Dr Pamela Tan, MBBS (Singapore), MRCOG (UK), FAMS (Singapore)
Ensure a Safe Pregnancy With Proper Tests & Screening from an Obstetrician in Singapore
View our list of obstetric services available during your pregnancy, birth and beyond.
1. Pre-conception health screening
As many couples in Singapore defer the age of childbearing into their thirties or forties, preconception care is becoming more important. The status of your health and your lifestyle have a significant effect on the progress and outcome of your pregnancy. This screening aims to identify and modify social and behavioral risks to prevent a complicated pregnancy. Aside from establishing maternal and perinatal health, it also includes precautionary measures to ensure healthy fetal development. This service encompasses different forms of assessments, such as blood tests to determine ovarian health, imaging of the womb and ovaries, as well as BMI and vital signs monitoring.
Obstetrics Service >> Pre-conception health screening
2. Antenatal care, intrapartum care and postnatal care
These three stages of caring for an expectant mother is essential to ensure a smooth pregnancy, labour and recovery. This is a combined effort between the obstetrician and the expectant couple to avoid any complications. Each stage carries with it inherent risks, therefore the care plan comes with its own set of objectives so that it is customised to address the patient’s needs. With proper care, every stage of your pregnancy can be a beautiful and memorable experience.
Obstetrics Service >> Antenatal care, intrapartum care and postnatal care
3. Labour and delivery with individualised birth plans
Besides a safe and successful labour and delivery, most expectant moms want to make the process more special. A customized birth plan is an essential tool where mothers can specify their expectations and preferences during labour and birth. However, one must also consider that a birth plan is an outline that is not set in stone since it also requires flexibility. We can guide you on the pertinent details and considerations to help you make informed decisions in crafting the outline of how you want to welcome your little bundle of joy!
Obstetrics Service >> Labour and delivery with individualised birth plans
4. Assisted instrumental delivery with forceps and vacuum
In some cases, there are certain developments during labour and delivery which requires the use of a special instrument to help you deliver your baby. This can be done through vacuum extraction or forceps. While most women may not see this as a possibility, it is an important point for discussion so you can have an understanding of what is happening and what you can expect if ever they are needed during your delivery. Get the conversation going, and let’s talk more about this in detail.
Obstetrics Service >> Assisted instrumental delivery with forceps and vacuum
5. Vaginal birth after Caesarean (VBAC), assisted vaginal delivery of twins
If you have delivered a baby by caesarean section, you may have the choice with your next pregnancy on whether to get a VBAC or a planned/elective caesarean. While this is a personal decision, nevertheless, it should come from careful and thorough medical advise. More women in Singapore today are becoming aware that a planned VBAC can be safe. However, there are relevant factors that can determine your suitability. Learn how this can be possible for you and how you can turn it into a successful and positive experience.
Obstetrics Service >> Vaginal birth after Caesarean (VBAC), assisted vaginal delivery of twins
6. Caesarean section
A lot of expectant moms in Singapore today opt for this method of delivery. It can be planned early in the pregnancy, or it can be done when complications or emergency situations arise during labour. Whether you are preparing for a C-section or not, knowing what to expect is important so you can be aware of the critical aspects involved in this major surgery. This is also relevant information which you can also include in your birth plan. Open the table for discussion and weigh the risks and benefits of a C-section for you and your baby.
Obstetrics Service >> Caesarean section
7. Management of medical disorders in pregnancy
There are several disorders that may be present prior to or as a result of pregnancy. Proper medical management is critical to ensure your health and safety, as well as that of your baby. Patient education, pre-conception counseling, and collaborative management are all key factors behind a holistic approach towards a successful labour and delivery process. Know what you are up against or what you can do if you find yourself in a high-risk pregnancy.
Prenatal screening for fetal syndromes with Oscar first trimester combined screening or non invasive prenatal testing with blood (Panorama/Harmony) and appropriate confirmatory test if high risk.
Obstetrics Service >> Management of medical disorders in pregnancy
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THOMSON MEDICAL CENTRE
Phone: 6254 2878
Fax: 6254 6233