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Doulas supporting clients to make a complaint

Vol. 36, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2024, Vol 36, No 1 By Anne Glover I work with women from all walks of life, but one thing that is important to them all, is having a pos…   Read more…

Report of Parliamentary Debate on Birth Trauma

Vol. 36, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2024, Vol 36, No 1 By Elle Gundry The first parliamentary debate on birth trauma took place in the House of Commons on Thursday 19th Oct…   Read more…

Birth Activists Briefing: Making a complaint about NHS services

Vol. 36, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2024, Vol 36, No 1 By the AIMS Campaigns Team The procedure for making a complaint about NHS services differs slightly in each of the na…   Read more…

How can digital consultations best be used in maternity care?

Vol. 36, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2024, Vol 36, No 1 By Dr Georgia Clancy and Professor Catrin Evans Since the publication of Better Births in 2016, maternity services in…   Read more…

My complaint about complaints

Vol. 36, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2024, Vol 36, No 1 Laura Mullarkey, lawyer, AIMS volunteer, and mum of three, compares her recent experiences of complaining about her N…   Read more…

The British Intrapartum Care Society (BICS) conference 2023

Vol. 36, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2024, Vol 36, No 1 By the AIMS Campaigns Team The British Intrapartum Care Society ( BICS ) was initially set up in 2018 by a group of o…   Read more…

MBRRACE-UK Reports – Shocking Racial and Socioeconomic Inequalities Continue and Even Widen

Vol. 36, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2024, Vol 36, No 1 Image: MBRRACE-UK By Catharine Hart MBRRACE-UK Saving Lives Improving Mothers' Care Report 2023 Last year’s annual MB…   Read more…

Screening for twins: Why good guidelines matter

Vol. 36, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2024, Vol 36, No 1 By Stephanie Ernst Multiple pregnancies come with a lot of additional worries and risks, and I know that a lot of us…   Read more…

What has the AIMS Campaigns Team been up to this quarter?

Vol. 36, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2024, Vol 36, No 1 By the AIMS Campaigns Team Written outputs: BICS (British Intrapartum Care Society) conference poster on our campaign…   Read more…

Playing the Long Game: Threads of Protest and Human Rights in Childbirth

Vol. 36, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2024, Vol 36, No 1 By Gemma McKenzie What do obstetric violence, human rights in childbirth, and crochet have in common? Well, it’s quit…   Read more…

The Emotional Weather of Postnatal Life

Vol. 35, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2023, Vol 35, No 4 By Alex Smith I often hear new parents saying that they wish they had known what life with a new baby was really like…   Read more…

Just ‘birth’: the phenomenon of birth without a healthcare professional

Vol. 35, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2023, Vol 35, No 4 Editor’s note: AIMS is honoured to present Mariamni’s research study in which she interviews 10 women who gave birth…   Read more…

Perinatal mental health: A preventative approach

Vol. 35, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2023, Vol 35, No 4 By Mary Nolan Some Inconvenient Truths Here are some uncomfortable facts that you may well be familiar with: In the U…   Read more…

Putting a spotlight on women’s health

Vol. 35, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2023, Vol 35, No 4 By Charlotte Edun In September 2023, AIMS was invited to speak on a panel titled, ‘Health inequalities and different…   Read more…

Maternity services not wanting to listen and gatekeeping the telling of service user experience: a tale from September 2023

Vol. 35, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2023, Vol 35, No 4 By Jo Dagustun In 2016 in England, Better Births was published. That report launched a huge programme of work, with g…   Read more…

Birth Activist Briefing - The new NICE guideline on Intrapartum Care: what has changed?

Vol. 35, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2023, Vol 35, No 4 By the AIMS Campaigns Team The updated guideline was published on 29 September 2023 and you can read it here . The gu…   Read more…

Three Christmas Wishes

Vol. 35, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2023, Vol 35, No 4 By Katharine Handel Christmas is traditionally a time for wishes. It’s also, somewhat more mundanely, a time for list…   Read more…

An interview with Dr Rebecca Moore from Make Birth Better (MBB)

Vol. 35, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2023, Vol 35, No 4 Interview by Alex Smith Hello Rebecca, thank you for agreeing to answer some questions about your work with Make Birt…   Read more…

Influencing the future of midwifery and maternity research

Vol. 35, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2023, Vol 35, No 4 By Jude Field and Jenny Cunningham The background to the project Maternity services are complex, and multiple element…   Read more…

Consent to Medical Treatment UK 2023: Dream Mirage or Nemesis?

Vol. 35, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2023, Vol 35, No 3 Editor's note: You may or may not hold strong views about vaccination, but at the very heart of AIMS ethos is the pri…   Read more…

Why I am taking a break

Vol. 35, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2023, Vol 35, No 3 In this extraordinary piece of writing, Doula Nicola Goodall presents her ‘list of experiences’ since 2020. In places…   Read more…

The Role of a Doula as a Container

Vol. 35, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2023, Vol 35, No 3 By Tomoko Holloway Introduction The journey of becoming a mother is a life-altering experience that goes beyond the p…   Read more…

Doulas Supporting Neurodivergent Birth

Vol. 35, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2023, Vol 35, No 3 By Victoria White Neurodiversity is the concept that all people vary in terms of human brain function and cognition,…   Read more…

How maternity services are developing in NI July 2023

Vol. 35, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2023, Vol 35, No 3 By Anne Glover Here is a review on the developments in Northern Ireland. AIMS would be interested to have similar inf…   Read more…

What I wish I’d known about NICU: Raising awareness in antenatal education

Vol. 35, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2023, Vol 35, No 3 By Hannah Thomas I used to think that special care was just for premature babies - but the majority of babies who rec…   Read more…

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Doulas supporting clients to make a…

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My Complaint

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What are the priorities for midwife…

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Parliamentary Inquiry into Birth Tr…

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