Pregnancy 2023, March

Edema in pregnant women
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Edema in pregnant women

During pregnancy, especially in the last trimester, almost half of he althy pregnant women will experience the inconvenience of swollen parts of their body

Who will attend my birth?
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Who will attend my birth?

Fortunately, we don't give birth alone. Every woman can choose who will be with her on this memorable day. To make the right choice, read our article

The benefits of osteopathy for pregnant women
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The benefits of osteopathy for pregnant women

Throughout the pregnancy many changes in the posture and balance of the whole body of the woman will occur according to an individual dynamic and in connection with the condition of her state of he alth

Alcohol and pregnancy: separating fact from fiction
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Alcohol and pregnancy: separating fact from fiction

What about drinking alcohol during pregnancy? Between everyone's advice, what we find on the Net and what our instinct tells us, it's hard to know where the truth lies

Massage therapy, an ally for pregnant women?
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Massage therapy, an ally for pregnant women?

Whether you are four weeks pregnant or in your third trimester, massage therapy is an ally to offer you a moment of relaxation of your own or to relieve your discomfort

Feel baby move
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Feel baby move

Feeling a baby rolling, hiccuping, or seemingly dancing is one of the great pleasures of pregnancy. Here's What Happens In Your Big Waggling Tummy When Baby Moves A Lot

Safety rules for training with baby carrying
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Safety rules for training with baby carrying

Babywearing frees the hands, facilitates closeness with our baby and allows us to accomplish tasks and activities that would otherwise be impossible to carry out in our daily lives. Let’s think, among other things, of carrying training

Pregnant women, protect yourself
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Pregnant women, protect yourself

Many germs are dangerous to you or your baby during pregnancy. The risks are minimal, but very present

Pregnancy cholestasis, an unknown condition, but not commonplace
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Pregnancy cholestasis, an unknown condition, but not commonplace

The word cholestasis is probably not part of your pregnancy vocabulary. This rather rare disease affects only one in 1000 pregnant women, but it deserves to be known to all since it can put the life of the unborn baby in danger

“I chose not to breastfeed”
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“I chose not to breastfeed”

In front of the beautiful round belly of a future mother, the words come out naturally: “Are you going to breastfeed? ". A harmless question for some, a silent reproach for others

Pregnancy at risk - precautions to take
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Pregnancy at risk - precautions to take

When our doctor confirms that our pregnancy is at risk, there are many daily activities that take it for their cold. What are we allowed to do in such cases?

Understanding and treating postnatal anxiety
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Understanding and treating postnatal anxiety

Of all postpartum mood disorders, depression is certainly the most well-known form. However, it is not the only one: young mothers can also suffer from post-natal anxiety, a disorder that is neither rare nor without consequences

Traumatic childbirth
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Traumatic childbirth

You were supposed to live the best day of your life, but the memory of your delivery does not match what you had dreamed. On the contrary, something tightens in your belly, a vague and heavy pain darkens your mood

Finding the right swimsuit after pregnancy
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Finding the right swimsuit after pregnancy

After pregnancy, the body changes. And you know what? This is perfectly normal! Buying the first swimsuit after having a child is not always easy

Managing maternal stress through training
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Managing maternal stress through training

The mental burden of mothers is a topic that is being talked about more and more. When we become a mother, the weight of our decisions seems to increase because they affect this little person for whom we are now responsible

Mourning for the perfect childbirth
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Mourning for the perfect childbirth

Although you know that childbirth can be filled with the unexpected, you may not have imagined thinking back to this one with so many regrets, guilt or with this feeling of incompleteness. Like you, many women mourn the birth they would have liked to be more "

Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss
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Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss

Experiencing pregnancy loss is often a devastating experience in a woman's life, both physically and emotionally

Benefits and harms of epidurals
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Benefits and harms of epidurals

It is good to state the following fact from the outset: the epidural is today and without a doubt the most powerful pain management tool in childbirth or in surgery with spinal anesthesia

The different positions for giving birth
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The different positions for giving birth

A woman is often seen giving birth on her back, with her feet in stirrups. But this is not the only position that exists and, above all, it is perhaps not the most favorable

10 items to bring to the baby hospital
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10 items to bring to the baby hospital

Are you going to give birth soon and you don't really know what to put in your baby's suitcase? Here are 10 things to remember to ensure optimal comfort and safety for your newborn

100 little pleasures and more of being a mom
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100 little pleasures and more of being a mom

Being a mom gives us small pleasures and simple happiness, unimaginable before having children. See why it feels so good to be a mom as you ride this wave of love

Acupuncture to induce labor
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Acupuncture to induce labor

At childbirth, most women want to avoid medical induction. They can then turn to acupuncture, an effective and non-invasive alternative to promote triggering

A third Blue House opens its doors
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A third Blue House opens its doors

Poverty, situations of abuse, violence, neglect, drug addiction, precarious immigration status, mental he alth problems, teenage pregnancy… La Maison Bleue helps families expecting a child and living in a context of vulnerability

8 miscarriage questions
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8 miscarriage questions

After a miscarriage, questions abound and doubts hover. In order not to stay with these questions, Mamanpourlavie.com has collected eight frequently asked questions on this subject

Get in shape during maternity leave
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Get in shape during maternity leave

Put on your sneakers after a sleepless night, brave the winter cold or the cnaicule and get out of your comfort zone to join a fitness class with your baby; it's not piece of cake

Two premature births, my journey, my reality
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Two premature births, my journey, my reality

At the dawn of my 30th birthday, my life took a new turn… I had just learned that I was pregnant for the first time. I was ready for this adventure and I knew the stages and the constraints that I was going to go through – or not

Pregnancy and heat wave: 10 refreshing tips
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Pregnancy and heat wave: 10 refreshing tips

Future mothers are more prone to fatigue and dizziness. That's why they absolutely must find the strength to cool off when the heat wave is raging

Zen to give birth
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Zen to give birth

Your belly is very round! You are approaching the milestone of 40 weeks and it scares you! Mamanpourlavie tells you her secrets to be a little more zen when D-day arrives

The perfect beauty bag for pregnant women
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The perfect beauty bag for pregnant women

Our bodies change during pregnancy. This is a fact that cannot be denied. Some small physical inconveniences accompany pregnancy such as the appearance of stretch marks, the feeling of heavy legs or the pregnancy mask

Carrying someone else's child
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Carrying someone else's child

It's hard to imagine leaving a child to another who has just been given life. However, for some, it is the most beautiful experience that is

Giving birth in your bathroom
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Giving birth in your bathroom

Giving birth in your bathroom can be a great adventure no matter what you may think! You just have to be prepared like Marie-André, whose story we tell you

Signs that announce childbirth: myths and truths
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Signs that announce childbirth: myths and truths

Throughout pregnancy, we imagine our baby… We dream of this first meeting! As D-Day approaches, it is therefore not surprising that we are watching for any new sensation that could mean that childbirth is imminent

Pregnancy and yoga: three postures to try
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Pregnancy and yoga: three postures to try

Although every pregnancy is experienced differently, the third trimester can be uncomfortable. Keeping moving by doing exercises adapted to your condition is encouraged to live a fit pregnancy

Pre and postnatal yoga therapy
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Pre and postnatal yoga therapy

Beyond the lot of physiological changes that motherhood brings, it often happens that the woman experiences a new range of emotions; mood swings, intense joy and sadness, irritability, anxiety

Back pain during pregnancy
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Back pain during pregnancy

Pregnancy is an exceptional event in life. If it is a source of joy for most women who experience it, it can also be a source of major discomfort for others

Haptonomy or affective touch
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Haptonomy or affective touch

It is also called “affective touch”: haptomy is in fact a technique that allows parents to come into contact with baby during pregnancy, thanks to touch

Birth Anecdotes
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Birth Anecdotes

Between the contractions, the pushes and the last minutes before the breathtaking arrival of the baby, there are always anecdotes to tell. Here are your best childbirth stories

12 ways to relieve your back during pregnancy
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12 ways to relieve your back during pregnancy

Back pain is of course the lot of many pregnant women. If they go away on their own after giving birth, there are still a few things that can help you get relief

Return to impact sports after baby
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Return to impact sports after baby

It's already been a month since your baby doll arrived. You feel fine and you have had no pain since giving birth. You plan to start your training again now

Running after baby
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Running after baby

Resuming running quickly postpartum is possible. On the other hand, not every mom will start over at the same pace, and that's perfect! We are going to talk here about the challenges of returning to running after giving birth