Question about Professional Skills for missionaries:
"I’m interested in becoming a missionary midwife. What kind of opportunities are there for midwives? What training do I need?"
Our program offers both didactic and practical training for those pursuing midwifery training aimed at the developing world as well as domestically. We cover topics from nutrition and childbirth education to birth emergencies and community development and everything in between. We had a successful run this past year followed by a month-long clinical service opportunity in Togo, West Africa.
If you're interested in joining us or would like more information feel free to email us or check out our website. Blessings on you and your journey toward midwifery!
-The goMidwife team
If you have a heart for helping women and sharing the Gospel with some of the least reached peoples in South Sudan, most of whom are Muslims refugee women, this is a great opportunity for you.
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The training is especially targeted at those aiming to work in missions and the developing world, with an emphasis on the Muslim world. Our school runs to maximize the one year of training, first starting with 12 weeks of lectures and then 9 months of field experience. You will work in 2-3 different nations in your practicum, getting hands-on experience to be trained as a midwife to work in the developing world by working in a variety of clinics and government hospitals. Training ranges in antenatal care, labor and delivery, newborn care, postnatal care, and follow up care with families.
Through the Birth Attendant School, have the opportunity to learn how to enter a community as a midwife, how to engage with the local health care system in a developing nation, how to comprehensively follow a woman through her antenatal phase and through delivery and postnatal period.
In the developing world, the people are incredibly spiritual, looking to witch doctors and traditional healers during their pregnancies and very much connect with a midwife who knows the Lord. All of our training and work includes a biblical foundation and the aspect of sharing our faith and praying for the woman and her family.
The training that I would suggest is most needed in the developing world is in the area of antenatal care. As a midwife, this is our opportunity to teach and train the mother to care for herself and her family. Many complications that we encounter in the 289,000 deaths that happen annually relate to nutrition in pregnancy. If we can alleviate complications in the antenatal period, then we have much more chance of safe delivery for mum and baby. If you would like more information on being trained as a midwife to work in developing nations, please contact us.
Best wishes, and may God guide you!
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