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Failures in Maternity System Regulation

Vol. 31, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 3 By Beth Whitehead After a difficult birth, it is natural to feel overwhelmed and exhausted. What I found the toughest…   Read more…

Therapies for Birth Trauma

Vol. 31, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 3 By Emma Svanberg [Photograph by Phil Taylor] There can still be some confusion around what birth trauma means, and as…   Read more…

Against the odds: Breastfeeding twins despite NHS errors, and how I found the support I needed

Vol. 31, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 3 By Nija Dalal-Small My breastfeeding experience was unusual, because I breastfed twins, which is less common than sin…   Read more…

Consent to treatment post Montgomery - Plus ça change?

Vol. 31, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 3 By Stuart Bramley The law governing consent to treatment, and refusal to consent which is often more important to bir…   Read more…

Want to get moving?

Vol. 31, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 3 By Dr. Rehana Jawadwala When we're pregnant, one of the easiest ways to put us off doing something is to tell us how…   Read more…

Diverse, not defective

Vol. 31, No. 2, 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 2 By Beth Whitehead The latest MBRRAC…   Read more…

High BMI waterbirth – time for trusts to take the plunge?

Vol. 31, No. 2, 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 2 By Amber Marshall The Winterton Rep…   Read more…

Birth Beyond the Binary

Vol. 31, No. 2, 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 2 By AJ Silver Before we start, we mu…   Read more…

Forced inductions – the UK’s shameful secret

Vol. 31, No. 2, 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 2 By Emma Ashworth In Spain In April…   Read more…

Interview with a birth campaigner: Shane Ridley, AIMS Trustee and Publications Secretary

Vol. 31, No. 2, 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 2 When did you get involved in birth…   Read more…

Postnatal doulas: nurturing the family

Vol. 31, No. 2, 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 2 By Nikki Mather Nuclear family life…   Read more…

York’s Homebirth Guidelines: A Success for AIMS

Vol. 31, No. 1, 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 1 By Emma Ashworth Back in 2018 I wro…   Read more…

When Health Care Providers can’t see what their role should be

Vol. 31, No. 1, 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 1 By Philippa Lomas Becoming a parent…   Read more…

In Search of Justice

Vol. 31, No. 1, 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 1 By Beth Whitehead Ever since my dau…   Read more…

Waterbirth and Induction of Labour

Vol. 31, No. 1, 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 1 By Dianne Garland and Emma Ashworth…   Read more…

Informed Decision Making – does research help us?

Vol. 31, No. 1, 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 1 By Ann Roberts Each Christmas, the…   Read more…

Labour Induction at Term – How great is the risk of refusing it?

Vol. 31, No. 1, 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 1 By Debbie Chippington Derrick and N…   Read more…

Induction: First do no harm

Vol. 31, No. 1, 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 1 By Katie Hickey One of the most wel…   Read more…

Interview with a Birth Activist: Verina Henchy

Vol. 31, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 3 Interview by Rachel Boldero Verina is a birth doula and homeopath. She volunteers on the AIMS helpline and has just b…   Read more…

Being a birth activist: An interview with Virginia Hatton

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

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 30, No 4 Virginia Hatton (currently an AIMS…   Read more…

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

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

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU , please click here AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 30, No 4 By Dr Gill Thomson (BSc, MSc, PhD,…   Read more…

The Trauma between us

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

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 30, No 4 By Amy Delicate Birth trauma can ha…   Read more…

Traumatised Midwives; Traumatised Women

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

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 30, No 4 By Jenny Patterson My recent PhD re…   Read more…

What is birth trauma anyway?

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

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 30, No 4 By Dr Rebecca Moore I had a difficu…   Read more…

The Better Breastfeeding Campaign – Fighting for Breastfeeding Support

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

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 3 By Ayala Ochert Last year, we launc…   Read more…

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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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