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What's the difference between getting a new home, and having a new baby? OK, there are lots of differences, in fact, maybe there are few similarities except that both can be life changing experiences. But we wanted to draw attention to the processes, and the people around you! When you buy a new home, there's a whole support network of people on hand to help you - the real-estate agents, lawyers, financial advisors, surveyors; and when you move, it goes on: the removal team, painters and decorators. All of these people are there, helping to make the experience that much easier. Look at this army again though, and look who is on your side in this process? Although they are all there to help you into your new home, they are all working for your money on a commercial basis, and the more they do for you, the more money they take! In fact, everyone has reasons to offer inflated services. Look closely and you could draw the conclusion that actually none of these people are directly on your side!
Contrast this with having a baby. You start seeking professional health advice from early stages of pregnancy. You meet the doctors and nurses who will help you through your birth, and you might join local birth and mother support groups, and even join such groups online. Unlike when moving house, little money changes hands for all this support and for these services. You suddenly stumble across an army of professionals really working in your interests and the interests of your unborn baby. They've always been there, but you probably weren't aware if this is your first baby. This army of professionals are on hand to make sure you have the best and safest birth experience possible. It's easy for us to go to them with a list of demands and preferences for how we want the birth to go, but at the end of the day, they will make sure that whatever happens, our delivery goes as best as possible and the result is a beautiful healthy baby.
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