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.
Post Ward Services For You
Postnatal / Confinement Menu
Our nurses will take care of you and teach you breastfeeding techniques. They’ll also show you how you can care for your baby.
Most new mums are discharged after two to three days. If you wish to stay longer for your confinement or need help with breastfeeding, please inform our Ward Manager.
Confinement menu (Please enquire upon admission.)
Candle light celebration dinner for two (Available at a charge.)
Lactation Consultation / ParentCraft
As new mums and dads, you may be anxious about caring for your newborn. At Raffles, we provide daily ParentCraft sessions for both you and your spouse during your hospital stay.
Our lactation consultant / parentcraft nurses will provide you with tips on caring for your newborn and demonstrate how you can bathe and breastfeed your baby successfully. One complimentary consultation service will also be provided after you are discharged.
These sessions are useful not only for first-time parents but can also serve as an excellent refresher course for experienced mummies and daddies too.
For more information, please read our “New Mum Survival Guide: Breastfeeding”.
Should you have further queries about breastfeeding and care for your newborn after you are discharged, you are welcome to call our Nursery at 6311 1517 to set an appointment with our Lactation Consultant / Parentcraft nurse.
TCM emphasises on the importance of postnatal care to restore and nourish your body’s strength and energy. At Raffles Chinese Medicine, we use Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, cupping and Tui Na massage as some of the common treatment methods to enhance your postpartum well-being. Find out more.
Postnatal Ward Services For Your Baby
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.
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 Foot & Hand Imprints
You may choose to commemorate your baby’s birth by having your baby’s first foot and hand imprints taken during your stay in the hospital.
These services are provided by external service providers.
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 Vaccination & Checkup
Raffles Children Centre provides a range of services including vaccinations (recommended, combined optional vaccines and travel vaccines) and checkup for babies and children.
Vaccination & Checkup Packages for Babies & Children are available at 3 locations: Raffles Specialist Centre, Tampines 1 and Raffles Holland V