While on placement in Ghana, you'll have the opportunity to assist with live births, as well as assist expectant mothers in pre and postnatal care. You'll see birthing complications and surgeries in our partner hospital, and more natural births in the clinics. It is also traditional women to give birth in total silence in Ghana. Your time off can be spent swimming in natural waterfalls, glimpsing Africa’s famous wild animals in Mole Game Park, and more. Read what our students think below!
Pain relief in labour is rare and only used when a woman brings it to hospital with her, it is common however for woman to rely on religion as a focus during pain; it is not uncommon to hear a woman praying to Jesus for help.Read more
The midwife I spent most of my time with was very special; I find it difficult to put it into words.Read more
At around 10pm the power cut and despite being told there was a lantern, it had no batteries. The baby was born by the light of the torches on our phones!Read more
The strength of Ghanaian women is inspirational. Not only do they click their way through contractions but manage to walk between two rooms in order to bring their newborn to this world.Read more