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What is AIMS up to?

Vol. 29, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 2 What is AIMS up to? Our Primary campaign for 2017 remains Continuity of Carer and as a key part of this AIMS was part…   Read more…

AIMS' new website

Vol. 29, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 2 The AIMS website is packed with articles and information which is invaluable for women and families, however the inter…   Read more…

UN Population Award 2016

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 1 Congratulations are due to the Polish ‘Childbirth with Dignity Foundation’ whose representatives, Ania Zdral and Joann…   Read more…

A little history lesson

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

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 4 Beverley Beech explores the ‘rebranding’ of MSLCs Professor Norman Morris was an obstetrician who really respected wom…   Read more…

Ombudsman finds King's Lynn guilty of maladministration

Vol. 28, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Ombudsman finds King's Lynn guilty of maladministration AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 2 Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), King's Lynn is notorious for r…   Read more…

2016 - United Nations Population Award

Vol. 28, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 2 Congratulations are due to the Polish 'Childbirth with Dignity Foundation' whose representatives, Joanna Pietrusiewicz…   Read more…

Independent Midwifery Insurance in Ireland

Vol. 28, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 2 In the wake of the withdrawal of indemnity insurance by the Royal College of Midwives for their members in the 1990s,…   Read more…

National Maternity Review

Vol. 28, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 1 The National Maternity Review, chaired by Baroness Cumberlege, has now finished its programme of national consultation…   Read more…

Out-of-hospital safety

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

AIMS Journal, 2015, Vol 27 No 4 For this news page, we have provided details of a number of recent research reports (all available online) on the bene…   Read more…

Northern breech conference: Breech birth - making choice a reality

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

26-27 September 2014, Sheffield By Sophie Whitecross AIMS Journal, 2015, Vol 27 No 1 Sophie is a midwifery lecturer at Swansea University, and also pr…   Read more…

News Roundup

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

AIMS Journal 2015, Vol 27 No 1 Withdrawal of insurance for VBAC In Ireland the private midwifery group, Neighbourhood Midwives posted on its website t…   Read more…

Microbirth

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

AIMS Journal Vol 26 No 4 Microbirth was released globally on 20 September 2014 An audience largely made up of birth workers and mothers – some with ch…   Read more…

AIMS pays tribute to Stephen Gaskin & Mary Ann Cahill

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

AIMS Journal 2014, Vol 26 No 4 Stephen Gaskin AIMS was saddened to hear of the death of Stephen Gaskin (16 February 1935 – 1 July 2014) in July. Steph…   Read more…

They said what?

Vol. 25, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25 No 3 'You can buy test strips to check for alcohol levels in your milk. ' These magic strips of course do not tell you what…   Read more…

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Birth

Vol. 25, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25 No 3 An AIMS talk by Kathryn Gutteridge, July 2013 Heading up to Birmingham with a couple of birth enthusiasts was a great…   Read more…

Dr Ágnes Geréb - update

Vol. 24, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 2 Donal Kerry continues the campaign against injustice Dr Ágnes Geréb is the leading obstetrician and midwife in Hungary…   Read more…

Dear BBC

Vol. 24, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2012, Vol 24 No 1 Holly Lyne's letter of complaint to the BBC on their portrayal of human birth I was absolutely outraged to see and hear…   Read more…

Hungarian State Injustice

Vol. 23, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2011, Vol 23 No 3 Donal Kerry discusses the continued persecution of Dr Agnes Geréb Can Government inaction lead to State injustice? Can…   Read more…

STOP PRESS - Closure in Hull

Vol. 23, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2011, Vol 23 No 2 Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust has announced the Jubilee Bir th Centre is to close as of 29 July. An insp…   Read more…

Expectant Mothers Denied Choice

Vol. 23, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2011, Vol 23 No 2 Claire Rajah campaigns for the Corbar Birth Centre in Derbyshire In May 2011 Derbyshire Primary Care Trust (PCT) public…   Read more…

Birth Position

Vol. 20, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20 No 2 The latest Healthcare Commission survey says: 'Staying mobile can help the labour progress so it is important that whe…   Read more…

Birth pools for sale in Mothercare and Boots

Vol. 20, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20 No 2 For the first time two large high street retail outlets are to sell portable birth pools to women. The increased aware…   Read more…

Making normal birth a reality

Vol. 19, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2007, Vol 19 No 4 National Childbirth Trust press release 15.11.07 The multi-disciplinary Maternity CareWorking Party (MCWP) has develop…   Read more…

RCOG and VBAC

Vol. 19, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2007, Vol 19, No 3 We have been aware for many years that the risk of uterine rupture in a future pregnancy is underplayed by obstetricia…   Read more…

Natural Birth After Caesarean

Vol. 19, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2007, Vol 19 No 3 Debbie Chippington Derrick describes the reaction of midwives to her VBAC presentation Co-owner www.caesarean.org.uk I…   Read more…

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