How AIMS has helped me

ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 2

I very much appreciated the support of AIMS during my last pregnancy. I was feeling pressured to accept certain tests and interventions and was unsure of the full reasoning for them and I didn't want to accept things which were not appropriate, but was struggling to get the answers I needed from local care providers. After some fantastic conversation about my rights, the latest evidence and a refreshingly honest and open dialogue, I felt well informed and confident in my choices.

Thank you AIMS.

Lyndsey Dawn Kindred

I read your guide about induction and whether you need it when I was pregnant with my first baby. It really helped by enabling me to be fully informed of the pros and cons and to resist an induction when I was a week 'overdue'. I went on to have a lovely, natural birth with no pain relief. I recommend your book to all pregnant women. Thank you!

Michelle Chandler

Latest Content

Journal

« »

Editorial - Induction: Indispensabl…

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 1 By Journal editors Emma Ashworth and Katie Hickey 'Speed Them Up' Kindly donated for AIMS' use by Susan Merrick Can there simultaneously…

Read more

Labour Induction at Term – How grea…

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 1 By Debbie Chippington Derrick and Nadia Higson It is very common for women to be told they need to have their labour induced before 42 we…

Read more

Induction: First do no harm

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 1 By Katie Hickey One of the most well-known medical sayings is, “First, do not harm”. This phrase appears in the Hippocratic Corpus, speci…

Read more

Events

« »

AIMS Volunteers Meeting

Details TBC

Read more

Midwifery Today Conference - “Creat…

Blankenberge, Belgium • 30 October – 3 November 2019 This is expected to be a popular event with a diverse, international audience and plenty of opportunities to network.…

Read more

ARM Annual Gathering and Retreat

September 20, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – September 27, 2019 @ 12:00 pm Join ARM for a night or a week at a house in Snowdonia and have the opportunity to discuss the midwifery issu…

Read more

Latest Campaigns

« »

Letter to The Guardian in response…

Sent 9th May 2019 By email ( guardian.readers@theguardian.com ) Dear Sir, I write in response to the opinion piece by Barbara Ellen entitled “Meghan Markle’s home birth s…

Read more

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…

Read more

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,…

Read more