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Better Births Basics #1: the Better Births vision

Vol. 30, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

(THE ESSENTIAL CUT OUT & KEEP CHECKLIST FOR BIRTH ACTIVISTS) AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No1 By the AIMS Campaign Team Given the vast agenda we have b…   Read more…

Better Births Basics #2: What’s what and who’s who?

Vol. 30, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 1 By the AIMS Campaign Team How is your local area doing with implementing Better Births? Are you in contact with your…   Read more…

Better Births Basics #3: Some key national targets

Vol. 30, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 1 By the AIMS Campaign Team Within the wide-ranging Maternity Transformation Programme, there are inevitably a large nu…   Read more…

Implementing Better Births: The Long View

Vol. 30, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 1 By Margaret Jowitt We have the late Audrey Wise MP (1932-2000) to thank for the notion that in order to improve mater…   Read more…

Implementing Better Births: Continuing the campaign for continuity of carer. A call to action!

Vol. 30, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No1 By the AIMS Campaign Team AIMS has long campaigned for a shift in emphasis in the maternity services to one that offer…   Read more…

Keeping babies 'Born In Salford': an update on maternity provision for Salford women and families

Vol. 30, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No1 By Amy Prodgers On the 19 th April, as a member of the University of Salford Midwifery Society, I was invited to atten…   Read more…

Introducing the Make Birth Better Network: networking to address the birth trauma challenge

Vol. 30, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No1 By Emma Svanberg and Rebecca Moore The number of social media references to the Make Birth Better campaign and network…   Read more…

Introducing Maternity Outcomes Matter: Tackling avoidable harm

Vol. 30, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 1 By Maureen Treadwell Maternity Outcomes Matter (MOMS) is a project that started in 2017, with the aim of reducing avo…   Read more…

Campaign update: Is the NMC fit for purpose?

Vol. 30, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No1 By the AIMS Campaign Team Change at the NMC: why is this important to AIMS? AIMS recognises that a large number of tax…   Read more…

Babywearing Twins and Multiples: How carrying your babies can help parents of twins

Vol. 29, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 4 Nicola Lawson shares her knowledge on carrying one - two - three babies! The idea of transporting two babies at once c…   Read more…

When mothers know best - The birth of twins

Vol. 29, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, Vol 29 No 4 Helen Shallow reviews the birth stories of two mothers who she supported as a consultant midwife Introduction My experience…   Read more…

Three's a crowd: vaginally born triplets

Vol. 29, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29, No 4 By Rowena Hazell I had two children, and very much wanted a third child to complete my family. When I finally became…   Read more…

Protecting Physiology

Vol. 29, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, Vol 29, No 4 Birthing twins – encouraging normal physiology By Chris Warrren ‘ You need a maternal-fetal specialist, an obstetrician, wh…   Read more…

Jean Robinson talks to Emma Ashworth about her time at AIMS

Vol. 29, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, Vol 29 No 4 Emma Ashworth (EA) interviews Jean Robinson (JR) about the years of support that she's given to AIMS, and to women and famil…   Read more…

Multiple Multiples: What the different types of twins really mean

Vol. 29, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 4 How they come about, and what you might expect when you’re expecting them By Rebecca Freckleton Finding out that you a…   Read more…

Breastfeeding twins - and more!

Vol. 29, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 4 Kathryn Stagg, Breastfeeding counsellor and mother of twins, offers her tips on breastfeeding multiple babies. So you’…   Read more…

To Vaccinate Or Not to Vaccinate? My Research on The Question.

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 3 Alex Smith considers the decisions that she made for her children over two decades ago, and she's still undecided. My…   Read more…

Debate: Women and babies need protection from the dangers of normal birth ideology

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 3 Beverley Beech sumarises the debate between Professor Dietz and Professor Lesley Page BJOG Debate: International Journ…   Read more…

A normal birth story - at last

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 3 Michelle Quashie shares the story of her postive birth After two previous traumatic Caesarean sections, followed by a…   Read more…

Handling threats of Social Services

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 3 It is not uncommon for AIMS to receive helpline calls from women who are being coerced into accepting interventions or…   Read more…

Act now to keep the Better Births vision alive: a call to action

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 3 Jo Dagustun calls to campaigners to make Better Births a reality In 2016, the National Maternity Review team, in their…   Read more…

No tragedy to see here...

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 2 Jane Ashwell Carter shares her experiences of the language used around Down’s syndrome Early in November 2016, I was o…   Read more…

Institutional leaflets

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 2 Yolanda Forster looks at the difference between communication and manipulation Antenatal literature is now available o…   Read more…

Breast Language

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 2 Emma Pickett asks if we are sending out the right messages when using breast language. We all know the power of langua…   Read more…

He’s not the mother

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 2 Mari Greenfield looks at language, LGBT and inclusion When lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people have c…   Read more…

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