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Patrícia Souto

Patrícia is a nurse and a midwife, holding a Master’s degree in Nurse Midwifery since 2014. Currently, she is pursuing a Ph.D. in Nursing Sciences at the Universidade Católica – Portugal, focusing her research on developing an intervention program for pregnant women experiencing fear of birth.

She has authored internationally published scientific articles and has served as a guest lecturer at the Nursing School of Porto since 2011.

With years of professional experience at ULS Póvoa de Varzim/Vila do Conde, Patrícia recently co-founded Birthland, aiming to provide comprehensive support and information on pregnancy, labour, postpartum, breastfeeding, and parenting. Central to this initiative is the empowerment of women and families to make informed choices for societal well-being.

Patrícia advocates for evidence-based practice, kindness, and respect as fundamental human rights. She believes that the treatment of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum, as well as the healthcare provided by institutions, reflects society’s values and attitudes towards women.