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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…

Be mindful of what you say....

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

AIMS Journal 2017 Vol 29 No 2 Emma Ashworth discusses how language can be used to support informed decision making The language around birth has chang…   Read more…

Funding from formula

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 1 Patti Rundell of Baby Milk Action is outraged and AIMS asks you to support the campaign Following the announcement of…   Read more…

Fundamental contradiction

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 1 Mavis Kirkham explains why the business model does not fit midwifery values Midwifery is beset with problems at presen…   Read more…

IMUK and the NMC

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 1 Emma Ashworth talks about why midwifery is in crisis (again) On a Friday, four days before last Christmas, the nursing…   Read more…

What women really want

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 1 Shane Ridley shares observations of the Facebook campaign AIMS was set up in 1960 to monitor, comment and campaign for…   Read more…

IMs and insurance

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 1 Mari Greenfield explores the impact of the NMC’s decisions on indemnity insurance The decision by the Nursing and Midw…   Read more…

Reproductive justice

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 1 Jo Murphy-Lawless raises awareness of the situation for women in Ireland In a wide-ranging article by social policy an…   Read more…

Lay perspectives

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 1 Charlotte Williamson looks at the value of out-of-system knowledge Lay means not trained or qualified in whatever prof…   Read more…

You’re expecting twins and the world has changed for you

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 4 Mars Lord, mother of twins and doula to many twin parents, writes about some key issues which parents of multiples may…   Read more…

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