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Journal Vol. 29, No. 3 — Making Decisions

ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

Editorial: Our New AIMS Journal is Online!
Emma Ashworth considers the challenges of making decisions in pregnancy and birth, and their consequences.

To Vaccinate Or Not to Vaccinate? My Research on The Question.
Alex Smith discusses how, over 20 years since her baby was born, she is still unsure about her vaccination decisions.

Handling Threats of Social Services
Andrea Daniel was threatened with Social Services by her midwife. This is a great example of a Trust handling the situation well.

Act now to keep the Better Births vision alive: a call to action
Jo Dagustun on how campaigners can help to support Better Births.

Debate: Women and babies need protection from the dangers of normal birth ideology
Beverley Beech sumarises the BJOG debate between Professor Dietz and Professor Lesley Page

A Normal Birth Story - At Last
Michelle Quashie shares her birth story, and her wishes for all women

Monitoring babies during labour: what are the issues for pregnant women and their health professionals? A study day report
Jo Dagustun reports on the INFANT trial study day in October 2017

Research

What AIMS Did for me: Ann Roberts
Ann tells the story of birth in the 1970s and 1980s, and the support that she received from AIMS.

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