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Campaign Update: Removing COVID-19-related maternity restrictions on partners

Vol. 32, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 4 Since the start of the pandemic, the AIMS Helpline has been receiving calls from women who are deeply distressed by t…   Read more…

What has the AIMS campaigns team been doing?

Vol. 32, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 4 By the AIMS Campaigns team We have continued to review and update the AIMS Birth Information page, “ Coronavirus and…   Read more…

Introducing the Childbirth Choices Matter Campaign

Vol. 32, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 4 By Kay King The UK-based Childbirth Choices Matter campaign has a vision to create a new insurance product for self-e…   Read more…

Refocussing our attention on Better Births: The poetry of scrutinising policy implementation

Vol. 32, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 4 By the AIMS Campaigns Team The AIMS Campaigns Team has previously promoted the Better Births vision 1 as a key tool f…   Read more…

Campaign update: Continuity of Carer, Northern Ireland - trying to do it properly!

Vol. 32, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 4 by Anne Glover, AIMS Volunteer What is it? This pilot Continuity of Carer 1 scheme, called the Lotus Midwifery Team,…   Read more…

Birth Activist Briefing: Introducing England’s new Regional Chief Midwives

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 In 2019, Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent wa…   Read more…

Incentives for Continuity of Carer now included in NHS Resolution Scheme

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 the AIMS Campaigns Team Trust Bo…   Read more…

What has the AIMS Campaigns team been doing?

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 We reviewed the Care Quality Commis…   Read more…

Campaign Update: Continuity of Carer and Better Births Implementation

Vol. 31, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 4 By the AIMS Campaign Team AIMS is highly supportive of Government policy to ensure that women and families receive co…   Read more…

ENCA Meeting May 2019

Vol. 31, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 4 Debbie and Nadia attended the meeting of ENCA (the European Network of Childbirth Associations , of which AIMS was a…   Read more…

The AIMS Guide to Resolution: A new AIMS book!

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 Shane Ridley I’m very pleased to…   Read more…

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…

ENCA 2017

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 1 25th annual meeting of the European Network of Childbirth Associations Twenty-two representatives from eleven European…   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…

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