Pre-registration is one of the most important things you should take care of before your baby's birth. It is recommended that you visit the hospital about 1 month before your delivery due date to pre-register. This service is offered as a convenience, and enables you to go through your delivery without excessive paperwork. This way, you will not have to worry about registering when you are in labour.
To pre-register, come to the hospital's admission counter on level 1 with your identity card or passport. If you would like to claim from your husband's Medisave, bring your marriage certificate and his identity card.
You will be pre-registered and given an envelope of documents which you have to bring along when you admit to the hospital to deliver your baby.
What to get ready and bring along upon admission
Pack your suitcase after your 34th week. Prepare 2 days' clothes for a normal delivery, and 4 days' for a caesarean section.
Bring along the following:
For the mother:
- Your birth plan
- 2 sets of outfits (preferably with front openings for breastfeeding)
- Disposable panties
- Toiletries (a basic toiletries pack will also be provided)
- Nursing bra
- Maternity pads
- Marriage certificate
- Identity card / passport
- Letter from your doctor, laboratory results (if any)
- Cord blood collection kit (if any)
For the father:
For your baby:
- Receiving blanket / baby blanket
- Baby mittens and booties (if you wish)
- Baby hat
- 1 outfit for the trip home
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At the Delivery Suite
The delivery suite at Parkway East Hospital is very accommodating. We believe in family-centred birthing and we encourage your husband to be with you throughout your labour. You and your husband can bond with your baby right from birth in the delivery room. The delivery room is fully equipped with all the necessary medical equipment to assist with your labour. A fetal monitor by your bedside will allow you to watch your baby’s heartbeat. Nurses will be monitoring the condition of your baby and yourself, in the delivery room and from outside as well.
Once your baby arrives, you and your husband can watch while your baby is checked, bathed and weighed. This heart-warming scene will be the first of many future happy memories you will have with your child.
You will get to hold your baby before you are transferred to the maternity ward. We recommend that you breastfeed your newborn as soon as possible, while in the delivery room. This may be the perfect time to bond with the baby, since most healthy term babies are alert during the first hour or so after birth. Initiating breastfeeding within 1 hour of birth is one the ten steps to successful breastfeeding.
Our ParentCraft team will guide you on caring for your baby. Learn skills such as bathing, caring for your baby’s umbilical cord stump, breastfeeding and burping of babies. Also pick up nutrition tips for breastfeeding and advice on maternity confinement. ParentCraft classes are available during your maternity stay and after you discharge from the hospital. A video on ParentCraft tips is also available on the TV within your room.
Birth registration services are available at our hospital's admission counter from 2:30pm – 4:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday within 14 days of your child's birth. Birth registration is strictly by appointment only. For enquiries and appointment, please call 6340 8600, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.
Please bring along the following:
• Completed form BD 13-11/96 (obtain at the main admissions counter)
• NRIC/passports of both parents
• Original marriage certificate
• Notification of Live Birth document (provided by the hospital upon your baby’s birth)
• Registration fee of $39.40 (cash)*
* Inclusive of 7% GST