A happy couple welcoming their baby at Parkway East Hospital

Birth & Delivery

The safety of our patients is our utmost priority. For updates on patient and visitor requirements, please refer to our visitor and patient advisory.

Understanding childbirth and the delivery process

Learn what to expect when giving birth to a baby at Parkway East Hospital and how to prepare for childbirth.

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Pre-registration for delivery admission

When to pre-register

Once you have booked your maternity package, you may pre-register any time before your delivery. This will speed up your admission when your due date arrives.

How to pre-register

You may either:

  • Download the MyHealth360 Mobile App
  • Present your IC or passport at our admission counter.
  • Register via a personalised online registration link. To set this up, contact our Business Office below.
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Hospital bag checklist: What to pack

Once you have pre-registered, all you need to do is prepare your hospital bag. Prepare your bag and place it in a convenient location, so you can simply take it with you when the time comes.

Your maternity package at Parkway East Hospital includes basic amenities, so you only need to bring personal essentials.

For mothers

  • Identity card or passport
  • Pre-admission documents
  • Doctor assessment forms and test results
  • Antenatal visits receipts
  • Insurance document (including your Letter of Guarantee, if any)
  • Mobile phone and charger
  • Personal toiletries, make-up, hair accessories, glasses or contact lens
  • Nursing bra, breast pads, nipple cream
  • Going-home outfit

For fathers

  • Identity card or passport for birth registration
  • Change of clothes
  • Mobile phone and charger

For baby

  • Car seat
  • Swaddle, mittens, booties, beanie
  • Cord blood banking consent form and kit (if any)

What are the signs of labour?

Labour is different for every mother, but here are some common signs to look out for:

  • Loss of mucus plug and change in vaginal discharge
  • Regular contractions that increase in intensity and duration
  • Water bag rupture
  • Vaginal bleeding

Recognising these signs will help you get to the hospital in time for your delivery.

What to do on your day of delivery

For a better patient experience, here are some important things to take note of.

Where to register

Depending on your arrival time, you may register at our hospital front office or 24-hour Urgent Care Centre (UCC).

Arrival timeWhere to register
  • Monday to Friday:
    7.00am – 8.00pm
  • Saturday, Sunday & public holiday:
    8.30am – 5.30pm
Hospital front office
  • Monday to Friday:
    8.00pm – 6.59am
  • Saturday, Sunday & public holiday:
    5.31pm – 8.29am
24-hour Urgent Care Centre (UCC)
Tip: Fathers can complete registration while mothers are admitted to the delivery suite or ward. During labour, fathers are welcome to accompany mothers, except during emergency caesarean sections.

Delivery wards

All delivery wards at Parkway East Hospital are efficiently designed to facilitate safe labour and birth. Our suites are located in close proximity to the Operating Theatre (OT) and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for a seamless operational flow. This ensures timely care for mother and child in case of emergencies.

To support mothers who opt for a natural birth, we offer a range of pain management options, including:

  • Entonox (laughing gas)
  • Pethidine (opioid injection)
  • Epidural anaesthesia

Our staff are professionally trained in midwifery and have experience dealing with complex situations, such as when medical intervention is required for mother and child.