Join AIMS - Become a Member

Join AIMS - Become a Member

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.

By being a member of AIMS you will be directly helping other women, birthing people 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.

We are aware that £25 is more than some can afford, if this is the case for you, then please email us to agree a lower subscription rate.

We have not increased our membership fees since 2008 and we are not planning to do so now. However, had we adjusted them for inflation (around 71% since then) the rate would be closer to £45. We know that many people could not afford this, but if you can we would be very grateful for an increased amount.

Membership Options

  • Annual Individual Membership £26 (£25 if setting up a standing order)
    Membership of AIMS for individuals. We send you regular newsletters with updates about the AIMS Journals, campaigns and other information and ways to get involved in AIMS activities.
  • Annual Organisation or Group Subscription £32.
    Group or organisational membership. You will be sent information about each AIMS Journal by email which you can distribute to your group or organisation.

Payment Methods

  • Online: Become an individual member or set up a organisation or group subscription by clicking here.
  • Standing Order: Details about setting up a standing order can be found here
  • Cheque: Please email membership@aims.org.uk to arrange to send a cheque.

Join the AIMS Mailing list

AIMS 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 issues and campaigns that may be of interest. You can sign up to the list here

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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