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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…

VBAC - On Whose terms?

Vol. 14, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2002, Vol 14 No 1 Gina Lowdon and Debbie Chippington Derrick explore the reasons for the currently low rates for VBACs and what women ca…   Read more…

Caesarean section or vaginal birth? What difference does it make?

Vol. 14, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2002, Vol 14 No 1 In an issue that focuses on vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC) Gina Lowdon and Debbie Chippington Derrick of Caesare…   Read more…

Natural VBAC in Ireland - A Real Miracle Birth

Vol. 14, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Juliet Stephenson and Jane Wright AIMS Journal, 2002, Vol 14 No 1 It can be difficult to get a normal birth in Northern Irish hospitals and a norma…   Read more…

Maternal Deaths - RCOG Takes Over Publishing

Vol. 14, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2002, Vol 14 No 1 As the publication of the CESDI report switches from the Department of Health to the Royal College of Obstetricians an…   Read more…

What is Normal Birth?

Vol. 13, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Beverley Lawrence Beech AIMS Journal, 2001, Vol 13 No 4 Time to stop confusing what is common with what is normal In an issue devoted to the proble…   Read more…

Getting A Normal Birth - Whose Failure to Progress?

Vol. 13, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Janette McCabe AIMS Journal, 2001, Vol 13, No 4 Janette McCabe wanted a normal birth. But as her story reveals the idea that hospital is the 'best'…   Read more…

Naomi Wolf’s Misconceptions — Is it relevant to the UK?

Vol. 13, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Is it relevant to the UK? AIMS Journal, 2001, Vol 13 No 4 Feminist writer Naomi Wolf’s exposé on US childbirth practices was received with unusual pos…   Read more…

Lone Birth - Ethical Dilemmas

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

AIMS Journal, 2001, Vol 13 No 3 As AIMS members know, ethical standards in research are always in our minds when we look at the latest studies and sum…   Read more…

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…

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