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Birth Options in Singapore
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Singapore has very high numbers of cesarean deliveries and the prevalent philosophy of care is one of active management, leaning towards medical interventions. Evidence based maternity care as endorsed for example by the American College of Obstetrician and Gynecologists suggest that expectant management is advisable, which will only intervene in the natural process if and when necessary.
When giving birth in Singapore you will have to choose an Obstetrician, as there is no midwifery care. We (highly) recommend that you choose your obstetrician by their philosophy of care and by their respect for your right to choose. Equally if you want your Pediatrician to support breastfeeding you will need to choose one, who's philosophy of care makes mother child bonding and breastfeeding a priority.
An empowering antenatal class will inform you about all steps of natural birth, the role of hormones, options for supportive birth teams and birth places. The information will cover pain management, birthing positions, benefits of water-birth, hypno-birthing skills and emergency interventions. Everything you need to make informed choices and plan the birth you desire.
All high-risk pregnancies will take place in hospitals, where you can bring your own doula and family members to support you. National University Hospital, Singapore General Hospital and KK Women’s & Children’s hospital joined the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), promoting skin-to -skin contact, breastfeeding and roaming in.
If your Obgyn considers your pregnancy low risk, you may choose to give birth in a hospital or at home. Home birth as an option can offer a safe, homely atmosphere and allow for more freedom during and after labor. Research shows that both midwifery units and homes are conducive to safe and satisfying birth experiences.
Inform yourself, trust yourself and choose a very supportive birth place.
Imagine having the support through your entire pregnancy, birth and beyond from a trusted individual who will be there for you every step of the way?
What will that mean for the choices you make and ultimately the experience you can create for your birth?
At Four Trimesters we truly appreciate that the birth of your child is an extraordinary moment. Our team of doula’s will empower you to have your best birth possible - easy, short, and relaxed - regardless of the outcome, welcoming your baby into the world gently, blissfully to carry these beautiful and positive memories for your whole family through a lifetime.
Evidence Based Practices make Birth healthier and safer for Mother and Baby
#1: Let Labor Begin on Its Own (Amis, 2009)
#2: Walk, Move Around, and Change Positions Throughout Labor (Shilling, 2009)
#3: Bring a Loved One, Friend, or Doula for Continuous Support (Green & Hotelling, 2009)
#4: Avoid Interventions That Are Not Medically Necessary (Lothian, 2009)
#5: Avoid Giving Birth on the Back, and Follow the Body’s Urges to Push (DiFranco, Romano, & Keen, 2009)
#6: Keep Mother and Baby Together – It’s Best for Mother, Baby, and Breastfeeding (Crenshaw, 2009)