At TC Chang's clinic providing care to the high standard that you would
expect to receive if you were at home in Europe, USA, Australia/New Zealand is
what we aim to achieve. Each pregnancy is unique and all the choices
individualized to each couple. While aiming for completely natural birth
in most cases we can offer a full range of pain relief and assistance when
necessary or by choice.
And for those who want to go even deeper into natural childbirth we offer The
Mongan Method of HypnoBirthing which is taught at Thomson Medical centre on
Monday evenings by qualified practitioner Kiki Porter Wolff.
HypnoBirthing is as much as philosophy of birth as it is a series of techniques
to achieve ultra deep relaxation and visualization for a satisfying, stress free
birth. The Mongan Method teaches you along with your birth companion, the art,
and the joy of letting - go and trusting your natural instincts, allowing your
birthing body take over your labour and birth.
"As long as your pregnancy is low risk and we have discussed such issues well
ahead of time your birth can be natural." Said Dr TC Chang.
To provide extra support for his expatriate patients Dr Chang has worked
Kiki Porter Wolff, a British Expatriate Paediatric nurse, Midwife, and doula
for the past 6 years. Kiki has 2 daughters of her own and has over 30 years of
experience in Nursing and midwifery, in Europe and Asia.
"Having worked in both Europe and Asia I in a unique position to bridge-the-gap
between the cultures and practices when it comes to pregnancy, labour birth and
parenting." Said Kiki.
Dr TC Chang and his team focus on what it is that is important to you. They
concentrate on the things that they can do for prospective parents during
pregnancy, labour, birth and the post-natal period instead of any limitations.
Individual consultant care is given using a holistic combination of medical,
psychological and emotional support.
"Knowledge breeds confidence" which is why Dr Chang fully supports
childbirth educational classes such as the ones conducted at Thomson Medical
centre at the Parentcraft Centre on the sixth floor and at Mother and Child at
Tanglin Shopping mall. Thomson's Parentcraft centre helps expectant mothers and
new mothers cope with any difficulties they may which is why Dr Chang fully
supports childbirth educational classes such as the ones conducted at Thomson
Medical centre at the Parentcraft Centre on the sixth floor and at Mother and
Child at Tanglin Shopping mall. Thomson's Parentcraft centre helps expectant
mothers and new mothers cope with any difficulties they may experience through a
series of programs such as child birth education courses, breastfeeding
counselling and caring for the newborn.
Having delivered babies for the past 20+ years Dr Chang believes that it is
important that pregnant mothers feel comfortable with their care provider and
the hospital that they plan to have their baby in. Dr Chang conducts births at
Thomson Medical Centre, a dedicated women's hospital in Singapore.
With more than 7,000 births a year (the largest number in a private hospital in
Singapore) the hospital benefits from a patient-centred-care approach where
everything is geared towards a safe delivery and an enriching expeience for all
3, mother, father and baby. At Thomson Medical Centre, the staff endeavours to
bridge the gap for expatriate mothers who are fearful of having a baby in a
foreign country.ence in the pregnant couple, is crucial for them to cope with
the impending labour" notes Dr Chang.
Dr Chang also looks after pregnant mothers who have a high-risk pregnancy or have
had surgical complications during previous pregnancies and deliveries. Carefully
planned Caesarean operations will be performed by Dr Chang to optimise the
surgical outcome. Caesarean operations are also performed at Gleneagle and Mt. Elizabeth Hospital.
After-birth-care and home visits are also crucially important. Dr Chang
recommends that they ALL contact Mother and Child where help and advice is
readily available with drop-in-clinics and a breastfeeding Cafe or they can
contact a Health Visitor or Lactation consultant to follow them up at home.
"Everyone should be able to breast feed, if they are given the right
amount of support" notes Kiki.
"We also liaise with paediatricians and family physicians, physiotherapists and
nutritionists to ensure that any problems that occur before or after delivery
are sorted out expeditiously" says Dr Chang.
These small but crucial steps in linking medical and para-medical care help to
make what is a major life event a fulfilling and memorable one.