Women Health Services
Routine antenatal follow up includes:
Pregnancy related consultation, urine test, weight and blood pressure check, assessment of foetal heart rate using Doptone (after 12 weeks of gestation)
If you are:
•Less than 28 weeks pregnant, you will need four-weekly check-ups
•More than 28 weeks pregnant, you will need two-weekly check-ups
•More than 34 weeks pregnant (or earlier, depending on maternal age and past obstetric history), you will be transferred to the hospital for follow-up
Note: The frequency of visits to the polyclinic may vary depending on the condition of your pregnancy.
*Patients receiving antenatal care at polyclinics will have routine antenatal blood tests.
You will be referred to the hospital for antenatal screening test or any diagnostic tests that are not available in the polyclinic.
You may submit an online request to make and/or change your appointment for an Antenatal check up by clicking here.
Postnatal care for mothers into their sixth week of post-delivery is available in our polyclinics. We provide advice on episiotomy and/or Caesarean wound care, breast-feeding, contraception and Pap smear. If you have any other health concerns beyond the sixth week, please consult our doctor.
Babies are followed up till one month of age for neonatal jaundice. After the first month, the vaccination and developmental assessment is carried out according to the Child Health Surveillance Programme.
Contraception (Family Planning):
The contraceptive (family planning) methods available in our polyclinics include:
- Oral Contraceptive Pills
- Contraceptive Injections
- Intra-uterine devices (IUD)
Early Detection Saves Lives, Saves Breasts.
Breast Cancer is the most common cancer among women in Singapore. One in 17 women develops breast cancer in her lifetime. Early detection through regular mammography can save your breasts and your life.You should go for a mammogram annually if you are 40 to 49 years old or every two years if you are 50 to 69 years old.
Please call 6275 6443 (6ask-NHGD) to make an appointment for a mammogram. Alternatively, you may submit an online request to make and/or change your appointment for a Mammogram Screening by clicking here.
Here’s what you can do to protect yourself:
- If you are already on follow up at a hospital, outpatient clinic or private institution for existing breast disease, please continue the appointments with your current healthcare givers.
- If you have breast lumps, discharge, bleeding or pain, please visit your regular doctor immediately.
- If you are 30 to 39 years old, and have a mother or sister with breast cancer, please consult a doctor for advice.
How should I prepare for the mammogram?
- Schedule your test at least one week after the start of your period
- Take a shower before the screening
- Do not use any body lotion, perfume, deodorant or powder from the neck to waist area
- Remember to bring along your identification card
- Inform the radiographer if you suspect yourself to be pregnant
- Wear a comfortable two-piece outfit as you will need to undress from the waist up
- Remove all jewellery before the screening
- Your results will be mailed to you within 4 weeks of your screening date.
Should you need support services or more information, please contact Breast Cancer Foundation at 6356 0123 or Breast Screen Singapore at 1800-333-3030.
A pap smear is a simple, quick and effective way to check for cervical cell changes before they develop into cancer. All women aged 25 years and above who have had sex and /or are sexually active are at risk of developing cervical cancer, and should go for regular pap smear tests.
If the first pap smear is normal, subsequent pap smears can be done once every three years.
How should I prepare for the pap smear?
- Schedule your appointment 2 weeks after the start of your menstrual period. You may call us on the first day of your period to make an appointment.
- Avoid sexual intercourse 48 hours before the test.
- Do not use spermicides, vaginal creams, lubricant jellies, vaginal medications and/or tampons 48 hours before the test.
- Wear a two-piece outfit as you will need to undress from the waist down.
- Please reschedule your appointment by calling us at 6355 000 if you experience any bleeding/spotting prior to the test date.
- Your results will be mailed to you within 4 weeks of your test date.
To make an appointment, please call us at 6355 3000. Alternatively, you may submit an online request to make and/or to change your appointment for a Pap Smear test by clicking here.