What is AIMS up to?
Our Primary campaign for 2017 remains Continuity of Carer and as a key part of this AIMS was part of a wider collaboration of organisations which brought the Celebrating Continuity conference to Leeds (full report below).
AIMS’ other huge project this year is the continuing work on its new website. We are delighted to have information pages written by fantastic authors, and the new site will be much easier to use, and have more accessible content than the current site. We are still fundraising for this and would hugely grateful for any contributions (mydonate.bt.com/events/website/252237).
Deborah Hughes has written our latest pregnancy information book – this time it’s Gestational Diabetes. This issue frequently arises on our helpline, and Deborah has brought the latest research together into this beautifully illustrated, clearly written book which is now available on our website under ‘shop’. We are continuing to work on other titles, and if you are interested in writing a book for AIMS, please do contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speaking of the helpline, it’s as busy as ever and we are looking for volunteers to help. If you are well versed in birth issues and women’s rights and a lay person, and would be interested in joining the team of volunteers, please do email email@example.com. You will be given all the support you need, and fully mentored through the process. You can do as much or as little as you like, and initially your responses would be by email, allowing experienced members to offer guidance and help if needed.
This year, the helpline has helped many hundreds of families and we are seeing worrying trends since the removal of statutory supervision. This, and other NMC related issues such as the insurance situation for IMUK members and confusion around the NMC’s processes are being kept under a very careful AIMS watch. Beverley Beech was present at the meeting with the NMC on 5 May 2017, and AIMS continues to pressure the organisation to resolve the issues that it has in the support of both pregnant women and midwives.
AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No1 By Jo Dagustun, Editor I’m going to start with an assumption: that everyone reading this Journal is already convinced that we can do far b…Read more
AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No1 A birth story by Emma Ashworth It was my booking-in appointment for my second baby, and I didn’t want to be there. I didn’t want to birth…Read more
AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No1 By the AIMS Campaign Team Change at the NMC: why is this important to AIMS? AIMS recognises that a large number of taxpayer funded nationa…Read more
Details on Eventbrite Organised by Dr Rebecca Moore who has recently founded to the Make Birth Better NetworkRead more
To register your interest please email firstname.lastname@example.org or keep an eye on our website https://www.npeu.ox.ac.uk/mbrrace-uk/bookings . Earlybird bookings will open…Read more
28 th June 2018 "This act of clemency is about more than me. It is an acknowledgement of liberty in giving birth. It is a recognition by the state that the rights of wome…Read more
AIMS is delighted that the Government has recognised the importance to the safety of women and babies of the continuity of carer model of midwifery. Having a midwife that…Read more
Dr. Ágnes Geréb is a Hungarian obstetrician and midwife who has been fighting for her freedom following her house arrest and thret of imprisonment due to her support for…Read more