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In view of the evolving COVID-19 situation, we will be suspending on-site antenatal classes until further notice. Thank you for your understanding.

Antenatal Care/ParentCraft Classes

  • What is antenatal care/parentcraft for pregnant women?

    Antenatal care is the routine care of pregnant women. It is essential in ensuring the health and safety of both mother and baby.

    To provide antenatal care and support for pregnant women, Parkway East Hospital has designed a 5-class antenatal course, which provides comprehensive information about childbirth and parenthood. Through these antenatal classes, we provide advice on nutrition, exercise during pregnancy, labour and care for the newborn.

  • Antenatal care classes will prepare you for your baby’s birth by teaching you:

    • Maternal nutrition
    • Relaxation training
    • Breathing exercises for the different stages of labour
    • Breastfeeding
    • Parentcraft – how to look after your newborn

    Besides regular visits to your obstetrician, you are encouraged to attend antenatal classes to help you prepare for parenthood. You will be advised on practical issues, while preparing psychologically for the arrival of your baby. A lactation consultant will also provide advice on breastfeeding and caring for your newborn baby. You will also be taught what to expect for your baby’s development and the changes in your body at every stage of pregnancy.

  • The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends women begin antenatal care at a gestational age of less than 12 weeks. Early antenatal care is important for pregnant women in the first trimester of pregnancy to receive care, support and the right information from healthcare providers.

    Aside from your regular visits to your obstetrician, we recommended that you attend Parkway East Hospital’s antenatal care classes when you are 4 months pregnant. The antenatal class is a good avenue for you to ask more questions about pregnancy, child birth and parenthood.

  • WHO recommends that all pregnant women must have 8 contacts with a health provider throughout pregnancy. This should be initiated with a first contact at less than 12 weeks gestational age.

    Regular antenatal visits are crucial in providing pregnant women with individualised care. Antenatal visits are important to monitor the pregnant woman’s health and provide timely interventions and tests if needed.

  • At Parkway East Hospital, you can look forward to receive the care, support and education you need as a pregnant mummy-to-be. We offer antenatal care class packages that will help you prepare for the arrival of your baby. Our approachable and experienced medical staff and specialists are here to see you through each step of your pregnancy journey.

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