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AIMS during the 1970s

Vol. 32, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 3 By Shane Ridley AIMS Trustee I decided to read through the 1970s , starting with the Quarterly Newsletter for Septemb…   Read more…

AIMS during the 1960s

Vol. 32, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 3 by Dorothy Brassington AIMS Trustee and Treasurer It has been fascinating to read the early newsletters and discover…   Read more…

AIMS during the 1980s

Vol. 32, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 3 by Verina Henchy AIMS Trustee I was delighted to hear that the theme for this Journal is to look back over a 60 year…   Read more…

AIMS during the 1990s

Vol. 32, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 3 by Nadia Higson AIMS Trustee I chose to revisit the Journals from the 1990s because it was the decade in which I gave…   Read more…

AIMS during the 2010s

Vol. 32, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 3 By Virginia Hatton AIMS Trustee The 2010s is the decade in which my two children were born and when I became a member…   Read more…

AIMS during the 2000s

Vol. 32, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 3 By Emma Ashworth AIMS Trustee When asked to review a decade of AIMS Journal articles for the 60 th Anniversary editio…   Read more…

Book Review: A Social History of Maternity and Childbirth: Key themes in maternity care

Vol. 32, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 3 Reviewed for AIMS by Gemma McKenzie A Social History of Maternity a…   Read more…

Running maternity services during the coronavirus pandemic: keep calm and don’t forget the woman!

Vol. 32, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 3 By Natalie Carter, Consultant Midwife, Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust Hello, my name is Natalie. I am i…   Read more…

Birth Activist Briefing: Introducing England’s new Regional Chief Midwives

Vol. 32, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 3 In 2019, Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent was appointed England’s first Chief Midwifery Officer 1 . AIMS has welcomed this app…   Read more…

Campaign Update: What has AIMS been doing?

Vol. 32, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 3 We have continued to review and update the AIMS Birth Information page ‘Coronavirus and your maternity care’ 1 in lin…   Read more…

Campaigns update: Researchers leading surveillance of how Covid19 is affecting pregnant women and babies across the UK

Vol. 32, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 3 By AIMS Campaign Team AIMS is pleased to see that a programme of data surveillance have been put in place by research…   Read more…

Looking back to move forward

Vol. 32, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 3 By Debbie Chippington Derrick AIMS Trustee I am honoured to be writing the editorial for the AIMS 60th Anniversary Jo…   Read more…

An interview with Baroness Julia Cumberlege

Vol. 32, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 3 by Rachel Boldero For this issue, as we mark the 60th anniversary of AIMS, the AIMS Campaigns team were keen to invit…   Read more…

#Fivexmore: Addressing the Maternal Mortality Disparities for Black Women in the UK

Vol. 32, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 3 By Tinuke Awe & Clotilde Rebecca Abe “I felt like I wasn’t listened to”. Why must Black women demand to be listened t…   Read more…

The importance of home birth during Covid-19

Vol. 32, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 2 By Briony Cobb My lockdown experien…   Read more…

A positive induction during Covid-19

Vol. 32, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 2 By Frances Colquhoun My last week o…   Read more…

Positive hospital birth during Covid-19

Vol. 32, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 2 By Lois Hubbard My pregnancy journe…   Read more…

When unassisted birth may be the safest option

Vol. 32, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 2 By Louise Day Never in my wildest d…   Read more…

Preparing for birth in lockdown

Vol. 32, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 2 By Lorraine Noble I don’t remember…   Read more…

When fear becomes reality

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To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 2 By Rosie West My first birth ended…   Read more…

High risk and high and dry

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To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 2 Anonymous I am currently pregnant w…   Read more…

My birth, my way

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To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 2 By Joanna Since becoming pregnant I…   Read more…

Covid-19 and my IVF pregnancy

Vol. 32, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 2 By Gemma Wood After having IVF we b…   Read more…

Doula-ing from a distance: better than nothing

Vol. 32, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 2 By Hilary Pengelly Before the Covid…   Read more…

A time of worry and uncertainty

Vol. 32, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 2 By Felicity Miller I am currently 3…   Read more…

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AIMS during the 1970s

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 3 By Shane Ridley AIMS Trustee I decided to read through the 1970s , starting with the Quarterly Newsletter for September 1970 which was ty…

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AIMS during the 1960s

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 3 by Dorothy Brassington AIMS Trustee and Treasurer It has been fascinating to read the early newsletters and discover exactly what AIMS wa…

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AIMS during the 1980s

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 3 by Verina Henchy AIMS Trustee I was delighted to hear that the theme for this Journal is to look back over a 60 year history of maternity…

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