Did you know during Colonial times, men did not regularly attend childbirths? (Though, some men today would still rather not.) Which is one reason why a midwife would be in attendance to assist and support women in child labor in lieu of the father. Since then midwifery has grown into a professional practice sought after by some with the talent and compassion to do so.
Meet, Sadie. Wholeheartedly determined to gain relevant experience toward her passion and career path into Midwifery, she took a unique route by studying abroad on our San Ramón, Costa Rica program.
Sadie Witten shared with us via Facebook a written memento about her hospital internship abroad:
Today I finished my 90 hours at the Hospital Carlos Luis Valverde Vega in San Ramón, Costa Rica. I watched 7 births, felt contractions and found the babies’ heartbeats, and also got to help collect milk for the milk bank. I have learned so much in the past 11 weeks here, more than I ever could have imagined. I am so grateful for this internship opportunity abroad, what an unforgettable experience. And hey, when I am I midwife one day I can say I watched my first ever birth in Costa Rica, how cool is that?
I think it’s safe to say, it would definitely be a cool thing to have on a resume or to share with a future family-to-be!
Ready to see, breathe, and live life abroad?
It’s pretty easy to get started. And here’s a link for those interested to learn more about Sadie’s program locale of choice: San Ramón, Costa Rica program.
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