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Journal Vol. 29, No. 1 — Focus on what makes a difference

Funding from formula
Patti Rundell of Baby Milk Action is outraged and AIMS asks you to support the campaign

Reforming maternity
Gill Boden and Beverley Beech talk about maternity transformation

Fundamental contradiction
Mavis Kirkham explains why the business model does not fit midwifery values

IMUK and the NMC
Emma Ashworth talks about why midwifery is in crisis (again)

What women really want
Shane Ridley shares observations of the Facebook campaign

IMs and insurance
Mari Greenfield explores the impact of the NMC’s decisions on indemnity insurance

Reproductive justice
Jo Murphy-Lawless raises awareness of the situation for women in Ireland

Lay perspectives
Charlotte Williamson looks at the value of out-of-system knowledge

ENCA 2017
25th annual meeting of the European Network of Childbirth Associations, Beverley Beech reports

Celebrating continuity
Rhetoric into reality, policy into practice - London – 13 April 2016, Jo Dagustun reports

Rural midwifery
Implementing the Maternity Review in Rural Areas - Better Births – Shropshire and Beyond. 12 February 2017, Gill Boden reports


  • The Albany Analysis, Sarah Davies summarises the long-awaited analysis of the Albany Midwifery Practice data

Every reason
Michelle Quashie tells us why women, midwives and everyone has reason to be concerned

UN Population Award 2016
Anna Zdral

An open letter to the NMC - February 2017
From Birthplace Matters Team, Paula, Jeanette and Anna

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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…

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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…

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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…

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MBRRACE-UK ‘Saving Lives, Improving…

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

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Midwifery Today Conference “Birthin…

17–21 October 2018 Further Details

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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…

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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…

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"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…

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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…

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