Search the journal articles


Choose a journal by date and volume:

Browse all journal articles

Journal Vol. 23, No. 2 — Challenging the medicalisation of birth

ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Editorial - The Model Matters
Vicki Williams introduces a journal which challenges the medical model

Challenging the Medicalisation of Birth
Beverley Beech talks about the difficulties in getting consumers' voices heard

The Assessment of Progress
Midwife Rachel Reed asks whether it is time for change in the way we look at stages of labour

Basic Biology
Holly Lyne looks critically at the perception that women are losing the ability to birth

Encouraging Normal to Become the Norm
Protecting the future of a birth centre by Sian Alexander, mother and birth centre campaigner

Expectant Mothers Denied Choice
Claire Rajah campaigns for the Corbar Birth Centre in Derbyshire

What My Scar Means to Me
Emmy Lomas recounts how her two traumatic caesareans still haunt her

Research:
Nadine Edward reviews

Book Reviews:

Also in this issue: Closure in Hull

Latest Content

Journal

« »

On message - What can we learn from…

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

Getting to grips with the first Ock…

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

Editorial: Salutogenesis - Putting…

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

Events

« »

AIMS 60th Anniversary Event - Confe…

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

AIMS Annual General Meeting 2020

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

Latest Campaigns

« »

Report on the But Not Maternity/Nat…

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

Press release: We have a roadmap fo…

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 Submission to the Violence Aga…

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