What we do

We provide at-home services during the postpartum period.

We support the mother, the baby and the family, giving them confidence and assurance during this wonderful and overwhelming phase while performing their new roles.

Our Maternity Caregivers support the mother and the baby on feeding times (breastfeeding or bottle), carry out basic checks to ensure the health of both the mother and the baby, and provide reliable and useful information/tips for each stage of the postpartum period.

You can also count on us to take care of other family members, carry out small daily household shores and prepare light meals. We work under the guidance of the family and we focus on your well-being. We adapt to family dynamics and do not interfere in the mother and the family’s decisions or choices.

Who we are

We are a multidisciplinary team that provides home support services to families during the postpartum period.

We believe that during this very challenging phase, families especially the mother and baby need support in various aspects of family life so that the postpartum period can be a relaxing, magical and happy moment.

Our team is a group of specialized nurses in maternal and midwifery health and Maternal Caregivers, in cooperation with nurses and general practitioners, with experience in postpartum and childcare.

We follow a very strong code of ethics in which the health and well-being of families are our priority.

Your privacy will be fully respected, as well as any decisions and choices you make.

Supporting a family to welcome the arrival of a new baby in a calm and comfortable environment is what moves us.

The team

Rute Candeias Vinagre

Mother of 3, a therapist, a trainer and a maternal health researcher. She’s the founder of the Tree of Life — Maternity Care providing mothers a more peaceful, monitored and wonderful postpartum. She’s also the author of the blog Tree of Lifestyle.

Raquel Cajão

Is a Clinical Nurse Specialist and Master in Maternal Health and Obstetrics, Nurse Midwife and Master in Freedom of Movement and Positioning Throughout Labour in and out of water. She sees women as generators of life, capable of giving birth naturally and spontaneously. For Raquel, birth is a unique moment in the life of a woman, their partner and society that brings transformation and awareness.

Esther De Leon Rodriguez

Is a specialist in General and Family Practice and a member of the Scientific Committee of the Portuguese Association of Aromatherapy. She is specialized in monitoring women’s health (family planning, contraception, gynaecological pathologies, pregnancy, labour and postpartum) as well as in monitoring children from birth.

Joana Jorge

A Physician and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. For her, breastfeeding is truly unique for each family. Her mission is to support families in their challenges bringing guidance, warmth and empowerment for a happier breastfeeding experience.

Andresa Olímpio

A mother of 2, is passionate about reading, thinking and also personal development. She has a Bachelor Degree in Communication and Marketing and studies book biding and literature. She creates and manages social media content and also brings her knowledge and vision to the marketing strategy.

 

Karen Goldman

Is from Liverpool and has been living in the Netherlands since 2007. A mother of 3 adults and the founder of Bumpandbeyond where she teaches classes about pregnancy and infants. She was trained to teach preparation for labour classes at the National Childbirth Trust in the UK and she also holds a Doula course by the renowned British activist Sheila Kitzinger. Karen also teaches Pregnancy and Postnatal Yoga and Baby Massage.

Maternity Caregivers:

Agna Pereira

Mother of 4 girls aged 3 to 19 years old. Her experience of difficult births and equally difficult postpartum made her want to help other women to experience this life event in a more calm and blissful way. What moves and fulfils her as a Maternity Caregiver is putting in practise her vision of a world of more aware, happy and supported mothers.

Madalena Ferreira

Has always had an interest in maternity care throughout her life. In the first days after giving birth to her first child, she reframed her purpose and realized that offering support and assistance during postpartum was her aim.

What she most admires about being a Maternity Caregiver is being able to provide the mother and the family with the confidence to live a soothing postpartum period.

Lia Chandraya

Is the mother of 3-year-old Emma. After several years traveling around the world, she felt like settling down and found out there was a little person on the way. This is when the real journey began.

To Lia, being a Maternity Caregiver is offering to help other women through kindness, care and sympathy — it’s being supportive and having your heart ready to listen.