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Running maternity services during the coronavirus pandemic: keep calm and don’t forget the woman!

Vol. 32, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 3 By Natalie Carter, Consultant Midwife, Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust Hello, my name is Natalie. I am i…   Read more…

#Fivexmore: Addressing the Maternal Mortality Disparities for Black Women in the UK

Vol. 32, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 3 By Tinuke Awe & Clotilde Rebecca Abe “I felt like I wasn’t listened to”. Why must Black women demand to be listened t…   Read more…

The importance of home birth during Covid-19

Vol. 32, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 2 By Briony Cobb My lockdown experien…   Read more…

A positive induction during Covid-19

Vol. 32, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 2 By Frances Colquhoun My last week o…   Read more…

Positive hospital birth during Covid-19

Vol. 32, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 2 By Lois Hubbard My pregnancy journe…   Read more…

When unassisted birth may be the safest option

Vol. 32, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 2 By Louise Day Never in my wildest d…   Read more…

Preparing for birth in lockdown

Vol. 32, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 2 By Lorraine Noble I don’t remember…   Read more…

When fear becomes reality

Vol. 32, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 2 By Rosie West My first birth ended…   Read more…

High risk and high and dry

Vol. 32, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 2 Anonymous I am currently pregnant w…   Read more…

My birth, my way

Vol. 32, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 2 By Joanna Since becoming pregnant I…   Read more…

Covid-19 and my IVF pregnancy

Vol. 32, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 2 By Gemma Wood After having IVF we b…   Read more…

Doula-ing from a distance: better than nothing

Vol. 32, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 2 By Hilary Pengelly Before the Covid…   Read more…

A time of worry and uncertainty

Vol. 32, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 2 By Felicity Miller I am currently 3…   Read more…

Balancing the trade offs

Vol. 32, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 2 By Isla Wallace I was 36 weeks preg…   Read more…

The impact of Covid-19 on Tabitha’s birth

Vol. 32, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 2 By Hannah Kemlo In the weeks leadin…   Read more…

Homebirth to Midwife Led Unit transfer

Vol. 32, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 2 By Leanne Sumner Due to Covid-19 we…   Read more…

When partners are banned from birth

Vol. 32, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 2 By Lucy Castelino After four years…   Read more…

When support stops

Vol. 32, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 2 By Polly Warr My daughter, Everly,…   Read more…

Anxious in a pandemic

Vol. 32, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 2 By Louisa Powell My name is Louisa,…   Read more…

Preparing for freebirth during Covid-19

Vol. 32, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 2 By Hannah-Beth Hyde Today is the 29…   Read more…

Managing a doula team in the Covid-19 crisis

Vol. 32, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 2 By Michelle Bromley-Hesketh I sit h…   Read more…

Birth in a pandemic after a pregnancy loss

Vol. 32, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 2 By Clare Hardy Whether it be your f…   Read more…

The birth of Eden

Vol. 32, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 1 By Katie Hickey My labour with my f…   Read more…

Birth Story: First Baby at Cossham Birth Centre

Vol. 31, No. 3, 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 3 By Emma Mason At the time we discov…   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…

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