Sunday, June 28, 2015

My Pregnancy Diary 6 - Comparison of TMC, Mount Alvernia andMountElizabeth Novena

Hi all, 

I'm in my 34th week now! 
Feeling closer to my delivery and my belly is gradually shifting down. My prenatal consultation is now once every 2 weeks. In my previous 2 ultrasound scans, we can't really see Aedan's face because he is back facing my belly. Hehe, I guess, he likes this position. At least, I am glad that his head is down which is good for normal delivery. :) 

I am still considering which hospital to admit for delivery and have done a comparison of prices of all the three hospitals (Thomson Medical Centre, Mount Alvernia & Mount Elizabeth Novena). Based on my understanding from others' delivery experiences, it seems like many have experienced delivery which lasted more than 12 hours from time of admission. So I have worked out the hospital fees based on 12 hrs of delivery for both normal delivery with epidural and assisted delivery with epidural. 

Type of Delivery
Days
TMC
Mount Alvernia
Mount E Novena
Normal Delivery
2
$3,036.66
$3,103.00
$3,330.00
Normal Delivery with Epidural
2
$3,518.16
$3,491.41
$3,920.00
Assisted Delivery
2
$3,476.43
$3,320.21
$3,330.00
Assisted Delivery with Epidural
2
$3,877.68
$3,518.16
$3,920.00
Caesarean - GA
3
$4,956.24
$4,866.36
$5,562.00
Caesarean - Epidural
3
$4,802.16
$4,748.66
$5,562.00
Caesarean - Spinal
3
$4,658.78

$5,562.00
Caesaraean - GA Ligation
3
$5,179.87

$5,562.00
Caesaraean with Ligation - Epidural
3
$5,036.49

$5,562.00
Caesaraean with Ligation - Spinal
3
$4,908.09

$5,562.00
Caesaraean - emergency



$6,170.00
Others




One night companion accomdation charge

$101.65
$80.25
$97.00
12 hours of delivery

$571.38
$0.00
$0.00
SG50 Discount

$100.00
$100.00
$0.00
Normal Delivery with Epidural
2
$4,091.19
$3,471.66
$4,017.00
Assisted Delivery with Epidural
2
$4,450.71
$3,498.41
$4,017.00

Based on price comparison and personal experience during the maternity tour, I have eliminated TMC. I personally do not really like TMC given my bad experience with their staffs. When talking to one of their staffs, I have difficulty communicating with her due to her foreign accent and she is also very rude and impatient with me. Moreover, I noted that TMC have many hidden charges which I only realized after further probing.

I am currently trying to decide between Mount Alvernia Hospital and Mount Elizabeth Novena. 
Both hospitals have their pros and cons so it's really difficult to decide. 

I have done a table on the pros and cons and it appears that Mount Alvernia has more pros than cons. 
However, my hubby really wish to stay in with me so we really hope to secure a single room. Also, he favors more on Mount Elizabeth Novena which has 6 star hotel equivalent facilities.
Can imagine that it will be really shiok to stay in there. 

Mount Alvernia
Mount E Novena
Pros
Cons
Pros
Cons
Walking distance to my house
Old facilities
New facilities
Not within walking distance
More experienced nurses
No guarantee of single room
Guaranteed Single room
Less experienced nurses
Less expensive


More expensive

I cannot really decide. So I'm thinking maybe we will decide on the day. If Mount Alvernia has single room on the day, we will decide on Mount Alvernia. Else, we will head down to Mount E Novena. 


As the day of delivery seems to come closer, we are treasuring our 二人世界more and more. 
Over the weekend, we went for a movie and Saturday brunch.
Also done some clean up and washed Aedan's clothes.


Before movie time, I insist on taking a wefie as this may be our last few movies while our baby is still in my belly.

Have washed Aedan's clothes, towels, blanket, swaddle, bonnets and mittens. All so cute!

You may check out the maternity tour reviews from the following link:
1. Maternity Tour @ Mount Alvernia Hospital
2. Maternity Tour @ Thomson Medical Centre
3. Maternity Tour @ Mount Elizabeth Novena

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Update:
I have decided on Mount Alvernia Hospital. 
You can check out my delivery experience and the total hospital bill here:

1. My delivery experience 

2. Total hospital bill


Cheers,
TwentySixOctober


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