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Obituary of Mary Cronk, 1932-2018

Vol. 30, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 30, No 4 Mary Cronk’s family announced that Mary had passed away on the morning of 21st December 2018. She was known nationall…   Read more…

Book Review: Traumatic Childbirth by Cheryl Beck, Jeanne Driscoll and Sue Wats

Vol. 30, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 30, No 4 Reviewed by Mari Greenfield First edition, published 2013 ISBN 978-…   Read more…

Book Review: Unassisted Childbirth by Laura Kaplan Shanley

Vol. 30, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 30, No 4 A book review by Gemma McKenzie Third edition, published 2016 ISBN…   Read more…

Being a birth activist: An interview with Virginia Hatton

Vol. 30, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 30, No 4 Virginia Hatton (currently an AIMS trustee) has been active in national birth campaigning since 2012 when she started…   Read more…

Conference report: 4th Annual Birth Trauma Event

Vol. 30, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 30, No 4 By Maddie McMahon When I became a doula nearly 16 years ago, the term birth trauma was largely unknown. There were ce…   Read more…

Research Review: "Women’s descriptions of childbirth trauma relating to care provider actions and interactions."

Vol. 30, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 30, No 4 Gemma McKenzie reviews Reed R. Sharman R. and Inglis C. (2017) Women’s descriptions of childbirth trauma relating to…   Read more…

Birthing Journeys: Positive birth after trauma

Vol. 30, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 30, No 4 By Hannah Palamara My journey to achieving my positive birth, a vaginal birth after two caesareans (VBA2C) was just a…   Read more…

The Night that was neither Silent nor Holy

Vol. 30, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 30, No 4 By Beth Whitehead I seem to struggle a great deal with flashbacks and anger about my births around my children’s birt…   Read more…

Why didn't she leave?

Vol. 30, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 30, No 4 By Zoe Clark When they first met, she was obviously nervous. But excited, with a sense that something wonderful would…   Read more…

After-birth service provision - An opportunity for resolution and renewal

Vol. 30, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 30, No 4 By Dr Gill Thomson (BSc, MSc, PhD, FHEA) Birth trauma, as with other forms of trauma, comes from being in a frighteni…   Read more…

The Trauma between us

Vol. 30, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 30, No 4 By Amy Delicate Birth trauma can have far reaching consequences on the wellbeing of women, partners, their infant, an…   Read more…

Traumatised Midwives; Traumatised Women

Vol. 30, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 30, No 4 By Jenny Patterson My recent PhD research explored the development of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in women followi…   Read more…

What is birth trauma anyway?

Vol. 30, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 30, No 4 By Dr Rebecca Moore I had a difficult pregnancy physically , but emotionally I was excited and felt thrilled to be pr…   Read more…

Editorial: When birth becomes trauma

Vol. 30, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 30, No 4 By Editors Mari Greenfield and Emma Ashworth Welcome to this edition of the AIMS Journal, which looks at the life cha…   Read more…

Book Review: When Survivors Give Birth, by Penny Simkin and Phyllis Klaus

Vol. 30, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

ISBN 978-1-594040221 Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 30, No 4 Reviewed for AIMS by Kicki Hansard Published i…   Read more…

Editorial: The Politics of Infant Feeding

Vol. 30, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 3 By Journal Editor Emma Ashworth For me, like so many breastfeeding supporters, there was a turning point that I can l…   Read more…

The Better Breastfeeding Campaign – Fighting for Breastfeeding Support

Vol. 30, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 3 By Ayala Ochert Last year, we launched the Better Breastfeeding campaign ( www.betterbreastfeeding.uk ) with the aim…   Read more…

Breastfeeding with Insufficient Glandular Tissue

Vol. 30, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 3 By Philippa Lomas I was never confident that my breasts were ‘normal’ growing up. I was born blind and never went aro…   Read more…

Banking on Change at Hearts

Vol. 30, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 3 By Gillian Weaver Author Gillian Weaver has spent almost three decades immersed in the connected worlds of breastfeed…   Read more…

Beyond the infant formula business there is resistance

Vol. 30, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 3 By Marta Busquets Throughout history there have always been some babies who were not breastfed by their own mothers,…   Read more…

York – It’s not for women

Vol. 30, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 3 By Emma Ashworth The York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has implemented two homebirth-related guidelines whi…   Read more…

PSA's Lessons Learned Review: The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s handling of concerns about midwives’ fitness to practice at the Furness General Hospital

Vol. 30, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 3 By Shane Ridley In May 2018 the Profesional Standards Agency (PSA) published a Review wh ich highlight s the lessons…   Read more…

Conference Report: MUNet, July 2018

Vol. 30, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 3 By Debbie Chippington Derrick The Midwifery Unit Network , referred to as MUNet, was set up three years ago. They are…   Read more…

Dr Ágnes Geréb Update (August 2018)

Vol. 30, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 3 Nearly 8 years after her arrest and imprisonment of 5th October 2010, Dr Ágnes Geréb had her 2-year prison sentence (…   Read more…

Introducing ABM: The Association of Breastfeeding Mothers

Vol. 30, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 3 By Emma Pickett, Chair, ABM The Association of Breastfeeding Mothers was founded in 1979 and gained charity status in…   Read more…

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Obituary of Mary Cronk, 1932-2018

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 30, No 4 Mary Cronk’s family announced that Mary had passed away on the morning of 21st December 2018. She was known nationally, and international…

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Book Review: When Survivors Give Bi…

ISBN 978-1-594040221 Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 30, No 4 Reviewed for AIMS by Kicki Hansard Published in 2004 ISBN 978-1594…

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