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.


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

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