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Journal Vol. 31, No. 4 — Raging Hormones - The Power of Birth

ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

Hysterical women and their hormones
Editorial by Emma Ashworth, AIMS Journal Editor

Induction with synthetic oxytocin: less is more
Linn Shepherd describes how unlicensed doses of artificial oxytocin put women, babies and healthcare providers at calculable risks

Oxytocin: Love, Birth and Bulldogs
Tracy Ripley explores the importance of hormonal physiology in childbirth

Do animals need doulas?
Katie Hickey reveals how the birth spaces of valuable animals are better supported than birth spaces for humans.

Resolving conflict around childbirth choices
Paul Golden discusses the use of mediation techniques to create agreement between pregnant women and healthcare providers

Embracing the female body: What can we learn from history?
Female physiology, hormones and natural processes, Gemma McKenzie looks at how medicine has misunderstood and abused the female body

Interview with… Kemi Johnson
Rachel Boldero interviews longstanding birth activist, Kemi Johnson

ENCA Meeting May 2019
Nadia Higson reports on the European Network of Childbirth Associations meeting in Zagreb

Campaign Update: Continuity of Carer and Better Births Implementation
Moving towards a maternity service in which relational continuity is the norm, rather than the exception

Book Review: The Breast Book by Emma Pickett
Reviewed for AIMS by Clara Hubbard

Book Review: Eleven Hours by Pamela Erens
Reviewed for AIMS by Emma Mason

Book Review: Mothership by Francesca Segal
Reviewed for AIMS by Jo Dagustun

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Book Review: Mothership by Francesc…

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 4 Reviewed for AIMS by Jo Dagustun Mothership By Francesca Segal Chatto and Windus, 2019 288 pages £14.99 ISBN 978-1-78474-269-0 Find this…

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Book Review: Eleven Hours by Pamela…

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 4 Reviewed for AIMS by Emma Mason Eleven Hours By Pamela Erens Published by Tin House Books 2016 ISBN 978-1941040294 176 pages Publisher's…

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Book Review: The Breast Book by Emm…

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 4 Reviewed for AIMS by Clara Hubbard, age 12 The Breast Book: A puberty guide with a difference - it's the when, why and how of breasts By…

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NICE Annual Conference 2020

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AIMS' Response to Hull Daily Mail a…

AIMS has responded to the Hull Daily Mail's article entitled, " https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/health/baby-born-bus-stop-shoelace-3571474 ". 26 November 2019 Dear E…

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The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) plays a key role in the ongoing quality assurance and regulation of the maternity services and its staff. Effective and efficient…

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AIMS Submission to the UN Special R…

Call for submissions: Mistreatment and violence against women during reproductive health care with a focus on childbirth The mandate of the United Nations Special Rapport…

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