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Dear Baroness Cumberlege

Vol. 28, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 1 Andy Beckingham writes to the Maternity Review Team Dear Baroness Cumberlege and the Maternity Review Team, I write to…   Read more…

Alongside midwifery units

Vol. 27, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2015, Vol 27 No 4 Andrea Nove looks at the evidence supporting out-of-hospital models of care The Birthplace in England study 1 found th…   Read more…

Why Birth Centres Fail

Vol. 24, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 2 Mavis Kirkham, Ruth Deery and Deborah Hughes offer a case study In 2010 we published ‘Tensions and barriers in improvi…   Read more…

Letters

Vol. 19, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2007, Vol 19, No 3 Cascade of Intervention I am still in the process of coming to terms with the birth of my daughter last August. I had…   Read more…

Women Helping Women Prisoners

Vol. 17, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Diana Parkinson AIMS Journal, 2005, Vol 17 No 3 Diana Parkinson, chair of the trustees of Birth Companions, informs AIMS members about the charity tha…   Read more…

Research Roundup

Vol. 15, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Jean Robinson AIMS Journal, Spring 2003, Vol 15 No 1 Problems after preterm birth Making decisions in preterm labour Breast damage from baby care S…   Read more…

Emergency sections - how fast?

Vol. 13, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Jean Robinson AIMS Journal 2001, Vol 13, No 2 How long does it take to do an emergency caesarean? Two doctors in Leicester looked at records for 14…   Read more…

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What has the AIMS campaigns team be…

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 4 By the AIMS Campaigns Team Covid-19: With other members of the But Not Maternity Alliance [1] we wrote to all Trusts and boards that were…

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Aims Editorial December 2021: What…

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 4 Alex Smith The title of the editorial for this issue of the journal is, ‘What just happened?’ I feel a little bit like ‘baby bear’ from G…

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How does BMI influence maternity ca…

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 4 [ All charts are taken from or adapted from the report ] By the AIMS Campaigns Team The National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA) is…

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AIMS 60th Anniversary Event - Confe…

POSTPONED FROM JUNE 2020 Making a difference past and future The purpose of the day is to celebrate what Birth Activists in general and AIMS in particular have achieved,…

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Latest Campaigns

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AIMS Campaigns Update, December 202…

AIMS supports the Government's ongoing commitment to the implementation of relational care - the Continuity of Carer model of care - in the maternity services across Engl…

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Response to the RCOG Consent Advice…

The draft document can be found here General comments: The comments form is online only and cannot be downloaded. This makes it very difficult for considered responses to…

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AIMS Position Papers

AIMS is pleased to announce the publication of the first of our new position papers. Over the years, AIMS has developed a reputation for taking a position on a wide range…

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