Campaigns

AIMS has campaigned for improvements to the maternity services in the UK since 1960. We run national campaigns, support local people with their campaigns and support individual women, birthing people and families via our helpline. AIMS responds to multiple NICE guideline consultations, and has been instrumental in changing both guidance and language to better support women and babies through their maternity journey.

Press Release: Jeremy Hunt announces 2,000 more midwives?

AIMS is delighted that the Government has recognised the importance to the safety of women and babies of the continuity of carer model of midwifery. H…   Read more…

Dr. Ágnes Geréb, Hungarian Midwife and Obstetrician

Dr. Ágnes Geréb is a Hungarian obstetrician and midwife who has been under house arrest following her support for women outside of the obstetric syste…   Read more…

"Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation": AIMS' response to a Department of Health consultation Response submitted 23/1/18

AIMS submitted our response to this consultation on the 23 January 2018. A number of regulators, including the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the Prof…   Read more…

A Midwife for Me and My Baby

Join AIMS, NCT, ARM, IMUK, The Birth I Want, Birthrights and others in campaigning for: We want every woman to have a midwife who she can get to know…   Read more…

NICE Guideline Child Maltreatment

It is frustrating when we are unable to help many of the parents who have contacted us about their problems with the current child protection system.…   Read more…

Training of Social Workers

TRAINING OF SOCIAL WORKERS Memorandum from The Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services to the Select Committee for Children, Schools an…   Read more…

Highlight issues with homebirth services in your local press

If you or someone you know has recently had a baby and struggled to get support for a planned homebirth, then please consider raising the profile of t…   Read more…

Independent Midwifery Professional Indemnity Insurance

Understanding the situation Since 2002, Independent Midwives (IMs) have been unable to obtain profession indemnity insurance (PII). The last insurer w…   Read more…

Submission to the Children, Schools and Families Committee on the New Inquiry into Looked after Children

SUMMARY As a UK-wide pressure group covering maternity care with nearly 50 years experience, we are particularly interested in the problems of babies…   Read more…

Celebrating Continuity 2017 - Conference Review

AIMS Journal 2017 Vol 29 No 2 Celebrating Continuity: One Year On Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds, April 8th 2017 Jo Dagustun reports This collaborativ…   Read more…

The backlash against Normal Birth

Beverley Lawrence Beech At an AIMS AGM it is customary for the Chair to give an account of the activities of the Committee during the year. I am not g…   Read more…

Summary of the AIMS Critique

Summary of the AIMS Critique of 'The London Project: A confidential enquiry into a series of term babies born in an unexpectedly poor condition' by th…   Read more…

Birth Place Study vindicates Midwife Units and Homebirth

The NHS could save women from unnecessary damage and cut costs if more women were given a real option of having their baby in a midwife unit or at hom…   Read more…

Justice For Midwife Becky Reed

Understanding the situation Since 2002, Independent Midwives (IMs) have been unable to obtain profession indemnity insurance (PII). The last insurer w…   Read more…

Latest Content

Journal

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Making Decisions

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 3 A huge welcome to readers old and new! The AIMS Journal, the backbone of our work for nearly 60 years, is now entirely available online, t…

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Monitoring babies during labour: wh…

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 3 Jo Dagustun reports on the INFANT trial study day in October 2017 This national (central Birmingham based) free-to-attend study day on the…

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What AIMS did for me: Ann Roberts

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 3 Ann Roberts shares her story of how AIMS helped her back in 1983 I first contacted AIMS 34 years ago (1983), when I was pregnant with my s…

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Events

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MBRRACE-UK ‘Saving Lives, Improving…

To register your interest please email conference@npeu.ox.ac.uk or keep an eye on our website https://www.npeu.ox.ac.uk/mbrrace-uk/bookings . Earlybird bookings will open…

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Midwifery Today Conference “Birthin…

17–21 October 2018 Further Details

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AIMS AGM

AIMS AGM 2018 All members welcome! Please email secretary@aims.org.uk if you plan to attend to help us to judge numbers, or if you wish to send apologies 10 for 10.30 sta…

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Latest Campaigns

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Press Release: Jeremy Hunt announce…

AIMS is delighted that the Government has recognised the importance to the safety of women and babies of the continuity of carer model of midwifery. Having a midwife that…

Read more

Dr. Ágnes Geréb, Hungarian Midwife…

Dr. Ágnes Geréb is a Hungarian obstetrician and midwife who has been under house arrest following her support for women outside of the obstetric system. March 2018: ENCA…

Read more

"Promoting professionalism, reformi…

AIMS submitted our response to this consultation on the 23 January 2018. A number of regulators, including the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the Professional Standards A…

Read more