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The AIMS Journal spearheads discussions about change and development in the maternity services. It is highly regarded both by parents - who find it an excellent source of information and support - and by workers in maternity care.

AIMS Journal articles published in this section go back to 1990, offering an important historical record of maternity issues over the past 30 years. Please check the date of the article because the situation that it discusses may have changed since it was published. We are also very aware that the language used in many articles may not be the language that AIMS would use today.

Further the following pages give access to articles from the 60s, 70s, and 80s.
https://www.aims.org.uk/general/1960
https://www.aims.org.uk/general/1970
https://www.aims.org.uk/general/1980

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Extracts from {Title} are ©AIMS. The book is available from shop.aims.org.uk. AIMS is a charity which works towards better births for all by campaigning and information sharing, protecting human rights in childbirth and helping maternity service users to know their rights, whatever birth they want, and wherever they want it. See www.aims.org.uk

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Report of Parliamentary Debate on B…

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Doulas supporting clients to make a…

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My Complaint

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AIMS Workshop: Focus on Birth witho…

Join us for an interactive online AIMS workshop "Focus on Birth Without Bias" with Hannah King, midwife and professional doctorate student who is examining the contributi…

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Screening of the new 'Born at Home'…

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ARM Summer Meeting: The courage to…

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Evidence Submission to The House of…

Find submission on UK Parliament webite https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/129150/pdf Introduction AIMS (Association for Improvements in the Maternity Servi…

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What are the priorities for midwife…

AIMS is proud to be supporting the RCM's Research Prioritisation project as a Project Partner and with one of our volunteers on the Steering Group www.rcm.org.uk/promotin…

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Parliamentary Inquiry into Birth Tr…

Introduction to AIMS and why AIMS is making a submission Since 1960, AIMS has been the leading advocate for improvements in UK maternity care. We have national and intern…

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