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Listen With Mother

Vol. 19, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2007, Vol 19 No 2 AIMS chair Beverley Lawrence Beech shares her thoughts on the changes that have and have not happened over the years T…   Read more…

Montrose Midwifery Unit

Vol. 19, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2007, Vol 19 No 2 Jo Murphy Lawless visited one of the most woman centred facilities in Scotland An article that appeared in a recent AI…   Read more…

Normal Birth in Ireland

Vol. 19, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2007, Vol 19 No 2 Declan Devane challenges us to embrace change and to make birth normal After some very difficult years, there is a gro…   Read more…

Notes to the Milkman

Vol. 19, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2007, Vol 19 No 2 Less challenging than writing a clear birth plan? "Dear Milkman, I've just had a baby, please leave another one." "Ple…   Read more…

Radical patient groups

Vol. 19, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2007, Vol 19 No 2 Charlotte Williamson explores the emancipation of patients What are AIMS and other radical patient groups about? Radic…   Read more…

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Vol. 19, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2007, Vol 19, No 1 Jean Robinson asks,`Where do we go from here? The horror stories still come in from mothers, and I could weep at every…   Read more…

Support Networks

Vol. 19, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2007, Vol 19 No 1 As well as AIMS there are other organisations that offer help and information on birth trauma. Some women will find the…   Read more…

Traumatised Midwives

Vol. 19, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2007, Vol 19, No 1 Professor Mavis Kirkham explores what happens when midwives are unsupported Bullying has arisen as an issue in every s…   Read more…

Wounded Mothers

Vol. 19, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2007, Vol 19 No 1 Benig Mauger discusses healing loss of soul in childbirth 'The contractions suddenly came non-stop and I had no chance…   Read more…

Consultation Conundrums

Vol. 18, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2006, Vol 18, No 4 Gina Lowdon explores the consumer consultation process for the VBAC Guidelines AIMS is frequently called upon to submi…   Read more…

The Transparent NHS?

Vol. 18, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2006, Vol 18, No 4 Nadine Edwards guides us through the new, 'easy to negotiate' NHS The NHS has evolved a great deal since its introduct…   Read more…

Birthing Utopia

Vol. 18, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2006, Vol 18, No 3 The past 18 months have been difficult for many free-standing birth centres and their supporters. In spite of this Avr…   Read more…

Holding up a mirror: the impact of user involvement

Vol. 18, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2007, Vol 18 No 3 While user involvement is enshrined in government policy across the UK, its patchy practice reflects the anxiety many p…   Read more…

Essential reading

Vol. 18, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2006, Vol 18, no 3 AIMS asks Denis Walsh what papers he considers are essential reading for people who want to be informed about free-sta…   Read more…

Breastfeeding

Vol. 18, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2006, Vol 18, No 2 Beverley Beech reviews the uphill battle to breastfeed in a modern society Our society appears to have lost sight of t…   Read more…

Codex Alimentarius

Vol. 18, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2006, Vol 18, No 2 Maryse Lehners-Arendt, a member of ENCA (European Network of Childbirth Associations) and ENCA's Codex contact has bee…   Read more…

I breastfed my adopted baby!

Vol. 18, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2006, Vol 18, No 2 Adoptive parent Sarah Lee describes her wonderful breastfeeding experience "You can breastfeed an adopted baby you kno…   Read more…

Breastfeeding Twins

Vol. 18, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2006, Vol 18, No 2 Sarah Elliott contrasts feeding her first two babies with breastfeeding twins When I first found out I was pregnant I…   Read more…

At Last - An NMC Home Birth Circular

Vol. 18, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2006, Vol 18 No 1 Beverley Beech recounts the long consumer battle to ensure that a woman in labour at home could expect a midwife to at…   Read more…

Why are we still struggling over home birth?

Vol. 18, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2006, Vol 18, No 1 Nadine Edwards challenges us to think about why it is still so difficult for women to choose to give birth at home. Wh…   Read more…

Choice - an abused concept that is past its sell-by date

Vol. 17, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2005, Vol 17 No 4 Beverley Beech considers how the public is deceived into believing that choice exists when in reality choice is an illu…   Read more…

Assertiveness - fine in theory, difficult in practice

Vol. 17, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Shane Ridley AIMS Journal 2005, Vol 17, No 4 Earlier this year one of our Committee members, Shane Ridley, circulated some thoughts on being assert…   Read more…

Blood money for what? The continuing saga

Vol. 17, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2005, Vol 17 No 4 In the AIMS Journal ( Vol 16 No 4 ), Professor Naomi Pfeffer, a sociologist and historian who researches and writes abo…   Read more…

Booking a Home Water Birth in Glasgow

Vol. 17, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2005, Vol 17 No 4 Jane Howell wanted a water birth at home but found that a huge number of hurdles were placed in her way. I gave birth t…   Read more…

Why high episiotomy rates are considered acceptable and even desirable

Vol. 17, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2005, Vol17 No 4 Jane Wright explains why midwives, despite the evidence, continue to carry out routine episiotomies Reading Beverley Bee…   Read more…

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