I feel this query can be on the thoughts of parents-to-be who’re of a Singaporean Father/Thai Mom couple. And I’m fairly certain the husband will wish to let the kid be born right here and the spouse in her house nation.
I wish to supply my ideas and share my experiences.
1) Commonplace of Care
On this space, I might say that each nations have a excessive customary of medical care. Services and gear, no less than for little one start, is ample whether or not you’re looking at Authorities or Personal Hospital
When it comes to price, I might say that Thailand would undoubtedly be less expensive. My spouse gave start in a Authorities Hospital and the supply invoice got here to about 12,000 Baht (if I do not bear in mind wrongly) for cesarean start. And since my spouse had a Bat Tong (a medical card with subsidies for Thai), the associated fee for the supply is free and I solely needed to pay room and board (as a result of I upgraded to a 1-bedder room) and a few treatment and the invoice for a Three days keep got here to about 5,000 Baht.
In Singapore, I’m not certain about the associated fee however I checked round and it’ll price no less than $1,000 upwards for a traditional start.
Until your spouse have a robust English background and may converse the language properly, chances are high that will probably be a rooster and duck discuss scenario between the physician/nurses and her. I really feel that as we aren’t the one giving start, it will be important that she will be able to talk with the docs and nurses through the supply simply in case she wants to precise some difficulties however the docs don’t perceive.
That is the half I like essentially the most. I select to let my 2 children be born in Thailand and they’re holding twin citizenship till the age of 21. They’ve 2 passports and don’t have any hassle staying in both nation for so long as they need.
In addition they get pleasure from the advantages of being each a Thai (additionally they obtained a Bat Tong every as their mom had 1) and a Singaporean (I’m entitled to all payouts of the Child Bonus Scheme ).
It’s pretty simple to use for the Singapore citizenship for them however that’s one thing I’ll share in one other submit.
General, if a Singapore Father/Thai Mom couple have been to ask me the place ought to they ship their little one, I’ll recommendation them to do it in Thailand. Even when we don’t want to think about the associated fee, I feel that there are different benefits in delivering the kid in Thailand.
And Thai folks have very totally different views/practices on postpartum care (they don’t and can’t stand not washing their hair for 1 month). They would like to be taken care of the Thai method and that is one thing that solely their dad and mom can supply.