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Maternal Mental Health During a Pandemic: A look at the rapid evidence review of the impact of Covid-19 and the subsequent recommendations made by the Maternal Mental Health Alliance

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

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 4 By Frances Attenborough I’m an NCT practitioner, [1] supporting parents both before and after their babies are born.…   Read more…

How does BMI influence maternity care and outcomes? A review of NMPA’s report: NHS Maternity Care for Women with a Body Mass Index of 30 kg/m2 or Above

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

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 4 [ All charts are taken from or adapted from the report ] By the AIMS Campaigns Team The National Maternity and Perina…   Read more…

Research Review

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

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 1 By Gemma McKenzie Hazel Keedle, Virginia Schmied, Elaine Burns and Hannah Grace Dahlen A narrative analysis of women’…   Read more…

MBRRACE and the disproportionate number of BAME deaths: Why is this happening and how can we tackle it?

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 By Gemma McKenzie In November 2018…   Read more…

Research Review: Women’s experiences of induction of labour

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 Gemma McKenzie Coates, R. Cupple…   Read more…

Research Review: "Women’s descriptions of childbirth trauma relating to care provider actions and interactions."

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 Gemma McKenzie reviews Reed R. Shar…   Read more…

Computerised interpretation of fetal heart rate during labour (INFANT): a randomised controlled trial, The INFANT Collaborative Group

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 3 Gemma McKenzie summarises the INFANT trial, 21 st March 2017 http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140…   Read more…

The Albany analysis

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 1 Sarah Davies summarises the long-awaited analysis of the Albany Midwifery Practice data Midwifery continuity of carer…   Read more…

Research

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

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 3 Evaluation of satisfaction with care in a midwifery unit and an obstetric unit: a randomized controlled trial of low-r…   Read more…

Perineums and positions

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

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 4 Perineal injuries and birth positions among 2992 women with a low risk pregnancy who opted for a homebirth. Edqvist et…   Read more…

Induction and age

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

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 4 Randomized trial of labor induction in women 35 years of age or older Walker KF, Bugg GJ, McPherson M, McCormick C, Gr…   Read more…

Caesareans and obesity

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

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 4 Association between cesarean birth and risk of obesity in offspring in childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood Cha…   Read more…

We need a health system that meets ‘the needs of the person/patient’

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

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 4 BMJ 2015; 351 doi: dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4448 (Published 17 August 2015) ‘“Over one billion people worldwide do not…   Read more…

Home birth research

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

AIMS Journal, 2015, Vol 27 No 4 Gemma McKenzie looks at additional evidence on birthing at home Recently, there have been a number of studies publishe…   Read more…

Counting the kicks

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

AIMS Journal, 2015, Vol 27 No 3 Gemma McKenzie asks, what's the evidence behind it? There has been growing interest in the charity 'Count the Kicks' a…   Read more…

Support for loss

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

AIMS Journal, 2015, Vol 27 No 3 Nadia Higson reviews berevement support in early and late pregnancy Women's experiences of the care they receive follo…   Read more…

Controlled cord traction

Vol. 27, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2015, Vol 27 No 2 Gill Gyte asks, is it needed to deliver the placenta? Controlled cord traction (CCT) is traction applied to the umbili…   Read more…

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists guidelines: How evidence based are they?

Vol. 27, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Gemma McKenzie AIMS Journal, 2015, Vol 27 No 1 Prusova K, Tyler L, Churcher A and Lokugamage AU (2014) Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecolo…   Read more…

Maternity care providers' perceptions of women's autonomy and the law

Vol. 27, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Nadine Edwards AIMS Journal, 2015, Vol 27 No 1 Kruske S, Young K, Jenkinson B and Catchlove A (2013) Maternity care providers' perceptions of women…   Read more…

2010 National Maternity Survey

Vol. 27, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Nadine Edwards AIMS Journal, 2015, Vol 27 No 1 Lindquist A, Kurinczuk JJ, Redshaw, Knight M (2014) Experiences, utilisation and outcomes of materni…   Read more…

AIMS homebirth survey

Vol. 26, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2014, Vol 26 No 4 Nadia Higson shares the results of an exploration of what is on offer to women Most women who want one are able to ach…   Read more…

Women’s safety alerts in maternity care: is speaking up enough?

Vol. 26, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2014, Vol 26 No 3 Rance S, McCourt C, Rayment J, et al (2013) Women’s safety alerts in maternity care: is speaking up enough? Quality an…   Read more…

Research Roundup

Vol. 26, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Gill Boden and Nadine Edwards AIMS Journal 2014, Vol 26, No 2 Perinatal Pitocin as an early ADHD biomarker: neurodevelopmental risk? Safe preventio…   Read more…

Research Reviews

Vol. 26, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

by Gemma Mckenzie and Nadine Edwards AIMS Journal 2014, Vol 26, No 1 Birth control Anti D Birth control Rachel Thompson and Yvette Miller (2014) Birth…   Read more…

Research Roundup

Vol. 24, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Andrea Nove AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 3 Caesareans and increased risk Caesareans and increased risk J.P. Souza, A.M. Gülmezoglu, P. Lumbiganon, G.…   Read more…

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POSTPONED FROM JUNE 2020 Making a difference past and future The purpose of the day is to celebrate what Birth Activists in general and AIMS in particular have achieved,…

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AIMS supports the Government's ongoing commitment to the implementation of relational care - the Continuity of Carer model of care - in the maternity services across Engl…

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The draft document can be found here General comments: The comments form is online only and cannot be downloaded. This makes it very difficult for considered responses to…

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AIMS is pleased to announce the publication of the first of our new position papers. Over the years, AIMS has developed a reputation for taking a position on a wide range…

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