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Mental health and pregnancy - Phoebe’s story

Vol. 36, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2024, Vol 36, No 2 By Phoebe Howe In early 2016, I was diagnosed with Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD, formally known as…   Read more…

Pelvic floor health - “I wish I’d known this sooner”

Vol. 36, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2024, Vol 36, No 2 By Lara Wilson “I wish I’d known this sooner” - A sentiment I often hear from women consulting me over intimate healt…   Read more…

Peripartum Cardiomyopathy: Claire’s story

Vol. 36, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2024, Vol 36, No 2 By Claire Sheppard There are significant dates in everyone's life that suddenly change their path forever. For me, th…   Read more…

Generalised hypermobility: Emma’s story

Vol. 36, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2024, Vol 36, No 2 By Emma Dickinson I've got a condition referred to as generalised hypermobility. I'm actually under the hospital to f…   Read more…

Type 1 diabetes and maternity care: Jane’s story

Vol. 36, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2024, Vol 36, No 2 By Jane Furness My daughter is two and a half years old now, but I still have daily flashbacks of our pregnancy and b…   Read more…

Epilepsy and pregnancy

Vol. 36, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2024, Vol 36, No 2 Kim Morley is a nurse and midwife with advanced qualifications who has been instrumental in providing specialised car…   Read more…

Peripartum cardiomyopathy

Vol. 36, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2024, Vol 36, No 2 Peripartum Cardiomyopathy By Rebecca Jarman RM Peripartum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a rare but potentially life-threat…   Read more…

What has the AIMS Campaigns Team been up to this quarter?

Vol. 36, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2024, Vol 36, No 2 By the AIMS Campaigns Team Written outputs: 5th February: AIMS Submission to the Birth Trauma APPG 1st March: comment…   Read more…

AIMS Physiology-Informed Maternity Services (PIMS) - April 2024

Vol. 36, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2024, Vol 36, No 2 Campaign Group Update Introduction A few members of the Campaigns Team meet regularly to focus on work related to the…   Read more…

Doula UK online Conference 2024: Inspire & Connect

Vol. 36, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2024, Vol 36, No 2 By Anne Glover This annual conference, held from the 22nd to the 24th of March, was as interesting and packed with pe…   Read more…

Continuity of Carer Corner – April 2024

Vol. 36, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2024, Vol 36, No 2 From the AIMS Continuity of Carer Campaign Group Introduction Every couple of months a small group of AIMS volunteers…   Read more…

Type 1 diabetes - given my time again: Victoria’s story

Vol. 36, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2024, Vol 36, No 2 By Victoria Rixon In 2019, at 26 weeks pregnant, I was admitted to hospital with sickness, headache, raised blood pre…   Read more…

Pre-eclampsia: Eliza’s birth story

Vol. 36, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2024, Vol 36, No 2 Catharine Hart describes developing pre-eclampsia in pregnancy and an emergency caesarean section with her daughter E…   Read more…

Pregnancy, Childbirth and Marfan Syndrome

Vol. 36, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2024, Vol 36, No 2 Editor’s note: In this very interesting article, Victoria Hilton from the Marfan Trust writes about the genetic condi…   Read more…

Editorial - When the mother is unwell

Vol. 36, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2024, Vol 36, No 2 Benjamin Vautier (Swiss, 1829-1898) By Alex Smith Welcome to the June 2024 issue of the AIMS journal. The theme for t…   Read more…

Navigating a hospital mistake that could have changed everything

Vol. 36, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2024, Vol 36, No 1 By Julia Mihaylov On the way to motherhood, every twist and turn draws a unique story, and my second pregnancy took a…   Read more…

My Complaint

Vol. 36, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2024, Vol 36, No 1 Editor’s note: In this quite shocking account of disrespect and neglect, Grace describes the arrival of her first bab…   Read more…

Doulas supporting clients to make a complaint

Vol. 36, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2024, Vol 36, No 1 By Anne Glover I work with women from all walks of life, but one thing that is important to them all, is having a pos…   Read more…

The AIMS Guide to Resolution After Birth

Vol. 36, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2024, Vol 36, No 1 Principal author Shane Ridley Published by AIMS (27 Mar. 2020) ISBN…   Read more…

Report of Parliamentary Debate on Birth Trauma

Vol. 36, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2024, Vol 36, No 1 By Elle Gundry The first parliamentary debate on birth trauma took place in the House of Commons on Thursday 19th Oct…   Read more…

Birth Activists Briefing: Making a complaint about NHS services

Vol. 36, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2024, Vol 36, No 1 By the AIMS Campaigns Team The procedure for making a complaint about NHS services differs slightly in each of the na…   Read more…

How can digital consultations best be used in maternity care?

Vol. 36, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2024, Vol 36, No 1 By Dr Georgia Clancy and Professor Catrin Evans Since the publication of Better Births in 2016, maternity services in…   Read more…

My complaint about complaints

Vol. 36, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2024, Vol 36, No 1 Laura Mullarkey, lawyer, AIMS volunteer, and mum of three, compares her recent experiences of complaining about her N…   Read more…

The British Intrapartum Care Society (BICS) conference 2023

Vol. 36, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2024, Vol 36, No 1 By the AIMS Campaigns Team The British Intrapartum Care Society ( BICS ) was initially set up in 2018 by a group of o…   Read more…

MBRRACE-UK Reports – Shocking Racial and Socioeconomic Inequalities Continue and Even Widen

Vol. 36, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2024, Vol 36, No 1 Image: MBRRACE-UK By Catharine Hart MBRRACE-UK Saving Lives Improving Mothers' Care Report 2023 Last year’s annual MB…   Read more…

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Mental health and pregnancy - Phoeb…

AIMS Journal, 2024, Vol 36, No 2 By Phoebe Howe In early 2016, I was diagnosed with Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD, formally known as Borderline Personal…

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Type 1 diabetes and maternity care:…

AIMS Journal, 2024, Vol 36, No 2 By Jane Furness My daughter is two and a half years old now, but I still have daily flashbacks of our pregnancy and birth together. My hu…

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Epilepsy and pregnancy

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Birth Trauma Inquiry Open Letter in…

We write this letter in response to the recently published APPG Report on Birth Trauma which can be found here The report was extremely moving and we honour the brave con…

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Evidence Submission to The House of…

Find submission on UK Parliament webite https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/129150/pdf Introduction AIMS (Association for Improvements in the Maternity Servi…

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AIMS is proud to be supporting the RCM's Research Prioritisation project as a Project Partner and with one of our volunteers on the Steering Group www.rcm.org.uk/promotin…

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