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Some Facts ...

Vol. 22, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2010, Vol 22 No 1 Compiled by Jo Murphy-Lawless British maternity services are running short of 4,000 midwives at present. The Royal Col…   Read more…

16 years of improvements?

Vol. 22, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2010, Vol 22 No 1 Pat O'Brien takes a critical look at the portrayal of birth I noted with interest the Channel 4 programme advertised '…   Read more…

Albany Care

Vol. 21, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2009, Vol 21 No 4 Lucy Christopher looks at the impact of holistic care for her VBAC Four years ago, I had had a traumatic emergency cae…   Read more…

The problems of getting a home birth

Vol. 21, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Beverley Lawrence Beech AIMS Journal, 2009, Vol 21 No 4 'The choice of home birth should be offered to all mothers'. Maternity Matters, Department…   Read more…

Midwifery - running down the drain

Vol. 21, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2009, Vol 21 No 3 Beverley Beech looks at the threat to birthing choice in the UK In 1993 a Parliamentary Report on maternity services,…   Read more…

Jury of your peers?

Vol. 21, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2009, Vol 21 No 3 Midwifery lecturer Sarah Davies reports on the NMC's case against Deborah Purdue Deborah Purdue: Independent Midwife w…   Read more…

Clare Fisher - the Welsh witch-hunt

Vol. 21, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2009, Vol 21 No 3 AIMS Chair Beverley Beech reports Clare Fisher qualified as a midwife in October 1993 and in 1994 came to work in Carm…   Read more…

Campaigning in Australia

Vol. 21, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2009, Vol 21 No 2 Debbie Slater looks at improving maternity services for women in her new home I don't think that people wake up one mo…   Read more…

Changing Shaken Baby Syndrome to Abusive Head Trauma

Vol. 21, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2009, Vol 21 No 2 Jean Robinson considers the politics behind the name The American Academy of Pediatrics wants doctors to stop using th…   Read more…

Who is defining child abuse?

Vol. 21, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2009, Vol 21 No 2 Sue Reid, the Daily Mail Special Investigations Editor, speaks out about the secrecy of forcible adoption A few weeks…   Read more…

Complaining about complaints

Vol. 21, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Maria C AIMS Journal, 2009, Vol 21 No 1 One woman's courageous search for answers If a member of the public neglects, kills or injures another, cri…   Read more…

The Power of User Pressure

Vol. 21, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2009, Vol 21 No 1 MSLC Chair Michelle Barnes campaigns successfully to reduce the caesarean rate in Sheffield In February 2008 Michelle…   Read more…

Postnatal care

Vol. 21, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Ingrid Wall AIMS Journal, 2009, Vol 21 No 1 Ingrid Wall talks about her experience of using the PALS service to complain I am writing this article…   Read more…

Birth Space, Safe Place: environment, people and attitudes to pain during labour

Vol. 21, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Adela Stockton AIMS Journal, 2009, Vol 21 No 1 Adela Stockton explores our perception of pain Every woman deserves a good birth experience, but the…   Read more…

A story from the north

Vol. 21, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Alison Philp AIMS Journal, 2009, Vol 21 No 1 Alison Philp shares the story of her birth and complaint outcomes It is more than a year since my daug…   Read more…

Film Review

Vol. 20, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20 No 4 Reviewed by Julie Dawd Title: The Business of Being Born Director :…   Read more…

Increasing home birth is vital

Vol. 20, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20 No 4 Denis Walsh looks at the future of maternity services in the UK Midwives often use personal anecdotes to illustrate le…   Read more…

Closed Doors

Vol. 20, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20 No 3 Recently the national newspapers carried the story of a woman who was sent home in labour, and when she tried to retur…   Read more…

Home Birth and Normality

Vol. 20, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20 No 3 Midwife and mother of two Sarah Davies reflects I have two children, now in their teens, both born at home. My first l…   Read more…

Negotiating a Normal Birth

Vol. 20, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20 No 3 Nadine Edwards discusses some of the negotiations women face when planning a home birth The following article is based…   Read more…

Home birth in Holland

Vol. 20, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20 No 3 Dutch ENCA member Thea van Tuyl dispels some of the myths about why Holland has such a high home birth rate During our…   Read more…

German Birth Centres

Vol. 20, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20, No 2 Elisabeth Geisel says Germany is leading the way On Monday, 7th July 2008 a contract was signed in order to establish…   Read more…

The Hungarian state of affairs of non-institutionalised birth

Vol. 20, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

by Ágnes Geréb AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20 No 2 Ágnes Geréb highlights the difficulties faced by women and their birth attendants 2007 has been the mos…   Read more…

Maternity care in Luxembourg

Vol. 20, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20, No 2 Maryse Arendt gives an overview of the situation for mothers in her country Luxembourg is a tiny country situated bet…   Read more…

Maternity services in Ireland

Vol. 20, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20 No 2 Anne Matthews and Jene Kelly look at the challenges for maternity services in Ireland Irish maternity services are alm…   Read more…

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