AIMS has supported its work through membership since shortly after its founding in 1960. Membership is fundamental to our ability to undertake campaigns for improvements to the maternity services, produce the online AIMS Journal and birth information pages and to run the AIMS helpline. Until the end of 2017, membership was required to receive our printed Journals but since then the Journal has been available to all online, making it possible to share this vital information with a much wider audience. Although this removed the costs of printing and posting, membership is crucial to ensure that AIMS can continue its work to support women and their families to have a better and safer pregnancy and birth. By being a member of AIMS you are directly helping other women and families. AIMS is its members, and if you are also able to contribute your time to volunteer, you could make even more of a difference! Click here to see our volunteers page.
If you cannot afford the full amount then please contact us about a reduced rate; equally if you can afford more we will be very grateful to receive an extra donation.
Members will get regular Newsletters, but if you don't want to become a member of AIMS, you might be interested in joining our mailing list. This will keep you informed of AIMS and other events that may be of interest, as well as information about AIMS Journals, books and website content. We may also include information about maternity issue and campaigns that may be of interest. You can sign up to the list here
AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 33, No 1 By Sophie Martin We all have continuous internal monologues running day and night 1 . Much of what the voices in our heads say is a refle…Read more
AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 33, No 1 By the AIMS Campaigns Team Donna Ockenden and her team’s first – interim – report was published in December 2020. It starts to lay bare h…Read more
AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 33, No 1 By Alex Smith The theme for our March edition of the AIMS Journal is Salutogenesis. Salutogenesis is a term introduced by sociologist and…Read more
POSTPONED FROM JUNE 2020 Making a difference past and future The purpose of the day is to celebrate what Birth Activists in general and AIMS in particular have achieved,…Read more
This year’s AGM will be an online meeting, so we plan to keep it to two hours. However, there will be the opportunity to stay, chat and socialise with friends and colleag…Read more
AIMS and our partners in the But Not Maternity Alliance and National Maternity Voices organised a webinar for MVP/MSLC representatives. The purpose was to raise awareness…Read more
AIMS and our partners in the But Not Maternity Alliance have issued a press release on the nationwide status of maternity restrictions highlighting the huge variation bet…Read more
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 Women and Girls (VAW…Read more