I’m Patrícia, woman, mother and caregiver. I’m a mother of 3 children, it was parenting that deconstructed the beliefs I had and made space for new connections and perceptions. With motherhood, I stopped identifying with the care that I exercised as a nurse and looked for a deeper, closer and community-based care. I did doula training through the Portuguese Doulas Network, which opened up countless possibilities for me and the world that I had forgotten about. I live in São Miguel in the Azores, and it is in contact with this living Nature that I gain strength and clarity for my work. Living on this island made me study medicinal plants that can support the various cycles of women, this ancient knowledge that has been forgotten. The island has also taken me to the hot springs, I have been exploring and facilitating float sessions and water delivery for expectant mothers and couples. I take care of pregnant women and families during pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, going through gestational loss, movement classes and breastfeeding, I bring plants and water with me on this journey that is so sacred to care. I feel my work as a service to the community, to the Earth. For more women aware of their rights, their inner wisdom and their strength. I see pregnancy and childbirth as invitations to reflection, deconstruction and personal growth. They are rites of passage that deserve to be supported and welcomed with time and presence. I feel blessed, for witnessing the power in the women I accompany, remembering mine.
Casa Mãe is a wooden house São Miguel Island in Azores. Was born from a dream I had and my husband's love and dedication.
It arose from the need to have a careful space to receive women, couples or families.
It is a house at the service of life and the community.
It is a manifesto, an open space, a living house that welcomes and embraces.
It is a house open to everyone, where circles, rituals, workshops, classes or experiences take place.
If you are interested in using CasaMãe for an event, please contact me.