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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…

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…

My Airedale Midwife

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

AIMS Journal, 2014, Vol 26 No 3 An NHS midwifery caseloading initiative in Yorkshire When mothers started voting with their feet and referring themsel…   Read more…

New NHS Reinstatement Bill

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

AIMS Journal 2014, Vol 26, No 3 Brand new NHS Reinstatement Bill from Allyson Pollock gives hope to campaigners (Taken from www.opendemocracy.net/ourn…   Read more…

Free to leave home - Agnes Gereb

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

AIMS Journal, 2014, Vol 26 No 1 21 Februar y 2014 Update on the campaign to free Ágnes Geréb, Yes, it has finally happened! Ágnes is now free from hou…   Read more…

The 4th European Midwives Association Education Conference

Vol. 25, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25, No 4 On 29 and 30 October 2013 in Maastricht, The Netherlands, 209 midwives from 25 countries gathered to discuss midwifer…   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…

March for Independent Midwifery

Vol. 25, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2013, Vol 25, No 2 22nd March 2013 With an early start through rush hour traffic, scampering back to the car to retrieve an extra pair of…   Read more…

Toxic Maternity

Vol. 25, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMSs Journal 2013, Vol 25, No 2 Beverley Beech elaborates on the curious case of Greek placentas Women who give birth at home in the UK, and in many…   Read more…

Thank you

Vol. 24, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 4 AIMS would like to say a very large thank you to Sacha Lane. Sacha raised money for AIMS by being sponsored to run the…   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…

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