AIMS has been providing information and support to women and their families since 1960.
Our Pregnancy, Birth and Infant Feeding pages are intended to provide useful information on a variety of topics that we are frequently asked about on our helpline. This information is not intended to replace medical advice, but instead to help women to work out what questions they may wish to ask their health care providers to help them to make their own decisions.
The Birth Information pages are new addition to the AIMS website, so currently we only cover a few topics, but we will be continuously working on adding new information pages to the AIMS website, and if you would like to suggest a topic, or if you are interested in authoring one, please do let us know.
If you would like to speak to one of our helpline volunteers, you can email or call the AIMS helpline (visit our contact page).
Please note that this page is awaiting update One concern many people have about having their labour induced is that it might increase their chance of… Read more…
What are freebirth and unassisted childbirth? There is no specific definition of freebirth, but broadly speaking, a woman freebirths when she intentio… Read more…
AIMS Journal 2007, Vol 19, No 1 Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) is a set of normal reactions to a traumatic experience. Reactions such as dizziness, feeling faint, elevated b…Read more
AIMS Journal, 2022, Vol 34, No 2 By Alex Smith In 2011, Vicki Williams asked in the AIMS journal editorial , “Is this label of ‘high risk pregnancy’ doing women any favou…Read more
AIMS Journal, 2022, Vol 34, No 2 By the AIMS Campaigns Team Written outputs: Campaigns Team responses to the Ockenden Report Ockenden 2022: if we want to see real change,…Read more
In the Stakeholder Council we have a common purpose that focuses on the need for maternity transformation. We do not need to be convinced. Because we know the system is f…Read more
10am on Wednesday March 30, 2022: the final Ockenden Report is published. 12.45pm the same day, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, stands up…Read more
As long standing campaigners for improvements in the maternity services, AIMS deeply regrets the long series of failings that have led to the Ockenden Report and previous…Read more