Search the journal articles

Choose a journal by date and volume:

Browse all journal articles

Journal Vol. 19, No. 1 — Birth Trauma - What makes birth traumatic and how can we help?

Guest Editors Michelle Barnes and Sarah Stenson introduce this issue and explain their reasons for editing this edition

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Jean Robinson asks,'Where do we go from here?'

Debbie Chippington Derrick shares the emotional repercussions of the birth of her niece

PTSD after childbirth
Michelle Barnes

My Healing Home Birth After Caesarean
Michelle Barnes talks about her emotionally healing second birth

Traumatised Midwives
Mavis Kirkham discusses why mothers are not the only casualties of the system

Sarah Stenson tells us why 'disappointment' trivialises the impact of traumatic birth

Battle for Birth
Ros Light reviews the recent Radio 4 broadcast

Support Organisations
Sources of information and support for birth trauma and PTSD

NHS Community Midwifery Model
Brenda van der Kooy describes the journey to implementation and the threat to independent midwifery

The impact of a disempowering birth

Wounded Mothers
Benig Mauger discusses emotional healing after a traumatic childbirth experience

Healing PTSD
Caroline Spear guides us through the healing potential of homoeopathy

Facing Birth Again
Catherine Williams supports mothers having a baby after trauma

Book Reviews:

Also in this issue:

Stop Press; Aftershocks; 'Battle for Birth' - reviewed by Ros Light; Recovering from a Traumatic Birth

Latest Content


« »

Making Decisions

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 3 A huge welcome to readers old and new! The AIMS Journal, the backbone of our work for nearly 60 years, is now entirely available online, t…

Read more

Monitoring babies during labour: wh…

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 3 Jo Dagustun reports on the INFANT trial study day in October 2017 This national (central Birmingham based) free-to-attend study day on the…

Read more

What AIMS did for me: Ann Roberts

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 3 Ann Roberts shares her story of how AIMS helped her back in 1983 I first contacted AIMS 34 years ago (1983), when I was pregnant with my s…

Read more


« »

MBRRACE-UK ‘Saving Lives, Improving…

To register your interest please email or keep an eye on our website . Earlybird bookings will open…

Read more

Midwifery Today Conference “Birthin…

17–21 October 2018 Further Details

Read more


AIMS AGM 2018 All members welcome! Please email if you plan to attend to help us to judge numbers, or if you wish to send apologies 10 for 10.30 sta…

Read more

Latest Campaigns

« »

Dr. Ágnes Geréb, Hungarian Midwife…

Dr. Ágnes Geréb is a Hungarian obstetrician and midwife who has been under house arrest following her support for women outside of the obstetric system. March 2018: ENCA…

Read more

"Promoting professionalism, reformi…

AIMS submitted our response to this consultation on the 23 January 2018. A number of regulators, including the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the Professional Standards A…

Read more

The backlash against Normal Birth

Beverley Lawrence Beech At an AIMS AGM it is customary for the Chair to give an account of the activities of the Committee during the year. I am not going to do that this…

Read more