Preparation for Childbirth and Post-partum Recovery Course at Hospital da Luz

The Gynaecology-Obstetrics Unit from Hospital da Luz Lisboa offers childbirth preparation and post-partum recovery courses for pregnant women, either followed-up or not in this unit.

The childbirth preparation course – including eight sessions, weekly – can be taken up from 28-30 weeks of pregnancy. It is organized in groups of two to eight pregnant women and respective companions, and approaches topics such as foetal development, diet and other aspects of everyday life in pregnancy, labour and delivery, sedation and anaesthesia, exercises for discomfort and contraction relief, baby layette and breastfeeding.

The post-partum recovery program includes 12 sessions and may be started six to eight weeks after the child is born.

Both courses count as medical expenses for tax purposes.

Enrolment can be made at the reception desk of the Gynaecology-Obstetrics Service (floor 1), by phone 217 104 400 or by mail to preparaçã


  • Childbirth preparation course – Wednesday (17:30-19:00 and 19:00-20:30)
  • Post-partum recovery course – Monday and Wednesday (16:30-17:30)


Gymnasium from Casas da Cidade Residências Sénior Lisboa (next to Hospital da Luz)