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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.

AIMS works towards better births for all by campaigning and information sharing, protecting human rights in childbirth and helping women to know their rights, whatever birth they want, and wherever they want it.

NICE Intrapartum care for healthy women and babies (update) 2023 - AIMS Comments

AIMS submitted comments on the draft NICE Guideline update on Intrapartum care for healthy women and babies in May 2023. You can read our comments her…   Read more…

Response to the RCOG Consent Advice Guideline Draft – Planned Caesarean Birth

The draft document can be found here General comments: The comments form is online only and cannot be downloaded. This makes it very difficult for con…   Read more…

Submission to the Health and Social Care Committee’s Expert Panel

As part of its non-inquiry work, the Health and Social Care Select Committee have established a panel to conduct an evaluation of the Government's com…   Read more…

AIMS Submission to the Violence Against Women and Girls call for evidence

AIMS has responded to the call for evidence to inform the Government’s Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) strategy 2021 to 2024 Violence Against…   Read more…

RCOG Consultation on leaflet - Considering a caesarean birth

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) recently launched a public consultation on the draft of a new leaflet which they plan to…   Read more…

Why does the NHS make it so difficult for organisations to partner with it successfully, and how can this be changed?

AIMS' statement to the independent investigation into the issues and sequence of events which led to the cessation of community maternity services pro…   Read more…

AIMS submission to the Health and Social Care Committee Inquiry: Safety of maternity services in England

AIMS' evidence to the Health and Social Care Select Committee - Safety of Maternitys Services in England In July 2020, the UK Parliament's Health and…   Read more…

AIMS' evidence to the Health and Social Care Select Committee: Delivering Core NHS and Care Services during the Pandemic and Beyond

AIMS' evidence to the Health and Social Care Select Committee On April 22, the UK Parliament's Health and Social Care Select Committee opened an inqui…   Read more…

AIMS Comments on RCM Clinical Briefing Sheet: ‘freebirth’ or ‘unassisted childbirth’ during the COVID-19 pandemic

AIMS welcomes the recent publication of the RCM Clinical Briefing Sheet: ‘freebirth’ or ‘unassisted childbirth’ during the COVID-19 pandemic ( www.rcm…   Read more…

AIMS Response to the NHS Clinical Guide to Trusts on Maternity Service arrangements during the Coronavirus period

On April 9, the NHS published a '​Clinical guide for the temporary reorganisation of intrapartum maternity care during the coronavirus pandemic'. AIMS…   Read more…

RCOG Consultation on leaflets in Assisted Vaginal Birth and Gestational Diabetes

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) recently launched a public consultation on two draft documents they have produced. Both d…   Read more…

AIMS Response to NMC Consultation on Future Strategy 2019

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) plays a key role in the ongoing quality assurance and regulation of the maternity services and its staff. Effe…   Read more…

The Future Midwife Project: An AIMS response to Nursing and Midwifery Council’s consultation

AIMS submitted our response to this consultation on 7 May 2019. The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) plays a key role in the ongoing quality assura…   Read more…

AIMS Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women on abuses during facility-based childbirth 2019

Call for submissions: Mistreatment and violence against women during reproductive health care with a focus on childbirth The mandate of the United Nat…   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…

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…

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…

Latest Content

Journal

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Just ‘birth’: the phenomenon of bir…

AIMS Journal, 2023, Vol 35, No 4 Editor’s note: AIMS is honoured to present Mariamni’s research study in which she interviews 10 women who gave birth without a healthcare…

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An interview with Dr Rebecca Moore…

AIMS Journal, 2023, Vol 35, No 4 Interview by Alex Smith Hello Rebecca, thank you for agreeing to answer some questions about your work with Make Birth Better. I wonder i…

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Postpartum: A short story

AIMS Journal, 2023, Vol 35, No 4 Editor’s note: This is a fictional account of the state of mind of a mother suffering postnatal illness. As such, it is a powerful and di…

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Events

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The Foundation Stones for Supportin…

‘The Foundation Stones for Supporting the Physiological Process in Pregnancy and Birth’ is led by Alex Smith (AIMS Journal Editor and Helpline volunteer) supported by Deb…

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AIMS Workshop: Focus on Resolution

Join us for the an interactive online AIMS workshop " Focus on Resolution " with Dr Rebecca Moore . Rebecca who is a Consultant Psychiatrist and founding member of Make B…

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Next steps for NICE in England

This conference will discuss next steps for NICE in delivering innovation and supporting clinical practice in health and social care in England. It is bringing stakeholde…

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Latest Campaigns

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BICS Conference poster: AIMS Campai…

AIMS Campaigns Team volunteers are presenting a poster about our campaign for Physiology-Informed Maternity Services at the 2023 conference of the British Intrapartum Car…

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Review: National Cohort study on in…

This is a review of the paper (https://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1004259%20 ) published on July 20, 2023 by researchers at St George’…

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SWEPIS – The Swedish Post-term Indu…

The evidence on whether there is a benefit in inducing labour if a pregnancy would otherwise last beyond 41 or 42 weeks is far from clear. 1 The SWEPIS study 2 , publishe…

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