As many of you know myself and my wife are expecting our 1st child in a few weeks.
I keep telling myself it can’t be that hard but what do i know 🙂
Anyhow. A few weeks ago she drove herself to the maternity hospital (I was working) after she started getting fierce pains in her stomach and back.
We have hired our own gynaecologist instead of opting for the public one and many people kept telling us there was no difference. Why pay that much money for something you can get for free.
In any situation you take away a lot of lessons and this one was no different.
Here are a few of the ones I took from it.
Susan walked in and told them about how much pain she was in.
Take a seat, there’s a 2 hour queue.
She then told them she had her own doctor and guess what- 60 seconds later and she was being seen to.
You will always get a better service when you hire a professional
The doctor we saw (not our doctor) performed some tests and came back with a few reasons about what could be wrong. Thankfully it was nothing to do with the baby.
Maybe a bug or infection. To deal with it Susan was started on 7 days antibiotics. The next morning our Doctor came in, reviewed her tests and took her off the anti-biotics. No need for them and Susan was absolutely perfect within a few hours.
The other Doctor was in training and not as experienced and didn’t know Susan the way our doctor did. Our doctor told us that the antibiotics would not have done any harm but better not to take them as they wouldn’t have helped anything.
Hiring your own doctor when you’re expecting a child isn’t cheap but you can look at it 2 ways- as an expense or as an investment.
Most people look at anything that costs a money as an expense (except junk food, fags, partying 3 times a week- Ya gotta live a little!!!!). I’ve developed the skill of looking at things as an investment if they are serving to make me healthier and provide me with a better quality of life.
In my opinion, this is a skill that should be learnt by everyone so if you agree get started ASAP
Hiring a professional doesn’t mean that they are there to wrap you in cotton and molly-coddle you. This is one thing I have tried very hard to never promote in my gym.
Our doctor tells it like it is. She comes in, reviews the info, advises us on what course of action to take and answers our questions. Whether or not we decide to take her advice is up to us. She has done her job.
Outside of her providing us with the professional service that we have paid for she has absolutely no responsibility for us at all.
When you hire a trainer it’s the same deal. They’ll provide you with the service, advise you on what to do and answer your questions. Whether you do it or not is your decision.
Don’t expect your coach to lie awake at night worrying about whether or not you’ve decide to follow your nutrition plan or not or whether or not you exercised this week. A good coach will always want you to succeed but if you’re not bothered why should they be.
4 good lessons from an unexpected trip to the the CUH maternity hospital. whether you agree or not I’d love to know so pop your thoughts into the comments section below.
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