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Pregnancy is typically divided into 3 trimesters. The first trimester is from week 1 through 12. During the first trimester, the possibility of miscarriage is at its highest. The second trimester is from week 13 through 28. At 28 weeks, more than 90% of babies can survive outside of the uterus if provided with high-quality medical care. The third trimester is from 29 weeks through 40 weeks.
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In the ideal childbirth, labor begins on its own when a woman is "at term". Pregnancy is considered at full term when gestation has lasted 39 to 41 weeks.
Dr. Tseng is probably the most natural birth friendly doc on the island. I found him to be very gentle and at the end of my labor when I was in horrible awful pain and was sure there was no way I could get the baby out on my own, he and his nurses got me through it. I had a birth plan and a doula and was very set on how I wanted the whole thing to go, and he was fine with that. But, he also knew when to step in and take over. I was very impressed and really feel that my birthing experience wouldn't have been as great with anyone else as my doc. I think you will be very happy with Dr. Paul!
My water broke at 3 am. We went to Dr Ng and got an epinephrine. We pushed for 45 minutes and out came my daughter at 10 am. It was fast, effortless and she was 10 lbs. We had no difficulties, no issues, no drama. It was a wonderful experience and the only time I truly appreciated being pregnant. I truly recommend Dr. Ng
While seeing Dr Christopher Ng I was not entirely comfortable with all the checkup procedures. I felt more awkward than shy. However, he is pretty experienced and was prompt with all the checkups to shorten the duration. I can sense that he is trying hard to close me as his client rather than simply honoring a free of charge medical checkup and then saying bye-bye. Since what he proposed suits my needs and he solves my problems, I didn't see the harm to take it up. He also explained alot to me and gave me lots of advice on the treatment I bought from him.
My first is with Eunice Chua and went for c-sect. Its nicely done. Now preg with #2, still with Dr Eunice Chua. Although her price is not cheap compared to outside (no package), but I rather have a nice cut.
Btw the waiting time can be very long.
We did not regret our decision to choose Dr Chua as our gynae for my second pregnancy as she is truly a dedicated and professional gynae. She is a polite lady as well & whenever i have any concerns raised to her, she will always be there to clear my doubts. All my visits with her has always been a pleasant one & not one time she has shown any black face or rude remarks to me. I have recommended her to my cousin & she is happy with her too throughout her pregnancy.
I have lupus for about 20 years now and gave birth in March 2013. I was seeing Dr. Eunice Chua and she is good and always makes sure that my pregnancy goes well. Despite her busy schedule, she is willing to answer queries and takes time to explain. She does assure me that in case of complications which she cannot handle, she will refer me to SGH. However she does not offer any package so her charges are quite expensive.
My gynae was Joycelyn Wong from TMC also. I was VERY VERY comfortable with her. I switched to her from another gynae cos i wasnt comfortable with him. Joycelyn was caring and made me feel at ease whenever i visit her for check ups.
Joycelyn delivered my baby through csection and we were told everything went smoothly. 4 hours later, the nurses realised that Joycelyn had cut my baby's head when she made the incision on my tummy.
4 hours later they realised!!
I was too shocked to react. How can a doctor be so negligent. I was so torn inside...i really liked Joycelyn but she made a very terrible mistake and SCARRED my first born. how do i forgive her. no amt of money can compensate what had happened to my baby.
Joycelyn apologised and offered to waive off my FOLLOW up consultations and medication. At that point of time, I was still groggy from the epi so i just said ok.
However, we still think Dr Joycelyn Wong is one of the many good gynaes around. You will feel very comfortable with her im sure. Cos i was. And im sure Dr Joycelyn did not intentionally cut my child's head. I guess everyone makes mistakes, sometimes at the expense of others.
I enjoy seeing Dr Joycelyn. I highly recommend her. Initially, when I didn't know who to choose as my gynae, she gave me a free consultation so that I can decide if I wanted to engage her.
She is very patient and caring. She was professional throughout my 2 pregnancies and would explain everything in detail (even though it is already my second pregnancy). She is certainly not the 'Hi-bye' type. She makes sure that you walk out having all the questions and worries answered.
I was under Dr Joycely Wong when I gave birth last dec. She did a really good job with the stitching and I required no painkillers. I was discharged the next day itself! I even miss her friendly smile!
Well my wife feels happy for every session to see our gynae. Seeing Dr Wendy has this "distress" effect on my wife - which I think is really good. During every session we always ask a lot of questions (both of us are paranoid haha) and our doctor always take time to explain - making my wife feel very comfortable. One thing I really like about her is that she will always end her session with "is there anything else you'd like to ask?" and after we have exhausted all our questions she would always wish us "take care".
I must say that our doctor is:
(1) very experienced
(2) very decisive which is VERY VERY important giving the situation changes drastically in a very short period of time (my wife was crying begging her to try normal delivery and I asked Dr Wendy is there a chance she could deliver our baby via natural birth and her answer is a firm but motherly voice of "No"
(3) very calm and does her best to comfort my wife
I guess we were really lucky: we chose the right gynae.
Both my husband and I are very happy with Dr Wendy Teo. She's an empathetic, highly experienced (you can see her credentials published on her clinic's website), and decisive obgyn. These qualities together, inspire confidence and trust in her - very important! She presented adequately to us the options available (supplements, screenings, procedures etc) and her recommendations at the various key stages of my pregnancy journey. Appreciates that many of us nowadays gather a lot of information from online sources, and patiently addressed any questions we may have arising from those readings.
Had our baby on a Sunday. On the day my water bag popped (a Sunday), Dr Wendy was readily contactable from the start (2+am), and communicated well with Mount E Novena / the anaesthetist. Throughout our wait for further dilation and effacement, we were supported and monitored closely by MEN's nursing staff, and were aware that they continue to update and get instructions from Dr Wendy. With first examination by Dr Wendy at dawn (6+am) and later (11+am), our baby was safely delivered.
Heard from MEN nurse that she also attended to two other patients who had safe deliveries that same day.
Dr Pang delivered my firstborn 2 years ago. I'm still seeing her for my 2nd pregnancy.
Very upbeat and friendly gynae. Dr Pang is approachable and helpful with my many questions. She is a very decisive lady, you can tell from her scans and delivery.
My first delivery was very smooth. Had an episiotomy and I recovered very fast. Did not feel anything after a week. I give credits to Dr Pang for the way it's cut and stitched.
Also, her clinic assistant is really supportive and always ready to help. Making appointments is a breeze.
As a first time parents-to-be, we were very upset with his style. But we have come to accept that it is his style. He talks and works very fast and is a straight-forward person. If you don't ask the questions, you don't receive any additional information. There aren't any special treatments from him and in fact we are thankful if he even reaches 5 minutes per appointment. Also, expect these words from him when you see him,'Baby heart beating, Baby arms, Baby legs, Baby OK,All OK, All can,Don't worry '. He doesn't explain the blood test results either.
So from his style, we need to read, research and study more resources about pregnancy, because you cannot expect anything from him.
I cannot say he is highly recommended or not. It depends on person to person, but for us after our detailed scan and since the baby is normal we are OK. We still trust Dr Adrian and we are looking for the day our baby comes out.
Dr Adrian Woodworth is very experienced. Both my sons were delivered by him. His queue is forever long because his rate is reasonable and relatively cheap. You must make sure to prepare a list of questions you want to ask and be specific. He is not very patient but will try his best to answer your questions. As long as you have questions he can answer them quite well. He is very experienced in handling emergencies. During the delivery of my second baby, we had to do an emergency c-section and he stitched me up in 5mins. He did a fabulous job and I had no marks when I recovered. It was very neatly done.
He's a fantastic doc. He's my gynae for my both pregnancy and he truly did a great job. For my 1st pregnancy (natural birth), it was terrible..was having bleeding thruout my and needed total bed rest. He's patient and gave me alot of advice. Professional too. And for my 2nd pregnancy (C-sect due to breech position), he did a great job. No ugly scar and healed very fast. Overall he's a very good doc. But though the waiting time is very long. But got used to it as u can shop and eat there while waiting.
I find Dr Koh friendly and professional. He likes to crack jokes too. Felt at ease and comfortable with him taking care of my pregnancy. And when it was time to give birth, he was very fast and efficient - I was impressed.
Most of the time, need to wait quite long during appointments. Initially didn't like the long wait, but after a few times, got used to it coz my hub and I would make use of the time (in between after registering and till our turn to see him) to go and run errands and walk/shop around Toa Payoh Central.
Dr Esther Ng is a good gynae. I went to her for my second child and will definitely go back if I have a third baby. She is calm, composed and confident, which is very reassuring during labour. You feel that everything is going to be okay. Her consultations are thorough and not in a hurry. Overall, I'm happy with her!
Dr Esther Ng is my gynae. She delivered my #1 and I'm going back to her for #2. She said that she does not take in as much delivery as she used to so now the waiting time is pretty short (even on Sat) as compared to my #1. I feel that she is pretty motherly and she doesn't rush during the consultation. But do note that she charges is on the high side.
Dr Ng was my gynae from my 6 weeks of pregnancy. We were comfortable with her and so I stayed.
At 26 weeks, I started getting a fishy, greenish discharge. I went to her and she said "green fishy discharge is normal!" My hubby and I gaped ... how could green fishy discharge be normal? We confirmed with her again and she insisted it's normal. To be sure, I requested to do another vaginal swab. She said she doesn't usually do this unless there is something to suspect but since we insist, she will do it.
Unfortunately, even before we get the results of the swab, my water broke 4 days later. I rushed to KKH and was hospitalised immediately, trying very hard to hold on to my baby. Sadly, my poor little baby boy was delivered 5 days later at the grand gestational age of 27 weeks and 6 days ......
I called Dr Esther's clinic on the 2nd day of my hospitalisation and requested to speak to her. Her assistant said she's busy, so I told her what happened, and she said she will get Dr Esther to call me once she's free.
She never did.
2 weeks later, the same assistant called to ask how I was doing. I told her I had given birth and my baby is in the NICU. She said she will tell Dr Esther and I never hear from them again.
I have been thinking, would things have been different if I had gone to another doctor? Someone who thinks that green fishy discharge actually means some trouble is brewing and we needed help?
I also think, the least she could do was to call me back and show me that she cares. After all, we were under her care for the duration of my short but eventful pregnancy. Surely she has enough time to make a short phone call. Her clinic was never busy anyway. I was really disappointed and disgusted with her attitude.
With regards to Dr Tan herself, I found her to be very thorough and on top of things. I think her record and results speak for themselves. If you are very wealthy and do not want to wait in long queues at govt hospitals, then she is the right pick.
There are about 4-5 receptionists but you have to ring about 10 times just to get through. This unfortunately is not an exaggeration, nor a one time experience but everytime I have tried to ring the clinic, ive never gotten through either the 1st or 2nd time. For the money you pay, you would think the level of service is impeccable but such a simple thing like ringing the clinic is such a frustrating experience. I've raised this on more than 1 occasion but they dont seem interested in doing anything different here.
The wait times do not justify the costs. You end up waiting more than 45min, only see her for 10min and then get charged +500sgd for each visit.
My other quibble with costs is that they overcharge on everything. Consultation fee is 220sgd which you can shrug off, but then you get charged 200-300 sgd for each scan (double if its twins) even though it only took 5min, even the medicine you buy has an extortionate level markup. My advice would be to get a prescription and obtain the medicine elsewhere since the savings could be a few 1000 sgd.
Her surgery and delivery fees are also amongst the highest in the country but I am not necessarily criticizing that because people will happily pay it if they get favorable results. My main issue was getting overcharged on medicine which I found the most difficult thing to swallow.
My sister and her husband are both over 35 years old and they have been trying to conceive for the past 2 years but to no success. They decided to seek help and consult a fertility doctor. Dr Ann Tan was recommended by a good colleague who got pregnant through Dr Ann. They found out during their consultation that her husband has poor sperm motility. Dr Ann helped them through assisted-conception treatments and barely after 6 months, my sister's baby boy is on his way! We cannot thank her enough for her patience, professionalism and care, and most importantly for giving my sister the first step to becoming a good parent!
She treated my husband and I for infertility (we got pregnant with our first IVF in January 2012), she helped me through a difficult pregnancy, and she helped me delivery a beautiful baby boy in September 2012. I cannot recommend Dr. Ann Tan enough. She is a very talented doctor and is caring, considerate, and kind. She and her staff and very responsive to phone calls and emails, treat each patient with extreme care and concern, and are very professional. I always felt very comfortable in their care and I would highly recommend Dr. Tan and her staff. I know many of my friends who had easier pregnancies than I did and they were equally pleased. She is a very busy doctor but she manages to give each patient a very personal level of care, which is very important (and impressive).
Dr Yvonne chan is my gynae. I am very comfortable with her. She might appear to be cold initially, but after a few visits, she is actually quite humorous and encouraging.
When it comes to scanning, she will take the time to pause and show me and my hubby the images. She definitely will not rush through her scans.
She's the kind of gynae who will not offer unnecessary information to scare her patients, but if you have any queries or uncertainty, she will definitely take time to explain and assure you. Dr Chan also appears to be rather straightforward and direct at times, which some patients do not like, so I suppose it is up to the individual.
The nurses at the clinic are all friendly and nice as well. It's always a pleasant experience going to her clinic.
I wouldnt recommend yvonne chan as i delivered under her and she was slightly impatient in waiting for natural delivery and coaxed me into getting induced and csection.. I was overall very disappointed after my delivery n. wished i could have gone for natural.
I delivered my 1st baby with Dr Yvonne Chan. She was recommended by my GP and I must say that I am very lucky to have her as my gynae. She cared about me when I showed signs of prenatal blues and potentially postnatal depression and would call up my husband to inform him on the things to look out for as he had been busy accompanying me for some prenatal checks. She will constantly check on the well-being of not just the baby during your pregnancy but also the mother (emotionally and physically). Yes, she is very professional and somehow she has ways to calm you down during the delivery. I like this gynae a lot and definitely will go back to her for #2.
I had my baby with Christine yap at Mount E. She is a fertility specialist although I didn't use her for this. I was induced and she was fantastic -there all day and very reassuring. She kept to all my wishes even though she didn't necessarily agree with them, such as not having a scan at every visit.
Dr Natalie exudes an aura of confidence and positivity. She makes me feel at ease and comfortable despite my initial inhibitions. Having been to many rounds of consultation with her, she has proven to have a strong medical knowledge and aptitude as she makes quick decisions in matters which are sensitive to me. Best of all, her rate is really reasonable given the quality of service and specialization. As this is my first child it is important for me to find a gynae who takes the time to address my concerns and leave me with no doubt each time I leave the clinic. I am glad I found Dr Natalie Chua!
I'm currently seeing Dr Tan Eng Kien. I feel pretty comfortable with him as he will spend time explaining my questions to me about my pregnancy, I'm a first time mother btw. And if I have those non-urgent questions, I always email him and he will try his best to reply to me within 2 days. Although I have yet to deliver, I'm pretty assured that I'm in good hands.
I'm sad to say that the worst part about my birth was Dr. Irene Chua. Simply put: if you want a doctor that truly believes in all natural, she's not the right doctor for you. My experience with her proved that Dr. Irene Chua doesn't want to be questioned or tailor her care to your beliefs. She did try hard to make me think that, but when push (no pun intended) came to shove, she did what she wanted to do. And that's very hard to argue/stop when you're in the middle of labor.
During my birth, Dr. Irene Chua did the quickest option possible because it was clear she didn't want to be there in the early hours of the morning. I'll spare you the lengthy details, but it's important to know that the bedside manner she displayed in her office QUICKLY went out the window. To add insult to injury, Dr. Irene Chua's follow up care was appalling - terrible (or no) instructions, mean comments and a real lack of sympathy. I have spoken to other doctors in Singapore about how I was treated and they were shocked. Shocked. I know lots of people have had good births with Dr. Irene Chua, and I DO think that's possible, but it's going to be if you blindly trust her and only do exactly what she wants. The lesson I learned is that it's never too late to switch doctors if it's not a good fit. I truly wish I had.
I delivered my Daughter about two and half years ago through elective c-section. I thought I passed out during the delivery but later found out that they knocked me off because they need to reopen me up after stitching me up - basically I got cut twice for the delivery. Dr Chua said it's because i was bleeding heavily due to weak uterus contraction after delivery, and they had to open me up again to stop the bleeding. But till today, I still cannot help but wonder that she actually reopened me up to look for a missing gauze - the nurse was rushing to my Husband who already went out with my Daughter, asking whether there's a gauze next to the baby. I asked another ob later and she said it'a not necessary to reopen me up to stop the bleeding. But maybe the situation with me is different? I would never know though.
Anyways, I Don't think I will go back to Dr Chua again for my second. I did not like how she acted before the surgery anyway - she was gossiping with the anesthetist when preparing me for surgery, which makes me feel that she was not so serious about the surgery.
Dr Chua is my gynae. I like that she's very assuring, straight to the point and fast but if you have any doubts, she will always spend the time to answer you.
Dr Ho Hon Kwok is really good, experienced and quite careful. He can be quite strict on what can be done and cannot be done during your pregnancy.
During my delivery, I don't know what would have happened to me without him to be there to guide and help me through the whole process. My baby was in the opposite direction and I was fully dilated.
He tried his best to shift the baby to a better position so that it will be easier for both the baby and me. But even with the shift, I had a difficult time pushing the baby out. It was really tiring and I almost wanted to give up. And I could see the stress on Dr Ho, PD's, nurses and the assistant's face. But i'm so thankful that they were encouraging and did not give up.
My PD later told me that Dr Ho help to turn the baby around to the best position he could and later used a vacuum to extract her out while i pushed with all my might. He said Dr Ho helped me avoid a c-sect as most gynaes would have opted for a c-sect in my situation.
Right from the beginning, our general feeling post every consultation was ‘Negative’. I was having a reasonably normal pregnancy but right from the beginning we would be left with stories of everything that can go wrong.
On Week 28 (OB dialogue) - We said that we would come back the next week with a decision on starting treatment with 3 forms progesterone. At this stage, he again started with the horror story, even brought the patient case file to show us (I was surprised he keeps it this accessible, patient confidentiality). We held firm to next week which is when he said two things that made me sure I would switch OBs even if he was right
“Oh next week who knows if I will be alive” - Showing how immature he is not being taken at his word.
“If you feel any symptoms just come directly to emergency, don’t bother to call me, the hospital will take care of it” - I find it extremely unprofessional of a Dr. to say something this callous to a patient who is already stressed.
We went to another OB with our medical history. She did her own scans and said I was perfectly normal. She agreed to take me on as her patient and successfully delivered my baby at 39 weeks normal.
I went to him as i had been spotting on and off for a few mths. Dr. Ho did a pap smear for me and id a scan of my ovaries. He told me that I had pcos because of the 'bubbles' in my ovaries and that because of my uterine lining, I was predisposed to diabetes and cancer. He also noted a cyst in my right ovary and said that pcos meant that I wasn't ovulating. I had never heard of pcos and was shocked. I told him that my period was regular and i could even track my fertile discharge but he said that "discharge doesnt mean anything". He then advised that i go for a D&C procedure just to ascertain no malignancy.
I went home terribly upset and spent the next week in a state of panic and despair. One thing that puzzled me was how Dr Ho had not made me take a blood test and how he cld determine so quickly that i had pcos especially when I didn't display any physical manifestations of pcos.
A few days before the procedure, i went back for a pre-procedure briefing. He told me that a few days after my procedure, he was going to be overseas for 2 months, which was different from the original duration of 2 weeks. I was concerned as I wanted to begin my fertility treatments asap and his being away meant further delay. When I tried to clarify what sort of treatments would be available, he dismissed my qn with a 'let's just do the d&c first. After that it will be pills.but we will talk abt that after the d&c.'
In a twist of fate, I had to postpone the procedure. When I asked for a copy of all my reports, the receptionist was very unhelpful, saying that the doc himself was going for a surgery and so "Dr Ho won't be able to help you". I insisted and she begrudgingly said that I could collect the scans of my ovaries. On the day of the collection, another receptionist there cldnt find my reports and that there was nothing she cld do. She just stared blankly at me and offered no solutions. Half an hour later, after I'd left the clinic feeling harassed and upset, she called me up saying that she had finally recalled where it was.
Armed w my scans, I met the new gynae who told me that I had polyps and was unlikely to have pcos as my period was regular and I did not display the typical physical traits. Furthermore the cyst that he had said I had was actually not a cyst at all. She called for blood work to be done and that I was also unlikely to be predisposed to cancer as my periods were regular. All these tallied w my research on pcos. The blood test confirmed her words and I do. not. have. pcos.
I'm writing this because I cannot fathom how a doctor with so many years of experience can tell a patient unequivocally what condition she has, without ensuring that all tests have first been done. Note that it wasn't a 'perhaps you have pcos' but a definite 'you have pcos'. How irresponsible! The cyst wasn't even a cyst and the so called string of pearls were polyps. The thickened lining was due to polyps underneath. How ludicrous! He really caused me much undue grief and the cavalier manner in which his Receptionists handled the situation didn't help too.
Perhaps he was once a good doc, or perhaps he is good w stitching, as online forums seem to suggest. But this experience with a reckless diagnosis not based on the full array of tests really left a bitter taste in my mouth. Horrendous and unnecessarily emotional.
Dr Kowa delivered me when I was a baby. Apart from having almost 40 years of experience, Dr Kowa is a very friendly, patient and a fatherly doctor. Since my first visit to him at week 5 of my pregnancy (I was already suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum aka severe morning sickness) till post delivery, I've always been reassured of my condition and baby's development and that everything was going well.Dr Kowa and the baby's PD came by to my room to check on me and the baby every morning. Without a doubt, I'll be back at Mount E. with Dr. Kowa should I have a second child!
I have been under Dr. Kowa's care since 2010 and been visiting his clinic these days because I am pregnant with my first babe. Based on my experienced and observation, Dr. Kowa is the most gentle doctor i have been with. He is a professional, highly skilled and efficient gynae. What i like about him most is that you can ask him any questions in your mind that is bothering you and he will answer you in detail so it will be pretty easy for you to understand.( You know medical terms are too hard to decipher)
If you visit his clinic which is at Mount E, you will be entertained by the same good-natured assistants he has in there. You can tell that his staff has been serving him loyally because he is a good person. They are also efficient!
I strongly recommend my gynae - Dr Kowa Nam Sing at Mt E. He's fatherly, patient and very attentive. Unlike other doctors, i always left his clinic feeling assured that everything is okay. That's very important for a first time Mommy like myself.
I will go to him again for my next pregnancy.
I have been with Dr Lawrence Ang for my 3 pregnancies. I think he is a very cool doc and he knows what he is doing aka very experience.
He is someone with very little words but if u ask him, he will explain to you in details.
However his clinic is always very full and the waiting time is quite bad. Even with appointment still need to wait for at least 1 hrs.
If u are someone who needs a very patient doc who can talk to you for 20-30 mins per consultation, then he is not for you.
His stitches also very good and I will be healed within 1 week from delivery as in no pain at all.
I think he is very skillful. Both my babies were facing the wrong direction( I think it was worse for my 2nd kid), but Dr Ang managed to use the vacuum to turn my baby and enabled natural delivery. He mentioned it was very difficult, etc, during the delivery, but I didn't know much, until I came home, did some reading up and realised that if he was not skillful in doing the turning, I would have been required to have an emergency C-section. But we avoided all this thanks to Dr Ang!
My two girls were delivered by Dr Ang. If you are looking for a very assuring kind of gynae, don't choose him because his consultations are very short.However he is very experienced and I was in good hands during my complicated delivery for my second child, which he described as " first in his experience " or something that will happen once every ten years. If not for his experience and calmness, I might not have successfully delivered naturally to my no2 with the cord around her neck. Also, his stitching skills are very good!
Dr Cynthia Kew is really good. I like her! Although she is someone with very few words and smiles, she is direct and doesn't push you to do certain optional tests if you don't want to. She explains well too. When i was going to deliver (at about 6 am), the nurses activated her and she came down and did a confident, fast and safe delivery for me. We were impressed and grateful. But i must say, the waiting time to see her is reallyyyyyyyyyy long.
I found that she doesn't rush through consultations. She's quite assuring and patient. She found that i had cyst during the 1st visit but assured me that i don't have to worry about it. There are 2 times i went, her clinic was quite crowded. Waited for almost 1 hour, her staff apologized for the wait and even in the packed clinic she did not rush through the consultation.
My wife has been using this Doctor for more than 10 years. She is extremely professional, devoted and really pleasant. Highly recommend!
I have seen her since pre-pregnancy days when i was concerned if i could conceive due to my irregular periods. She is very patient and gentle and is always happy to answer questions no matter how silly they sound. Naturally, i went back to her when I was pregant with #1. Still always patient and answering my incessant questions with a smile. She delivered my #1 via C-sect because of being breech. The operation was smooth and to be honest, I never felt a single tinge of pain from delivery until recovery. After 1 week, I had a slight inflammation at my wound, just redness, and swelling but no pain. I called the clinic to ask about it. Instead of communicating through her staff, her service was very personalised and i communicated with her via whatsapp through her personal phone so that she could have a look at the wound. Then she told me to go down the next day and gave me the first slot and examined me. Thereafter a few days later, i went back for her to re-examine and she did not even charge me. The stitching has since recovered flawlessly and it's almost non-existent now.
It's my second pregnancy now and I am still with her. Even though i am not a first-time mum, there are some questions that i m sure i have asked her previously that i have forgotten now and she is still ever so patient and nice.
Dr Choo Wan Ling is a nice and patient doctor. I saw for my first child and now seeing her for my second. I felt very comfortable with her during my delivery. She was calm and patient while handling my delivery and she lets you choose the hospital as well. I delivered naturally and she also detected a blood clot in the womb which she acted swiftly on.
Gentle, understanding and very personable. He encourages natural delivery but is realistic also and suggests other options if any changes in pregnancy arises. Answers question during appointment and when you call clinic or emergency line.
Appointment times followed, no waiting time which is a bonus for those who are working!
Dr Denas Chandra is a very nice guy and very gentle towards his patients. He helped with to deliver my 4 kids and now am still seeing him for my this current pregnancy.
I've recommended him to my sis and she was quite happy and comfortable with this service for both her deliveries.
Even the nurses are all friendly. Every visit the nurses will take our weight and blood pressure before entering the Doc's room. Upon seeing the Doc, he will normally ask you how are u going on and have any problems or questions. Thereafter he will recheck again your blood pressure and do ultrasound to check your bb measurement. Lastly, he will tell you on how your baby is doing and how much your baby has grown.
My pre-eclampsia was diagnosed by Dr. Ong at 33 weeks. I'm so thankful that he was my gynae when i was diagnosed with the condition because he was the best doctor to have during that time. In cases of pre-eclampsia most doctors ask the patient to deliver prematurely because of the risks involved but in my case, Dr. Ong dared to drag my condition until i reached 35 weeks. I had blood test every week and he kept tab on my condition every now and then. It was a miracle that my baby and me were fine and i gave birth smoothly. I thank Dr. Ong for his ability to decide what's good for me.
I vouch for his expertise.
He is highly recommended.
I had gestational diabetes at 3rd trimester but it was mild but still Dr. Ong had to watch me closely until the full term. I appreciate him for it. He put me under blood glucose monitoring and checked on me at least once every two weeks. He really made sure that i'm staying well and healthy. He also gave me list of food to eat and avoid as part of my diet to normalize my sugar level.
It had been 16 months since i gave birth and all went well.
Hubby and I are working on baby #2 and will definitely be back in Dr. Ong's clinic.
I had my first with Dr. Ong, highly recommended for 1st time mom. The 4D scan really can see baby very clear, for my case baby look exactly the same as what we expected. Pls note the 4D scan is only once during the detailed scan at 20 weeks. after that you will not take home anymore scan photo :) you can call the clinic to enquire. Dr. Ong package is expensive but I find it worth the money.
Dr Chin is a very experienced and knowledgeable gynae who is very approachable. We are very comfortable with her!
I had an ectopic pregnancy recently which was operated by Dr. Lisa Chin. Dr. Chin is highly skilled in stitching and they were perfectly done. I am also very happy with the services she provided me with.
I would, without a doubt, recommend Dr S L Goh. Both my daughters (2013, 2015) were delivered by Dr Goh in KKH and Mt Alvernia respectively. I must say that she is one of the most assuring and gentle (but competent) gynae I've seen so far. In my course of consulting her on natural birth (without epidural), she did not discourage me like the other gynaes did. But rather, she supported my decision all the way. During the birthing process, she was very encouraging, calming me down when I was having difficulty pushing my firstborn (3.44kg) without epi. By God's grace and with Dr Goh's help, both girls were delivered healthily without complications. As for the episiotomy, she was swift to finish it without much pain. For my second pregnancy, just 1 hour after being wheeled back to the ward from the labour room, I was able to walk to the toilet my own. And in less than 20 hours, I was discharged from the hospital. The recovery was really quick!
I'm now expecting my third (5 weeks of gestation) and will definitely be going back to Dr Goh!
She delivered my #1 at KKH. I'm seeing her again for this pregnancy.
Delivery wise, she's really gentle and she did try her best to wait for me to push baby out and only suggested doing suction when she saw that I already got no more strength. My husband said her stitching is very fast. Not painful, I recovered fully 2 or 3 days later.
As for during consultation, I find her very reassuring and kind. She broke news over my missed miscarriage the other time and she was very compassionate to me during that time. That's why I'm comfortable to go to her again after with my follow up pregnancy.
Dr Babu is an experienced female gynae. When I was 37 weeks and 2 days, my weight dropped and she immediately suggested c-section due to insufficient nutrient reaching the baby. As she said, when my baby was born, her blood sugar was low. If not for her decisiveness and immediate action, my baby would not have been safe during labour. Also, her stitches are very good!
i had my daughter at glen eagles with Dr. Brenda Low and can't speak highly enough of my experience with her throughout my pregnancy. I had a natural birth with Dr Brenda and she was fantastic - walked me through the final stage much better than my midwives with my first - in fact, that was one of the things I remember the most - she really guided me through my breaths and my pushing. Throughout my pregnancy she was willing to take whatever route I wanted and never once mentioned having a cesarean or setting a pre-planned date. I have 4 friends who delivered with Brenda - 2 natural, 2 c-sections and all very happy. It's her bedside manner that did it for me - I really felt like she identified with my concerns and was empathetic.
I chose Brenda Low after going to see 2 other doctors because she had a good bedside manner. Also, she was open to listening to my birth plan.
However, once I got close to my due date I developed a small complication. She quickly hurried me down a very medicated and non-natural route. She completely disregarded the parts of my birth plan that could have been incorporated.
After the birth of my baby I had time to do the medical research on the topic, and speak with other medical professionals, and it is clear that what she did was not medically necessary.
I was very disappointed by the "Jekyll and Hyde" experience I had with her. At least my insurance covers everything 100% so I did not have to pick up the tab for all the wasteful things she did. But I do regret the increased anxiety she caused me, the unnecessary things done to my body and that she cheated me a of a more natural experience.
Dr. Chua was recommended by a friend to me 2 years ago. She spoke highly of her that I was convinced to have Dr. Chua as my gynae with my first baby. Unfortunately, hubby and I ended up being disappointed during our first visit because Dr. Chua was having an attitude. I don't know if she was tired or having issues but she was very impatient and stared at me like i was stupid when I asked her about the condition of my baby and her development.
I was a first time mom and I was thinking it's normal to ask those kind of questions because I really have no idea that time. Didn't expect I would be treated that way so we decided immediately not to come back to her clinic again.
My Gynae was Dr Selina Chua. She is very experienced! My first pregnancy was premature and she really monitored me very well. I know some ladies with complicated pregnancies who are under her and have no problems with her. One thing is that she may sound strict, but is kind at heart. She is direct and is a no-nonsense doc. She will not give you assumptions or tell stories to scare u unnecessarily. So if she sounds strict to u, don't take it to heart. That's how she is.
I have had 2.5 years experience with Selina Chua and I can honestly tell you, stay away. Here is my story.
When I was 12 weeks pregnant, she was referred to me by another doctor who told me she had a bad personality but that she was very experienced. I decided not to pay attention to all the negative comments as I thought experience would be enough so I made an appointment. I really wanted to give her the benefit of the doubt, and even defended her from negative comments at first, posting in her defence on this very thread.
My pregnancy was happily uneventful so I had no real reason to have any interaction with her other than the very pragmatic monthly scan. In a couple of occasions, when asking her basic questions, she exhibited very negative personality traits, all the ones mentioned by other people on this post. She was very rude in her response and held a grudge for several visits.
Two days before my due date, during a routine visit, I asked her at what point I would see her in the delivery room and only then did she tell me that she would not be present during my labor as she was going on vacation. Since it was my first pregnancy I panicked. I had paid the hefty fees to ensure I could build some type of relationship with my doctor so I would have a familiar face in the delivery room. She had known about her vacation for the entire time I had been her patient and never thought to tell me she would not be there.
Furthermore, she never made an effort to introduce me to the doctor who would be taking her place.
When I got home, I called her back asking her to please introduce me to the doctor who would be delivering my child, and told her politely that I would have appreciated it if she had told me earlier that she was not planning to be there. She was very rude on the phone, never apologised, never showed any understanding and attacked me for being "recriminatory", even hung up the phone.
At that stage, no other doctor would take me as there is a rule in Singapore where no doctor can take you from another doctor when you are so close to delivery. So I had no choice but to cross my fingers and hope the doctor she referred to me would be good. Thankfully she was, and so much more gentle and human than Selina Chua. A couple days after the delivery, Selina Chua was back from her vacation so she showed up in the hospital room for the postnatal checkup. I was still upset and disappointed but my experience with the other doctor had been great so I decided to let it go.
One and a half years later, I was pregnant again. I really wanted to see the doctor who had delivered my daughter but could not, so I went back to Selina Chua, at least I knew worse case scenario i would be in the caring hands of the doctor who delivered my child.
Unfortunately, my baby turned out to have signs of possible chromosomal abnormalities. Selina Chua was very cold about it, and refused to answer any of my questions. I was full of fear and questions, but had no support whatsoever. I went home and read as much as I could and when I called back asking her if she could help me understand she attacked me for checking the internet and doubting her and refused to speak to me.
The day the preliminary test came back showing chromosomal abnormalities, she called me, sat me down in her office, pulled out a ruler, underlined the horrible diagnosis, sent me to watch an abortion video. She also told me she would have a psychiatrist contact me (she never did). I was in her office for less than 3 minutes and never once did she say 'I am sorry for what you are going through" or showed any empathy at all. Her office gave me pills to take home to initiate labor and scheduled me for termination 2 days later.
I was full of questions and fears, never in my life have I cried so much. When I got home, I realised that we had not even received the final results of the DNA test yet, what I was shown were the preliminary ones. So I called Selina Chua back to find out if it was worth waiting for the full results, and find out what the chances were that the baby could be ok. I could not give my baby up so easily, with no questions answered and no understanding of what was really going on. This baby was wanted and meant the world to me. She was not available so I was told she would call me back. When Doctor Chua called back she was extremely upset that we were bothering her again. She said my husband and I were acting irrational and that we had had our answer, what more did we want? When we asked her what would happen if we terminated and then for some reason the final results showed baby was ok, she said "It's unlikely, but in that case I would not tell you". I was shocked.
I decided then that i should see someone else, so I could get all my questions answered and maybe have some human understanding and compassion.
I can say that Dr. Khi is a very good and highly efficient gynae because of my great experience with her. I like her because she is pro-natural and doesn't impose on certain medical treatments even if she knows you don't need it. I'm aware that a lot of doctors rush their patients to deliver fast by convincing them that having a c-section is the safest way.
I also admire Dr. Khi's compassion to her patients. She is very accommodating to all my questions and always assures me that my baby is doing fine. When I had my postnatal depression, I went to her and just cried for hours while she was comforting me. What I did was embarrassing but I'm glad that she was there to comfort me.
Overall, I had a very pleasant experience with Dr. Khi and will surely go back to her next time I got pregnant.
Dr Khi is very friendly, patient and knowledgeable. She takes the time to review the details, explain and go through everything. I appreciate her candid nature and was very comfortable during the checkup. Excellent professional
I've been with Dr Geraldine Tan since 2009. I've done IUI, one laparascopy and now will deliver under her. So far she has been awesome. She's always so chirpy and positive. My laparascopy went smoothly and her stitching skill was impressive.
I just delivered my 3rd baby last Dec. Dr Geraldine Tan was my stand in gynae cos mine went on vacation. I have never met Dr Geraldine Tan nor heard about her before this, but she had been the best Gynae!
While I was pushing my baby out (already more than 5cm dilated), she was assuring, encouraging and I felt myself in good hands although I was under intense pain.
Dr Lee lih Charn is a very nice gynae who has has reasonable charges. She is informative and we felt at ease when we consulted her.
I went to Dr Chua Yang for both my kids (firstborn was delivered in August 2014, the second child delivered in January 2017).
I like that she is a very practical and no-nonsense doctor. She will also patiently explain anything that I was not sure about during our first time.
She delivered my baby last Dec through C-sec. I was trying for natural but oh well had to do C-sec in the end. Dr Chua Yang is very informative and also take time to explain things that you wish to know. I think she did good with the c-sec as i do not have obvious visible scar and I am happy with that. I like her clinic also because I feel very relaxed there and its not a busy and noisy as some other clinics that I have been to.
When my water bag burst 2 months prematurely, she strongly encouraged me to go to KKH instead of getting her to deliver as the costs to deliver premature twins would be very very costly in a private hospital. This means she is forgoing a business deal but she was very caring and worried about my financial status. She even called me up after i delivered to check on the status as well. I went back to her to check on my stitches and will be going back to her for my pap smear. Dr Chua is very friendly and down to earth.
I am seeing Dr Clifton Chan now as I am currently pregnant. I had been seeing him since 2015 when I had a miscarriage.
I like him and is very comfortable with him. He is very candid, practical and do not beat around the bush. He will only let you spend on the necessary and his charges are reasonable.
I have been seeing Dr Pamela Tan since my first trimester, since most of the female gynaecologist are fully booked in December when my baby is due. Dr Pamela is friendly and approachable but not the kind to chit chat for long. So don't have to expect long waiting time when you book with her unless she has delivery matters to handle. When she does the ultrasound scan she is gentle and explains in detail what is happening. I feel safe to be under her care. She is overall very professional.
Dr Pam Tan is my gynae. What i like most about her is that she is very thorough with her explanations. She is very caring and patient. If you are pro normal delivery, she will be suitable for you!
Dr Clifford Chan was my gynae for all 3 of my My oldest is 10 now! He is a very patient doctor who doesn't talk much. He is very pro-natural! only my second child was a c-section but the others were natural. He is a very good gynae!
I am under Dr Hong's care and I couldn't be any happier that we chose her to care for me and my baby. Every visit to her clinic for my routine check is always a pleasant experience and I feel her share of care and excitement towards the arrival of our baby. She is responsive as well when I had an emergency. Her staff, Sharon and all are all very approachable and caring. They call me regularly for reminders and follow-ups.
She is soft-spoken and gentle. I feel that she is quite calm and she doesn't say too many unnecessary things but if u have questions for her she will still address it professionally.
The first few visits were both short and long. The waiting time was long (anytime from half an hour to 2 hours), the consultation was short (5-10 mins). I felt she was rather choppy and matter-of-fact in her replies, somewhat impatient. However, looking at her number of patients, I guess she couldn’t chit chat with every single one of us.
When she told me my placenta was slightly low, I didn’t quite understand what it implicated. Not til we went for our pre-natal class and Mrs Wong BB asked what stage it was. I called the clinic and the report said it was covering the cervix, which seemed pretty serious cos Mrs Wong advised me not to follow the exercises.
I’m glad, though, Dr Sim didn’t make a big deal out of it. She seemed convinced it was just temporary. And temporary it was. My placenta moved up at week 36.
I was most impressed with her accurate observations.
On the day of delivery, she just took one look at me and admitted me straight away. I remembered the nurse grumbling why did she sent me in when my water bag haven’t broke. But when she gave me a vaginal exam, the nurse exclaimed I was already 5 cm dilated!
The stitching was also quick and it didn’t hurt too much after the first week.
After birth, she seemed more friendly as well, giving breastfeeding advice and encouraging me to carry on. When we brought baby O in, she was gushing: “Hi! Do you remember me?”
So would I recommend her? If you prefer professional, fair observations, yes. Just don’t expect her to chat you up like a long-lost friend though.
I was with Dr Sim Lee Ngor at the L N Sim Clinic for Women.
We didn't have medical insurance so from a cost point of view I thought she was very reasonable. After 12 weeks she offers a Maternity Package at around $700 which covers your monthly check ups till birth. In that she will check your blood pressure, urine, weight and will do a scan each time so you can build up a good photo collection before your baby's born!
I had quite a few decisions to make in terms of my baby and how he was delivered - she gives her opinion but also lets you know what your options are so you can make decisions for yourself rather than feel pushed into something.
Dr Goh Yong Chew is old but I found him very experienced. He has been my first and my only gynae. I don't have any plan of switching. He only accepts cash and his equipment may not seem very advanced. But he is very fatherly and caring.
Dr Goh Yong Chew is very professional and assuring. I had a very smooth pregnancy and delivery with him. Went through a C-section as I had twins. I did not vomit or have any pain after the operation. The scar is a fine line (though red and protruding). His charges are also reasonable. Dr Goh is very detailed and during an emergency, he will return your call promptly.
I was initially with Dr Goh Yong Chew and I bled when I was 7 weeks pregnant. He didn't check why I was bleeding. All he did was ultrasounds, gave me jabs and gave me 8 days of MC. I bled 2 more times after that but he didn't find the cause of it.
I like going to a Gynae for women's health maintenance and not just for pregnancy. I've visited Dr Darshini from sincere medical, I think she v recently switched hospital to Mount E though. She is wonderful and has a great personality. Very gentle and very reassuring.
My husband and I landed in Singapore without knowing anybody or any doctor. A friend of ours who had just left Singapore recommended a brilliant gynaecologist Dr Dharshini. She was like a ray of sunshine every time we went for our appointments and sometimes I feel that I want to get pregnant again just to see her. I have to say she is the first friend I made here! She was patient and knew a lot about pregnancy as she has 3 kids of her own. She made the pregnancy feel like a beautiful experience and my family was in the best care. We were able to message her any time of the day and she would promptly reply with details that can only come from experience. The delivery was so perfect and we couldn't have asked for a better doctor. I know have met many fellow expats at her clinic and they all speak highly of her professionalism and approachability. She helped me even after delivery because my son had difficulty with feeding and that too was successful. Definitely a treasure!
We discovered that I had an under-developed right fallopian tube so we underwent a series of assisted conception (four IUIs) and they all failed. I got pregnant in 2000 but miscarried at six weeks. There was even one Chinese physician who said I would never have children. Upon a friend’s recommendation, we approached Dr Noel Leong. To help maximize my IVF chances, Dr Leong implanted three embryos into my uterus. At eight weeks pregnant, the ultrasound revealed three sacs and three heartbeats! Dr Leong had already given us a rundown of the ﬁnancial and other implications before we embarked on the programme. He advised us to get medical insurance, helped us source for hospital discounts – he helped in every way he could!
Now we have triplets!
My friend was with Dr Elisa Koh and when I was pregnant I went to Dr Koh too. But too bad I miscarriage (that's was 2 yrs ago )
I would definitely recommend Dr Koh as my friend and I were in her good hands when we had complications during our pregnancy. My friend gave birth to a healthy boy.
During the period, I had to went to her clinic every alternate days. Dr Koh will personally call me and my hubby to explain on my condition every time I have queries or after test report .. Even after surgery, at night she call my hubby to check and ensure I'm OK .. I had 2 surgery done by her and all was well !!
I felt that Dr Koh is a very good doctor that place patients interests as her priority. I just found out I'm pregnant and I had fixed an appointment to see Dr Koh next week. I recommend all my other friends to visit Dr koh too.
Wanted to share my experience on Dr Tan Poh Kok. This is my second child and my first gynae was Dr Adrian Woodworth. I signed my package with Dr Tan and everything is fine initially. Very minimal waiting time during weekday, doctor is quite friendly and the whole thing is smooth and easy.
However, there is one incident that made me decided to not further engage Dr Tan and to switch back to Dr Woodworth at my 35th week. I was told by Dr Tan that my placenta position is low, not once, but he had the same diagnosis three times over my three appointments with him.
He says that a C-Sect is required because there is risk of baby rapturing the placenta during natural birth and causing the mother to bleed heavily. He also insisted that the C-Sect has to happen at the 38th week because it is risky to do it on the 39th week. I had expressed my wish to do C-Sect only on the 39th weeks but he kept mentioning about the risks and why would i want to subject myself to that.
He sounded serious and instructed me that if any bleeding happens from now till 38th week, i must admit into hospital without delay. This actually stressed me out as i am hoping that baby can grow more in my tummy under my protection.
I was very reluctant to do so and i went to see my detail scan result. I was very buffled when the result clearly states that my placenta position is not low. I then recalled during the ultrasound scan, Dr Tan tried to explain the position of the baby head, placenta and opening but those positions do not appear logical to me. I was like "if the placenta and the baby head is here, how can the opening be here?". Feeling very unsettled, i decided to go back to Dr Adrian for a second opinion.
Upon see Dr Adrian, after giving him all my prior scan results and explaining the background, Dr Adrian gave me a puzzled look and the first thing that he said was "the test result shows that the placenta is not low?". He then proceeded with a scan and diagnosed that the placenta is NOT low, while pointing to the positions on his screen that made more sense. He also said that a C-Sect is NOT required.
I was so relieved upon hearing that and despite already being in the 35th weeks of pregnancy, i decided to sign Dr Adrian's package and stayed with him.
But on the other hand, i am very concerned with Dr Tan's diagnosis ability and also whatever agenda that he may have by asking a mother to go under the knife, and bringing a baby into the world earlier than required when there is no necessity to do so.
We had a bad experience with Dr Tan Poh Kok of the pk woman clinic. We went there due to the clinic being in close proximity. He made the wrong diagnosis and gave my wife wrong medications. Under his treatment, she was expected to go for a surgery. Once we sought second our previous gynae for a second opinion, we realised due to his bad judgment and not taking his patients seriously, he made an error in his diagnosis.
I saw Dr Tan for 6 months and throughout the entire period he said that I have a lot of cysts in my ovaries. Each consultation cost over $140 and my condition was not improving. I saw another gynae for a second opinion thinking that I would need IUI or IVF, but it turned out that Dr Tan diagnosed me incorrectly and gave me the wrong medication all this time. The so-called cysts were eggs that were growing for ovulation. I am so glad that we consulted another gynae!!!
Dr Jeanette Chen is a very pleasant gynae and she is very detailed in her explanations
Dr Ben is a very experienced gynae. He can be trusted with high risk pregnancies. He is abit on the expensive side by absolutely worth it!
Im with Dr Ben Neo. His clinic is at lucky plaza 5th floor and he delivers at mount e orchard only. He is a very paternal figure and a very experienced gynae. I think he handled my delivery very well and did a very good job with the stitches as compared to my first gynae.
I'm seeing Dr loke Kah Leong at tampines women clinic . He is my gynae for my #1 .He is also gynae of all my sisters,my nieces and nephew who are in their 20s..he doesn't talk much so for first time mummies may not be so comfortable but he is a experience and he is well known for stitching .
It seems they are only interested in making money and does not care about his patients.
I am expecting my first child and first few visits they charged pretty high and the nurse kept amending the receipts to make it higher. He does not tell you much and when you ask questions, every 5 mins they add on to your bill. For a 10 minute consultation, they charge $150-$170.
I was sent to Thomson to do my scan and at Thomson they told me I had a fairly big fibroid detected. Next appointment with Dr Loke handed me the report and said everything ok, when i asked do I have a fibroid, he took a 2nd look and said oh YEAH! A few appointments later, I did a blood test, rang his nurse to find out results, the nurse replied if we don't call you means nothing wrong.
At my next appointment, Dr Loke handed me blood report told me everything is fine, i asked twice twice he replied all ok. Then I looked at report and saw glucose was very high over the max limit and when pointed it out to him, he said oh Yes! nurse did not highlight in RED!. That's like one too many times of carelessness. Can you imagine if you went under the knife?
I was skeptical with his competence so i went for a 2nd doctor opinion and did a proper blood sugar test and they told me to go back and see my gynae and get advice what to do next. Guess what! Dr Loke's nurse replied..Dr loke is now referring you to KKH and won't see you anymore, without even determining anything. When i asked what about the package $500 i paid when i haven't even utilized much for the consultation, the Answer to that was NO REFUND! really unethical and unprofessional.
I was left stranded at 21 weeks of pregnancy. Seems like he only wants to handle simple clear-cut cases and sell supplements.
Dr Loke is really a great gynae.. all my three daughters were delivered by him.. due to an extra tear after my delivery, i kept worrying abt the pain, but his stitches were good.. and i felt very little pain. yes.. he may be a bit distant initially.. but he is really a nice doc. friendly. His nurses are very friendly too. The stay at east shore is great, nurses are very caring. Food is good, they have confinement meals for u to choose from.. which i feel is great
I chose Raffles Hospital because of the marvelous Dr. Sheila Loh and the whole experience certainly left me with a very good impression.
The nurses were extremely supportive and Dr Loh explained every single thing to me. It certainly helps that her nurse will also be in the OT. The more familiar faces in the OT, the more you relax!
The scans were done by Dr Sheila Loh and everything was reviewed on the spot.
If blood tests are required, then by afternoon, the result would be out and Dr Loh would explain everything to me during the appointment.
I'm currently seeing her and waiting for my next AF to start SO-IUI.
She is into details and explains everything. She also leaves it up to you to make your own choices. My husband and I are both at ease with her and she is nice.
Very bad experience. Firstly she came late for my appointment which was at 9:30 and I was able to see her only at 11am. She was rude and was seemed to be preoccupied when she was attending to me and was discussing another patient with her nurse. She kept on doing many scans and I was clueless about what she was trying to do.
Dr Chan delivered both of my girls. Always long queue at her clinic. A very steady gynae who is patient and caring. :) In my latest delivery (10 days back), she managed to retrieve my separated placenta which was a total relief.
He didn't diagnose me with gestational diabetes even though I was seeing him when I had high amniotic fluids. I only found out towards the end of my pregnancy around week 30 plus, which is too late. I was very disappointed and upset because of all these negative factors, i was advised to not try VBAC.
If I had been diagnosed earlier, I could have had better control over my GD and opted for VBAC instead of C-sect. I regret going to Dr Wong.
I personally didn't like my experience with him. He wasn't my gynae when I was pregnant but I went to him for fertility check. Just didnt like the way he talks and assume things.
I have also got a colleague who was wrongly diagnosed by him for a cyst case. And ended up had to go to KK for emergency surgery to remove it from the ovary.
So when I got pregnant I totally abandon the thought of going to him although he was the nearest gynae in my area.
Terrible experience when I went to her with my wife for our first check up after discovering we are pregnant. Told my wife that the ultrasound scanning did not detect any sac and that the test that we took off the rack was a false positive, leaving my wife devastated. Proceeded to ask us to use the test kit that she provided which showed positive as well and told us it was probably too early to show on the ultrasound. What kind of doctor does this? She told my wife that her cervix was not normal and when my wife asked her what she meant by not normal, she said, it means it's abnormal. If you wish to have the worst experience of your life and feel like wasting your money like I did, please feel free to go to her.
I recently visited Dr. Rosalind Chong's clinic at Mt. E, and was impressed with the service of the receptionist and the doctor. Over the years, I have had many doctors for this itch I've had. Some gave me weird looks, and they were one or two who told me it was all in my mind. But when I went to see Dr. Chong, she sympathized with me, and believed my story. She went through all the possible causes of it, and excluded them one by one until we arrived at the real cause. She then gave me the medication for it, and though it was expensive, it took the itch away, and I've not itched since. I strongly recommend her for any patient who wants a detailed explanation!
She's pretty nice, and I think the fees are pretty reasonable. The other places all charged around the same. The only reason why mine was expensive was due to medication!
Thanks to the appointment system and our sense of urgency and excitement that we UNFORTUNATELY ended up in Rosalind clinic. Apart from being expensive, the kind of service provided was way below par. We started getting negative vibes the moment we spoke to the receptionist. They don't have itemized billings. Everything is handwritten from appointment to billing, which could create issues during claim process. Even though we made an appointment, we were made to wait for 1hr 20 mins before seeing the doctor. Dr Chong is rude, disinterested and does not have any sense of respect towards her patient. Never ready to give advise and when we asked a few basic questions that were related to my wife's job and her dietary requirement she just said "need to pay attention" That's it!!! We tried asking her again and she gave us a booklet issued by the government for expecting mothers.
It was a disastrous expierence and I hope mt elizabeth management takes some step in reviewing their gynaes.
On the day on my delivery, we had to find a replacement doctor. We were highly doubtful about anyone allowing me to have a natural birth, not just drug-free, but also definitely not a C-Section, even with my baby in the breech position. We were insisting on it and did not have any previous experience.
We finally managed to get Dr Lai Fon Min, which is one of the best things that ever happened. He is one of the few doctors, I think, that has done a breech vaginal birth, but with epidural to control the timing of the pushing and forceps and episiotomy to guide the head; neither of which we wanted. Dr Lai was very nice and calm. He wanted epidural administered to me because for a breech vaginal birth, the urge to push is premature, which is very true. But on consideration, we decided to go drug-free, sticking to our original plan. Dr Lai sat on a little stool in front of me and waited, while monitoring my baby's heartbeat at intervals, the entire time.
I'd like to recommend him. He's a brilliant doctor, very pro-natural birth, highly regarded in medical circle for his skills, very up to date, spends a good amount of time, and most importantly for me - very accessible on email and phone.
But if you are aiming for a natural unmedicated birth he will charge almost 60% more than other docs do for a normal vaginal birth (whether it was medicated or not). I have discussed with him the reasons for charging so much more when women have a natural unmedicated uncomplicated birth and unfortunately his answers were unsatisfactory and illogical in my view.
I am seeing Dr Lai Fon-Min, one of the better known gynaes for women who are considering a home birth, or more natural methods of pain relief while in hospital.
I also like that he is a maternal-fetal scan expert and does his own OSCAR and anomaly scans, interpreting them on the spot for you. This really streamlined my clinic visits and time spent at appointments.
Dr TB Lim is very fatherly. He has great patience to explain many things.. if he is not urgently needed to deliver a baby! I find him knowledgeable and professional. His fees are also very reasonable compared to other private docs. My friend recommended him and she just had her two kids delivered by him. He is quite senior now but I am not sure if he is retiring.
I am currently under Dr. Lim Teck Beng's care until i give birth. I chose him over the others because his clinic is closer to where i live and he has been my sister's gynae 2 years ago. His expertise is already tested and he is a trusted gynae of the family. Dr. Lim's greatest quality so far is his unending patience and generous heart!
Everything was good until my 2nd daughter was born in Feb and was diagnosed with GBS(Group B Strep) infection. A bateria that attacks new born babies. A lot of gynae in Singapore will do a GBS test during the 37th week of pregnancy and if you are positive you will be required to take antibiotics for 2 weeks before your delivery so that your baby will not be at risk of catching it during normal vaginal delivery.
UNFORTUNATELY our dear Dr LIM Beng Teck thinks that it is not necessary to do this check and I was not even aware of this test. When I asked him why didn't he tell me about this test he said that there is a very very slim chance of catching GBS. That was what he told me.BUT my daughter did catch it and I went on a drip for 2 weeks in nicu and recovered after that. The agony of waiting for results and seeing a lot of tests being done on my daughter could have been avoided if he had informed us about this test! It would have been my choice to take it or not and not for him to decide for me.
Overall he is still good but he will not be my gynae anymore in the future.
Dr Woo's sewing is good! No scar, no pain (i didn't even need painkillers).
I had vaginal delivery & was walking on my own just 4 hours after my delivery. His antenatal checks were also thorough and he always answers our questions patiently and the waiting time is short. I like his fatherly and patient manner and he is very friendly. I will definitely go to him for #2
Dr Sim has seen me through 5 (yes 5) miscarriages (genetic problem), three births and I am now pregnant again.My GP initially recommended me to her. I had no idea about gynaes in Singapore, so I went.
I've always found her to be kind and caring and to offer excellent care. Although she is obviously busy, I've never felt that she was rushing me and she always discusses my questions in detail. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her abilities.
Having said that, I have heard before that some people do find her "fierce" or possibly domineering, and she certainly strikes me as a tough lady.
I delivered 2 kiddos under Dr Woo! Super love him to the max!
Do prepare questions. For me, no questions as previously I studied nutrition and had a whole module on pregnancy and stuff. But my hubby had loads of questions. What I love is how Dr Woo will patiently explain in layman terms to my hubby. He even used his laptop with PPT presentation to explain to my hubby!
I had 2 wonderful deliveries and both I have very good memories of Dr Woo being encouraging and gentle.
I had a very wonderful experience with Dr Woo. He is very patient and very good at explaining things. I had my miscarriage in my first pregnancy but he encouraged me and helped me cope with my trauma. When I decided to ttc again, I chose him to handle me and the second time was successful and able to deliver a healthy baby boy with Dr Woo off course! so I can say that I know him very well and he is very good! His stitching is very good too.My SIL's delivery was through c-sect with him last year. The stitching is good and she had no scars at all.
My gynae was Dr Patricia Sim. She is a very experienced gynae who I saw for all 3 of kids(1 who is 5 yrs old now and a set of twins). She delivered them via c-section and I was able to walk the very next day. Dr Sim is a very good gynae who is very careful and sure about things. I managed to carry my twins till week 38 when we did the c-section.
Visited this doctor today under recommendation by my best friend!
I've never had such great experience with a doctor!
Dr Tan spent 1hr just to get a crystal clear/deep uds of my problems from A to Z before giving me a total solution to fight and manage my issues.Never had been a doc this detailed and willing to come up with an all encompassing treatment plan for my issues.
He is really a genuine doctor who goes all the way to diagnose & treat my problems unlike the usual corrupt doctors who are more keen to keep me coming back as a patient for more & more unsuitable procedures.
All his advice is well thought with my best interest, no more no less, and validated by my own research over the years. I would strongly recommend this OBGYN to any ladies who are suffering from female issues.
Dr. Chen is a superb doctor!
My hubby and i have been married for 5 years already but we haven't been able to produce a baby until recently with the help of Dr. Chen Lin Han. We almost gave up trying because it was costly and frustrating but my sister-in-law suggested Dr. Chen to us telling us that he's a very good doc. As a last resort, we decided to try one more time and we were surprised when a few months after i woke up feeling sick, running out of bed to the bathroom and wretch like there was no tomorrow. Hahaha. Seriously, we owe Dr. Chen big time for helping us to get through that difficult phase of our lives. I delivered my baby via c-section because i was not sure if i can do normal delivery. To be safe, we did a c-section and it was great. Got my stitching all healed nicely too.
Dr Chen had just delivered my baby and I must say throughout these months he has been caring, encouraging and amazing. As a 1st time mum, I tend to ask many questions, probably even silly ones. He will just smile and answer. But if it is serious, he'll quickly take action and doesn't take risks. Due to my history of heart problems, I went through c-sec, but the surgery was fast and smooth, and I was able to actively walk by the next morning. Furthermore, my surface wound healed up very fast and after removing the plaster a week later, it was a just a very thin faint line. I must really commend his skill :) No regrets at all.
Dr Chen is friendly but spoke too fast. It made me nervous as it was my first visit and I forgot what I wanted to ask. Secondly, I'm disappointed that Dr Chen sounded like a salesman when he highly suggested that my husband get a blood test to confirm something, even after I told him that he is visiting his hometown where he can get it for free. He later wrote down the tests needed to be done to make sure. Still, I felt really uncomfortable during my consultation.
We were referred to this renowned gynae named Dr.Tony Tan Yew Teck, who is now practicing at Raffles Hospital. We were so comfortable being taken care by him as he had the best 'bed side manners' and provided logical explanations for every question we asked. According to many, he's one of the best in town especially for high risk and complicated pregnancy.
I am with Dr Tony Tan Yew Teck from Raffles Hospital for my 2nd pregnancy. He was also my gynae for my first baby, and was highly recommended by my husband’s colleague, who was a senior consultant at KKH. He is very meticulous and personally does all his scans, even the detailed ones, instead of relying on the radiologist.
What I appreciate is that he is very well read on the latest research on OB/GYN and readily shares them with me whenever I have any queries or concerns. I ‘shopped’ around for a gynae for my first pregnancy, and decided he was the best after seeing up to 4 doctors from TMC and Mt E. I understand many of his patients are doctors or doctors’ wives. He is very busy though, so waiting time can be long.
You must be prepared to spend at least a few hundreds (min $500 including her medicine and scanning) for each visit. We became very budget tight during that period. But luckily, after a surgery and at good timing, I became pregnant. I visited her until 4 months into pregnancy and I asked her about her package. She told me that her doc charge is $3k, excluding the other hospital and misc charges. I told her I have budget constraints and want to switch gynae. She asked me if I have anyone in mind and I said I have. Due to her network, she knew I was in good hands and advised me to switch until I'm financially stable.
While I saw her, she deduced that I could not tolerate dairy and soy is the only way to build up my calcium levels. I even remembered her saying my baby will have to go on soy as well. I never took much notice of that. But last year my girl has to switch to a soy formula because of a stomach virus and then I recalled Dr Tsakok telling me long ago to switch to soy.
You also do not have to wait and queue for very long to see her as long as you have made an appointment. When I discovered I was pregnant, I called her and she opened her clinic for me to check even though it was her day off.
I chose Dr Wee Horng Yen because he is pro-natural and that's really important to me.
I find him very nice, approachable and he will explain all questions in detail.
The problem is that a standard consultation can only last 10 minutes and since you always have an ultrasound, if you have alot of questions 'especially as a first time mum' the consult fee goes up. Also, note that Dr. Wee is very talkative. That means you get long and detailed answers to your questions which will reflect in the bill.
If I had known that earlier I wouldn't have chosen him. I just felt fooled each time I was charged excessively because I had a few questions. I also think that he is overcautious and wants to do a test or give you mc very fast when in most cases the tests were negative.
If you don't mind paying ALOT and appreciate a nice and talkative doctor who is pro-natural Dr. Wee is the obstetrician that you should see!
With Dr. Tsakok's clinic located at Camden Medical Centre, you get the idea that the charges won't come cheap. However, the first consultation was still an eye opener as Dr. Tsakok was very thorough with her examinations on both of us. Also the bill came up to slightly above $3k, FIRST consultation. Costly as it may be, you can rest assured it is worth it for her thoroughness, extensive knowledge, and above all Experience. Dr. Tsakok is able to surprise with the information she gets just by feeling the tummy, smelling (shan't elaborate), and seeing the ultrasound. Then she backs up her assumptions/readings with laboratory tests, the results which I don't remember ever proving her wrong.
Dr Wee Horng Yen delivered my 2 boys and nieces. He is a very patient and personal doctor. He’ll answer any questions and doubts professionally and patiently. He doesn’t rush through the consultation and is very responsible and attentive. His C-section skill is good and he is gentle when he needs to do any internal examination. In every step, he will explain why he is doing it.
Also, I had a super heavy bleeding and went to the A&E in the evening. When Dr Wee received our call, he rushed down to the hospital and took the time to check and reassure me until midnight! His nurse also told us that Dr Wee waived the A&E charges and extended stayback charges too. My husband and I really appreciate him and have been following him from his KKH time to private practice.
I was wif Dr. Lee for infertility issues and she put me on Clomid for a few months. There was no response and I stopped seeing her. After the Clomid, I asked her what were my alternatives, she said IVF, she didn't suggest IUI or SO-IUI. Maybe it was due to my hubby's sperm quality. I'm not sure. She didn't ask me to go for a scan, ultrasound etc, nothing to check if I have any other problem. She always did the transvaginal scan every month when I on Clomid.
We stopped because I was not ready for IVF and felt we should relax for a while first. I made another appt to see a fertility doc, Dr. Loh in June as we were then thinking of IVF. When Dr. Loh did the scan, he immediately said I have a cyst. That was just in my 1st appointment. In my second appointment, we did an ultrasound to confirm it. And I just did a laparoscopy on Monday and now recuperating at home.
Dr. Loh asked why was it was not detected when I saw Dr. Lee. The cyst was 4cm, and I have endo as well. 1 tube was slightly blocked. I'm not against Dr. Lee, she is patient and nice but do see a fertility specialist if you are unsure. She might be a great gynae, but in my case, she could have detected my issues earlier if she was more diligent.
Dr Lee is really nice. Indeed she does look a little stern but the way she provide her service is very professional.She is always composed and very gentle when she did pap for me.I'm trying to get pregnant and she does gave a lot of good tips on conceiving and she's also an IVF Practitioner.I hope i will get pregnant soon and I know who to look for none other than her as my obstetrician.In addition, the staffs are really amiable and will make you feel comfortable.i would recommend to see her.
I think the responsibility is not there. Inducing pregnancy requires timely monitoring and if it is not, you may have very bad consequences. I feel that at that stage if she cannot commit her time for a patient like me, she should have turn me down in the first appointment and refer to other gynae. Instead, she took me on and put me on clomid for two cycles, which later she give up.
Every cycle is precious to women like me whom age and time is not in their favour. However, after two cycles of trials which fails, she commented that I have to reduce my weight and should try after Dec. I am very disappointment and ask if there is other treatment. She listed all the alternative, which all leads to going for keyhole surgery, taking injection to induce pregnancy etc. And even discourage me, that I will have multiple pregnancies if I proceed without weight management. She feels that I should reduce weight and come back to her.
Back then, I can only recall hearing all her discouraging words. She is so different from the gynae I have seen for 18 years in government hospital; they never failed to understand my position and never fail to encourage me. Note: PCOS is a cycle, and is not easy for patient to reduce weight. I feel that she does not have hearts toward her patient, we are just objects and she cares more about herself. Impatient in giving treatment has led to her jumping to the last resorts.
I am very disappointed with Michele. But I am glad someone else came to my help and I am very very grateful to those who have helped me in times of needs. Those whom want to take her as a normal gynea I guess she can still do well. But those whom wants to take her as a gynea for fertility problem, please think twice.
My son's umbilical cord was detected near his neck during around 36 weeks. She suggested that I be immediately induced and before I left her room, she told me that looking at my height, I am most likely going to have a c-section which honestly upset me.
When she dilated me, even then she was not empathetic and kept suggesting c-section. She was trying very hard to let me have a natural birth but since I only dilated to 3.5cm she went to do an emergency c-section.
The anaesthetist came in and increased my epidural. Before it took effect, she cut me and asked if I felt anything. I felt her cut me and could see the blood oozing out from the reflection on the lights above me. She freaked out and asked the anaesthetist why could I feel it. He tells her that the epidural takes effect in 11mins but u cut her in 4 mins. Then she tells me since you are so nervous can we put you on full GA.
I didn't have a good experience overall. But during my consultations and all she was patient and I did feel comfortable with her.
I saw Dr Fong once I tested positive. As it was a surprise pregnancy, i did not pay particular attention not to apply any medication that may be harmful to pregnant women, since I did not intend to get pregnant. Unknowingly I applied Retin A for my acne problem (you may want to google to find out what potential problems this can cause the baby).I shared this with Dr Fong and she was not sure if it would be harmful for my baby, and said that she would check with her pharmacist.
Dr Fong called later to say that i would have to monitor the development of the baby and be prepared for an abortion. That sure upset me and feeling worried, I called my dermatologist and he assured me that topical application of the medication does not pose a significant risk to the baby. Ultimately I decided to change my gynae and he could confidently tell me that there is no significant risk as well.
I did not have a good impression of her as she did not seem knowledgeable with medications and was very, very discouraging
I wouldn't recommend her to anyone. I had a bad experience with her as my gyne. During the first few months, she was fine. Subsequently, her consultation was brief and rushed. She doesn't give a proper answer to my questions and considering it is my first pregnancy, there are a lot of things which I do not know yet and the answers which she gave to me are "oh, it is normal" without much explanation. For example, there were few measurements of the baby which she did and the results were confusing, the size measurement varies 4 weeks apart. And when I asked her about it, she said it is impossible to make a correct measurement. If so, why do I need a consultant who can't do a proper job? She only took less than 1 minute to do the measurement and the whole consultation may be shorter than 10minutes.
Dr Lim can be quite stern with his staff and the nurses, but he's nice towards his patients. He is assuring, confident and very experienced. I feel really safe in his hands. He is super popular too! We had to wait for 3 to 4 hrs to see him during our first few appointments. Another thing is that he only delivers at Thomson medical which I am not so satisfied with.
Compared to the other gynaes that i went to, Dr Lim is quite thorough. Whenever I complain about any pain or discomfort that I experience, he will immediately examine me. After that, he will explain why I experienced that. I feel comfortable with him and he is certainly more reassuring than the other gynaes I went to.
I had C-Sect by Dr. Lim, he is good! My wound healed up quite fast and I didn't feel much pain. He is very gentle and even when he was removing the stitches, I didn't experience any pain.
Also I must admit he's indeed a very responsible and nice doctor. The nurses in TMC told me that he really takes good care of his patients and I agree. During the early stages of my labour pain...I kept paging him and without fail he will rush down to check on me...even after my delivery, he will personally clean my wound, help me with some exercise...very polite and gentle guy...gives very good advice too since he is so experienced
My gynae is Dr Yeoh Swee Choo. She is extremely smart. I was suffering from infertility for more than two years. I had seen three or four doctors--none of them helped. I went to Dr Yeoh out of desperation. She did one set of blood tests, figured out what the problem was, put me on medication to correct my hormone levels, and I got pregnant within two months.
Also, right before my first baby was born, my placenta started to detach. I could have bled to death. Dr Yeoh did an emergency cesarian. Both my baby and I recovered well.
She delivered both my girls. She's thoughtful and careful. Highly recommended.
I switched to Dr. Yeoh Swee Choo from Dr. Selina Chua, and never regretted my decision. Granted that she can be a bit intimidating at times because she’s super smart, she is also very competent and proficient that’s why I feel confident about her. I don’t even mind the long wait to see her.
Hi all, would like to share my personal experience with Dr Peter Chew. I just had my 3rd miscarriage on 1 Dec. I went to see Dr Peter Chew during my 2nd pregnancy as I was spotting and wanted a change of gynae.
During our first visit, we found him to be very personal and warm. He warded me in hospital as I was spotting and put me on bedrest thereafter. Injections and hormone pills were given to me to try to support the pregnancy. However, the pregnancy ended and he performed an evacuation of the womb for me. The procedure incl. hospital charges amounted to about $4.5k (the first D&C i did was $700). Then, we didn't think much of that as we were too tired of the miscarriages.
For my 3rd pregnancy, he advised us to visit him as soon as we find out that I am pregnant. So i went to him after i tested positive. He put me on bed rest and gave me injections and hormone pills to try to support the pregnancy. But same thing happened and we had to do the evacuation again. This time round, we were pretty annoyed by the way we were treated by the clinic.
First, he kept forgetting that that was only the 2nd miscarriage and we had have 1 healthy child. But he could remember other things that interest him.
Second, he told us that he could do the evacuation on the same day and told the assistant to arrange for it. His assistant booked the Operating Theatre and tried to book his Anaesthetists contacts but none were available. We overheard the conversations as the assistant was making the calls at the counter. Then Dr Chew called us in and told us that the procedure could not be done on the same day as they could not book the Operating Theatre. We found this very unprofessional. Just because he couldn't get hold of his Anaesthetics friends, he lied. As we still needed him to do the procedure for us, we just LL and left it as such.
When we received the final bill, we saw that he increased his surgeon fee from $1.9k to $2.2k and charged an additional doctor's attendance fee of $321 (even though that line item was being struck off when they first showed us the charges) when it was a day surgery and he didn't even visit me in the ward after the operation. The total bill amounted to around $5k. My husband called up the clinic to check on the basis of charging the doctor's attendance fee and the first thing the clinic assistant asked was whether I was warded. When my husband said no, she went on to say that it was Dr Chew's style of charging. Then when further queried, she changed her statements by saying that it was for the histology charges (this was not correct as when I went back to see Dr Chew for my review, he told me that the culture for the chromosome tests could not be done as there was no villi to culture and told me to make sure that we weren't charged for that).. My husband was very angry by the way she handled the situation, and when she panicked, she just passed her the phone over to her colleague without informing him. We felt that was very unprofessional and rude. To be honest, we are going to claim insurance for the procedure but it was a matter of principle. Thereafter, my husband wrote an email to the clinic and Dr Chew called him up the next working day. Initially he said that there was a error in charging and would refund us the money, but a while later, he called again and said there was nothing wrong with the bill.
Not only that, we had to pay $150 (excl. GST) for him to fill up a page of insurance documents and he said it would take a week, but it took 2 weeks, and it was only after my husband wrote in that e-mail that they expedited it. When we went to collect the insurance documents, we wanted to just leave after collecting it but the clinic assistant told us to wait as Dr Chew wanted to speak to us. After waiting for some time, she said no need to see him and told us to leave. It was really very unprofessional of him. Personally i feel this is not right, how would you feel if you are the patient suffering 3 losses and have to get such treatment from the clinic. Initially we didn't mind paying more as we thought he could help us and we would get better services. We would not be going back to him.
When i was under Dr. Chew I never failed an appointment with him. I was a good patient, listening closely to his instructions, following all what's being said and still i have no results. I went through several treatments with him too.
I think he is too preoccupied at times. There is a very long waiting time before i get to talk to him and when i enter the consultation room he is out of nowhere. That means i need to wait some more. Dr. Chew is a type of doctor that gets angry when being challenged. Like i said from the beginning i was an obedient patient but when i started to have doubts i started to ask him questions just for clarification but he seemed annoyed. After i did a lap on him, he suggested immediately that i undergo HSG test. I told him about the theories i read from the internet and he just wouldn't listen.
The final toll was when he suggested i do IVF without checking if my husband's sperm is normal and healthy. I did a lot of reading and found out that the sperm must be in good state otherwise, IVF will be useless. So i stopped seeing him when he insisted on IVF.
I tried for a baby for 6 mths so went to see him. He found a cyst and performed an op to remove it. He also said I had condition called endometriosis. He recommended for 4 jabs to stop menses for endometriosis clots to clear. Hubby and I refused and told Dr Chew that we wanna try another 6 mths. So Dr Chew put me on an ovulating medicine to make sure I ovulate. After 3 mths, still not pregnant then Dr Chew changed the medicine. And after another 3 mths, I conceived.
He's quite expensive and waiting to see him at his clinic sometimes takes a long time. He's very busy so sometimes he seems to be rushing through the consultation but he's very informative and he's strict too. If he asks you to do something like track your basal temperature and you never do, he will scold you. But he scolds you because he feels that if you see him and don't follow his instructions, you are wasting your money for consultations.
I went to visit Gleneagles Hospital as a walk-in patient, and the front office gave me Dr. Peter Chew because he was the only one with a free spot at that time. This is my first time visiting a Gynaecologist as I just found out that I'm pregnant. Waiting for an 1 hour and 15 minutes until we finally got to see him. He interviewed me and my husband on our lifestyle (food and our activity), date of my last period and so on. He did a pregnancy test, and said i am 5 weeks pregnant.
After that, he promoted his book that he claimed has a lot of information about pregnancy, food, sport etc. He wrote 1 of the article there. If we buy it there the price is cheaper than if we purchase it from a bookstore. He also promoted his Seminar on that day for pregnant women, again there is a fee to attend. He showed us the picture oh his clinic wall and said that he met the pope and has been blessed by him. He offered a vitamin for me and the baby, but my husband refused.
Let me get to the point. I am not happy with his service at all! After the consultation with Dr.Peter Chew, the nurse outside asked me to pee in a small tube. 10 minutes later the nurse gives us the bill for $247 and my pregnancy test and said to me "here your stick, you are pregnant"
YES, I KNOW IM PREGNANT! I checked before I came here!
Dr. Doshi delivered my 1st baby and he is super gentle and nice. He always said "call me, if u cry after your delivery" because he was worried that I might get postnatal depression. My delivery was smooth under his care and I highly recommend him!
Dr Umesh Doshi is my gynae. I previously had 2 miscarriages and so he took extra care of me during my 3rd pregnancy. He is very fatherly and meticulous. He delivered my baby girl :)
I highly recommend Dr Loi! What impresses me about her is the way she stayed with me throughout when I was vomiting in hospital when she came to see me, when most doctors would have gone away and come back when I'm ready to be examined. She made sure the nurses gave me what I wanted, comforted me and even help clean me up after that. She saw me 2 to 3 times a day when I was in the hospital though she only need to and charged for 1 visit a day. She is very patient and soft spoken, willing to take time (longer than what some gynae would spend on consultation) to entertain my questions and complaints over the phone even though she wasn't paid for it. When I experienced pain and discomfort that is to be expected, instead of dismissing it as normal, she assured me that it's normal and spent time to comfort me.
I have to admit the 1st time she seemed to be in a bit of a rush but she was still very nice andsoft-spokenn. I had endometriosis and Dr Loi was assigned to operate me. She came to see if I'm ok and assured me before I was sent to the operation room. When I was admitted, she also came and checked on me and softly broke the news that my tubes are blocked and that IVF might be the only chance for me. She didn't force the choice on us, but rather asked us to take time to consider.
She left a good impression on me and my hubby that's why when we decided on going for IVF, I requested for her and the whole process ended and I got pregnant after 3-4 weeks!(Fingers crossed!!) Though I only see her during the retrieving & putting in eggs process, she has been kind and assuring with her no-nonsense way.
Also her professionalism made me feel safe in her hands. She was in KKH when i saw her.
I find her very patient and gentle. Her stitching skills are good! She removed my first C-sec scar when I had my 2nd baby and I was surprised to see my 2nd scar disappeared after a year. Even the person doing my detailed scan was asking where's my scar cos she couldn't see it!
I am a patient of Dr Roland Chieng and am extremely happy and Glad of the service and care his clinic has provided me during this period of time. I did 3 x IVF with another private very popular IVF doctor in Singapore with an extremely Long queue but it didn't happen. We did it once with Roland Chieng and it's one shot one kill for him. His staff are competent and answer our questions when we called during the weekend as I was bleeding during my first trimester and was very very worried.. Being caring and understanding is very important for patients like us who are facing a difficult time so I strongly recommend him!
I'll strongly recommend Dr Jonathan Wee! I hate to waste time waiting, and with Dr Jon, the longest I'd to wait was 30mins and that's coz I was late. Usually, waiting time is 10-15mins, pretty good I'd say compared to most gynae. Main reason is that they totally don't take walk in except for emergency. So, this makes a difference to the patients who've made appointments.
Would highly recommend Dr Jon for anyone looking for a gynae! Our original gynae was away and we were fortunate enough to have Dr Jon as our covering gynae when I went into early labour at 34+5 weeks. We were very worried about our baby being preterm during delivery, but Dr Jon was very reassuring and was with us every step of the way.
Our daughter was admitted to NICU upon birth, and we were most grateful that he took the effort to check on our baby's progress to reassure us that our baby would be okay.
My stitches also recovered quickly and I was back physically mobile the next day after my delivery, without any discomfort too!
Definitely would recommend Dr Jon to any friends looking for a gynae in the future! :)
I was very happy with Dr Jon Wee. The clinic staff and himself were extremely friendly, waiting time for appointments were usually short and Dr Jon took the time and effort to answer all our questions. He never make it seem like he was in a hurry to get our session over and done with and being down-to-earth, conversations with him were really enjoyable. He even tried his best to show us our baby's face during the scans and made sure we have something like a momento to bring home.
He respected our decision for a natural birth but our baby was breech even at 37 weeks. Even though a c section was inevitable, he still held on to the hope that the baby would turn at the last min - cos that was what we wanted.
I don't remember much from the c section (as I was sedated), except that he was very reassuring and the stitches were very well done. I had no pain from the c section and was able to stop painkillers on day 4. He dropped by everyday thereafter to check on me.
I would say choosing him as my gynae was my best decision!
I switched from sgh to Dr Roland for IVF. I met up with three private gynaes and out of them Dr Roland made me feel the most comfortable. I find him very sincere. He read my case very carefully and suggested what to do next, one step at a time as mine is very complicated.
Dr Yeo is very comforting and reassuring. He is also very experienced and gives good advice. I feel very comfortable with him and would go back when I have my next baby.
He delivered my first child. He is nice, patient, gentle and pro-natural birth. I would say he practices 'better safe than sorry' treatment style. He will send me for detailed check whenever he discovers minor irregularities. His nurses are very nice too. However, I often have to wait at least 1 hr even with an appt.. so remember to bring ur iPads along to pass time!
We went to Dr Chia Yee Tien since she consults at night at Edinburgh clinic. We were comfortable with her as she was very professional and experienced (though yes, quite direct but that's fine by us) and went with her for the rest of my pregnancy. Truth be told, she got more friendly as I proceeded later in my pregnancy anyway. We didn't get the package at 20 weeks as i felt that it wasn't worth it and was cheaper for us to pay by per visit.
During my delivery, I was glad that I went with Mt E. , Dr Chia dropped by every few hours to check on me since her clinic was nearby. Also, my baby wasn't exactly in a right position and being the expert that she was, she somehow reached in to adjust my daughter's head! It was a relatively difficult labour for me, but I believe if I were seeing a less experienced gynae, I would have been an emergency c-sect case, yet Dr Chia managed to deliver me naturally with light vac-assist. Stitches fully healed by 6 weeks post partum check at Edinburgh.
Fast forward to post partum period, I went to Dr Chia when I thought I had mastitis since she was a female gynae. She diagnosed that they were just blocked ducts and helped me to clear them. After a few weeks, I thought I had blocked ducts again and went to see her, and she told me I had skin infection on my breasts, and prescribed me antibiotics. Call me old school, but it's great to have a female gynae to help with such stuff instead of a male one, haha.
All in all, happy to have gone with Dr Chia, and my hubby said if we have a 2nd kid, we'll go to her again.
We are from India and decided to have our baby in Singapore. My wife suggested Dr.Chia based on her years of expertise. And I am glad to say, we made a good decision.
Dr. Chia Yee Tien is very professional and to the point. A very good surgeon, who tends to opt for Normal Delivery as much as possible. The delivery of my wife, under any other circumstances, would have been a C-section, due to the big size of the baby and my wife size being less proportionate. But Dr. Chia was able to provide a normal delivery for my baby. My wife had few stitches but considering that my wife did not have to go through C-section, helped her to return to her normal routine soon enough. My baby is now 1 month old and healthy.
I would recommend Dr.Chia for her professional expertise and commitment.
I'm in week 24 with Dr Poon,a first-time mum. He is really caring and gentle, with nice and responsive clinic staff as well. We had called up to enquire about our baby movement but sensing our anxiety during the call, Dr Poon and the clinic staff took the initiative to offer an appointment for us the very next day (even though it was already pretty full. They also offered the day itself actually, but I chose the next day due to work).
I could sense that Dr Poon was genuinely concerned about my baby during the visit too and after doing the scan it brought great relief that it was just me who isn't sensitive enough to feel the baby moving. Baby actually moved quite a few times during the scan! Not to mention he was very reassuring as well after checking and suggested ways for me to try sensing the movements better.
I think I am in good hands!
Before I leave after every visit, Dr Poon reminds me that if I happen to be spotting or bleeding, I must call his emergency 24/7 number IMMEDIATELY.
I think Dr Poon is ethical. We wanted to sign up the package when we first found out about the pregnancy. But he advised us to wait until the fetus stabilizes first. N that’s after the first trimester. His service level never changed from day one. He is a very patient doctor who gives time to each patient and never rushes thru each appointment. I was referred to Dr Poon from my husband’s colleague..and am very thankful for that referral.
He is a very good gynae!
Dr Chen's charges and tests are all very expensive. For infertility, he wanted me and my husband to both undergo operations. We were initially very worried about our condition, but since we were uncomfortable about undergoing operations, we decided to not go with it. I later went to another gynae for a second opinion and now I have conceived naturally. I m so glad we did not undergo those operations Dr Chen suggested.
Chris Chen was my gynae for both of my babies. He is not the type to take risks so his suggestions at times are not practical at all. I had major placenta previa, which means the placenta covers the entire cervix. He advised that I should be warded from 20 weeks onwards. But gleneagles is too expensive to be warded for so long, so we went to seek two more doctor's opinion (one at thomson medical, another at gleneagles).
Both doctors said there is no need to ward, at least not until there is bleeding. I asked the doctors whether staying in the hospital will help to reduce the chance of bleeding, and they both said staying at home is good enough. Both doctor also said Chris Chen is known for being very conservative.
When I eventually asked Chris Chen whether being warded will really help or not, he said that hospital is really only there for monitoring. Hospital does not reduce the chance of bleeding, compared to resting at home. Chris Chen also understands that staying in hospital for so many weeks is expensive.
So in the end I just rest at home for both babies. Even though my placenta praevia never improve from grade 4, I had no bleeding. Now I got 2 beautiful girls.
He sings the same tune to EVERY client he sees. Must go for op to remove this and that before can conceive. Was slated for an op which would have cost $7000 just to remove a fibriod. I decided to get a 2nd opinion at TMC and got pregnant the following month without any op. I gave birth in April.
So pls seek a second opinion because his operations are really unnecessary and he is notorious among gynaes for "operating for the slightest problem and charging a bomb" He makes you feels like its all doom and gloom and you will never get pregnant if you do not follow his procedures.
I have adenomyosis and it is hindering me from getting pregnant. Hence, I am considering IVF . After talking to a couple of gynaes I preferred Dr Jothi Kumar. Dr Jothi Kumar is a more approachable and careful doc who wouldn't waste your time and money to do a certain procedure for you or hubby if he think it is not necessary. His nurses are also much more friendly. Most importantly, you don't have to wait long to see him.
I have consulted Dr. Shamini Nair during my pregnancy and I can swear that it was the worst decision. I found her too rude and impatient. I visited her 5-6 times before finally deciding to change my doctor. Every time she suggested new tests and did the regular ultrasound which cost me $700-$800 per visit. She was never interested in discussing my issues or health and was always looking for moving to the next patients. The only thing she was concerned was suggesting new tests or confirming my next appointment. I will never visit her again!
I saw Dr Shamini Nair 4 years ago for my pregnancy and delivery. She is very caring and professional. Now my sister is seeing her and she is also very happy with her service. Her nurses are also caring and friendly. A very good doctor!
When Dr Nair was our gynae, during our 20th week detailed scanning, Dr Tony Tan informed us that the baby may have a chance of chromosomal abnormalities and that we should go for Amniocentesis if we want to be 100% sure. He told us to discuss this with our gynae, Dr Nair. We were totally shocked by her attitude regarding this issue. Instead of discussing what is happening and what we should do, she started to throw a tantrum, and told us to decide in 2 days whether we wanted to go for the Amnio! Also, she showed us a pamphlet on the Amnio process and said: “this I gave you during your 1st visit so you should have it.” and went through it very briefly.
She never even tried to console or educate us. Throughout the conversation, no concern was shown for our baby nor the situation we were in…. I hope no parent has to go through this. Whoever is in that situation will understand our point here.
We decided we never go back to Dr Nair. If we had continued our consultation with her, we would have definitely ended up with Amniocentesis which has shown high chances of miscarriage.
After he diagnoses me with low placenta, I was on Bed Rest order. But when I went to have an Ultrasound Scan with Radlink the results were normal, hence I wonder if what he diagnosed was correct. On 2 of my visits there he surprised me with questions like "Did I ever mentioned to you the position of your baby is not right?" "Did I admit you to the hospital for drips"(Both Qns posted to me on my 3rd trimester) He asked me those qns while looking at my case note. When I asked him why is he saying this, he replied with"Oh you kept asking me to measure your baby weight hence I thought ur baby is in the wrong position".
Upon my discharge, when I looked at my bill, I was charged for Dormicum, a sleeping pill and pain relieve medication which I did not take at all even after begging the nurse for which she said there isn't any! Also, Dr Chen did not come back to check on me until my relatives got angry as they felt he is irresponsible so they demanded that he is back to check on me. After a couple of hours Dr Chen finally came, but the nurses told him before hand that we were all very angry so he felt pretty uneasy talking to us playing with his land yard.
The whole experience was a nightmare
Dr Ang is very good and I got her as my gynae for both of my pregnancies. I have even introduced my friend to her and Dr Ang was her gynae for her two pregnancies too!
We have no regrets and I can say that she is very very careful and always makes sure that we go through the standard series of test to ensure our babies are okay.
For both of pregnancies, her stitching skills were very good. Especially for casearean. I could walk fast and around on the second day itself after they removed my drip.
Also, I used to have a lot of questions for Dr Ang. I still remember for my first pregnancy, being a first-time mummy I didn't dare to try those facial products, so I used to bring all the facial products like my cleanser, moisturizer in one big bag to her and she would slowly go through everything and would clarify if it is safe to use. Sometimes I would carry powder products to her to verify as well. She was always patient with me when I did that.
Dr. Ang performed a laparoscopy on me last year. I was terrified of the operation and told her about it especially my fears of not being able to make it. I'm glad she was there to calm me down and reassured me that everything will be alright. As promised she was caring, gentle and very attentive to all my needs. I feel like I found a second mother with her. Although there was a minor drawback with the operation because I developed an infection and needed to go to Singapore General Hospital but I felt better later on.
Anyway, I am pregnant now with my first baby and having Dr. Ang as my gynae.
Dr Loh Foo Hoe is one of the best gynecologists in Mount Elizabeth. Not many people have heard of his name because he is pretty low key and does not advertise. He is very methodical and careful. As a person he is very principled and does not push patients to do unnecessary procedures. He is often called upon by other surgeons to help in complex surgeries. Good reputation.I can definitely attest to Dr Loh's thoroughness and patience. He is a real professional and an absolutely excellent surgeon.
My gynae was Dr. Loh (Foo Hoe) at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre. He was great, especially during the delivery. He is mild-mannered, but really took charge during the delivery with everything that was going on (many nurses, pediatrician, etc). He stopped in often throughout the day while I was in labour, which I think is rare among doctors. Of course, it helps that his office was in the same building. His nurses are very attentive as well, making office visits more pleasant. If I had any problems, they would call me regularly to check on me.
I went to Dr Tham Kok Fun for endometriosis. He's the expert for cervical cancer. He is very good, kind and unassuming. He left no scars. Everything was done very discretely and neatly.Dr Tham had spotted mine early and I have been on remission ever since.
We go to Dr Tham Kok Fun from Gleneagles. Although private, his charges are reasonable. This is why the waiting time is so long. But besides that, he is really a doctor with lots of love and care for his patients. His passion really shows from the way he works. He is a good doc who puts you at ease and is gentle with his procedures. Dr Tham has superb surgeon skills and after her c-section, my wife felt no pain at all.