Dr T.C. Chang provides obstetric care during labour at Thomson Medical Centre and Mt Elizabeth Novena Hospital. About 50% of his patient base are expatriate couples from the UK, Europe, USA, Australia and New Zealand.
Each pregnancy is unique and all the choices are individualized to each couple.
We aim for natural childbirth including the use of hypno-birthing in most cases, as long as your pregnancy is low risk and we have discussed such issues well ahead of time. Birth plans are strongly encouraged. We offer a full range of pain relief and assistance as and when requested.
Dr Chang and his team focus on what is important to you. We concentrate on the things we can do for you during pregnancy, labour, birth and the post-natal period. Individual care is given using a holistic combination of medical, psychological and emotional support. We also liaise with paediatricians, neonatologists, family physicians and physiotherapists to ensure that any problems that occur before or after delivery are sorted out expeditiously.
Dr Chang also looks after pregnant women who have high risk pregnancies or who have had surgical complications during previous deliveries. Patients with a high-risk pregnancies (twins / triplets, pre-eclampsia, fetal growth restriction, diabetic pregnancies, auto-immune disorders, protein-S deficiency, previous still-birth) or complicated births (obstructed labours, shoulder dystocia, perineal damage, previous Caesarean) require a carefully planned management to optimise the outcome to both mother and baby. Caesarean sections are performed by Dr Chang when indicated to optimise the surgical outcome. These crucial steps in linking medical and para-medical care help make what is a major event a fulfilling and memorable one.
Maternity and Childbirth Educator
To provide extra support for his patients at Thomson Medical Centre, Dr Chang works alongside Teresa Cordeiro. Teresa was previously a Nursing Officer in charge of the Labour Ward at Thomson Medical Centre and Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore. Teresa has a wealth of experience in helping patients plan for their pregnancy and child-birth. You may wish to contact Teresa before your first appointment or during your pregnancy to prepare your birth.
Your Birth Plan
Some pointers on what to consider before your delivery
and during labour
Before your delivery…