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Birth Story: First Baby at Cossham Birth Centre

Vol. 31, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 3 By Emma Mason At the time we discovered we were having a baby we were pretty clueless about pregnancy, labour and bir…   Read more…

Jenna’s Home Waterbirth Story

Vol. 31, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 2 When my partner and I were consider…   Read more…

My favourite birth was an induced birth!

Vol. 31, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 1 By Jay Kelly Don’t get me wrong, I…   Read more…

Birthing Journeys: Positive birth after trauma

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

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 30, No 4 By Hannah Palamara My journey to ac…   Read more…

The Night that was neither Silent nor Holy

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

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 30, No 4 By Beth Whitehead I seem to struggl…   Read more…

Why didn't she leave?

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

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 30, No 4 By Zoe Clark When they first met, s…   Read more…

Claire’s birth story: The arrival of Iris

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

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 3 By Claire Pottage As a fairly anxio…   Read more…

Birth Story: My three very different experiences of becoming a mummy

Vol. 30, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 2 By Kirsten Mitchell When I was litt…   Read more…

Physiology Matters: A letter to Doctor Joseph B. DeLee

Vol. 30, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 1 By Celine Lemay As a practising mid…   Read more…

The Consequences of Discontinuing Continuity

Vol. 30, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No1 A birth story by Emma Ashworth It wa…   Read more…

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…   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…

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Letter to The Guardian in response…

Sent 9th May 2019 By email ( guardian.readers@theguardian.com ) Dear Sir, I write in response to the opinion piece by Barbara Ellen entitled “Meghan Markle’s home birth s…

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AIMS Response to MBRRACE-UK Report…

Download PDF MBRRACE-UK: Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care MBRRACE-UK: Perinatal Mortality Surveillance report for births in 2016 www.npeu.ox.ac.uk/mbrrace-uk/reports…

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Download PDF Commissioners and providers across England, guided by their MVPs, are working across the country to implement sustainable Continuity of Carer models of care,…

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