Midwifery Placements for Students and Graduates

Guide to Working as a Midwife Overseas

There are midwifery placements all around the world, most focus on developing countries where facilities can be basic. Midwifery programs are very satisfying when you see the positive impact you have on other people, they are also a great way to sample a new culture, way of life and working environment. Usually you will work at hospitals and clinics and roles/tasks can vary depending on experience. These electives can be challenging as standards and equipment is not the same as in the UK for example.


Midwife Volunteer Programs Abroad

‘Two other midwives and myself became very close as we were working with each other every day. There was so much to take in, with almost everything being different from what we were used to at home. You just have to accept what you see, some of which will be great, like the resourcefulness of staff, and some of which will be quite upsetting. Talking about this after work really helped me to process every day and take the experience as it came, a day at a time.’ - Ellenia


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