How to find the best gynecologist in Singapore?

To select a doctor, many of us rely on a single recommendation, or even a random search through the search engines. Your gynecologist or women’s health specialist assists you with your pregnancy, screens you for diseases, helps you plan a family and more. And when you are pregnant, this person is the one to ensure two people (you and your baby) are at the best possible health. However, choosing the right obstetrician and gynecologist (O&G) for your pregnancy and also the right place to deliver your baby may not be as simple as one might think.

Steps on picking the right gynecologist in Singapore.

1. Plan ahead

If you want to get pregnant soon, I suggest looking for an obstetrician before you get pregnant. You could make an appointment for a ‘pre-natal’ visit.

Ask a few questions to make sure he or she is the best for the job. Find out how many deliveries he or she performs in a month and how many of them are normal deliveries and how many of them are by Caeserean sections (C-sections). 


2. Word of Mouth

Once you've decided on who and where to see, start digging. Good old-fashioned word of mouth, through girlfriends and family members, can be helpful when searching for your match. 


3. Online research

You could also do your online research with Google. However, this is the search results when you enter "How to find the best Gynecologist in Singapore" …


Hmmm, not sure how helpful this is.

You may wish to check out list of gynecologists in Singapore and reviews on gynecologists in Singapore.

4. Your appointment

At your appointment, make sure you and your doctor share the same values. If you're going to the gynecologist seeking normal delivery and, upon discussing it at the appointment, discover that your doctor does not believe in normal delivery – head back to step 2.

5. Patient – Doctor relationship.

A good doctor will engage in a dialogue and listen instead of talking continuosly without any eye-contact or just staring at his or her desktop or mobile phone . Expect your doctor to listen well, take your questions and concerns seriously and explain his or her advice and actions. If you are not comfortable with your doctor for whatever the reason, then he or she may not be the right doctor for you.

All the best and please feel free to share.

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