Parenthood is surely one of the most nerve-wracking yet inspiring and fulfilling experiences that one can have. The journey towards receiving a precious bundle of joy is often fraught with its fair share of uncertainties.

In Singapore, one of the earliest uncertainties is the financial costs of ensuring a smooth pregnancy and delivery of the baby.

Thankfully, the low birth-rate in Singapore means that the government has been rather generous with its financial aid for parents. Nevertheless, here are the usual expenses that you should expect from baby bump to delivery and beyond.  Costs can vary greatly depending on whether you choose a government or private hospital.

Cost prenatal ultrasounds and consultations

A visit to the gynaecologist comes with a consultation fee that ranges from S$80 in public hospitals to around S$200 for a private gynaecologist. In addition to the consultation fees, you’re likely to be doing between two …