While on placement in Takoradi, 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 - 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 of this midwifery elective 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