Pregnancy Support - the Way You Want It, to Give You a Peace of Mind
Congratulations on your pregnancy!
It is a very exciting time as you experience all the different emotions as you prepare to become new parents. You will soon realise that you will receive a lot of questions, and also a lot of advice on which gynae to see, which hospital to give birth in, what baby essentials to buy, etc. Many pieces of advice might sound conflicting, superstitious, or horribly expensive.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, it’s perfectly normal! Our experienced Baby Planner is here to provide a logical sounding board and listening ear to guide you through some of the most important decisions you will make during your pregnancy. Her minimalist approach can also help you cut through the marketing noises you will hear from different companies trying to get you to buy, bUY and BUY to prepare for your new baby, and also provide assurance on whether you can choose to continue your preferred lifestyle through your pregnancy.
Types of Pregnancy Support Services Offered
Many first-time parents sign up for prenatal classes in order to understand the basics regarding the birth process, breastfeeding and baby care. Pre-covid19, these tended to be covered either through 6-8 hour courses, usually broken into 3-4 classes, and attended by 10-20 other couples. The instructor usually spent some time going through slides describing the theory on the relevant topics, and spent 1-2 hours of the course on “practicals”. These include having participants practise stretching positions to help pregnant mothers feel more comfortable, and/or participants practise breastfeeding holds, carrying, swaddling or bathing the baby using a baby doll. Post-covid, many of these classes have moved to be done via zoom, effectively removing all hands-on practice from the curriculum.
Baby Planner SG offers private antenatal classes for expecting parents in the comfort of their own home, allowing expecting parents to:
- Better visualise the likely situations when breastfeeding, preparing baby bottles, bathing the baby and putting the baby to sleep
- Arrange for the classes at more flexible times and durations
- Focus more on the topics which they are more interested in and skip those they are already familiar with
- Spend more time on practicals which group classes tend not to be able to focus on due to time/capacity constraints
- Learn how to use the baby items you have purchased effectively
For more information, please see details of our Private Prenatal Classes.
When you're pregnant, it seems the first thing that comes to mind is to visit Baby Fairs! Buy buy buy! But at Baby Planner SG, we believe pregnancy support is much more than following what influencers or your friends/relatives tell you you need to buy to use. What works for one family might not work for you because your circumstances are different and your lifestyle is likely also different.
We seek to understand your family's needs and preferences, based on your lifestyle and living premises, to help you make sensible choices in the types of baby gear you buy. In fact, some clients are very surprised when we tell them they do NOT need to buy certain items!
We do not push any brands or products as, to us, that is not pregnancy support. All support offered is education to help you make confident and informed decisions. For example, if you are looking for breastpumps, we help you break down the key attributes to choosing the best breastpump for you:
If you wish, we also help you save time by shopping with/for you, whether for brand new or preloved items!
For more information, please see details of our Personal Shopper Services.
Why Consider Pregnancy Support Services?
Picking a Gynae
Learn how to ask the right questions during your gynae visits to figure whether he/she is the right gynae for you. Learn also what important arrangements to make to and ensure the best care during your hospital stay
Preparing the Nursery
Have our Baby Planner visit your home to discuss the possible sleeping arrangements to minimise the stress and improve the likelihood that things work out the way you envision after you come home with the new baby
Understanding Post-Partum Care
Learn the pros and cons of different post-partum care options – live-in or stay-out confinement nanny services, food delivery services, post-natal massage services, lactation consultant services or live-in helper, etc
Ensuring a Peace of Mind
Bust myths people advise you on, or understand the origins of the thinking, so as to be able to evaluate which practices you want to follow to obtain the benefits you think are important and decide your preferred pregnancy lifestyle
In all we do, Baby Planner SG respects your family's preferred choices
If you would like to customise any pregnancy support services to suit your needs, please contact or chat with us via the pop-up in the lower right corner to find out more.