About A Cegonha

A Cegonha is a team of two midwives working together to provide the best care and guidance possible before, during and after pregnancy. This care is focused on supporting you in the most natural way and respecting your choices and wishes. Services can be given at a desired location, for example your home. Services we do not deliver are the home birth, blood tests and ultrasonography. Read more..

Our Vision

We see every pregnancy as unique. We believe that maternity health care should be available for every woman and child. Portuguese or foreigner. From any culture and any background.

Our Mission

Our mission is for every woman and child pre- or postnatal to receive the care they need and deserve. To prevent unnecessary visits to the hospital or health care centers that overflow the workload in such places and that can easily be resolved by a visit at home or a phone call.

“Remember this, for it is as true as true gets: your body is not a lemon. You are not a machine. The Creator is not a careless mechanic. Even if it has not been your habit throughout your life so far, I recommend that you learn to think positively about your body.”
– Ina May Gaskin

Extra Care

For couples that need a bit extra help after the baby is born we also offer Extra Care. For example for couples that live alone in Portugal or live far away from their families and friends. But also for parents that are getting used to a new lifestyle, have more young children or even when one or both would have to get back to work. Read more..

Birth Preparation Course

The Birth Preparation Course is a course divided in three 1,5 hour sessions of the topics: The Preparation of..

Crash Course: Birth Preparation

The Birth Preparation Crash Course is a course consisting of a theoretical and practical part of 3 hours of the topics..