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Being a birth activist: An interview with Virginia Hatton

Vol. 30, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 30, No 4 Virginia Hatton (currently an AIMS trustee) has been active in national birth campaigning since 2012 when she started…   Read more…

After-birth service provision - An opportunity for resolution and renewal

Vol. 30, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 30, No 4 By Dr Gill Thomson (BSc, MSc, PhD, FHEA) Birth trauma, as with other forms of trauma, comes from being in a frighteni…   Read more…

The Trauma between us

Vol. 30, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 30, No 4 By Amy Delicate Birth trauma can have far reaching consequences on the wellbeing of women, partners, their infant, an…   Read more…

Traumatised Midwives; Traumatised Women

Vol. 30, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 30, No 4 By Jenny Patterson My recent PhD research explored the development of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in women followi…   Read more…

What is birth trauma anyway?

Vol. 30, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 30, No 4 By Dr Rebecca Moore I had a difficult pregnancy physically , but emotionally I was excited and felt thrilled to be pr…   Read more…

The Better Breastfeeding Campaign – Fighting for Breastfeeding Support

Vol. 30, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 3 By Ayala Ochert Last year, we launched the Better Breastfeeding campaign ( www.betterbreastfeeding.uk ) with the aim…   Read more…

Breastfeeding with Insufficient Glandular Tissue

Vol. 30, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 3 By Philippa Lomas I was never confident that my breasts were ‘normal’ growing up. I was born blind and never went aro…   Read more…

Banking on Change at Hearts

Vol. 30, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 3 By Gillian Weaver Author Gillian Weaver has spent almost three decades immersed in the connected worlds of breastfeed…   Read more…

Beyond the infant formula business there is resistance

Vol. 30, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 3 By Marta Busquets Throughout history there have always been some babies who were not breastfed by their own mothers,…   Read more…

York – It’s not for women

Vol. 30, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 3 By Emma Ashworth The York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has implemented two homebirth-related guidelines whi…   Read more…

Introducing ABM: The Association of Breastfeeding Mothers

Vol. 30, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 3 By Emma Pickett, Chair, ABM The Association of Breastfeeding Mothers was founded in 1979 and gained charity status in…   Read more…

Research in Focus: Introducing the Access to Research scheme

Vol. 30, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 2 By Jo Dagustun Although there is now a rapid shift towards academic research articles becoming available online on an…   Read more…

Introducing Pelvic Uprising: tackling women’s postnatal health issues

Vol. 30, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 2 By Lyanne Nicholl Abandoned, dismissed, unimportant, broken. These are words that crop up alarmingly frequently when…   Read more…

Better Births at the Barkantine in East London: celebrating ten years

Vol. 30, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No2 By Cassandra Yuill Introduction In recent years, choice of birthplace has been at the forefront of the conversation ab…   Read more…

Implementing Better Births via MVPs: an interview with Ceri Durham

Vol. 30, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 2 Since 2016, Ceri Durham (an AIMS trustee) has worked for a small grass-roots health inequality and community developm…   Read more…

Implementing Better Births: why Maternity Voices Partnerships (MVPs) are key

Vol. 30, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 2 By Laura James Since 1984, Maternity Services Liaison Committees (MSLCs) have been working away in the background of…   Read more…

Implementing Better Births: What’s the chance of Better Births?

Vol. 30, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30 No 2 By Mary Newburn It’s just over two years since Better Births 1 was published. Yet as many of us were part of engagemen…   Read more…

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…

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Obituary of Mary Cronk, 1932-2018

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 30, No 4 Mary Cronk’s family announced that Mary had passed away on the morning of 21st December 2018. She was known nationally, and international…

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Book Review: When Survivors Give Bi…

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Book Review: Traumatic Childbirth b…

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 30, No 4 Reviewed by Mari Greenfield First edition, published 2013 ISBN 978-0415678100 272 pages…

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AIMS Volunteers Meeting

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Midwifery Today Conference - “Creat…

Blankenberge, Belgium • 30 October – 3 November 2019 This is expected to be a popular event with a diverse, international audience and plenty of opportunities to network.…

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ARM Annual Gathering and Retreat

September 20, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – September 27, 2019 @ 12:00 pm Join ARM for a night or a week at a house in Snowdonia and have the opportunity to discuss the midwifery issu…

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Letter to The Guardian in response…

Sent 9th May 2019 By email ( guardian.readers@theguardian.com ) Dear Sir, I write in response to the opinion piece by Barbara Ellen entitled “Meghan Markle’s home birth s…

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AIMS Response to MBRRACE-UK Report…

Download PDF MBRRACE-UK: Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care MBRRACE-UK: Perinatal Mortality Surveillance report for births in 2016 www.npeu.ox.ac.uk/mbrrace-uk/reports…

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Implementing Better Births: Continu…

Download PDF Commissioners and providers across England, guided by their MVPs, are working across the country to implement sustainable Continuity of Carer models of care,…

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