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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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Obituary of Mary Cronk, 1932-2018

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 30, No 4 Mary Cronk’s family announced that Mary had passed away on the morning of 21st December 2018. She was known nationally, and international…

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Book Review: When Survivors Give Bi…

ISBN 978-1-594040221 Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 30, No 4 Reviewed for AIMS by Kicki Hansard Published in 2004 ISBN 978-1594…

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Book Review: Traumatic Childbirth b…

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 30, No 4 Reviewed by Mari Greenfield First edition, published 2013 ISBN 978-0415678100 272 pages…

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Events

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Women's Rights in Healthcare 2019

Speakers will discuss topics including: Post partum psychosis Maternal birth injury Menopause Transgender rights The health and wellbeing of ethnic minority women Female…

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Trauma in Childbearing Conference

Speakers include: Sheena Byrom Jenny Patterson Laura Wood Shona McCann Geraldine Butcher Mary Ross Davie Michelle Wright Sue Hampson Birth Trauma Scotland Emma Currer Nur…

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LCGB 2019 Conference

Lactation Consultants of Great Britain's 2019 Conference. More details from their Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1383226171814001/

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Latest Campaigns

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AIMS Response to MBRRACE-UK Report…

Download PDF MBRRACE-UK: Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care MBRRACE-UK: Perinatal Mortality Surveillance report for births in 2016 www.npeu.ox.ac.uk/mbrrace-uk/reports…

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Implementing Better Births: Continu…

Download PDF Commissioners and providers across England, guided by their MVPs, are working across the country to implement sustainable Continuity of Carer models of care,…

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Beverley Beech summarises the HIW's…

Focussing on the failings of the LSA in the case of Clare Fisher: The Healthcare Inspectorate Wales’ report (2013) Summarised by Beverley Beech In 2013, Healthcare Inspec…

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