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Covid-19 and women’s reproductive health

Vol. 33, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 4 By Katharine Handel In this issue of the AIMS journal, we have heard stories from women who experienced pregnancy, bi…   Read more…

Worries about Covid-19 and the homebirth solution

Vol. 33, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 4 By Caroline Basden I was six months pregnant with my third baby when lockdown started in March 2020. I remember the p…   Read more…

Choice in the Maternity Services - Expressing ourselves via poetry

Vol. 33, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 4 When the AIMS Campaigns Team spotted that the theme of this year’s National Poetry Day (October 7) was ‘choice’, they…   Read more…

My Story

Vol. 33, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 4 By Hannah Lyons I gave birth to Stephanie Joy in February 2021. Being pregnant, giving birth and being postpartum in…   Read more…

My pandemic birth story

Vol. 33, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 4 By Liz Thomas Last week, as I watched my baby daughter taking her first steps, I thought about what a strong and dete…   Read more…

I will always remember this time: supporting parents during the pandemic

Vol. 33, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 4 By Suzy Alexandra-Troy In this piece, I will be looking at my involvement, with other colleagues, on an intense proje…   Read more…

Maternity in a pandemic: a personal perspective

Vol. 33, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 4 By Jenny Smith Nothing can prepare you for the unexpected shock of a pandemic and it certainly caused a ‘swirling in…   Read more…

An open letter to my midwives

Vol. 33, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 3 To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here . By Heather Spain Dear Midwives, M…   Read more…

I’ve Just Had a Baby

Vol. 33, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 3 To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here . I’ve Just Had a Baby After Annie…   Read more…

Introducing PMH Support

Vol. 33, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 3 To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here . Scott Mair is a husband, Veteran,…   Read more…

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

Vol. 32, No. 3, 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 3 By Natalie Carter, Consultant Midwi…   Read more…

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

Vol. 32, No. 3, 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 3 By Tinuke Awe & Clotilde Rebecca Ab…   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…

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