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Hands off that breech!

Vol. 17, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Mary Cronk MBE AIMS Journal 2005, Vol 17 No 1 Independent Midwife Mary Cronk MBE makes a plea for more research, and suggests ways to help women bi…   Read more…

Ultrasound

Vol. 17, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Beverley Beech AIMS Journal, 2005, Vol 17 No 1 In the last issue, AIMS Chair Beverley Beech reported on ultrasound advertising. We report back on t…   Read more…

Why Mothers Die

Vol. 17, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2005, Vol 17 No 1 Jean Robinson concludes her review of the latest Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths for 2000-2002 1 . We sent in…   Read more…

Why are more mothers dying?

Vol. 16, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2005, Vol 16, No 4 Jean Robinson examines the latest Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Death in the UK 1 , and suggests that levels of s…   Read more…

Who says ultrasound is safe?

Vol. 16, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2004/5, Vol 16, No 4 In light of the growing trend for making keepsake videos and DVDs of babies in utero, AIMS Chair Beverley Beech exam…   Read more…

The truth behind the NICE guidelines on caesarean section

Vol. 16, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2004, Vol 16, No 3 Debbie Chippington Derrick, an AIMS member who was part of the Guideline Development Group, offers insight into the st…   Read more…

Health Visitors or Health Police?

Vol. 16, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2004, Vol 16 No 3 Jean Robinson reports on how health visiting is increasingly being dominated by surveillance, not support, with all mot…   Read more…

21st-century midwifery: NHS community midwifery models

Vol. 16, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, Summer 2004, Vol 16 No 2 Annie Francis and Brenda van der Kooy report on a new model of midwifery care, fully supported by AIMS, from th…   Read more…

NICE guidelines for caesarean section

Vol. 16, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2004, Vol 16, No 2 Beverley Lawrence Beech reports on the caesarean section guidelines for parents, birth supporters and those who work i…   Read more…

"It's hospital policy..."

Vol. 16, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2004, Vol 16, No 1 The language of birth can be very disempowering for women, perhaps no more so, argues Alice Charlwood, than when a pra…   Read more…

Is it murder to refuse a caesarean?

Vol. 16, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2004, Vol 16, No 1 Barrister Barbara Hewson reflects on the recent Utah case and its implications for women here I was shocked to learn e…   Read more…

Breech birth: A midwifery approach

Vol. 15, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Beverley Lawrence Beech AIMS Journal 2003, Vol 15, No 4 AIMS' Chair Beverley Lawrence Beech reports from a meeting of the Royal College of Obstetri…   Read more…

...But things are also the same

Vol. 15, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Beverley Lawrence Beech AIMS Journal, 2003, Vol 15 No 4 How did a fit healthy woman, Laura Touche, die in childbirth at a modern hospital? What fol…   Read more…

Community maternity unit sets the standard

Vol. 15, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Avril Nicoll AIMS Journal 2003, Vol 15, No 4 Avril Nicoll discusses the Scottish Executive's controversial strategy to increase the number of commu…   Read more…

Did yours have Marmite on?

Vol. 15, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Suzanna Nock AIMS Journal 2003, Vol 15, No 4 What's it like to be an AIMS volunteer and a Mum? Suzanna Nock enlightens us. I am very proud to be as…   Read more…

The Politics of Cot Death

Vol. 15, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2003, Vol 15 No 4 Recent court cases have shown that officials are all too quick to blame the mother in incidents of cot death. AIMS' Res…   Read more…

Things are changing...

Vol. 15, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Jane Wright AIMS Journal 2003, Vol 15, No 4 AIMS has been in the forefront of campaigning to improve maternity care for the last 43 years and, for…   Read more…

The war on group B strep

Vol. 15, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Sara Wickham AIMS Journal 2003, Vol 15, No 4 Midwife Sara Wickham provides the background and explores the options open to women diagnosed with bac…   Read more…

Whoops!

Vol. 15, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Jean Robinson AIMS Journal 2003, Vol 15 No 4 The following story illustrates - yet again - the risks pregnant women run when seen in Accident & Eme…   Read more…

The choice is yours - or is it?

Vol. 15, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Nadine Edwards AIMS Journal 2003, Vol 15, No 3 How do current definitions of choice fit with women's ethics and ways of decision making? Nadine Edw…   Read more…

Challenging the illusion of choice

Vol. 15, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Beverley Lawrence Beech AIMS Journal 2003, Vol 15 No 3 While many Trusts pay lip service to the idea of choice, in reality, most women have no choi…   Read more…

Confidence and confidentiality

Vol. 15, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Colleen Walker AIMS Journal 2003, Vol 15, No 2 What does confidentiality mean? Colleen Walker explores the issue from her own experience of the mat…   Read more…

Premature babies: Avoidable deaths

Vol. 15, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

by Jean Robinson AIMS Journal 2003, Vol 15, No 2 The latest CESDI report 1 has some very revealing things to teach us all about the care of premature…   Read more…

Shaken baby syndrome: Caused by hospital care

Vol. 15, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

by Jean Robinson AIMS Journal 2003, Vol 15, No 1 A healthy baby is everyone's goal. Indeed, many practitioners still believe that the mode of birth is…   Read more…

The effects of child-protection investigations on maternity care

Vol. 15, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Beverley Beech examines the knock-on effects of the Climbie enquiry on maternity care AIMS Journal 2003, Vol 15, No 1 Over the last four years, AIMS h…   Read more…

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