AIMS letter to Jeremy Hunt following comments about stamping out the 'ideology of normal birth'

AIMS has written this week to Jeremy Hunt MP, in his role as chair of the Health and Social Care Select Committee, as a response to the current discussion regarding a so-called 'ideology of normal birth'.

We are keen for there to be more clarity and consensus on this issue. AIMS is proud of its continuing role in highlighting the need for physiology-informed maternity care provision. Everyone using the UK's maternity services, whatever their individual needs and preferences, deserves to be supported by health professionals who properly understand birth physiology. Until this is the case, then our maternity services are simply not Better Births compliant.

Find our letter here.


AIMS supports all maternity service users to navigate the system as it exists, and campaigns for a system which truly meets the needs of all.
AIMS does not give medical advice, but instead we focus on helping women to find the information that they need to make informed decisions about what is right for them, and support them to have their decisions respected by their health care providers. The AIMS Helpline volunteers will be happy to provide further information and support. Please email helpline@aims.org.uk or ring 0300 365 0663.

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