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Wigan ARM 2018 Study Day - a review by Ruth Weston

Vol. 29, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, Vol 29 No 4 By Ruth Weston The Wigan ARM Study Day is fast becoming my Number One go-to event of the year for the quality of speakers, t…   Read more…

Conference Report: Doula UK 2018 Conference, London, March 2018

Vol. 29, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, Vol 29, No 4 By Jo Dagustun Wow – what another great conference put on by the team at Doula UK! I was keen to get to this annual confere…   Read more…

Babywearing Twins and Multiples: How carrying your babies can help parents of twins

Vol. 29, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 4 Nicola Lawson shares her knowledge on carrying one - two - three babies! The idea of transporting two babies at once c…   Read more…

When mothers know best - The birth of twins

Vol. 29, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, Vol 29 No 4 Helen Shallow reviews the birth stories of two mothers who she supported as a consultant midwife Introduction My experience…   Read more…

Three's a crowd: vaginally born triplets

Vol. 29, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29, No 4 By Rowena Hazell I had two children, and very much wanted a third child to complete my family. When I finally became…   Read more…

Protecting Physiology

Vol. 29, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, Vol 29, No 4 Birthing twins – encouraging normal physiology By Chris Warrren ‘ You need a maternal-fetal specialist, an obstetrician, wh…   Read more…

Jean Robinson talks to Emma Ashworth about her time at AIMS

Vol. 29, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, Vol 29 No 4 Emma Ashworth (EA) interviews Jean Robinson (JR) about the years of support that she's given to AIMS, and to women and famil…   Read more…

Multiple Multiples: What the different types of twins really mean

Vol. 29, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 4 How they come about, and what you might expect when you’re expecting them By Rebecca Freckleton Finding out that you a…   Read more…

Twins and Multiples - Bringing back the joy!

Vol. 29, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29, No 4 By AIMS Journal editor Emma Ashworth At the centre of a multiples pregnancy is a woman who has the same rights to mak…   Read more…

Breastfeeding twins - and more!

Vol. 29, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 4 Kathryn Stagg, Breastfeeding counsellor and mother of twins, offers her tips on breastfeeding multiple babies. So you’…   Read more…

To Vaccinate Or Not to Vaccinate? My Research on The Question.

Vol. 29, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 3 Alex Smith considers the decisions that she made for her children over two decades ago, and she's still undecided. My…   Read more…

Debate: Women and babies need protection from the dangers of normal birth ideology

Vol. 29, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 3 Beverley Beech sumarises the debate between Professor Dietz and Professor Lesley Page BJOG Debate: International Journ…   Read more…

A normal birth story - at last

Vol. 29, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 3 Michelle Quashie shares the story of her postive birth After two previous traumatic Caesarean sections, followed by a…   Read more…

Computerised interpretation of fetal heart rate during labour (INFANT): a randomised controlled trial, The INFANT Collaborative Group

Vol. 29, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 3 Gemma McKenzie summarises the INFANT trial, 21 st March 2017 http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140…   Read more…

Obituary: Prunella Mary Briance

Vol. 29, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 3 (31 January 1926 - 14 July 2017) Prunella Mary Briance founded the Natural Childbirth Trust in 1958; it became the Nat…   Read more…

A message from the new AIMS Book Review Editor, Jo Dagustun

Vol. 29, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 3 Over the years, AIMS has provided a trusted book review service to its members and others, publishing reviews in its J…   Read more…

Reviews; Little Daisy-Mae: The Girl Who Couldn’t Wait, WHOOSH! A Little Book for Birth Companions

Vol. 29, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 29 No 3 Little Daisy-Mae: The Girl Who Couldn't Wait WHOOSH! A Little Book f…   Read more…

Handling threats of Social Services

Vol. 29, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 3 It is not uncommon for AIMS to receive helpline calls from women who are being coerced into accepting interventions or…   Read more…

Act now to keep the Better Births vision alive: a call to action

Vol. 29, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 3 Jo Dagustun calls to campaigners to make Better Births a reality In 2016, the National Maternity Review team, in their…   Read more…

Monitoring babies during labour: what are the issues for pregnant women and their health professionals? A study day report

Vol. 29, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 3 Jo Dagustun reports on the INFANT trial study day in October 2017 This national (central Birmingham based) free-to-att…   Read more…

What AIMS did for me: Ann Roberts

Vol. 29, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 3 Ann Roberts shares her story of how AIMS helped her back in 1983 I first contacted AIMS 34 years ago (1983), when I wa…   Read more…

Making Decisions

Vol. 29, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 3 A huge welcome to readers old and new! The AIMS Journal, the backbone of our work for nearly 60 years, is now entirely…   Read more…

No tragedy to see here...

Vol. 29, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 2 Jane Ashwell Carter shares her experiences of the language used around Down’s syndrome Early in November 2016, I was o…   Read more…

Institutional leaflets

Vol. 29, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 2 Yolanda Forster looks at the difference between communication and manipulation Antenatal literature is now available o…   Read more…

Coercion or communication?

Vol. 29, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 2 Emma Ashworth discusses the importance of being mindful of what we say What are words if you really Don't mean them wh…   Read more…

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