Welcome to the blog MotherStories.

Discover articles on the many topics related to motherhood without any taboos, without judgment, and in a caring manner. Articles that have been co-written with the help of our network of professionals (midwives, doulas, physiotherapists, nutritionists…) in order to guarantee you high quality, serious, and verified information.

And of course, with MotherStories’ style and view on the various topics.

Enjoy the read!

Why and how to do a birth plan?

Having a birth plan is an effective way to take an active part in the preparation of your birth. Among other things, it allows you to inform yourself and make your own choices. Having well-defined ideas is certainly very good, but beware, flexibility is the key. Don’t forget to download your birth plan template to Lire plus

Preparing for baby’s arrival: the must-have list

The arrival of a baby is a huge change for parents, emotionally, physically and organizationally. You will have to let go, trust yourself and let your instincts guide you, but especially your baby. Are you stressed? The opposite would be strange (smile). Let us help you in your preparations with our list of essential products Lire plus

What is the postpartum or 4th trimester of pregnancy?

For the past few years, women have been revealing the true face of this very special period that is the postpartum. As rich and complex as pregnancy (with baby at the center of all the attention), the postpartum is rightly often called the fourth trimester and, yes, we can prepare ourselves to live it more Lire plus

Jasmina: I have been in a relationship for 2 years and I don’t want to have children.

In Switzerland, according to the Federal Statistical Office, 9% of women and men between 20 and 29 years old do not want to have children. The reasons given are: an obstacle to a professional career, ecology, fear of an uncertain future or simply the desire for a different lifestyle. Is having children a guarantee for Lire plus

Sleep coaching: a way to improve the quality of family life.

Is your child still not sleeping through the night? Every night is a nightmare and you don’t know what to do? Why not take advantage of this period of confinement to try to set up sleep coaching by following the precious advice of Valeria de Grandis, our specialist in sleep for children aged between 0 Lire plus

Losing a baby at 34 weeks of pregnancy: The moving story of Talia & David.

This week, we tackle a sensitive and still too often taboo subject. Losing a child, regardless of its stage of pregnancy, is a heavy ordeal for parents. Talia is a mother and faithful member of the community who today found the courage to share her story and put words to the indescribable: the loss of Lire plus

How to get through perinatal loss?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), perinatal death concerns babies who die from the 22nd week of amenorrhea, or weighing at least 500 grams, until the 7th day of life. But what about those babies who passed before these 22 weeks? What about emotional support for bereaved parents in a society where the subject Lire plus

How to find a childcare solution: 10 questions to ask yourself.

Finding childcare is a source of stress for most young parents. First of all because it represents an important transition: it’s one of the first times you’re going to leave your baby for a large part of the day in someone else’s care. No matter what happens, your first day back at work, you won’t Lire plus

Single Mother: Laure’s day-to-day.

Whether as a couple or alone, raising a child is an everyday challenge and an immense responsibility. We met Laure, a sparkling single mother who shares with us her daily life and her vision of motherhood. A beautiful life lesson! Laure, can you introduce yourself in a few words?I am 35 years old, I am Lire plus

BirthStory #5: Audrey, a pregnancy and birth in the middle of COVID

The #birthstories continue in 2021! Authentic testimonies that remind us that each birth is unique and different. For this first #birthstory of the year, Audrey tells us about her pregnancy and childbirth in the middle of the pandemic. Did you like it? Like, Comment & Share! Discover our birth gift ideas and our video dedicated Lire plus

BirthStory #4: Alexandra, a birth in NYC in the middle of the pandemic.

Throughout the month of December, we will be sharing with you incredible and unique #birthstories. And yes, with this special end of the year, we wanted/needed lightness, joy, and love. What better way to do this than to celebrate life by putting births in the spotlight! For our last #birthstory of the year, Alexandra tells Lire plus

5 tips for tired mothers

Emilie, mother of 2 kids and independent yoga teacher gives us her advice to boost our energy at this emotionally and physically difficult end of the year! Close your eyes, take a deep breath and give yourself 5 minutes to read this article. Move your bodyAnd even 10 minutes will have a big impact on Lire plus

BirthStory #3: Luana – 36 hours marathon birth

Throughout the month of December, we will be sharing with you incredible and unique #birthstories. And yes, with this special end of the year, we wanted/needed lightness, joy, and love. What better way to do this than to celebrate life by putting births in the spotlight! For our 3rd #birthstory, Luana tells us about her Lire plus

BirthStory #2: Caroline, her almost perfect C-section.

Throughout the month of December, we will be sharing with you incredible and unique #birthstories. And yes, with this special end of the year, we wanted/needed lightness, joy and love. What better way to do this than to celebrate life by putting births in the spotlight! Discover Caroline’s #birthstory which tells us about her 3rd Lire plus

BirthStory #1: Camelia, childbirth at HUG in the natural birth room.

Throughout the month of December, we will be sharing with you incredible and unique #birthstories. And yes, with this special end of the year, we wanted/needed lightness, joy and love. What better way to do this than to celebrate life by putting births in the spotlight! We begin this new series with the #birthstory of Lire plus

When to start introducing solids and how to stay calm?

As a parent, feeding your child is one of the most stressful moments (among many others…). While breastfeeding, we often ask ourselves the following questions: Is he eating enough? Does he nurse well? Is he gaining enough weight? You will have little time off until the next stage of your child’s life: the famous and Lire plus

Pregnant with twins, how to get organised?

Silvia Rori, professional organizer and mother of twins shares with us 5 practical tips to live a serene twin pregnancy and to have a daily organization (more or less) efficient. I remember, as if it were yesterday, the feeling I had when I saw the perplexed expression of the doctor looking at the screen. I Lire plus

How to improve your fertility and get pregnant?

Facing the increasing number of unexplained cases of infertility and the repeated failures during MAP treatments stated in consultations, Virginie Terrier, nutritionist and micronutritionist, and Adva Grundman, fertility and MAP consultant, have decided to dedicate their time to searching for innovative, intelligent and effective solutions. Their work and findings are driven by their experiences, their Lire plus

Anne-Catherine’s MAP journey between inseminations and IVF

We visited Anne-Catherine and her husband Yannick in Lausanne. Their dearest dream? To become parents. A desire that turns out to be a real challenge. After a year without getting pregnant naturally, they both took exams that will mark the beginning of a long MAP journey between inseminations and IVF. Because this term and what Lire plus

Chloe’s birth plan, Home birth

We headed to Lausanne to meet Chloé, a sparkling mother of two children. We talked about her pregnancies and childbirths for a couple of hours. For Salomé, her first child, she didn’t know what a birth plan was. For Achille, yes. She wanted to give birth at home, but he was in a breech position. Lire plus

MothersTalk: why choose to talk about career & motherhood?

Natalie, co-founder of MotherStories went through a career change in 2019. We will use her experience to illustrate the theme of our next MothersTalk on how to balance career & motherhood. Natalie is an ambitious woman who always liked to work and spent the past 8 years in merchandising for an international corporation. After her Lire plus

Breastfeeding Tips in Geneva

I am a first-time mother living in Geneva – I knew I wanted to breastfeed but did not really know how long for. I had a wonderful pregnancy, but far from the birth I had hoped for – I breastfed for 16 months (I went back to work following mat leave), and although I had Lire plus

Breastfeeding: I did not want to breastfeed.

Discover the sincere testimony of Karine who did not want to breastfeed. We are delighted that she agreed to answer our questions because around breastfeeding and motherhood in general, there are many judgments. We hope, that this #boobstory, will allow some mothers to have more confidence in themselves and in their choices. Why didn’t you Lire plus

The famous Elvie breast pump tested for you!

On the occasion of the Swiss Breastfeeding Week, MotherStories received the famous Elvie breast pump. So, is it as practical, design, compact, and silent as promised? Leah, a full-time working mom of 2 children, is still breastfeeding the last one tested it for 1 month. She shares with us her experience in this video below. Lire plus