Postnatal Care

Find out what support and medical care are available for parents and babies following a birth...

The gynaecologist will be in charge of the postnatal care of the mother. Babies are generally looked after by a paediatrician. Usually one is recommended by the gynaecologist, as they work closely together and ideally will practise at the same hospitals. This is especially practical at the time of birth, should the baby need immediate paediatric attention other than the routine check.

However, it is totally acceptable to choose the paediatrician independently.


Singapore's infectious disease act provides for the quarantine and prevention of infectious diseases. This act and its regulations require compulsory immunisation of children against diphtheria and measles only.

Generally immunisation is provided against tuberculosis, poliomyelitis, measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and hepatitis B. The chicken pox vaccine is available and will be dispensed on request. All vaccinations are recorded in the health booklet issued at the child's birth.

Immunisation programmes are available to all children in Singapore through government polyclinics, school health services, private and public hospitals and private practitioners/GPs.

Further Information

Information confirmed and contributed to by Doctor Kenneth Wong The OBGYN centre, 290 Orchard Road, The Paragon, #11-07. Singapore 238859 Main Line 6235 4188, Appointment hotline 9100 3874, Fax: 6235 8408 /email /Website Copyright © 2007-2009 The OBGYN Centre All Rights Reserved Copyright property of the OBGYN Centre Pte Ltd. No reprinting permitted without permission. Picture courtesy of Maddfamily