Midwifery

Students/Residents rotating through the Midwifery program at Elective International are advised to focus on:

  • Being a proactive part of the labor ward obstetric team and work hand in hand with nurses, interns, house officers and consultants in caring for patients. Please note we discourage passive bystanders.

  • Being involved in the care of antenatal and postnatal patients.

  • Demonstrating skills in the active management of labor patients, including partographing, performance of intrapartum pelvic exams and fetal well being monitoring.

  • Actively participating in vaginal deliveries and vacuum deliveries. 

  • Active participation in daily ward rounds, and contribute in weekly case-based presentations under consultant guidance.

 

Program Focus Points

Common Midwifery Conditions 

What do we Provide?

  • Hemorrhage: postpartum and antepartum.

  • Infection or sepsis

  • High blood pressure: Specifically pre-eclampsia and eclampsia

  • Unsafe abortion

  • Obstructed labor and related complications

 

Most developing countries term the above conditions the big five. Common indirect causes of pregnancy complications include malaria, anemia, HIV/AIDS and cardiovascular disease. High total fertility rates and a lack of a contraceptive culture very often see the woman of reproductive age threatened by complications related to abortion and ectopic pregnancy.

  • A safe and secure placement

  • Local accommodation & meals

  • Doctor &  & Mentor Fees

  • Comprehensive support by international staff

  • Flexible dates

  • Expert advice on placements

  • Wifi

  • Airport Transfer

  • Transport to and from your hospital placement

  • Unmatched opportunities for hands-on experience

  • Strong mentorship programs

  • Cultural exchange and exposure

Destinations 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Mark Thomas, New York Universtiy - Dental, Indonesia

I gained so much experience and confidence after working with EI. Managed to rotate in all departments ranging from Oral Surgery to Endodontic, Prosthodontics to Pediatric Dentistry.

Mary Fields, University of Southampton - Midwifery, Kenya 

Elective International has a great program in Kenya, hands down. I wasn’t expecting to get nearly as much work as I did but was in for a shock.  The midwifery program exposed me to so much I wouldn’t have learned if I hadn’t chosen Kenya as an elective destination.

Anne Riordan, University of Dublin - Medicine Elective

The EI staff is a friendly and supportive bunch who do a first-rate job of making sure people like myself who don’t travel a lot feel right at home.