Birth Trauma Inquiry Open Letter - May 2024

We write this letter in response to the recently published APPG Report on Birth Trauma which can be found here

The report was extremely moving and we honour the brave contributions of those who shared their horrific experiences so candidly with the APPG. We also welcome the heightened public interest in these issues. For over 60 years, AIMS has been highlighting the effects of birth trauma and obstetric violence and campaigning for change. This report makes it clear to everybody that change is still needed. AIMS has some concerns about aspects of the report, which are detailed in our letter.

Please find our letter here

You can also find the submission which we made to the inquiry here


We hope that this page is of interest, especially to our colleagues in the maternity services improvement community.

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