The choice of OBGYN and hospital will be very important as this will determine the entire birth experience.
While the general experience in Singapore has been mostly pleasant, we do have cases whereby the hospital refused to acknowledge the biological mother’s partner. Partners have also been banned from operation theatres during C-sections and are generally not recognised as next of kin of the biological mother. Couples are recommended to be open with their doctors from the beginning and seek a second or third opinion if the doctor seems to be homophobic.
Giving birth in Singapore means the biological mother can use medisave to pay for part of the delivery fees. However, do note that the Maternity package will not be available as the biological mother of the child will be considered a single mother. The child will not be entitled to Baby Bonus or other subsidies that require the parents of the child to be married.