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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…

The challenge of change in Wales

Vol. 14, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2002, Vol 14, No 4 Even in the face of an unhelpful attitude from authorities, Welsh midwives are determined to bring about a radical cha…   Read more…

Failure in expectations: it's all your fault!

Vol. 14, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2002, Vol 14, No 4 When a woman has a bad birth experience, where does the blame lie? A recent notice posted by a midwife on the Nursing…   Read more…

Through a glass darkly

Vol. 14, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2003, Vol 14 No 4 In May 1994, Rachel Whiting gave birth, at age 33, to her first son in Scunthorpe Hospital. The traumatic and frighteni…   Read more…

Post-traumatic stress disorder: AIMS' voice at the RCOG

Vol. 14, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal Vol 14 No 4 by Jean Robinson Recent evidence shows that suicide was the single largest cause of maternal death during the first year afte…   Read more…

Home birth: a realistic possibility

Vol. 14, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

by Nadine Edwards AIMS Journal 2002, Vol 14, No 4 Joint meeting of the Forum on Maternity and the Newborn of the Royal Society of Medicine, Royal Coll…   Read more…

Ectopic Pregnancy: The Facts

Vol. 14, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2002, Vol 14 No 3 An ectopic pregnancy is where the fertilised egg becomes implanted outside of the womb, usually in the fallopian tube…   Read more…

Ectopic pregnancy: A personal account

Vol. 14, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2002, Vol 14, No 3 by Laura Abbott There are 20,000 ectopic pregnancies a year in the UK alone. This is more than double the cases of cer…   Read more…

The midwife you have called knows you are waiting...

Vol. 14, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2002, Vol 14, No 3 by Pat Thomas The first responsibility of a consumer group is to the consumer. This obvious statement is central to un…   Read more…

Money running out for convenience caesareans

Vol. 14, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2002, Vol 14, No 3 The leading British health insurer AXA PPP Healthcare has said it will no longer pay for caesarean births because of u…   Read more…

Perspectives on normal birth

Vol. 14, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2002, Vol 14, No 3 Written in 1996, Californian midwife Ronnie Falcão's description of what goes wrong in modern birth and the importance…   Read more…

Share with care!

Vol. 14, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

People's views on consent and confidentiality of patient information, London, 4 November 2002 By Beverley Lawrence Beech AIMS Journal 2002, Vol 14, No…   Read more…

The uses and abuses of research on support

Vol. 14, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2002, Vol 14, No 3 Who decides what is 'support' in pregnancy and labour? Midwife Rosemary Mander argues that support is traditionally th…   Read more…

Birthing a baby by the breech at home

Vol. 14, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal Vol 14 No. 2 Midwives' lack of experience and skill in facilitating the birth of a breech baby is not only letting women down, it is enda…   Read more…

How to get a water birth

Vol. 14, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2002, Vol 14 No 2 Bending over backwards and jumping through hoops is difficult, especially when you're pregnant. Yet, for many women, t…   Read more…

In memory of Alice Stewart

Vol. 14, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2002, Volume 14 No 2 Caroline Richmond remembers the epidemiologist who showed that X-rays in pregnancy caused childhood leukaemia Alice…   Read more…

A knee-jerk response to medicalised birth

Vol. 14, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2002, Vol 14, No 2 Miranda Dodwell looks at the role of primitive reflexes during pregnancy and birth, and their effect on the health of…   Read more…

State-sanctioned kidnapping: Violation of a baby's human rights

Vol. 14, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2002, Vol 14 No 2 What can a mother do when social workers decide to take her baby? Beverley Beech reveals the latest bureaucratic assau…   Read more…

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