Ema's MotherStory: my mindful births.

Ema had three births. Three very different births. And each was a double birth: that of a child, of course, but also a new birth for herself! While childbirth is a unique experience that every mother can decide to live in her own way, through her own experience, Ema wants to show that it is possible to give birth Read more

Audrey's MotherStory: "space" baby blues!

We share with you the touching MotherStory of Audrey, who experienced intense baby blues when her son James was born. "A slap in the face from outer space" is how she describes this difficult period. Today, her equilibrium as a young mother is still fragile, but she pulled through. What helped her? Verbalizing her Read more

An ode to joy - and pain!

We are convinced that it is imperative to lift the taboos surrounding motherhood. Thanks to your testimonials, you are offering invaluable support to all the women who are going through or have gone through a similar ordeal without daring to talk about it. Thank you for them, thank you to you. Testimonial from Joséphine "I'd like to talk about post-partum. Not Read more

Perineum: Myths and realities about this essential part of the female body!

The perineum is an essential part of the female body, often overlooked but of vital importance to overall health. In women, the perineum is put under greater strain than in men, due to specific anatomical features, pregnancy and menopause, which cause tissue and muscle deterioration. To understand its role, Read more

MotherStory: Koraline didn't plan to give birth at home, but baby did!

We present the unusual MotherStory of Koraline, who gave birth to her daughter at home, with the help of her partner, which was absolutely not part of her birth plan! Despite the best of preparations (Koraline is a midwife), the unexpected is part of the adventure, which is why it's so important to be Read more

Two terminations of pregnancy after positive diagnosis of Trisomy 21.

My story as a mom began in August 2016. My husband and I felt ready to start a family - yippee, let's go for it! Life didn't give us time to wait, and by September I was already pregnant (...) Read more

A new perinatal center opens its doors on Geneva's right bank!

Are you pregnant and living on the Right Bank near Saint-Jean? We've got a great tip to share with you! We discovered a new perinatal center opened a few months ago by a midwife extraordinaire, Nawal Matlou. Her team consists of six midwives, a doula and a psychologist Read more

MotherStory Gaëlle: 2 natural pregnancies despite severe endometriosis!

Gaëlle's story touches us deeply, because it echoes the story of Elsa, co-founder of MotherStories, who is very familiar with this disease that has put obstacles in the way of her plans for motherhood. Gaëlle's story proves once again that life can take over from a medical diagnosis .

12 misconceptions about pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period!

Maternity clichés are hard to dispel! Whether it's from friends or family, social networks or Google searches, we hear and read all kinds of things... In order to shed some light on the subject, we have, with the help of the midwives at the Clinique Générale-Beaulieu maternity hospital, selected and debunked 12 preconceived ideas about Read more

Stem cell harvesting & preservation with Swiss Stem Cells Biotech.

As you know, our mission at MotherStories is to inform you about all aspects of motherhood. Today, we'd like to tell you more about the collection and preservation of umbilical cord stem cells. It's a scientific, health and public interest topic, but one that's little-known and even intimidating. Read more

Marlène's BirthStory: mother of Alexis 3.5 years and Noémie 10 months.

Our "Behind the scenes of childbirth" series comes to a close with Marlène's lovely BirthStory. She gave birth to her son Alexis and daughter Noémie at the Clinique Générale-Beaulieu. Two very different pregnancies and two very different births. We're delighted to share this story with you Read more

How do you deal with postpartum emotions?

MotherStories takes you behind the scenes of a birth at Clinique Générale-Beaulieu. Throughout the year, you'll discover our Interviews highlighting the different players present during childbirth and the role of each one before, during and after the birth. Today, we're talking about managing post-partum emotions with Muriel de Lire plus

How do you manage pain during childbirth?

MotherStories takes you behind the scenes of a birth at Clinique Générale-Beaulieu. Throughout the year, you'll discover our Interviews highlighting the different players present during childbirth and the role of each one before, during and after the birth. Today, we're talking about pain management with midwife Blandine Castella Read more

The benefits of acupuncture during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period.

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese therapeutic method. Using fine needles inserted in very precise locations, it heals and regulates the body's energy flow. Acupuncture is a real ally during pregnancy, childbirth and the post-partum period. It can relieve and heal a wide range of physical and emotional ailments. Read more

Annabel's BirthStory at GHOL's new maternity ward in Nyon

Annabel is a bubbly 26-year-old mom who gave birth to little Mia just over a year ago at the GHOL maternity hospital in Nyon. Her state of mind and positivity enabled her to approach her birth with serenity. "Women have been giving birth since the dawn of time .

When and how can you regain intimacy as a couple after the arrival of a baby?

Becoming parents is a real physical and emotional upheaval for you and your partner, and the question of sex is one of them. When and how can you regain intimacy as a couple after the arrival of a baby? Why don't I feel any desire anymore? Will it come back? These are just some of the questions that couples often ask themselves Read more

Why and how to create a birth plan?

A birth plan is an effective way of taking an active part in preparing for childbirth. Among other things, it allows you to inform yourself and make your own choices. It's all very well to have well-defined ideas, but it's important to be flexible. Don't forget to Read more

What is the postpartum or 4th trimester of pregnancy?

In recent years, women have been revealing the true face of this very special period known as postpartum. Just as rich and complex as pregnancy (and with baby at the center of all attention), the postpartum period is rightly often referred to as the fourth trimester, and yes, we can prepare for it Read more

Losing your baby at 34 weeks: Talia & David's ordeal

This week, we take a look at a sensitive and often taboo subject. Losing a child, regardless of the stage of pregnancy, is a heavy ordeal for parents. Talia is a mom and loyal member of the community who today found the courage to share her story and put words to the indescribable: the Read more

How do you cope with perinatal bereavement?

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, up to the 7th day of life. But what about babies who died before these 22 weeks? What about emotional support for bereaved parents in a society where the Read more

BirthStory #5: Audrey, a COVID pregnancy and birth.

The #birthstories continue in 2021! Authentic testimonials that remind us that every birth is unique and different... For this first #birthstory of the year, Audrey tells us about her pregnancy and birth in the midst of a pandemic. Did you like it? Like, Comment & Share! Find birth gift ideas and our video Read more

Justine gave birth to a very premature baby at 25 weeks' gestation.

We close a rich year of #motherstories with that of Justine, who gave birth to a very premature baby at 25 weeks' gestation. Martin, who weighed just 800 grams at birth, is now a healthy 2.5-year-old boy! A beautiful lesson in life that gives us strength, courage and hope, the Read more

BirthStory #4: Alexandra, a pandemic birth in NYC!

Throughout December, we'll be sharing some incredible and unique #birthstories with you. And yes, as the year draws to a close, we wanted/needed some lightness, joy and love. And what better way to do that than to celebrate life than by putting births in the spotlight! For our latest #birthstory Read more

BirthStory #3: Luana, a 36-hour marathon birth!

Throughout December, we'll be sharing some incredible and unique #birthstories with you. And yes, as the year draws to a close, we wanted/needed some lightness, joy and love. And what better way to do that than to celebrate life than by putting births in the spotlight! For our 3rd #birthstory, Luana will be Read more