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

The AIMS Guide to Your Rights in Pregnancy and Birth

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Principal Author Emma Ashworth
Published 2020

This book has replace the AIMS Book Am I Allowed?

How many times during pregnancy and birth do you hear the phrase 'am I allowed to…?'
How often do you think that you must be given 'permission' by the maternity services?

The AIMS Guide to Your Rights in Pregnancy & Birth changes that thinking – because you don't have to ask permission. You have the legal right to decide what happens to your body. And you have always been allowed. You might find you have to make a difficult decision, so you are likely to listen to the information given to you by family and birth workers, midwives and doctors but the decision is yours to make – nobody else's. Most of the time, it is the maternity services that need to ask your permission about the care that you would like for yourself and your baby, and this is done through a process of informed consent which is an on-going, up-to-the-minute dialogue.

This book offers a comprehensive examination of how to get what you want in your pregnancy and birth journey – it helps you to understand the issues and offers you the tools to help you to make your decisions. It is a vital resource for partners and for those working in any part of our maternity services and for all birth workers.

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The AIMS Guide to Induction of Labour

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Principal Author Dr Nadia Higson
Published 2020

If you are considering buying this book, you probably want to know more before you make a decision about whether to have your labour induced, or else you have decided on induction and want to know how to prepare for it.

Sometimes induction of labour will be beneficial, but it also has risks. It is up to you to decide whether induction is right for you and your baby. This book guides you through your rights and provides essential, evidence-based information about the benefits and risks of induction in different situations, giving easy to read key evidence points. It also makes clear when there is a lack of good evidence. It give suggestions of things to consider and questions you may want to ask your midwife or doctor. There are explanations of methods used to induce labour, what to expect, the options you may have during the process, and ideas on how to prepare and encourage an induction to work.

The AIMS Guide to Induction of Labour is also a handbook for those working in any part of our maternity services, for birth workers and anyone else supporting parents through pregnancy, birth and beyond.


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The AIMS Guide to Resolution after Birth

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Principal Author Shane Ridley
Published 2020

Births do not always go according to plan. Sometimes things happen that were not explained to us, we did not consent to or found difficult to come to terms with; so they may make us feel sad, angry, frustrated or traumatised.

The AIMS Guide to Resolution after Birth offers comprehensive and empathic information about how to reach a resolution after any distressing maternity experience. It guides you through your rights, it asks how you feel, it shows you who to contact, it gives a comprehensive list of specialist organisations, with chapters written by women devoted to helping people with birth trauma, or stillbirth and neonatal loss. The book points out the complexities of the maternity services culture and urges you to empower yourself. Importantly, it shows you how to navigate the formal complaints process.

The AIMS Guide to Resolution After Birth is a unique book packed full of information – it is essential reading for everyone who needs to find a path to recovery after birth. Anyone who is planning to get pregnant or is pregnant should read it also, to help avoid the pitfalls of the maternity services, hopefully preventing avoidable birth trauma.

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

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