While on placement in Ghana, you'll have the chance to assist with live births as well as engage with expectant mothers in pre and postnatal care. In our partner hospital, you'll see birthing complications and surgeries, where in the clinics, natural births are more common. For cultural reasons, you may also see women giving birth in total silence - a fascinating cultural tradition. Your time off can be spent swimming in the Volta region's waterfalls, tracking wild animals in Mole Game Park, and more. Read what our students think below! 

Kirstie Newbrook

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Lois Currums

University of Bedfordshire 2009

Midwifery, Ghana Takoradi

The incidence of postpartum haemorrhage is extremely high. Grand multiparity and anaemia appeared to contribute significantly to the incidence of postpartum haemorrhage. The number of eclampsia cases is also high.

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Amanda Green

University of Leeds 2010

Midwifery, Ghana Takoradi

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.

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