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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…

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…

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