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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…

Just a role play?

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

AIMS Journal 2005, Vol 17, No 4 Alice Charlwood volunteered to play the mother in a workshop on whether women are allowed to exercise informed choice,…   Read more…

You have the right to refuse to see a health visitor

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

AIMS Journal 2005, Vol 17, No 4 Jo Broughton describes how she gave birth without problems to her 10lb 8oz baby in Glasgow. She saw no reason to see a…   Read more…

Snoring, sleep Apnoea and Pre-eclampsia

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

AIMS Journal 2005, Vol 17, No 4 Debbie Chippington Derrick reviews the possible links between pre-eclampsia and sleep problems. Whilst reading a book…   Read more…

Ten years after a stillbirth - how good care can make all the difference.

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

AIMS Journal 2005, Vol 17 No 4 Shane Ridley describes her experience of the stillbirth of Katie Eva and how during those times the kindness and compas…   Read more…

Experiences of third stage

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

AIMS Journal 2005, Vol 17, No 4 Jill compares the differences between a managed third stage and a normal one Expecting my first baby twenty three year…   Read more…

Waterbirth - changing attitudes

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

AIMS Journal 2005, Vol 17 No 4 Avril Nicoll, Kirstin Hoggins and Phyllis Winters reflect on the process of change undergone by the midwives at Montros…   Read more…

NICE Guidelines and Appraisals - How we can make a difference

Vol. 17, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Debbie Chippington Derrick reports on how we can make a difference to the guidelines and appraisals from the National Institute for Health and Clinica…   Read more…

OMOM and IMA CMM: Two Acronyms for Radical Change

Vol. 17, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2005, Vol 17, No 3 Founder of the One Mother, One Midwife OMOM Campaign (OMOM) Laura Abbott explains the thinking behind the movement, an…   Read more…

We're Having a Baby

Vol. 17, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Vicki Bevan AIMS Journal, 2005, Vol 17 No 3 Vicki Bevan reflects on a beautiful peaceful birth completely at odds with her hospital trauma My third bi…   Read more…

A Labour of Love?

Vol. 17, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Lee Seekings-Norman AIMS Journal 2005, Vol 17, No 3 Lee Seekings-Norman reports back on A Labour of Love? Emotion Work and Reproduction Conference on…   Read more…

Liberating childbirth

Vol. 17, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2005, Vol 17, No 3 Ruth Sharples Weston gave a rousing speech at the Birmingham conference that had everyone on their feet and clapping b…   Read more…

Do women want midwives or obstetric nurses?

Vol. 17, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Beverley Beech AIMS Journal 2005, Vol 17, No 3 AIMS Chair Beverley Beech reflects on the success of the Birmingham Conference. On the 1st October t…   Read more…

Do Women Want Midwives or Obstetric Nurses?

Vol. 17, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2005, Vol 17 No 3 AIMS Vice Chair Nadine Edwards offers extracts based on her talk which embraced the whole theme of the joint conferenc…   Read more…

Ethics Watch

Vol. 17, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2005, Vol 17, No 2 Jean Robinson reports on the difficult ethical area of "consent" and "informed choice", and calls for an update on the…   Read more…

Hands off that breech!

Vol. 17, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Mary Cronk MBE AIMS Journal 2005, Vol 17 No 1 Independent Midwife Mary Cronk MBE makes a plea for more research, and suggests ways to help women bi…   Read more…

Ultrasound

Vol. 17, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Beverley Beech AIMS Journal, 2005, Vol 17 No 1 In the last issue, AIMS Chair Beverley Beech reported on ultrasound advertising. We report back on t…   Read more…

Why Mothers Die

Vol. 17, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2005, Vol 17 No 1 Jean Robinson concludes her review of the latest Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths for 2000-2002 1 . We sent in…   Read more…

Why are more mothers dying?

Vol. 16, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2005, Vol 16, No 4 Jean Robinson examines the latest Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Death in the UK 1 , and suggests that levels of s…   Read more…

Who says ultrasound is safe?

Vol. 16, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2004/5, Vol 16, No 4 In light of the growing trend for making keepsake videos and DVDs of babies in utero, AIMS Chair Beverley Beech exam…   Read more…

The truth behind the NICE guidelines on caesarean section

Vol. 16, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2004, Vol 16, No 3 Debbie Chippington Derrick, an AIMS member who was part of the Guideline Development Group, offers insight into the st…   Read more…

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