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The paradox of too much or too little care

Vol. 27, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2015, Vol 27 No 1 Helen Shallow reports on the International Confederation of Midwives Congress I was extremely fortunate to be funded by…   Read more…

News Roundup

Vol. 27, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2015, Vol 27 No 1 Withdrawal of insurance for VBAC In Ireland the private midwifery group, Neighbourhood Midwives posted on its website t…   Read more…

Beyond human rights

Vol. 27, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2015, Vol 27 No 1 Nadine Edwards discusses how human rights are only part of the jigsaw of care AIMS has long championed women's rights w…   Read more…

Why is it so hard?

Vol. 27, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2015, Vol 27, No 1 Colm OBoyle explains how the HSE removes agency, making homebirth in Ireland so difficult Homebirth midwives in Irelan…   Read more…

Denial of human rights

Vol. 27, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2015, Vol 27, No 1 Susannah Sweetman describes the impact on individual mothers and babies When Irish Self Employed Community Midwife (SE…   Read more…

Pregnancy and Parents Centre

Vol. 26, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2014, Vol 26 No 4 Nadine Edwards shares an example of the difference good support can make The Pregnancy and Parents Centre, or PPC ( ww…   Read more…

Book Reviews

Vol. 26, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2014, Vol 26 No 4 The Hypnobirthing Book: An inspirational guide for a calm, confident…   Read more…

Rebozo in an NHS setting

Vol. 26, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2014, Vol 26 No 4 Jude Davis encourages those supporting births to increase their confidence A Rebozo is a versatile piece of woven clot…   Read more…

Changing birth support

Vol. 26, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2014, Vol 26 No 4 Gill Boden, Debbie Chippington Derrick and Shane Ridley remind us what it is all about ‘Husbands are welcomed at this…   Read more…

Shiatsu and birth support?

Vol. 26, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2014, Vol 26 No 4 Suzanne Yates introduces the principles of what shiatsu can bring to pregnancy and birth Often people think of shiatsu…   Read more…

Hypnobirthing

Vol. 26, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2014, Vol 26 No 4 Katharine Graves shows the power of deep relaxation and positive thought in birth Hypnobirthing is based on simple and…   Read more…

AIMS homebirth survey

Vol. 26, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2014, Vol 26 No 4 Nadia Higson shares the results of an exploration of what is on offer to women Most women who want one are able to ach…   Read more…

Midwifery in Tanzania

Vol. 26, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2014, Vol 26 No 4 Rose Mlay gives a view from the ground In Tanzania women believe that it is a bad omen to tell other people you are pr…   Read more…

Neri Winterstein-Minnigin

Vol. 26, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2014, Vol 26 No 4 Ilana Winterstein shares her birth story of 3 April 2014 I’ve always had a fear of hospitals so a homebirth felt very…   Read more…

Ilana and Aaron, their doula’s story

Vol. 26, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2014, Vol 26 No 4 Doula Ly Malnick gives her account of Neri’s birth As a doula, I am often asked about the relationship between the att…   Read more…

Ilana, a midwife's story

Vol. 26, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2014, Vol 26 No 4 Selina Blackmore gives her perspective as the on-call midwife As the on-call midwife, I was asked to assess Ilana at ho…   Read more…

Positive Birth Movement

Vol. 26, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2014, Vol 26 No 4 Melissa Thomas, Jenny Hallam and Chris Howard share feedback for Positive Birth Groups The Positive Birth Movement (PB…   Read more…

Lancet series on midwifery

Vol. 26, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2014, Vol 26 No 4 Andrea Nove gives an overview of the papers on the impact of midwifery on maternal health At the international level,…   Read more…

Feedback from a positive birth facilitator

Vol. 26, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2014 Vol 26 No 4 My name is Elle and I have been running the Manchester Positive Birth Group from around the time the PBM (Positive Birth…   Read more…

Microbirth

Vol. 26, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal Vol 26 No 4 Microbirth was released globally on 20 September 2014 An audience largely made up of birth workers and mothers – some with ch…   Read more…

Supporting those who witness bad practice

Vol. 26, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2014, Vol 26 No 4 Beverley Beech makes some suggestions It is not uncommon for those who are supporting a woman during childbirth to wit…   Read more…

AIMS pays tribute to Stephen Gaskin & Mary Ann Cahill

Vol. 26, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2014, Vol 26 No 4 Stephen Gaskin AIMS was saddened to hear of the death of Stephen Gaskin (16 February 1935 – 1 July 2014) in July. Steph…   Read more…

Maternal mortality

Vol. 26, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2014, Vol 26 No 4 Magdalena Ohaja and Jo Murphy-Lawless highlight the complexities in sub-Saharan Africa The reasons that lie behind eac…   Read more…

Anything but Simple

Vol. 26, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2014, Vol 26, No 3 Jo Murphy-Lawless shows why we need to understand the 2012 Health and Social Care Act Many thousands of articles and p…   Read more…

Book Reviews

Vol. 26, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 26 No 3 The Plot Against the NHS by Colin Leys and Stewart Player Merlin Pre…   Read more…

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