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Hospital-Acquired Infections

Vol. 12, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Turning birth into an illness AIMS Journal, 2000, Vol 12 No 3 Hospital acquired infections are becoming a real and persistent danger for birthing wome…   Read more…

A Nail in the Coffin for Home Birth

Vol. 12, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

New UKCC guidelines fail to support mothers and midwives AIMS Journal, 2000, Vol 12 No 3 The United Kingdom Central Council for Nurses, Midwives and H…   Read more…

Midwife Ann Kelly wins Supreme Court victory against Nursing Board

Vol. 12, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Marie O'Connor AIMS Journal, 2000, Volume 12 No 2 Dublin home birth midwife, Ann Kelly, has won her four-year legal battle against the Irish Nursin…   Read more…

They showed us the money!

Vol. 12, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Julie Cook AIMS Journal, 2000, Vol 12 No 2 At last, some practical support for a home birth group. In November 1999, Lancaster Home Birth Support G…   Read more…

Posterior Babies - Mothers can trust their instincts

Vol. 12, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Rosie Denmark AIMS Journal 2000, Vol 12, No. 2 I first heard about the posterior presentation of babies early in my pregnancy from Margie Polden's…   Read more…

Waterbirth - Time to Move Forward

Vol. 12, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Beverley Lawrence Beech AIMS Journal, Summer 2000, Volume 12 No. 2 AIMS Chair Beverley Beech believes that it's time we started taking labour and b…   Read more…

RCOG Caught on the Net - Clinical Guidelines on Waterbirth are Pretty Wet

Vol. 12, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, Summer 2000, Volume 12 No. 2 By Beverley A lawrence Beech You find the must extraordinary things on the Internet. While 'surfing the Net…   Read more…

Reinstating Women's Time in Childbirth

Vol. 12, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Dr Jo Murphy-Lawless AIMS Journal 2000, Vol 12, No 1 Jo Murphy-Lawless is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Women's Studies, Trinity College Dubl…   Read more…

Unassisted Childbirth

Vol. 12, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Laura Kaplan Shanley AIMS Journal, 2000, Vol 12 No 1 Many people have heard the terms unassisted childbirth. But what is this movement, which is pa…   Read more…

A Way Forward for Midwives

Vol. 12, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2000, Vol 12 No 1 AIMS' Chair Beverley Lawrence Beech argues that it is time midwives started speaking up for themselves, for their profe…   Read more…

Bad Habits - a poor basis for medical policy

Vol. 11, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Marsden Wagner AIMS Journal 1999, Vol 11, No 4 In this article, Marsden Wagner, formerly the Regional Officer for Women's and Children's Health at the…   Read more…

Over-Medicated and Under-Informed: What are the consequences for birthing women?

Vol. 11, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Beverley A Lawrence Beech AIMS Journal 1999/2000, Vol 11, No 4 It is not necessary to remind readers of the circumstances which empower a woman to…   Read more…

The Safety of Hospital Birth - The myth versus the reality

Vol. 11, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Beverley A. Lawrence Beech AIMS Journal, 2000, Vol 11 No 4 Having travelled around the world presenting the users' views of maternity care I have foun…   Read more…

Ultrasound - More powerful, more dangerous, more unethical

Vol. 11, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Jean Robinson AIMS Journal 1999, Vol 11, No 4 When Professor Stuart Campbell says he is worried about the way ultrasound is being used on unborn ch…   Read more…

Ultrasound - weighing the propaganda against the facts

Vol. 11, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Beverley Lawrence Beech AIMS Journal, Winter 1999, Vol 11 No 4 An abridged version appears in this Journal, this is the full paper, which was first…   Read more…

Managing the Third Stage

Vol. 11, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Jean Robinson AIMS Journal, 1999, Vol 11 No 3 AIMS' Research Officer Jean Robinson summarises the pitfalls and problems of research into third stag…   Read more…

Choosing Alternatives

Vol. 11, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Pat Thomas AIMS Journal 1999, Vol 11 No 3 Women who are interested in alternative forms of maternity care, are also often interested in alternative…   Read more…

The Ann Kelly Case

Vol. 11, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

by Maire O'Regan AIMS Journal, 1999, Vol 11 No 2 The Final Regulation of Irish Midwives In September 1996, Peter Boylan, Mater of the National Materni…   Read more…

A Trial by Newspaper

Vol. 11, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Pat Thomas AIMS Journal, 1999, Vol 11 No 2 AIMS has been resoundingly criticised in the past for its stance on journalists and the way they portray…   Read more…

The Witch Hunt

Vol. 11, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Beverley Lawrence Beech and Pat Thomas AIMS Journal, 1999, Vol 11 No. 2 An International Persecution of Quality Midwifery This is one of the most d…   Read more…

The Death of Midwifery? - It May Be Closer Than You Think

Vol. 11, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 1999, Vol 11 No 1 I am a non-practising midwife and, for the moment, the lay chair of an inner city MSLC. I have a passion for the polit…   Read more…

MIDWIFERY - Will Higher Level Equal Lower Skill?

Vol. 11, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

by Beverley Beech AIMS Journal 1999, Vol 11, No 1 AIMS Chair Beverley Beech recently returned from Australia, buoyed up and optimistic about the futur…   Read more…

Mater Over Matter

Vol. 10, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Carey Morning AIMS Journal, Volume 10 No 4, Winter 1998/9 In October I attended Michel Odent's lectures "Childbirth: Needs, Dreams and the Reality…   Read more…

Miscarriage - The Loss of A Baby

Vol. 10, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Rosemary Mander AIMS Journal 1998, Vol 10, No. 4 Miscarriage and the grief which follows it have been widely ignored in the past. This may have bee…   Read more…

What's On The Menu?

Vol. 10, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Fiona Campbell Smith AIMS Journal, 1998, Vol 10, No 4 With tongue firmly in cheek, AIMS takes a look at the menu mentality of modern maternity care…   Read more…

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