and identify any structural abnormalities. Early detection of fetal anomalies through screening is essential because it can impact the unborn baby’s health and well-being.
Fetal echocardiograms, a specialised ultrasound focusing on the baby’s heart, are used to identify congenital heart defects early in pregnancy.
Fetal Doppler test
The fetal Doppler test monitors blood flow in the baby’s arteries to ensure optimal oxygen and nutrient supply, a sign of a healthy pregnancy.
NST Pregnancy/Non-Stress Test
Non-stress tests evaluate the baby’s heart rate in response to its movements, providing insights into fetal well-being during pregnancy.
Amniocentesis is a test performed to analyse amniotic fluid for genetic fetal abnormalities, providing comprehensive information for future care plans.
This fetal diagnostic testing involves sampling fetal blood from the umbilical cord, aiding in diagnosing certain genetic conditions.
Our postnatal care supports mothers after childbirth, encompassing physical and emotional well-being. The specialists guide mothers through the postpartum period, ensure a smooth transition into motherhood, and monitor the newborn’s well-being. Upon delivery, postnatal care consists of:
- Checking the baby’s well-being
- Ensuring that there are no apparent congenital abnormalities
- Checking that the placenta is complete
- Ensuring blood loss is not excessive
- Checking for tearing of the perineum, vagina or labia
- Carrying out episiotomy if required
- Checking the caesarean wound
Neonatal health refers to the health and well-being of newborns during the first 28 days of life, often referred to as the neonatal period. We provide health screenings and care during this vulnerable time as infants transition from the protected environment of the womb to life outside.
Newborn screenings are essential in detecting potential health issues early in a baby’s life. Our infant health screening covers various conditions, enabling prompt intervention when necessary.
VLBW Infants/Low Birth Weight/Underweight
Our neonatologists provide specialised care for newborns with very low birth weight (1,500 grams and below) for their health and development. VLBW infants are at higher risk of health complications due to their undeveloped organs and systems. Neonatal care for underweight newborn babies involves a multidisciplinary approach to address their unique needs.
Paediatrics is a specialised branch of medicine dedicated to treating infants, children, and adolescents. The field encompasses services designed to address the healthcare needs of young individuals. Here’s an overview of some key paediatric services:
Child health screening
Our paediatric services include regular health screenings, monitoring developmental milestones, and addressing parents’ concerns about their child’s well-being.
A child development assessment monitors and promotes healthy development by tracking milestones such as motor skills, language acquisition, social interactions, and emotional regulation. Early identification of developmental concerns allows for timely intervention and necessary support, such as providing speech therapy for children.
Paediatricians work with parents to ensure children receive the appropriate vaccinations at the recommended ages. Our childhood vaccination programs aim to protect children from preventable diseases and provide a foundation for a healthy future. Here are some common vaccines for children in Singapore.
- Chickenpox vaccine
- BCG vaccine
- Hepatitis A vaccine
- Hepatitis B vaccine
- HPV vaccine
- Influenza vaccine
- Meningitis vaccine
- Pneumococcal vaccine
- Tuberculosis vaccine
Allergy is a specialised field of medicine that tests and manages a child’s allergy to food, environment or other variables that cause disorders in a child.
We conduct thorough paediatric allergy assessments to identify potential allergens affecting children. These assessments include detailed medical histories and environmental exposure assessments. An allergy screening would be beneficial in detecting and treating childhood eczema associated with food and environmental allergies.
Besides using skin prick tests or blood tests to pinpoint specific allergens causing the reactions, we also provide particular food allergy testing to identify triggers. The tests may include testing for common food allergens like nuts, dairy, eggs, and seafood.
Urogynaecology focuses on the treatment of pelvic floor disorders in women. Our team provides treatment for overactive bladder, pelvic organ prolapse, and urinary incontinence and conducts routine Pap smears.
Pap smears are an essential component of women’s health screenings in Singapore, helping to detect early signs of cervical abnormalities and prevent cervical cancer. For uterine abnormalities and conditions such as uterine fibroids, a hysteroscopy or a myomectomy may be considered.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our services are tailored to individual needs, and costs vary based on the required care. We offer transparent pricing and discuss financial aspects with patients during the initial consultation.
Absolutely. We recognise that each woman’s healthcare journey is unique. Our specialists work closely with patients to tailor care plans that align with their needs and preferences.
Yes, we provide age-appropriate gynaecological check-up packages to tackle the evolving healthcare needs of women at different stages of life.
We understand the financial considerations involved in healthcare. Our team works with patients to explore payment plans and discuss available financing options.
Yes, we work with various insurance providers to ensure our patients benefit from the coverage available for gynaecology check-ups. Our administrative staff assists in navigating insurance-related queries.
All our doctors are highly qualified, board-certified, and have extensive experience in their respective fields. We prioritise the expertise and credentials of our medical team to deliver high quality care.
Our clinics are conveniently located all over Singapore, including the heartlands. We prioritise accessibility to facilitate timely and stress-free visits. Find a clinic near you.
We invest in modern diagnostic equipment and laboratory facilities to provide our best in women’s reproductive health services.
Our specialists are affiliated with various private hospitals in Singapore, ensuring seamless transitions between clinic care and hospital services when necessary. We prioritise partnerships with facilities that share our commitment to patient well-being.
Obstetrics and gynaecology care are integral to the health and safety of TTC couples and expectant mothers. We are dedicated to providing personalised, expert care to women at every stage of their reproductive journey.
SWC Medical Group’s team of obstetricians and gynaecologists is qualified and committed to ensuring the best possible care for you and your baby.
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Singapore Women's & Children's
We offer a full suite of Obstetrics & Gynaecology sub-specialties and are able to treat a wide range of paediatric medical conditions. Apart from the general Obstetrics & Gynaecology, our Obstetrics & Gynaecology specialists have competencies in managing sub-specialties services such as maternal fetal medicine, fertility, gynae-oncology and urogynaecology. Our Paediatric specialists provide medical services in general paediatric and sub-specialise in neonatology, neurology, child development, as well as allergy, immunology and rheumatology.
Both our Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Paediatric medical specialists have proven track records and diverse sub-specialties expertise and these allow us to provide comprehensive, co-ordinated and convenience care through cross referrals and joint management of our patients.
Our Group Chief Executive Officer, Directors and management team are actively involved in the management of our medical clinics, which enables us to respond quickly to the requirements of our patients and to make decisions promptly.