Cristina Antunes

I am originally from Portugal where I worked a few years as a Nurse assistant. In 2003, decided to move to London, England, looking for to expand my professional career and explore new and more exciting opportunities. I worked as a Nurse but my passion always been midwifery, which began at a young age through a love of biological sciences. I became fascinated about how the theory related to reality. Pregnancy and birth are such pivotal points for societal public health and I became excited at the prospect of playing an essential part in supporting families through this life-changing time. After becoming mother of 2 children, this came to validate my passion and in 2010 I took the leap of faith and enrolled for midwifery specialization. Since then, I am delighted that I am able to offer truly individualized, attentive midwifery care, meeting each women’s personalized needs and support them with true choice. I am a dual trained adult nursing and midwifery practitioner and was fortunate to have had an excellent education with a particular interest on physiological birth and waterbirth. I believe my role as a midwife is to empower women to believe in their bodies and intuition, and to support women in the choices they make for themselves, their babies and families. I came to Middle East, Dubai, in February 2021 working for American Hospital Dubai since, and I am delighted to be working with a great team of Doctors, Midwives and Nurses where we truly can offer tailored and expert care to all women and families who choose to come to AHD.

Spoken Languages : English, Portuguese, Spanish
Types of Physician : Full-time
DHA License : Specialist Midwife
Branches : American Hospital Dubai


  • Adult Nursing - Honours Degree, St George's University, United Kingdom
  • Midwifery - Honours Degree, Middlesex University, United Kingdom

Professional Associations:

  • DHA
  • NMC
  • RCM
  • Portuguese Nursing Council
  • NMC

Professional Experience:

  • Senior Midwife - Team Leader, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  • Registered Midwife, Royal Free London, United Kingdom
  • Registered Nurse, St George's Hospital, United Kingdom
  • Nursing Assistant, St George's Hospital, United Kingdom
  • Nursing Assistant, St Maria Hospital, Portugal

Clinical Expertise & Services Offered:

  • Antenatal Education
  • Intrapartum Care
  • Waterbirth
  • Postnatal Care
  • Intrapartum