Preparing for a baby can breed a lot of questions in your mind. That’s where we come in to help. We provide relevant information on how to promote the well-being of the pregnant mother, childbirth, and the postpartum period. We also touch on potential problems that may occur in either the mother or child.
We hope that you get these blogs enlightening wherever you are in your obstetric journey.
Singapore became the first country in Asia to start its COVID-19 vaccination campaign, which was launched in December 2020. But while vaccination is generally encouraged, it is entirely voluntary. Today, the global drive to get inoculated is extensive and aggressive,...
Having a new addition to the family is truly something worth celebrating. It’s a journey in which families invest months of preparation and planning. There are important decisions to be made about the birth plan, and the practice of delayed cord clamping and cord...
Pregnancy can be an exciting journey. However, beyond the themed baby showers, gender reveals, and carefully curated nursery designs it’s also important to look at the ugly side of getting pregnant. It’s important to be aware that as you cross milestones for the next...
There are several reasons that go into the heartbreaking story of a miscarriage, and here’s how to make sense of it.
Neurological disorders in pregnancy are also major causes of complications during pregnancy, be familiar with what these are here.
Pregnant women should be well informed on how to safely course through the delicate period of pregnancy amidst the threat of COVID-19 infection.
Thyroid disorders during pregnancy can be a challenge to spot, but being aware and prepared about potential problems minimises the risks.
Mental health crises during pregnancy can be a difficult experience to handle with all the different changes you’re going through. Read about them, here.
Cardiac problems create high-risk pregnancies, but there are ways for women to still experience this milestone and come out of it safely.
Obstetric cholestasis is marked by severe itching, but besides this symptom are other effects that pose several risks to you & the baby. Read about it here.
Preeclampsia is a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy that can lead to serious consequences if caught late or left unmanaged. Here’s what you need to do.
A molar pregnancy occurs when the cells that are supposed to develop into the placenta, develop into an abnormal mass or a tumor instead.
Contracting an infection is never more worrying than when pregnant. It can have a range of effects on both mother and baby.
Gestational DIabetes creates a risky pregnancy that pose negative effects to the mother and child. Could you be at risk? Here’s the real talk on this issue.
Pregnancy also comes with a host of less than desirable changes to the body. Here’s what you can expect and how you can manage it.
Perineal tears during delivery vary in severity, but these can also be prevented using several measures. Learn how you can avoid a nasty tear down there.
Pain management can have several approaches, but there are safe options available to help ease the labour process.
For those planning to get pregnant or those already expecting, it is important that you are well aware of the necessary financial preparations in Singapore.
Male nesting is an essential part of pregnancy because a good support system from expectant dads provide a safe and stable environment for the new family.
Pregnancy is one of the interesting processes that could happen to a woman’s body. While there are expected milestones for the next nine months, the experience may vary for each expectant mom. In fact, each pregnancy may bring a different set of experiences for a...
Difficulty conceiving can stem from various reasons that most women are unaware of, but here are 6 ways to improve your chances of getting pregnant.
While most women expect to welcome their little bundle of joy 38-40 weeks into their pregnancy, some may be thrown a curve ball and experience things a different way. If your labour doesn’t start on its own, your ob-gyn may use medications and other techniques for the...
Pregnancy can be a significant source of happiness and excitement for the parents, but it can also bring in loads of stress, especially if the expectant mom comes across complications that would put her under the high-risk group. This can put a damper on what could...
If you consider c-section as an option in your birth plan, it is important that you are aware of its implications. Learn more to help you prepare for it.
It used to be recommended that once you have a C-section delivery, your succeeding deliveries should also be done the same way to prevent the risk of a uterine rupture. However, a major study on the matter revealed that VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery)...
Labor and delivery is such an overwhelming experience that organizing the details of this special occasion would be the last thing on your mind. If you wish to manage certain details of this important milestone, a birth plan can help you iron things out - right down...
Dr Pamela Tan is a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist in Singapore. She finished her undergraduate studies at the National University of Singapore and earned her post-graduate degree at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in the UK. She is an accredited specialist by the Specialist Accreditation Board (Ministry of Health), and a fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore. She subspecialises in colposcopy and is certified to perform Level 3 minimally invasive keyhole surgeries such as laparoscopic hysterectomy, myomectomy and cystectomy. Dr Pam also supports the natural birthing method and she strives to provide a personalised care and treatment for each patient.