Maternal resilience: facing and overcoming perinatal bereavement.

We are convinced that it is imperative to lift the taboos surrounding motherhood. Thanks to your testimonials, you offer invaluable support to all 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. Anne's testimony February 8, 2022 is a date that Read more

Why is preventive dentistry essential during pregnancy?

Did you know that less than 70% of women consult a dentist during pregnancy? Yet dental health is vital to the well-being of expectant mothers & their babies. Today, Laura Chiavazza, expert dental hygienist and mom, answers our questions and gives us valuable information to read, integrate and share 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 Valentine: the arrival of a third child!

6 years ago, we did Valentine's first MotherStory, when Leo was just 1.5 years old. Since then, she's had Axel, soon to be 4.5, left radio to focus on her social networking business, and helped her husband Conor open his restaurant. 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

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

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

Solo mom with two children and entrepreneur.

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

Pre-eclampsia: Dr Berkane explains

Dr Berkane, can you tell us a little about yourself? I qualified as an obstetrician-gynecologist in 1993, and pursued my career in Paris for over 20 years, most of which as head of the Obstetrics Unit at Hôpital Tenon (APHP). Since 2014, I have been working in Geneva, first at the HUG and more recently at the 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

Gynaecologist, midwife, doula: how to choose?

When a woman becomes pregnant, she doesn't necessarily ask herself right away what kind of support she wants. As a general rule, the gynecologist is the only way to confirm and date the pregnancy, but there are many options to choose from: gynecologist, midwife, doula, how do you choose? What types of support are available ?

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

How and when should you pack your maternity suitcase?

You're pregnant and want to prepare for the big day with peace of mind? Discover MotherStories' list of essential mother & baby products to pack in your maternity suitcase. When should I pack my maternity suitcase? You're pregnant and want to prepare for the big day with complete peace of mind? Read more

Pregnant with twins, how do I get organized?

Silvia Rori, "professional organizer" and mother of twins, shares with us 5 practical tips for a serene twin pregnancy and (more or less) efficient daily organization. I remember as if it were yesterday the feeling I felt when I saw the puzzled expression on my gynecologist's face as she looked at the screen. I was afraid she was going to tell me that Read more

Chloé's birth plan, giving birth at home

We headed for Lausanne to meet Chloé, a bubbly mother of two. We talked at length about her pregnancies and births. For Salomé, the first, she didn't know what a birth plan was. For Achille, she did. She wanted to give birth at home, but he was breech. She had to Read more

Pregnancy: Preventive information

After prenatal tests and infectious risks during pregnancy, in this final chapter we focus on "preventive information", in collaboration with Medisupport - a Swiss network of regional laboratories. Thanks to their medical expertise and our own experience, you'll find valuable advice and information to help you enjoy a happy and stress-free pregnancy. Pregnant, we're looking forward to Read more

Home birth & birthing centers: we take stock!

The return to home births and birthing centers is a real social phenomenon, closely linked to the desire to be the main actress in this very special moment of birth. Hospitals are making more and more efforts in this direction, and are now offering Read more

Pregnancy: Risks of infection

Find out all you need to know about infectious risks during pregnancy, such as toxoplasmosis, listeriosis and the very current covid-19. Thanks to the medical expertise of Medisupport - a Swiss network of regional laboratories - and their advice, you'll see that it's perfectly possible to enjoy your pregnancy to the full, despite a few constraints that don't Read more

Laetitia, her life as a mother with close-knit children

Laetitia left Switzerland in search of a better life and traveled to Asia for 2 years. It was an adventure that literally changed her life. In Thailand, she met Bell, her husband and the father of her two children, Lanna 2.5 and Siam 16 months. Laetitia talks openly to us about her pregnancies, her family and her life .

Pregnancy: Prenatal tests

Finding out you're pregnant, whether by surprise or after repeated attempts, is a shocking experience in both cases. A thousand questions race through our minds, and we need to find answers. In this article, we'll take you through the first prenatal tests you need to do to prepare for the arrival of your baby .

Elvie: a connected device dedicated to perineal rehabilitation

The perineum is a small muscular hammock that holds all our organs in place (no less), but we don't dare talk about it enough. Today, we present Elvie: a connected device dedicated to perineal rehabilitation. It's by no means a substitute for sessions with a professional, but it can be complementary. Read more

Feliz first-time mom at 46!

We'd been wanting to interview a mom who'd had a late pregnancy for some time. Perhaps out of modesty or simply scarcity, we couldn't find one until Feliz. When we met her and she revealed her age, we couldn't believe it! She looks a lot younger, and she is, whatever the Read more

Pregnancy complications

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