Placental retention: when the placenta does not come out
Usually, a few minutes after the expulsion of the baby, the placenta comes out spontaneously. Sometimes, the placenta or a piece of it stays inside the uterus. This is called placental retention. How can you recognize this and fix it?
February 24, 2020
Having fears about giving birth
We are seeing it everywhere on pregnancy discussion boards: more and more pregnant women are afraid of giving birth. We talk about this phenomenon and give you tips so you feel ready to give birth.
November 11, 2019
Contractions: depicting what they really are
Contractions! Women would love to know what contractions feel like to better prepare themselves and know what to expect. Motherforlife.com will help you solve this mystery.
October 21, 2019
Birthing Homes and Midwife
Entering the world in peace & quiet
Giving birth naturally with the support of a midwife in a safe, quiet, and warm environment is a unique experience. In a place well suited to welcoming a new life. That has been the mission of the Maison de naissance du Lac-Saint-Louis Birth Centre for 25 years now.
July 3, 2019
The “swift birth” hormone: What role can oxytocin play in your pregnancy?
The female hormone oxytocin plays an important role from conception all the way to delivery. It can even influence the bond with your baby and your breastfeeding experience.
June 18, 2018
10 things to bring at the hospital for baby
You’re giving birth soon and you don’t really know what to pack for baby at the hospital? Here are 10 things to remember to bring to ensure optimum comfort and safety for your newborn!
June 11, 2018
Delivery methods: Finding the right way to give birth to your child
Giving birth in a hospital or giving birth at home? Natural or c-section? Today, women can put together a customized childbirth plan truly in sync with their personal needs.
December 25, 2017
Birthing Homes and Midwife
Midwives in Quebec in 2013
More and more women now choose midwives to handle their prenatal care. But there is still much work to be done for the work of midwives to more recognized and normalized.
April 27, 2013
How to get ready for delivery
Pregnancy is a period of very important postural changes in women. Indeed, their spine is subject to a lot of physical stress that modifies the body’s normal biomechanics.
April 15, 2013
8 questions about miscarriages
A miscarriage brings up lot of questions and doubts that shouldn’t be left unanswered. Motherforlife.com gathered eight frequently asked questions to help you cope with miscarriages.
November 21, 2012
Miscarriages and acupuncture
For women, miscarriages are very difficult to go through, both mentally and physically. In Canada, it is estimated that one pregnancy out of five stops before the 20
th week. 1 October 3, 2012
Finding a homey hospital
When your pregnancy test is positive, finding a doctor or a midwife that will be available for your follow-up is your first challenge. It is not an easy task!
August 6, 2012