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Post Delivery Care

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Post Delivery Care


Pregnancy changes your body in more ways than you might have guessed, and it doesn’t stop when the baby is born. Taking good care of yourself and knowing what to expect after delivery is essential. At Raffles, we offer services to help you and your baby transit into this new phase of your life. 

Postnatal/Confinement Menu

Our nurses will take care of you in the postnatal ward and teach you on breastfeeding and care for your baby. You will usually be discharged after a 2 to 3 days stay. If you wish to stay longer for your confinement and need help with breastfeeding, please discuss with our Ward Manager.

Our hospital provides a confinement menu. Please ask our friendly ward staff upon admission.

Candle light celebration dinner for two is also available at a charge.

ParentCraft/Lactation Service

As new mums and dads, you may be anxious about caring for your newborn. At Raffles, we provide daily ParentCraft sessions where both you and your spouse can attend during your hospital stay.

During this informative session, our lactation consultant will provide you with tips on caring for your newborn and demonstrate how you can bathe and breastfeed your baby successfully. After being discharged, there will be one complimentary consultation service provided.

The sessions are useful not only for first-time parents but can also serve as an excellent refresher course for experienced mummies and daddies too.

Should you have any queries about caring for your newborn after you are discharged, you are welcome to call our nursery at 6311 1517 to set an appointment for consultation.

Breastfeeding Consultation

Breastfeeding consultation is available daily during office hours at a chargeable price. One complimentary consultation will be given after discharge.

Should you need any breastfeeding consultation, kindly contact us at 63111516/7 for an appointment booking.

Metabolic Screening and Hearing Test

Metabolic Screening and Hearing Test for newborns are available during your baby’s stay in the nursery. These tests are performed 24 hours after birth.

Jaundice Screening

Screening for jaundice is provided for newborns using a bilirubin analyser. It involves placing a simple scanning device lightly over the baby’s forehead. It is painless, and does not require a blood test via heel prick.

A first scan will be done during your baby’s stay with us in the Nursery if he/she appears jaundiced. Otherwise, the screening scan will be done during your baby’s first week visit at Raffles Children’s Centre.

Baby Photography Services

You may choose to commemorate your baby’s birth by having your baby’s first photo or footprints and handprints taken during your stay in the hospital:

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If you are interested with this service, kindly enquire more from our friendly ward staffs. These services are provided by external service
providers.

Birth Registration

Birth registration service is available at the Business Centre on Level 8 during the following hours:

Monday to Friday:  9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday:  9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Please bring along the following documents for birth registration:

  • Notification of Live-Birth of your baby (issued by ward nurses)
  • Original Marriage Certificate of parents
  • Original NRIC of both parents
  • Original Passports & FIN cards of parents (for foreigners only)

Baby Bonus Scheme

For Singapore citizens, you may submit the application forms to our Business Centre during office hours to register with the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) for the Baby Bonus Scheme.

Baby Bonus Kits from MSF are also available at Ward 8 and our Business Centre both at Level 8.

Baby’s Immunisation

Immunisations against the following diseases are available at Raffles Children’s Centre in Raffles Hospital and Raffles Children’s Centre at Tampines One:

Vaccination packages are also available. The packages include:

 

At Raffles Hospital, we offer professional classes in learning infant massage techniques to help calm and relax babies, settle upset tummies, reduce crying time and soothe babies into better sleep.

Join our certified Infant Massage Instructors who have been trained by the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM). The IAIM is a global organization, represented in over 52 countries throughout the world.

This infant massage course will offer an opportunity for parents to increase the bond between you and your baby. Both baby and parents benefit from the natural process of touch. You can give your baby the chance to make this transition gently and happily by enrolling in an IAIM Infant Massage Course.

Click here to learn more.

We offer a suite of post-delivery services including breastfeeding care, birth registration, baby bonus scheme application for your convenience. Post-delivery, you and your spouse would be taught essential skills to ensure that you and your baby have a head start in life. Find out about room options, visiting hours and discharge instructions in the video below.


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