A lack of prenatal care in rural communities means you’re likely to see conditions such as pre-eclampsia, premature births, and ruptured membranes while on clinical placement in Arequipa. Women often give birth standing up, or have 'Abuela' (grandmother) present for the birth, as is culturally traditional.  Outside of the hospital, the famous ruins of Machu Picchu lay a hike away, just another addition to what's already set to be an incredibly fulfilling time in Peru. Read what our students think below!



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