Overview

Prenatal care improves pregnancy outcomes. Prenatal care may include:

  • Taking extra folic acid
  • Avoiding drugs and alcohol
  • Regular exercise
  • Blood tests
  • Regular physical examinations.

Complications of pregnancy may include:

  • Disorders of high blood pressure
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Iron-deficiency anemia
  • Severe nausea and vomiting

In the ideal childbirth, labor begins on its own when a woman is "at term". Pregnancy is considered at full term when gestation has lasted 39 to 41 weeks.

Recent Questions

What should I consider when starting birth control?

It is important to have a proper discussion and consultation with your doctor in order to decide and agree on a suitable method of birth control for yourself. Some factors that we do take into consideration include factors such as: Your age Medical history Whether you are on any other medications or have any signifiant family history of cancers or clotting issues Menstural history Smoking Sexual history Compliance to medications Lifestyle or job schedule, etc.

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Dr Michelle Chia

General Practitioner

How much does an IUI (Intrauterine insemination) cost?

The cost varies between $1500-1800, depending on the amount of injections required.

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Dr Ben Choey

Gynaecologist

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Dr Tan joined O&G The Women's Medical Specialist as Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. Currently, he also holds the position of the Medical Director. Prior to his current appointment, Dr Tan was the Senior Consultant in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Urgent O&G Centre at the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

Besides that, Dr Tan holds Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships. He won many awards as an outstanding clinician as well as an educator. In 2018, Dr Tan won the SingHealth Excellence Awards for Distinguished Educator. Apart from that, in 2015, he co-authored the a book which won the British Medical Association Book Award.

Dr Tan also co-developed the HealthHub Pregnancy Track. It is a new mobile app as well as web portal under the Health Promotion Board. Throughout his career as a gynaecologist, he had delivered more than 5,000 babies.

Trying To Conceive & Infertility

Dr Ng is trained in antenatal and gynaecological ultrasound scans, prenatal screening, antenatal risk assessment and care, natural childbirth, instrumental vaginal deliveries (vacuum and forceps) and caesarean section, colposcopy, cystoscopy and management of patients with menopausal and fertility problems.

He has presented papers in these topics at medical conferences in Singapore and overseas, in addition to winning the 2nd prize for his research at the 6th International Scientific Meeting of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 2005. He has also authored medical papers and has served as a reviewer on peer-reviewed journals in obstetrics and gynaecology. Dr Ng’s dedicated care to his patients has won him 4 Service from the Heart Awards and a national Excellent Service Award (EXSA). His commitment to work and patients was recognized with a Long Service Award from KK Hospital in 2007.

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