FAQ Baby-Gallery & Birth Cards

Baby Gallery

What exactly is the Baby Gallery?
The Baby Gallery is an online page on the MotherStories platform, a partner of the Clinique Générale-Beaulieu. It allows parents to announce and share the birth of their child digitally with their friends and family.

What information is displayed on the Baby Gallery?
The child's first name, date of birth, parents' first and last names (or initials) and place of birth. If you have given your consent, the photo taken by the clinic's professional photographer will be used and if you have said no, only the initial of your child's name will be displayed.

I don't want my baby's birth announcement to be online in the Baby Gallery, is that possible?
There is no obligation to make your child's birth visible on the Baby Gallery. You simply have to check " no " in the registration form. However, please note that it is possible to display only the initials (child/parent) and to refuse to put a photo (in this case, only the initial will appear). For any special request, please write us an email : naissances-beaulieu@motherstories.ch

I don't want my child's birth to be on the Baby Gallery, but I would like to access the announcement service, is that possible?
To access the announcement service, your child's birth must be uploaded onto the Baby Gallery. It is possible, if you prefer, to provide as little information as possible (e.g. initials of the first and last name instead of the full name or no name at all **).

Baby Gallery at a glance

I did not receive my login and password, what should I do?
We create your baby's file within 72 hours of receiving your electronic or paper registration form. After this time, check to see if the email is in your spam folder. If nothing, contact us by email: naissances-beaulieu@motherstories.ch.

Can I fill out the registration form if my child is not yet born?
No, you must wait until your child is born to fill out and send the registration form.

My child was born but the Baby Gallery and announcement services did not exist yet. Can I still announce my child's birth?
Yes, you can! Just fill out the registration form here. Once your child's birth announcement is created and online, you will receive an email with your login and password to access the announcement service.

E-Birth Card

Is this a free service or do I have to pay for it?
Access to the announcement module is a service offered by the Clinique Générale-Beaulieu to all parents whose child was born at the Clinic. The only condition for access is that you authorize the clinic and MotherStories to post the birth on their online Baby-Gallery by filling in the form.

How do I access the birth announcement service?
Once your baby's birth announcement is created and online in the Baby Gallery, you will receive an email with your login and password to access the announcement service. If after 72 hours, you still haven't received anything, please check your spam and contact us by email: naissances-beaulieu@motherstories.ch.

What information will appear in the announcement?
Your child's first name, date of birth, time of birth, weight, and height are automatically displayed. You can then decide whether or not to display them by checking the different options.

Can I personalize the announcement with my text?
Yes, the text area is editable. By default, a "standard" message is displayed but by clicking on it you can modify it to your liking (limited number of characters).

Example of digital announcement card personalization

Can I upload a photo of my choice?
Yes, you can. If you choose the template with the picture and if you had the photo taken by a professional photographer at the clinic, this one will be visible in the Baby Gallery and on the card. If you prefer to replace it with another one, you can upload another photo (however, it is not possible to change the photo in the baby gallery. If you wish that we remove it, please send us an email: naissances-beaulieu@motherstories.ch).

Can I change the background color of the card?
Yes, whether you choose the template with or without a photo, you can choose from 5 different background colors: powder pink, water green, light gray, midnight blue or cream.

I did not give birth at the Clinique Générale-Beaulieu, can I access the announcement service?
Yes on request and on estimate if you wish to a printed version. Please contact us by email: info@motherstories.ch.

Print Brith Cards

Do you offer to print the birth cards ?
Yes! You can order paper prints of your announcement. You have the choice between several batches (10 cards minimum). The cards will be delivered to your home within 5 to 8 days with beautiful matching envelopes. For more information, click here.

Procedure for printing invitations

How do I order the printed cards?
When you finish creating your digital invitation and clicked on " download ", a pop-up window will appear offering you to share your invitation digitally or to print it. Click on the link to be redirected to step 3 which will allow you to choose a batch. Once you have ordered and paid for the number of invitations you want, you will receive an email with your card within 72 hours at the latest to be approved before printing.

Will my paper card be exactly the same as the digital version?
No, not exactly. To begin with, the printed version will be double-sided to give you room to handwrite a message if you wish on the back. The words " created with love, in collaboration with the Clinique Générale-Beaulieu " will be on the back in small print, unlike the digital version where it is on the front.

What is the format of the printed cards?
A6 format, also called postcard (148x105mm).

What colors are the envelopes that come with the cards?
They match the color of the card. Midnight blue cards, midnight blue envelopes. Water green cards, khaki envelopes. Light grey cards, night blue envelopes. Powder pink cards, pink envelopes. Cream cards, off-white envelopes.

What are the delivery times?
Between 5 and 8 working days from confirmation of the order.

Professional photo shoot

How does the photo shoot at the clinic work?
In the days following your delivery, an independent photographers and partners of the Clinique Générale-Beaulieu will come to your room for a mini photo shoot. The photo session is complementary and will also be used for the Baby-Gallery if you agree to display the birth of your child. Then, if you wish to order additional photos (at your expense), you will have to check directly with the photographer.

When do the photographers come to the clinic?
The photographers come to the clinic, twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays.

How do I contact them if I need to?

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