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Navigating a hospital mistake that could have changed everything

Vol. 36, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2024, Vol 36, No 1 By Julia Mihaylov On the way to motherhood, every twist and turn draws a unique story, and my second pregnancy took a…   Read more…

My Complaint

Vol. 36, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2024, Vol 36, No 1 Editor’s note: In this quite shocking account of disrespect and neglect, Grace describes the arrival of her first bab…   Read more…

I was nearly one of those induction statistics

Vol. 35, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2023, Vol 35, No 4 Editor’s note: While Jo remembers her ‘nearly induction’ experience with fortitude and pragmatism - I love the way th…   Read more…

Postpartum: A short story

Vol. 35, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2023, Vol 35, No 4 Editor’s note: This is a fictional account of the state of mind of a mother suffering postnatal illness. As such, it…   Read more…

A Mother’s Instinct

Vol. 35, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2023, Vol 35, No 2 By Deborah Maw My first baby was born in Eire, although we were living in Dumfries and Galloway at the time, 20 miles…   Read more…

This is his head, says the midwife

Vol. 34, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2022, Vol 34, No 4 To read or download this Journal as a PDF. Please click here . By Lizzy Lister This is his head , says the midwife pl…   Read more…

Birth Weights

Vol. 34, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2022, Vol 34, No 4 To read or download this Journal as a PDF. Please click here . By Danielle Gilmour 7,7; 8,4; 9,5 - These are numbers…   Read more…

My Instagram Birth Art

Vol. 34, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2022, Vol 34, No 4 To read or download this Journal as a PDF. Please click here . By Hannah Wood This is a picture of a pregnant me walk…   Read more…

Birth Art

Vol. 34, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2022, Vol 34, No 4 To read or download this Journal as a PDF. Please click here . By Mary Nolan My birth art relates to my second pregna…   Read more…

Guilty

Vol. 34, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2022, Vol 34, No 2 To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here . By Helen Ward Leese Helen with ba…   Read more…

Human rights in UK maternity services: moving from observation to action

Vol. 34, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2022, Vol 34, No 2 To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here . By Leigh Ham Human rights in mate…   Read more…

Newborn resuscitation without violence

Vol. 34, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2022, Vol 34, No 2 To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here . By Joanne Foster - a UK Resuscita…   Read more…

Birth poetry from the pandemic

Vol. 34, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 34, No 1 Introduction by Danielle Gilmour In our last Journal - 'Birth of a pandemic: How we coped' — we heard from mothers, h…   Read more…

Sarah and Jackson’s Story

Vol. 34, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 34, No 1 By Sarah Jackson, my son, had his second birthday late in 2021. We decided to start a family before getting married a…   Read more…

Birth Time: the documentary - a review

Vol. 34, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 34, No 1 By Anne Glover Birth Time: the documentary [1] is an Australian production, released in November 2021. It questions w…   Read more…

Introducing Raham Project

Vol. 34, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 34, No 1 By Faiza Rehman Raham Project is a registered Community Interest Company, based in Peterborough. It is currently fund…   Read more…

My experience of trying to find out how Continuity of Carer implementation is going locally: Like getting blood from a stone

Vol. 34, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 34, No 1 By Sarah Hawkins As a birth worker supporting many women and families under the care of three NHS Trusts, it hadn’t e…   Read more…

Lydia’s Story: Something’s Wrong

Vol. 34, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 34, No 1 By Lydia Shiells This story is about my third pregnancy. I already had two girls who I had carried and delivered happ…   Read more…

Covid-19 and women’s reproductive health

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

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 4 To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here . By Katharine Handel In this issue…   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 To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here . By Caroline Basden I was six mont…   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 To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here . When the AIMS Campaigns Team spot…   Read more…

My Story

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

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 4 To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here . By Hannah Lyons I gave birth to S…   Read more…

My pandemic birth story

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

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 4 To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here . By Liz Thomas Last week, as I wat…   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 To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here . By Suzy Alexandra-Troy In this pi…   Read more…

Maternity in a pandemic: a personal perspective

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

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 4 To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here . By Jenny Smith Nothing can prepar…   Read more…

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My Complaint

AIMS Journal, 2024, Vol 36, No 1 Editor’s note: In this quite shocking account of disrespect and neglect, Grace describes the arrival of her first baby. With Grace’s perm…

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