UTERUS – Saúde Integrativa da Mulher
Vozes da Mulher – Associação pelo Auto-conhecimento, Liberdade e Respeito

Associação Portuguesa pelos Direitos da Mulher na Gravidez e Parto
Associação Portuguesa dos Enfermeiros Obstetras

Emília Coutinho | Nurse-midwife and Professor at ESSV
Joana Faria | Nurse-midwife at Gimnográvida
Paula Clara Santos | Physiotherapist and Professor at ESS
Rui Carrapato | Paediatrician and Professor at UFP


26 May 2021

8h30 Opening Session

9h15 Vozes da Mulher
Isabel Ferreira | President of Vozes da Mulher® Association (Portugal)

9h30 The Menstrual Cycle: A Vital Sign
Patrícia Lemos | Menstrual Health and Fertility Educator: Círculo Perfeito® (Portugal)

10h15 The Survivors and Birth
Susanne Houd | Midwife (Denmark)

11h00 Pause | Commercial Break

11h15 Gimnogravida’s 18th anniversary celebration

11h30 Words with Power: How Language Influences Birth Experience
Marta Lima | Anthropologist, Hypnotherapist and Doula (Portugal)

12h15 Promoting Normal Birth: The Portuguese Reality
Clínica de Santo António | Lusíadas
Filipa Lopes | Nurse-Midwive (Portugal)
Hospital Garcia de Orta
Leonor Mineiro | Nurse-Midwife (Portugal)
Isabel Ferreira | Nurse-Midwife (Portugal)

13h30 Lunch | Commercial Break

14h30 Controversial Issues: The Impact of Ultrasound on Fetal Health
Alexandrina Mendes | Obstetrician (Portugal)
Mary McNabb | Midwife (Netherlands)

15h30 Promoting Normal Birth: : LK Massage Programme®
Linda Kimber | Midwife: Childbirth Essentials® (United Kingdom)

16h10 Pause | Commercial Break

16h20 Round Table: Antenatal and Intrapartum Care Policies
Andreia Gonçalves | Nurse-Midwife (Portugal)
Ramon Escuriet | Midwife (Spain)
Cristina Rodrigues | Member of the Portuguese Parliament (Portugal)
Catarina Marcelino | Ex-Secretary of State of Citizenship and Equality (Portugal)
Sara do Vale | Member of the Portuguese Association for the Women’s Rights in Pregnancy and Childbirth (Portugal)

18h20 Pause | Commercial Break

18h30 Free workshops promoted by Sponsors

18h30-19h30 Crioestaminal: Stem cell treatments are a reality: the decisive role of the Health Professional for a good harvest

19h30-20h00 Medela: Current Panorama – HERO Project


27 May 2021

8h30 NASCER POSITIVO 2020-2021 Awards

8h40 Poster Awards

9h00 Birth Plan |
Saritta Nápoles | Obstetrician (Portugal)

9h30 Being a Mother and Being a Woman: Challenges on Female Sexuality
Andreia Antunes | Physiotherapist (Portugal)
Cátia Oliveira | Clinical Psychologist and Sexual Therapist: UTERUS® (Portugal)

10h30 Oxytocin: The Love Hormone
Kerstin Uvnãs-Moberg | Physician and Researcher (Sweden)

11h40 Pause | Commercial Break

11h50 Pelvic Floor in Pregnancy and Childbirth
Núria Vives | Childbirth Educator: Períneo, Integração e Movimento® (Spain)
Sílvia Rodrigues | Nurse-Midwife (Portugal)

13h00 Caring for Those Who Care – Neuro Linguistic Programming
Catarina Parente | Coaching, Neuro Linguistic Programming and Conscious Parenting Facilitator (Portugal)

13h30 Lunch | Commercial Break

14h30The Experience of Being Born: The Newborn-Fetus Transitions and their Impact on Human Neurodevelopment
Marta Antonelli | Researcher CONICET (Argentina)

15h15 Empty Nest: Practical Strategies for a Healthy Grief
Sara Albuquerque | Clinical Psychologist (Portugal)

16h00 Closing Ceremony

16h20 Pause | Commercial Break

16h30 Workshop “Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting Program®” 
Nancy Bardacke | Midwife: Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting Program® (United States of America)
Eluned Gold | Director of Training: Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation (United Kingdom)


Note: All lectures and workshop include simultaneous translation
Portuguese-English / English-Portuguese.
All the timings found in the programme reflect portuguese time (GMT).



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