For a Better Birth

Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services

AIMS... at the forefront of the childbirth movement for more than fifty years.

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A second ONE DAY CONFERENCE organised by a collaboration of:
AIMS (Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services)
ARM (Association of Radical Midwives)
Neighbourhood Midwives
One to One Midwives
Positive Birth Movement
Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, home of Serenity and Halcyon Birth Centres
Royal College of Midwives.

Saturday 8th April 2017

Thackray Medical Museum, Beckett St, Leeds LS9 7LN

Whether you are a woman expecting a baby, a commissioner or a chief executive choosing and providing local services, or a midwife, student midwife or doctor giving care; whoever you are or whatever your role, ‘Celebrating Continuity’ is the most important maternity care conference of 2017 and is not to be missed.

Speaker and Workshop leader to Include:
BARONESS CUMBERLEGE Independent Chair of the 2015 National Maternity Review
GEORGINA CRAIG, National Director, The Experience Led Commissioning Programme
HELEN SHALLOW, Research Midwife
MAVIS KIRKHAM, Professor of Midwifery
RUTH WESTON, Birth Activist

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While the evidence, policy and demand for more continuity of carer models has never been stronger, in today’s fragmented and overburdened maternity service, the reality of having a midwife you know and trust can feel further away than ever. The opportunities to practice in this way are few and far between and, where they do happen, they often start out in a burst of energy and hope and then either fall at the first hurdle or are gradually eroded over time.

Why Attend

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NEW AIMS WEBSITE - Please help us fundraise

AIMS needs to raise £6,000 for the development of a new website. Many women tell us that they wished that they had found AIMS earlier. AIMS has a huge resource of information which we want to share. We want everyone to have easy access to well researched, documented evidence of all aspects of pregnancy and birth. Our old website has served us well for nearly two decades, but we urgently need a new one that will be MUCH MORE user friendly, attractive, engaging and containing more information in formats which will be accessible to a wider audience; particularly to families who are experiencing maternity care for the first time.

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