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Potential Dangers of Oxytocin

Vol. 10, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 1998, Vol 10, No 2 Oxytocin (Syntocinon) is a very potent artificial hormone and its use in labour is intended to mimic the natural horm…   Read more…

The Essential Midwife

Vol. 10, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 1998, Vol 10, No 2 Companion article to Active Management of Labour - The Irish Way of Birth The most fundamental aspect of active manag…   Read more…

Trust guilty of abuse of power

Vol. 10, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 1998, Vol 10 No 2 Readers of this Journal will know that we have devoted a great deal of space (not to mention time and effort) in the c…   Read more…

Epidurals - Dead from the waist down

Vol. 10, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Beverley A Lawrence Beech AIMS Journal 1998, Volume 10, No 1 Epidural anaesthesia was developed by a German anaesthetist, Stoeckel, in the early 19…   Read more…

Is Labour Just a Pain?

Vol. 10, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Pat Thomas AIMS Journal 1998, Volume 10 No 1 All women use pain relief in labour. Their methods can range from self-help techniques such as being u…   Read more…

Pethidine - A Little Shot Of Something Not So Nice

Vol. 10, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Beverley A Lawrence Beech AIMS Journal, 1993, Volume 10, No 1 Pethidine is a synthetic, addictive, narcotic drug which is similar to Morphine. It i…   Read more…

Swings and Roundabouts of Folic Acid

Vol. 9, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Jean Robinson AIMS Journal 1997, Vol 9, No 3 When I first read the early reports that folic acid and vitamins might prevent neural tube defects lik…   Read more…

Free to birth

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

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol25, No4 Joanna Joy looks at why women choose to freebirth Freebirthing – the decision to birth without medical assistance – has…   Read more…

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 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…

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…

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…

Latch Key

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

AIMS Journal 2013, Vol 25 No © Alison Blenkinsop from Fit to Bust   Read more…

Making choices

Vol. 24, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 4 Beverley Beech highlights some key issues In the United Kingdom women have the legal right to birth at home if they so…   Read more…

Spanish Rights

Vol. 24, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 3 Of Birth, Spanish Obstetricians, bad jokes and roses by Jesusa Ricoy-Olariaga I am a Spanish woman who has been living…   Read more…

Testing Consent

Vol. 24, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 3 Amanda Dixon asks looks at routine testing and information given Is informed consent a thing of the past? Is it anothe…   Read more…

Interview with… Kemi Johnson

Vol. 31, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 4 Interview by Rachel Boldero. 1. When did you get involved in birth issues, and why? When I was fifteen years old, I w…   Read more…

Oxytocin: Love, Birth and Bulldogs

Vol. 31, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 4 By Tracy Ripley Often, our hormones are viewed as a torment, they shoulder the blame for mood swings, irritability, a…   Read more…

Embracing the female body: What can we learn from history?

Vol. 31, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 4 By Gemma McKenzie In 1892 Charlotte Perkins Gilman published a short semi-autobiographical story entitled ‘The Yellow…   Read more…

Induction with synthetic oxytocin: less is more

Vol. 31, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 4 By Linn Shepherd Administration of synthetic oxytocin - induction of contractions Synthetic oxytocin has been used si…   Read more…

Do animals need doulas?

Vol. 31, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 4 By Katie Hickey Before I became a doula, I was a practising veterinary surgeon. I’ve had medical doctors joke with me…   Read more…

Resolving conflict around childbirth choices

Vol. 31, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 4 By Paul Golden Respecting birthing women’s rights The law requires that birthing women and their families have their…   Read more…

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