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Birthing Safely

Vol. 25, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25 No 4 Sarah Buckley shows how undisturbed birth is safe, ecstatic and our natural state Only the most astute would notice th…   Read more…

Freebirth and Social Services

Vol. 25, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Melissa Thomas describes her experience of a babymoon shattered by intervention AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol25 No4 My first experience of birth was truly e…   Read more…

Freebirth and the Law

Vol. 25, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25 No 4 Freebirth is perfectly legal, and all the relevant professional bodies have clear guidance on consent to treatment and…   Read more…

Birth, Babies, Breastfeeding and Bonding

Vol. 25, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25, No 4 Pipa Derrick reports on the AIMS talk in Bristol by Dr Sarah Buckley in August 2014 It was an average conference room…   Read more…

Family birth

Vol. 25, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25, No 4 Hannah Robertson describes the beautiful birth of her third child The other day I went to introduce my baby boy Oren…   Read more…

Grace

Vol. 25, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25, No 4 Sarah Holdway shares the unassisted birth of her fourth child Grace is my fourth child – my previous babies have all…   Read more…

Welcome to the world

Vol. 25, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25 No4 Vicki Williams shares the story of her sixth child, a home birth after two sections I like best to call the birth of my…   Read more…

Imagine a woman...

Vol. 25, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 26, No 4 A poem by Patricia Lynn Reilly Imagine a woman who believes it is right and good she is a woman. A woman who honors h…   Read more…

Joanna Joy shares her birth story

Vol. 25, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 23 No 4 Holly Elfin was born at 6.55am on Saturday the 11th of August 2012. If you follow the astrological significance of bir…   Read more…

I have carried you, always

Vol. 25, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25 No4 Before you were conceived, I carried a part of you in my soul. When I met your father, I looked into his eyes and saw t…   Read more…

The 4th European Midwives Association Education Conference

Vol. 25, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25, No 4 On 29 and 30 October 2013 in Maastricht, The Netherlands, 209 midwives from 25 countries gathered to discuss midwifer…   Read more…

Forced Caesareans

Vol. 25, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25, No 4 The article Bullying by Cour t Application by Jo Murphy- Lawless in AIMS Journal Vol 25 No 1 raised a few eyebrows. T…   Read more…

They said what?

Vol. 25, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25 No 3 'You can buy test strips to check for alcohol levels in your milk. ' These magic strips of course do not tell you what…   Read more…

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Birth

Vol. 25, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25 No 3 An AIMS talk by Kathryn Gutteridge, July 2013 Heading up to Birmingham with a couple of birth enthusiasts was a great…   Read more…

Book Reviews

Vol. 25, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25 No 3 Saggy Boobs and Other Breastfeeding Myths by Valerie Finigan; review…   Read more…

Full-term Breastfeeding

Vol. 25, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25 No 3 Katherine Dettwyler discusses how biological norms are overwritten by culture I have spent my career as a biocultural…   Read more…

Myth Busting Milk Banking

Vol. 25, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25 No 3 Gillian Weaver throws some facts at the misconceptions that abound There are so many myths surrounding milk banking, d…   Read more…

Making the Most of Change

Vol. 25, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25 No 3 Two pieces of research have been published recently that provide yet more evidence that midwifery based care from a kn…   Read more…

Supporting Breastmilk

Vol. 25, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25 No3 Vicki Williams talks about some of the barriers to supporting breastfeeding Supporting breasts is about so much more th…   Read more…

Night Feeding

Vol. 25, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2013, Vol 25, No 3 Vicki Williams sheds some light on the benefits of night feeds It is no real surprise that the lure of using controlle…   Read more…

Drugs in breastmilk

Vol. 25, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2013, Vol 25 No 3 Wendy Jones looks at the reality and the evidence We know that over 90% of women take some form of medication whilst br…   Read more…

Campaigning for Equal Access

Vol. 25, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 26 No4 Donna Scott gives a petitioner’s perspective of requesting donor breastmilk through the Scottish Parliament Donor breas…   Read more…

NCT Breastfeeding Package

Vol. 25, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2013, Vol 25 No 3 Commissioning communications crisis will hit breastfeeding targets, says NCT NCT, the UK’s largest parent charity, has…   Read more…

Welcome in Wakefield

Vol. 25, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2013, Vol 25, No 3 Emma Ashworth introduces Wakefield’s Breastfeeding Welcome Scheme When my first child was born, almost 9 years ago, I…   Read more…

Birth Story: Sheffield Screening

Vol. 25, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2013, Vol 26, No 3 An assortment of midwives, students, lecturers, doulas, health commissioners, pregnant women and people just curious a…   Read more…

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