Looking for a gynaecologist for a routine check-up or your pregnancy and delivery? Check out these gynaes in Singapore for all your women’s health needs!
Whether you need a routine check-up or are looking for an OBGYN once you find out you are pregnant, it’s so important to find a gynae in Singapore that you really trust and are comfortable with. With our world-class healthcare system, you’re likely to find some of the best Obstetrics & Gynaecology (OBGYN) care in the world. Consult our list of women’s clinics, OBGYNs and gynaecologists in Singapore to find one that’s right for you!
What to Know Before Choosing a Gynae in Singapore
- Which hospitals they are admitted to deliver at: Think about which ones are convenient to where you live. While most of the gynaes on our list below can deliver at multiple hospitals, they might not make it to you in time for your birth if you deliver somewhere other than near their main clinic.
- Costs: Consider which doctors work with your insurance. Many doctors offer full antenatal packages that cover checkups, scans, and even delivery, but it may work out cheaper to pay on an a la carte basis.
- Your choice of gynae: Do you prefer a female gynae or are you not fussed? Interestingly, most of the gynaecologists in Singapore considered most “pro-natural birth” are men! And yet almost everyone on Team Sassy Mama had a female gynae (some of our testimonials are below).
- Wait times. Be sure to ask around about wait times. Doctors at public hospitals (like NUH and KKH) tend to have much longer ones (we’re talking hours). In our experience, it’s always best to try to book the first appointment of the day if you can. The nature of OBGYNs, of course, is that they can get called away to deliver a baby at any time, which then throws their appointment schedules into chaos.
- Support staff: Who is on your doctor’s support staff? Several gynaes on this list work with midwives who provide an extra layer of care and attention to patients and can be invaluable both during labour and in the postnatal stage.
- Backup partners: If your OBGYN is away when you give birth, make sure you’re just as comfortable with their alternate.
OBGYNs & Gynaes in Singapore
It is ok to shop around and find the doctor who you feel is the best fit for you. Our list of gynaecologists in Singapore is far from complete, but it’s a great place to start if you want an outstanding doctor for your pregnancy and delivery. Don’t forget to check out our list of questions to ask your OBGYN, and also take the time to educate yourself and have a think about what matters to you concerning interventions, birth plans, costs and more.
Dr. Adrian Woodworth
Closest hospital: Thomson Medical Centre
One of the most noteworthy gynaes in Singapore, Dr. Adrian Woodworth has more than two decades of experience in obstetrics and gynaecology. He prioritises holistic care and has a reputation on mama forums for being friendly and remembering every patient’s name. And while he will patiently answer all of your questions, many mums-to-be report him as being to the point and keeping things brief during appointments. In addition to taking appointments at Thomson Medical Centre, he also sees patients at selected Thomson Women’s Clinic outlets.
Dr. Adrian Woodworth, 339 Thomson Road #03-01, Thomson Medical Centre, Singapore 307677, Tel: (+65) +65 6250 2222, www.thomsonmedical.com/doctor/dr-adrian-woodworth
Dr. Anne Hagarty
Closest hospital: Mount Elizabeth Orchard
One of the few Western female gynaecologists in Singapore, Dr. Hagarty trained in Canada and the UK and has more than four decades of experience in obstetrics & gynaecology. She specialises in infertility treatment and gynaecological surgery and is also a trusted pregnancy doctor. Her clinic is conveniently located at Paragon right on Orchard.
Dr. Anne Hagarty, Women’s Health Professionals Pte Ltd, 290 Orchard Road, #09-01/02 Paragon Medical Centre, Singapore 238859, Tel: (+65) 6736 0951, www.mountelizabeth.com.sg
Professor Arijit Biswas
Closest hospital: NUH
Professor Arijit Biswas has a reputation as a leading specialist for high-risk pregnancies, especially relating to twins. He is head of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine division at NUH and is also the Clinical Director of the department. If you scroll through mama forums, you’ll find plenty of reviews that say he prioritises your peace of mind during pregnancy and isn’t pushy.
Dr. TC Chang
Clinic: Singapore Women’s & Children’s Medical Group
Closest hospital: Thomson Medical Centre & Mount Elizabeth Novena. He is also admitted to deliver at six private hospitals in Singapore
Patients rave about Dr. Chang’s warm demeanour and commitment to supporting a woman’s birth choices. He is a noted specialist in high-risk pregnancies and ultrasound assessment, along with gynaecological laparoscopic surgery. Two other big selling points for Dr. Chang – he has clinics near two different hospitals (TMC and Mt. E Novena) and counts superstar midwife Kiki Porter-Wolff on his staff.
Dr. TC Chang, Thomson Medical Centre, Ground Floor 339 Thomson Road, Singapore 307677, Tel: (+65) 6253 6174 / 6253 4122 or 9446 0595 (Whatsapp during office hours), www.doctor-chang.net
Dr. Chee Jing Jye
Closest hospital: Mount Elizabeth (Orchard)
“Dr. Chee Jing Jye delivered my son nine years ago and I couldn’t have been happier. She is a highly experienced OBGYN, with more than 15 years of practice. Before joining private practice in 2010, Dr. Chee was the Consultant and Head of the Peripartum Unit, Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. During her time as Head of the Peripartum Unit, Dr. Chee has overseen the medical management of the KK Hospital Delivery Suite, with over 12,000 deliveries annually. I am a worrier by nature but when it comes to pregnancy, it just took another level. So when we arrived in Singapore and found out we were pregnant, I wanted to find an OBGYN that I could trust. With her background, I knew I would be in good hands. In addition, her calm and sweet personality was the perfect match for me. She accompanied me throughout my pregnancy, reassuring me every step of the way. The delivery went smoothly and I have recommended her to many of my friends since. Oh, and I never had to wait too long for any appointments! –Emilie
Dr. Chee Jing Jye, 3 Mount Elizabeth, Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, #12-02, Singapore 228510, Tel: (+65) 6732 9882, www.drjjcheegynae.com
Dr. Chong Yap Seng
Closest hospital: NUH
Renowned for introducing water births at NUH, Dr. Chong (often referred to as Professor Chong – he’s also Dean of NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine) has a reputation as one of the most pro-natural birth gynaecologists in Singapore. We have to say we also love his selection of natty bowties.
“Professor Chong is very popular, and NUH is very busy in general, so expect long wait times (I’m talking hours). However my appointments were never rushed, and Professor Chong was happy to answer all my questions. Professor Chong was very supportive of my birth plan, however, my little one arrived very quickly in the early hours of the morning so he didn’t make it to the hospital in time for the birth.” –Jessica
Dr. Choo Wan Ling
Closest hospital: Mount Elizabeth Novena, but she is also able to deliver at Mount Elizabeth Orchard, Gleneagles and Mount Alvernia
In addition to her popular obstetrics practice where she’s a huge advocate for a natural birth, Dr. Choo is well-versed in other gynaecological issues such as infections, endometriosis, fertility challenges and ovarian cysts. She also has a special interest in menopausal care and female sexual dysfunction. If you’re after a female gynaecologist in Singapore who will put you at ease, look no further.
“Dr. Choo and her staff are warm, relaxed and friendly, and she is always happy to answer questions and offer down-to-earth advice. Her office was always buzzing with patients (book early in the day or you may have a long wait ahead of you), but I never felt rushed, and always appreciated her personal touch. When I was pregnant with #2, she let my then-3-year-old daughter sit with her to look at the ultrasound; to this day Maggie still compares all doctors against Dr. Choo! She was completely open to my birth plan and respectful of my desire to pursue a natural, drug-free birth.” –Kate
Dr. Choo Wan Ling, 38 Irrawaddy Road, #10-30 Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, Singapore 329563, Tel: (+65) 6262 3060, www.sog.com.sg
Dr. Freda Khoo
Closest hospital: Thomson Medical Centre. She is also credentialed to practice at several other hospitals, including Mount Elizabeth, Gleneagles, Parkway East and Mount Alvernia.
A mother of three herself, Dr. Khoo is a gynae committed to the belief that every woman deserves quality and dedicated women’s healthcare throughout her life, from puberty till menopause and beyond.
“I started out seeing Dr Freda Khoo at KKH and she saw me through my pregnancy till the birth of my second baby, and my husband and I had a wonderful experience with her. Dr Khoo doesn’t just talk to you like a doctor and an expert – she gets to “friend level.” That’s how much she shows she cares: it feels like she’s taken a personal interest in you, your family and your well-being. When Dr. Khoo left to start her own practice at Thomson Medical Centre, as much of a fan of KKH as I was, I went along with her! Dr. Khoo listens to her patients and if anything, her soothing voice alone will calm your nerves in any situation.” –Nadia
Dr. Freda Khoo, Freda Khoo Clinic, 339 Thomson Road, #06-05B Thomson Medical Centre, Millennial Wing Lift Lobby C, Singapore 307677, Tel: (+65) 6259 6964, www.fredakhooclinic.com
Dr. Goh Shen Li
Closest hospital: Mount Alvernia.
A mum of three herself, Dr. Goh is an award-winning doctor who is reported by patients to be extremely gentle and answers all your questions thoroughly. Dr. Goh was previously attached to KKH but now runs her practice out of Mount Alvernia.
Dr. Goh Shen Li, 820 Thomson Road, Mount Alvernia Hospital, Medical Centre D, #05-59, Singapore 574623, Tel: (+65) 6258 8174, www.slgohclinic.com
Dr. Jasmine Mohd
Clinic: WC Cheng & Associates
Closest hospital: Thomson Medical Centre. She also has admitting rights at Mount Alvernia, Gleneagles and Mount Elizabeth Hospitals
In addition to Obstetrics and antenatal medicine, Dr Jasmine’s sub-speciality is in advanced laparoscopy (keyhole surgery), hysteroscopy and robotic surgery, and she previously served as Consultant Colposcopist in the Gynaecological Cancer Centre at KKH. She is a female gynae who’s fully supportive of natural birth and breastfeeding and has even been certified in hypnotherapy techniques. She is currently serving as Vice President of Singapore’s College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists.
“I started seeing Dr. Jasmine at Thomson Medical Centre from my second trimester onwards. As a first time mum, I liked that she explained what’s next and what to expect to me, as it reduced my anxiety of not knowing what’s to come for labour. She gave useful advice and tips on birth preparation and also respected my wish for a natural birth. Check-up sessions were always a breeze – I didn’t have to wait for long hours. She was very responsive during my panic call in the wee hours before labour. Post labour, her stitches were clean and I healed well.” –Atikah
Dr. Jasmine Mohd, 339 Thomson Road, Thomson Medical Centre, #01-01, Singapore 307677, Tel: (+65) 6253 4122, www.wcca.com.sg
Dr. Kelly Loi
Closest hospital: Mount Elizabeth (Orchard)
A mother of three with a special focus on fertility treatment, IVF and surgery in addition to antenatal and obstetrics care, Dr. Loi was educated in the UK and did further training at some of the top hospitals in the United States. She is incredibly patient and kind and has a beautiful office with state-of-the-art facilities conveniently located on Orchard (she’s also the Medical Director of the Mount Elizabeth Hospital Fertility Centre). As with many of the most popular OBGYNs in Singapore, it’s best to book early appointments to avoid long wait times.
Dr. Kelly Loi, Health & Fertility Centre for Women, 3 Mount Elizabeth, Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, #15-16, Singapore 228510, Tel: (+65) 6235 5066, www.healthfertility.com.sg
Dr. Lai Fon-Min
Clinic: A Company for Women
Closest hospital: Camden Medical Centre, Mount Elizabeth, Parkway East & KKH.
Due to his non-interventionist, true-to-mama’s-wishes delivery style, Dr. Lai is very popular (and pricey, too). Rumour has it that he’s got the lowest C-section rate in town and that he doesn’t do episiotomies (hallelujah we say!). He’s also the only gynae in Singapore who might even consider home births, which is far from a given these days and has a good relationship with many doulas. Dr Lai specialises in high-risk pregnancies, is frequently sought out to help mamas safely deliver breech babies, and welcomes patients who wish to go for VBAC. He also works alongside Ginny Phang-Davey, a certified birth and postpartum doula who also runs Four Trimesters Birth Sanctuary.
Dr. Lai Fon Min, A Company for Women, Camden Medical Centre 1, Orchard Boulevard, #03-05/06, Singapore 248649, Tel: (+65) 6333 6181, www.acompanyforwomen.com.sg
Dr. Mahesh Choolani
Closest hospital: NUH & Mount Elizabeth Novena
Dr. Choolani is Head of the Obstetrics & Gynaecology Department at NUH Women’s Centre. Considered one of the top high-risk pregnancy doctors in Singapore and also noted for his calm demeanour and support for a natural birth, Dr. Choolani operates a super popular clinic at NUH (he used to have an office at Mount E Novena but no longer does). Expect lengthy wait times for this popular gynae, but his patients rave about him.
Dr. Paul Tseng
Closest hospital: Thomson Medical Centre
Sought out by natural birthing mamas, Dr. Paul Tseng draws raves for his kind and gentle bedside manner and can be counted on to follow your birth plan as far as he possibly can. We hear he’s particularly great for Singapore ladies seeking VBACs and gives mamas the option to skip scans during appointments if they don’t feel one is strictly necessary. Click here to read two birth stories from mamas who gave birth with Dr Tseng (Tricia and Pooja).
Dr. Paul Tseng, TLC Gynaecology Practice, 339 Thomson Road, #03-02 Thomson Medical Centre, Singapore 307677, Tel: (+65) 6254 2878, www.thomsonmedical.com/doctor/dr-paul-tseng
Dr. Tan Thiam Chye
Clinic: O&G The Women’s Medical Specialist
Closest hospital: Mount Elizabeth Novena & Thomson Medical Centre
With more than 15 years of experience, Dr. Tan Thiam Chye has delivered more than 5,000 babies in Singapore. Before joining O&G, he was Head of Department and Senior Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and the Urgent O&G Centre at KKH. He is also an Associate Professor of OBGYN at Duke-NUS Medical School, where he’s won numerous awards as both educator and clinician. The O&G Clinic offers telemedicine services, too, so you can skip long wait times and talk to your doctor through real-time video, which is especially useful for post-natal visits.
Dr. Tan Thiam Chye, O&G The Women’s Medical Specialist, 38 Irrawaddy Road, #04-24 Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, Singapore 329563, Tel: (+65) 6974 4188 / (+65) 8202 3803, www.ogwomensspecialist.com.sg
Dr. Tony Tan
Closest hospital: Mount Alvernia. He is admitted to deliver at all private hospitals in Singapore.
Along with Drs. Biswas, Chang and Choolani, Dr Tan is another name that frequently comes up when discussing top OBGYNs in Singapore for high-risk pregnancies – these include including twins/multiples, second opinions, genetic disorders and abnormal ultrasound scans. Of course, he also treats low-risk pregnant women, as well as other gynaecological conditions such as fibroids, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, and more. Dr. Tan personally screens foetuses in every trimester and has a full team of medical specialists in his clinic, including a midwife and consultant anaesthetist.
Dr. Tony Tan, 820 Thomson Road, Mount Alvernia Hospital, #07-66 Medical Centre D, Singapore 574623, Tel: (+65) 6972 4497/98 or (+65) 8622 3850 (Whatsapp for appointments only), www.drtonytan.com
Dr. Vanaja Kalaichelvan
Closest Hospital: NUH
Dr. Vanaja has special training in maternal-fetal medicine, including a clinical fellowship in ultrasonography at St George’s Hospital, London. In addition to her position at NUH’s Antenatal Diagnostic Centre and teaching responsibilities, she also jointly runs its O&G Diabetic Clinic.
“Dr. Vanaja made every appointment very comfortable. As a first-time mama, I was clueless a lot of the time, but she helped explain anything I had questions on. She didn’t impose anything on me that I wasn’t open to, and she was very respectful of my plan for a natural delivery without pain relief. Since she was at her other clinic in Jurong, she was absent during a portion of my active labour period but came just in time to deliver the baby. I’m very happy with her service overall! However, due to her popularity, I usually had to wait before seeing her for my appointments – at times it took up to half a day of waiting.” –Syazana
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