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Journal Vol. 29, No. 3 — Making Decisions

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


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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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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