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Journal Vol. 31, No. 1 — To Induce or Not To Induce - At Least Ask the Question?

ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

Induction: Indispensable or Epidemic?
Editorial by Journal editors Emma Ashworth and Katie Hickey.

Labour Induction at Term – How great is the risk of refusing it?
Debbie Chippington Derrick and Nadia Higon look at what the evidence from the confidential enquiries say about the chance of stillbirth when pregnancies go beyond 42 week

First do no harm
Katie Hickey evaluates the “Saving Babies’ Lives” and “Each Baby Counts” care bundles which have led to increased numbers of inductions in the UK.

Informed Decision Making – does research help us?
Ann Roberts uses the BMJ’s satirical “parachute” study to explain the flaws in the 35/39 Induction Trial.

Waterbirth and Induction of Labour
Dianne Garland, Waterbirth Midwife, and Emma Ashworth, AIMS Journal Editor, break down the barriers to accessing water when a woman decides to be induced.

In Search of Justice
Beth Whitehead was assaulted during her birth. She went to the police to report the assault and this is the story of her experience.

My favourite birth was an induced birth!
Jay Kelly describes how the induction of her second baby was her favourite out of the 6 babies that she’s birthed!

Research Review: Women’s experiences of induction of labour
Gemma McKenzie reviews this literature review and thematic analysis.

When Health Care Providers can’t see what their role should be
Supporting – not Suspecting – visually impaired parents can make the difference between trauma and joy.

York’s Homebirth Guidelines: A Success for AIMS
Emma Ashworth updates us on the changes to the Homebirth Guidelines at the York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – but there’s still some way to go.

Midwifery Today 17-21 October 2018, Bad Wildbad, Germany
Marein Schmitthenner gives us a summary of the Midwifery Today Conference.

Clinical Guidelines: Litigation, Patient Safety and the Law Conference
Beth Whitehead reviews this important conference for AIMS.

Obituary of Philomena Canning, September 1959 – March 2019
Obituary of Irish Midwife Philomena Canning.

Book Review: Misconceptions: Truth, Lies and the Unexpected on the Journey to Motherhood
Marein Schmitthenner reviews Naomi Wolf's book.

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