Corporal Sam Jones, 28, and his colleague corporal Brandon Wright, 31, were called to Mangochi Hospital to help the woman, after she was seriously injured by the elephant in Liwonde National Park (LNP) on October 5.
The woman, who is in her 30s, was cycling through the park when she was attacked by the animal.
The British Army Medics found her in a critical state, with severe wounds and internal bleeding, but began treating her and managed to stabilise her blood pressure.
The woman, who was five months pregnant, was then moved to Zomba hospital where she underwent surgery. She and her child survived and African Parks covered the cost of her medical treatment.
Corporal Jones said: “We were set up under our mozzy nets under the stars ready for a normal night during operations in the park.
“Our job is to support all the counter poaching operators to make sure that they are safe and close to medical help. So when this happened we immediately had to switch focus and prepare ourselves for a different task.
“Later on when we had the feedback from Paul (head of security at LNP) that she’d had surgery down in Zomba and both mother and baby were okay there was of course a sense of relief.
“We were extremely concerned about losing the baby due to the location of the injures.
“Due to the blood loss and low blood pressure there was a concern that the blood pressure wasn’t high enough to supply oxygen to the baby in utero.
“Stopping the bleeding and raising the blood pressure was essential to survival for mother and baby.
“We were originally taken aback when we heard it was an elephant attack and again when we discovered she was pregnant, but then we switched to professional mode and got on with providing the treatment she required.”
Corporal Jones has served in the army for seven years and been involved in operations in Iraq and Sierra Leone, where he worked in a treatment centre during the Ebola crisis. Sam is a military paramedic on an honorary contract with NWAS. This is a memorandum of understanding established between us and 3 Medical Regiment to provide honorary contracts to registered paramedics within the British Army, enabling them to work clinical shifts for us. This helps to support the ambulance service with additional recruitment whilst providing the British Army personnel with clinical placement opportunities.