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Covid-19 and women’s reproductive health

Vol. 33, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 4 By Katharine Handel In this issue of the AIMS journal, we have heard stories from women who experienced pregnancy, bi…   Read more…

Worries about Covid-19 and the homebirth solution

Vol. 33, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 4 By Caroline Basden I was six months pregnant with my third baby when lockdown started in March 2020. I remember the p…   Read more…

Keeping up with the updates

Vol. 33, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 4 By Nadia Higson In March 2020 as the country went into lockdown, calls to the AIMS Helpline shot up. We were hearing…   Read more…

Maternal Mental Health During a Pandemic: A look at the rapid evidence review of the impact of Covid-19 and the subsequent recommendations made by the Maternal Mental Health Alliance

Vol. 33, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 4 By Frances Attenborough I’m an NCT practitioner, [1] supporting parents both before and after their babies are born.…   Read more…

Birth Activists Briefing: NHS England Equity and Equality initiatives

Vol. 33, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 4 By the AIMS Campaigns Team In response to recent MBRRACE [1] reports that show worse maternal and perinatal outcomes…   Read more…

“A Colossal Failure of Workforce Planning”: exploring the 2021 NHS Midwifery Crisis

Vol. 33, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 4 AIMS Campaigns Team comment : As we go to press, thousands of people – service users, service providers and others –…   Read more…

Maternity in a pandemic: a personal perspective

Vol. 33, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 4 By Jenny Smith Nothing can prepare you for the unexpected shock of a pandemic and it certainly caused a ‘swirling in…   Read more…

What has the AIMS campaigns team been up to this quarter?

Vol. 33, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 4 By the AIMS Campaigns Team Covid-19: With other members of the But Not Maternity Alliance [1] we wrote to all Trusts…   Read more…

How does BMI influence maternity care and outcomes? A review of NMPA’s report: NHS Maternity Care for Women with a Body Mass Index of 30 kg/m2 or Above

Vol. 33, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 4 [ All charts are taken from or adapted from the report ] By the AIMS Campaigns Team The National Maternity and Perina…   Read more…

The Montgomery ruling and your birth rights

Vol. 33, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 3 To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here Editor’s note: The duty of doctors,…   Read more…

Gaining a person’s consent for medical treatment has to be ‘just right’

Vol. 33, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 3 To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here Vintage illustration by Arthur Rack…   Read more…

Decision-making theory: Does Muriel have free will?

Vol. 33, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 3 To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here By Alex Smith Muriel is expecting a…   Read more…

Informed decision-making and the antenatal educator

Vol. 33, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 3 To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here By Caroline Smith As a perinatal ed…   Read more…

Pregnant and non-compliant: Rejecting fear-based healthcare and regaining informed consent

Vol. 33, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 3 To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here By Maria Lyons Picture this scenari…   Read more…

#mycaesarean: An innovative service improvement programme to enhance the birth experience for women undergoing elective caesarean

Vol. 33, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 3 To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here . By Georgia Smith, Charlotte Harfo…   Read more…

Seen and unseen: Spirituality as an underestimated dimension of decision-making around birth

Vol. 33, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 3 To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here . A reflection by Laura S. Jansson…   Read more…

Decisions about our care are for us - the service user - to make. Yes, but ...

Vol. 33, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 3 To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here . By the AIMS Campaigns Team Regula…   Read more…

Putting Better Births’ Personalised Care into Practice: Comments on Progress and Recent Guidance of the Better Births Recommendation

Vol. 33, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 3 To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here . By Georgia Clancy It’s been five…   Read more…

MBRRACE report: racial inequalities in maternity outcomes continue

Vol. 33, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 3 To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here . By Megan Disley On the 14th Janua…   Read more…

Birth Activists Briefing: Why it’s important for you to get involved in your local Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP)

Vol. 33, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 3 To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here By the AIMS Campaigns Team Maternit…   Read more…

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

Vol. 33, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 3 To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here Covid-19: We have continued to be i…   Read more…

AIMS Commentary: the OASI care bundle debate

Vol. 33, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 3 To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here by the AIMS Campaigns Team The pros…   Read more…

An Interview with Kuldip Bharj by the AIMS Campaigns Team

Vol. 33, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 2 To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here Kuldip Bharj Many different organis…   Read more…

Martine Monksfield: A Deaf Mum’s maternity experience

Vol. 33, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 2 To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here By Martine Monksfield It was quite…   Read more…

Campaign update: Coronavirus and the maternity services

Vol. 33, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 2 To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here by the AIMS Campaigns Team Througho…   Read more…

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AIMS 60th Anniversary Event - Confe…

POSTPONED FROM JUNE 2020 Making a difference past and future The purpose of the day is to celebrate what Birth Activists in general and AIMS in particular have achieved,…

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AIMS Campaigns Update, December 202…

AIMS supports the Government's ongoing commitment to the implementation of relational care - the Continuity of Carer model of care - in the maternity services across Engl…

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The draft document can be found here General comments: The comments form is online only and cannot be downloaded. This makes it very difficult for considered responses to…

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AIMS is pleased to announce the publication of the first of our new position papers. Over the years, AIMS has developed a reputation for taking a position on a wide range…

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