Women Health Services

Antenatal Care:

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:

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.

Neonatal Care:

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:

  1. Oral Contraceptive Pills
  2. Contraceptive Injections
  3. Intra-uterine devices (IUD)


Women’s Screening

 
  • Mammography Screening: 

Early Detection Saves Lives, Saves Breasts. 

Breast Cancer is one of the TOP ten cancers among women in Singapore.  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 years or older. If you are below 40 years, and have a mother or sister with breast cancer, please consult a doctor for advice.

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.

 

  • Cervical Cancer Screening: 

 
Cervical cancer screening is an effective way to prevent cervical cancer.

There are 2 types of Cervical Cancer Screening: Pap test & HPV test.

You do not have to do both of them. The Pap test (Pap smear) is recommended for women between 25 -29 years old as the HPV DNA can pick up quite a fair of false positives in this age group. However, for women who are 30 years and above, the HPV-DNA test is proven to be very effective in detecting abnormalities.

  • Pap smear
A Pap smear is a screening test to check for changes in the cells of your cervix which may develop into cancer later. It is a simple procedure where cells are collected from your cervix and sent to a laboratory to be examined under a microscope. The collection takes only a few minutes and can be done by a doctor or a nurse.

It is recommended for you to do a Pap smear test once every 3 years. However, if you experience any symptoms, please consult your doctor immediately.

  • HPV DNA test
A HPV DNA test will check if the cells collected from your cervix has the DNA (genetic material) of the high risk cancer-causing HPV strains (e.g. 16, 18). The cell samples for this test is collected in the same manner as the Pap smear.

It is recommended for you to do a HPV DNA test once every 5 years. However, if you experience any symptoms, please consult your doctor immediately.

  • How should I prepare for the Cervical Cancer Screening?

Schedule your appointment 2 weeks after the start of your menstrual period. You may make an appointment on the first day of your period.

Avoid sexual intercourse 48 hours before the test.

Do not use spermicides, vaginal creams, lubricants, vaginal medications or tampons two days before the test.

Please reschedule your appointment if you experience any bleeding/spotting prior to the test.

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 Cervival Cancer Screenig by clicking here.  
 

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Polyclinics with this service:


 
 
Ang Mo Kio 
Geylang 
Hougang 
Toa Payoh 
Woodlands 
Yishun