AIMS Kindle Publications

We want to make our publications easily and quickly available, so we have been looking for a reliable way of selling them in an electronic form in addition to the printed books.

Most AIMS book are now available on Kindle, so you can either read them on a Kindle or on a smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc using the free Kindle App. Please go to the following page to download the free application

Current AIMS Kindle Publications

Gestational Diabetes

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Written by Deborah Hughes
Published 2017

Deborah Hughes (BA (Hons), RM, MA, PGDEd) is the latest author to write for AIMS and we are incredibly lucky to have her expertise on the subject of Gestational Diabetes. AIMS knows that many women are being diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes or are faced with the decision to be tested for it, without having all the information they want. Midwives, student midwives, doulas, hynobirthing practitioners and all others who work with women now have a significant resource. Jennifer Williams insightful illustrations and infographics, adding humour and making this complex subject more accessible.
Kindle Version£6.50
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Group B Strep Explained

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Written by Sara Wickham
Published 2014
ISBN 13: 9781874413387

AIMS is thrilled to present another book from Sara, a highly skilled and thoughtful practitioner with a unique ability to assimilate complex research and turn it into useable information. Sara discusses the different perspectives on and approaches to GBS; the human-bacteria relationship; the different kinds of screening and treatment that are available for GBS; the wider issues relating to this area; the answers to some common questions women have asked and more. Dr Sara Wickham PhD, RM, MA, PGCert, BA(Hon) is a midwife, educator, writer and researcher, who has worked alongside AIMS for many years.
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Am I Allowed?

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Written by Beverley Lawrence Beech
Published 2014
ISBN 13: 9781874413363

Beverley Beech is our long time legendary campaigner for women's rights in pregnancy and birth, skilled international orator, researcher and writer based on almost 40 years experience in advising parents about their rights. Am I Allowed? is a must for any pregnant woman who wants to exercise informed consent and be more in control of her pregnancy and labour. It gives you the information to make YOUR informed decision.
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Inducing Labour: Making Informed Decisions

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Written by Sara Wickham
Published 2014
ISBN 13: 9781874413325

A superb book written by midwife Sara Wickham which considers and questions the issues around inducing labour, providing answers to questions that women are repeatedly asking of AIMS. (This book replaces the booklet Induction: Do I Really Need It? previously available from AIMS). The book is divided into three sections, the first about what induction involves. The second part then looks at helping women to decide what is right for them when making decisions about induction. This section is also aimed at health professionals and others providing support to women when guiding them through the decision making process, enabling them to understand the risks and benefits of induction and the full range of alternatives. The final section provides a summary and discussion of research evidence, or lack of it. This section looks at all the possibilities for when medical induction is or may be used, or indeed avoided. The book includes references and an index.
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Birthing Your Placenta - The Third Stage

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Written by Nadine Pilley Edwards and Sara Wickham
Published 2004
ISBN 10: 1874413207
ISBN 13: 9781874413202

A detailed discussion about physiological and 'managed' third stage. 'Managed' third stage is very common in the UK. It involves the mother being given an injection to expel her placenta. Physiological (natural) birth of the placenta is when the woman gives birth to her placenta without any interventions. Women who want to do this are still often discouraged. This book considers the advantages and disadvantages, based on the research and women's and midwives' experiences.
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Breech Birth - What are my options?

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Written by Jane Evans
Published 2005
ISBN 10: 1874413185
ISBN 13: 9781874413189

One of the most experienced midwives in assisting women to give birth to their breech babies has written this informative and empowering book to inform women about the choices they have and help them decide what is right for them.
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Birth After Caesarean

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Written by Jenny Lesley
Published 2004
ISBN 10: 1874413177
ISBN 13: 9781874413172

This booklet aims to provide information about choices, suggest ways in which a vaginal birth after caesarean can be made more likely and inform women about their rights and where to find support. Vaginal birth after caesarean is commonly known as VBAC. Women's experiences are an important element of this book.
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Making a Complaint about Maternity Care

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Written by Beverley Lawrence Beech
Published 2010
ISBN 10: 1874413193
ISBN 13: 9781874413196

The complaints system can appear to many as an impenetrable maze. For anyone thinking of making a complaint about their maternity care this guide contains information about the procedures, the pitfalls and the regulations.
Kindle Version 75p
print version currently unavailable, but also available as a PDF

If you have any enquiries about these publication please contact publications@aims.org.uk

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