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My experience with misoprostol

Vol. 13, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Jessica Evans AIMS Journal, 2001, Vol 13, No 3 While still uncommon in the UK, more and more hospitals are falling under misoprostol's spell. Here…   Read more…

Misoprostol - Letters in The Lancet

Vol. 13, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2001, Vol 13 No 3 The following letters, one promoting the continued use of misoprostol and one warning of its dangers, have appeared in…   Read more…

Vitamin K - An Alternative Perspective

Vol. 13, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Midwife Sara Wickham provides a much-needed update on vitamin K prophylaxis. AIMS Journal, 2001, Vol 13 No 2 Childbearing women today are faced with a…   Read more…

Water Birth Mother Accused of Illegal Birth and Child Neglect

Vol. 13, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2001, Vol 13 No 1 Member Yasmin Sumpter writes about her experience Being a member of AIMS and actively campaigning for the legal and hu…   Read more…

Supporting the Mother - Where are the midwife advocates?

Vol. 13, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Beverley A Lawrence Beech AIMS Journal, 2001, Vol 13 No 1 Occasionally, at meetings and conferences, one hears midwives lay claim to being a woman'…   Read more…

Blood Money

Vol. 12, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2000, Volume 12 No 4 The UK Cord Blood Bank was launched on October 13th 2000 at a meeting in London. The first and only private cord bl…   Read more…

Defining Midwifery Practice

Vol. 12, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By John Mason AIMS Journal, 2000, Vol 12 No 4 AIMS has long argued for a midwifery ruling body separate and distinct from nursing. But should the spil…   Read more…

Diabetic Birth Without the Drip

Vol. 12, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Elaine Lawson AIMS Journal, 2000, Vol 12 No 4 I'm an insulin dependent diabetic. Eight years ago I gave birth to my first son Benjamin in hospital…   Read more…

Under-motivated, Under-skilled and Under Threat

Vol. 12, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2000, Volume 12 No 4 When midwifery skills are in decline, the quality and safety of women's experience of birth is also under threat. A…   Read more…

Group B Strep and Pregnancy

Vol. 12, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2000, Vol 12 No 3 Caught early enough Strep B can be treated successfully. Jane Plumb of the Group B Strep Support Group gives a brief o…   Read more…

HIV Testing and AIDS

Vol. 12, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2000, Vol 12 No 3 Universal testing for all women? Beverley Beech believes the cost, at every level, may be too high. Human Immunodefici…   Read more…

Hospital-Acquired Infections

Vol. 12, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Turning birth into an illness AIMS Journal, 2000, Vol 12 No 3 Hospital acquired infections are becoming a real and persistent danger for birthing wome…   Read more…

A Nail in the Coffin for Home Birth

Vol. 12, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

New UKCC guidelines fail to support mothers and midwives AIMS Journal, 2000, Vol 12 No 3 The United Kingdom Central Council for Nurses, Midwives and H…   Read more…

Midwife Ann Kelly wins Supreme Court victory against Nursing Board

Vol. 12, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Marie O'Connor AIMS Journal, 2000, Volume 12 No 2 Dublin home birth midwife, Ann Kelly, has won her four-year legal battle against the Irish Nursin…   Read more…

They showed us the money!

Vol. 12, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Julie Cook AIMS Journal, 2000, Vol 12 No 2 At last, some practical support for a home birth group. In November 1999, Lancaster Home Birth Support G…   Read more…

Posterior Babies - Mothers can trust their instincts

Vol. 12, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Rosie Denmark AIMS Journal 2000, Vol 12, No. 2 I first heard about the posterior presentation of babies early in my pregnancy from Margie Polden's…   Read more…

Waterbirth - Time to Move Forward

Vol. 12, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Beverley Lawrence Beech AIMS Journal, Summer 2000, Volume 12 No. 2 AIMS Chair Beverley Beech believes that it's time we started taking labour and b…   Read more…

Reinstating Women's Time in Childbirth

Vol. 12, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Dr Jo Murphy-Lawless AIMS Journal 2000, Vol 12, No 1 Jo Murphy-Lawless is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Women's Studies, Trinity College Dubl…   Read more…

Unassisted Childbirth

Vol. 12, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Laura Kaplan Shanley AIMS Journal, 2000, Vol 12 No 1 Many people have heard the terms unassisted childbirth. But what is this movement, which is pa…   Read more…

A Way Forward for Midwives

Vol. 12, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2000, Vol 12 No 1 AIMS' Chair Beverley Lawrence Beech argues that it is time midwives started speaking up for themselves, for their profe…   Read more…

Bad Habits - a poor basis for medical policy

Vol. 11, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Marsden Wagner AIMS Journal 1999, Vol 11, No 4 In this article, Marsden Wagner, formerly the Regional Officer for Women's and Children's Health at the…   Read more…

Over-Medicated and Under-Informed: What are the consequences for birthing women?

Vol. 11, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Beverley A Lawrence Beech AIMS Journal 1999/2000, Vol 11, No 4 It is not necessary to remind readers of the circumstances which empower a woman to…   Read more…

The Safety of Hospital Birth - The myth versus the reality

Vol. 11, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Beverley A. Lawrence Beech AIMS Journal, 2000, Vol 11 No 4 Having travelled around the world presenting the users' views of maternity care I have foun…   Read more…

Ultrasound - More powerful, more dangerous, more unethical

Vol. 11, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Jean Robinson AIMS Journal 1999, Vol 11, No 4 When Professor Stuart Campbell says he is worried about the way ultrasound is being used on unborn ch…   Read more…

Ultrasound - weighing the propaganda against the facts

Vol. 11, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Beverley Lawrence Beech AIMS Journal, Winter 1999, Vol 11 No 4 An abridged version appears in this Journal, this is the full paper, which was first…   Read more…

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