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A normal birth story - at last

Vol. 29, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 3 Michelle Quashie shares the story of her postive birth After two previous traumatic Caesarean sections, followed by a…   Read more…

What AIMS did for me: Ann Roberts

Vol. 29, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 3 Ann Roberts shares her story of how AIMS helped her back in 1983 I first contacted AIMS 34 years ago (1983), when I wa…   Read more…

Songs from the NMC march

Vol. 29, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 2 When you Call The Midwife to the tune of ‘let it be’ When you Call the Midwife, you are Calling someone who can see Bi…   Read more…

How AIMS has helped me

Vol. 29, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 2 I very much appreciated the support of AIMS during my last pregnancy. I was feeling pressured to accept certain tests…   Read more…

Every reason

Vol. 29, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 1 Michelle Quashie tells us why women, midwives and everyone has reason to be concerned For the past few weeks I’ve had…   Read more…

Letter to AIMS - Fathers in the birth space

Vol. 28, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 4 In 1961, I wanted to have my husband with me for our baby’s bir th; and was refused. In 1963, in another hospital in E…   Read more…

Doing things differently

Vol. 28, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 4 Rachel Ellman highlights the importance of being heard and supported This is the story of the birth of my second child…   Read more…

What AIMS means to me

Vol. 28, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 4 Sarah-Jane Currie and Elizabeth Bradley share what AIMS means to them I am not sure where I first heard of AIMS, I rem…   Read more…

Midwifery care?

Vol. 28, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 4 AIMS recently received the following letter... I had my midwife appointment today and I feel so frustrated with the wa…   Read more…

Jacob

Vol. 28, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 3 Emma Ashworth tells the story of 'risk'and an independent approach My third child, Jacob, was three when I was asked t…   Read more…

Where is the support?

Vol. 28, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 3 Jeanette Stevens shares her experience of the effects of home birth service suspension It was a lovely Friday afternoo…   Read more…

Lui's birth

Vol. 28, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 3 Rosie Jones tells her water and hypnobirthing story Lui Allen Greensmith – 8lbs 4oz – swam into my arms in the 'good k…   Read more…

When midwives lie

Vol. 28, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 2 Hannah Gray recounts how a health professional misused Social Services After four miscarriages and countless investiga…   Read more…

Health visitors

Vol. 28, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 2 Sarah Holdway shares her experience of the strong arm of the health police I'm no stranger to cancelling health visito…   Read more…

Peace at home

Vol. 28, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 2 Becki Caig shares her home water birth story This was my second pregnancy. I had planned a home water birth with my fi…   Read more…

Are you mad?

Vol. 28, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 2 I lowered my hand, and my eyes. The laughter was quickly hushed. Someone muttered ‘ Are you mad?’ I was 21, in my ante…   Read more…

It could happen anywhere

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

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 1 Maria C follows up her story A few years ago I wrote an article for AIMS about a maternity service complaint I was goi…   Read more…

My name is Imogen

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

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 1 Imogen Jenner reports on her experience of bullying in the NHS I have been a midwife for a while now and I have seen a…   Read more…

Too busy to be nice

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

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 1 Hayley Huntoon shares her frustrations at the lack of resources available Yesterday a man came to me livid with frustr…   Read more…

Considering a home birth

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

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 1 Belinda Ambrose shares her story After two very 'medicalised' hospital births following regrettable decisions made on…   Read more…

The battle for Cordelia

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

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 1 Jane Reeve shows just how difficult it can be to get support With the birth of my first daughter, in November 2012, 12…   Read more…

ENOUGH

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

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 1 Today I am saying ENOUGH! ENOUGH to the lies women are told about their 'incapable' bodies ENOUGH to the bullying and…   Read more…

Poppy's story

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

AIMS Journal, 2015, Vol 27 No 4 Poppy Johnson talks about her decision to birth at home and how it was supported I knew from the moment I saw the litt…   Read more…

Zara's birth

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

AIMS Journal, 2015, Vol 27 No 4 Sandar Warshal tells the story of the birth of her grandson Raphael What could be more important than one's own birth…   Read more…

Memories of George

Vol. 27, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2015, Vol 27 No 3 Radka Elliott wrote this piece only two days after George's birth I would like to share our story, which is very fresh…   Read more…

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