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Journal Vol. 34, No. 4 — Picturing Birth

ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

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Editorial- Birth: it wasn’t a pretty picture
Editor Alex Smith introduces this edition's theme of birth art.

Representations of Birth in Art
Mary Nolan reflects on six pieces of birth art that have strong meaning for her.

This is his head, says the midwife
A poem by Lizzy Lister.

Drawing a labyrinth
Alex Smith explains the labyrinth as a metaphor for life journeys, and provides instructions on how to draw one.

Birth Weights
A poem by Danielle Gilmour.

Feminism, Graphic Zines and Maternity Rights
Gemma Mckenzie explains how images, accompanied by just a few words, can convey powerful and challenging messages about current issues within maternity care.

Birth Art
Mary Nolan shares her birth art story.

Birth Undisturbed
Salli Ward reviews Natalie Lennard’s birth art collection.

My Instagram Birth Art
Hannah Wood shares her birth art story.

Give Birth a Chance
Song lyrics by Jo Dagustun.

Women’s Health Strategy 2022: An AIMS comment
Rosie Burridge comments on behalf of AIMS, on the 2022 UK Government publication of the ‘Women’s Health Strategy for England’.

What does it feel like being born?
By Jodie Miller - A review by Charlotte Tonkin Edun.

The Birthkeeper of Bethlehem: A Midwife's Tale
By Bridget Supple - A review by Mary Newburn.

Elizabeth Cockerell 9 April 1950 – 25 Aug 2022
Beverley Lawrence Beech reflects on Elizabeth Cockerell’s work with AIMS.

AIMS critique of the Ockenden Report
The AIMS Campaigns team examines the Ockenden report and raises concerns about what the report does not say.

What has the AIMS Campaigns Team been up to?
An update on what the AIMS Campaigns Team have been up to this quarter.

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