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Diverse, not defective

Vol. 31, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 2 By Beth Whitehead The latest MBRRACE report 1 was released in November 2018. I found it veryx difficult to read as I…   Read more…

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

Vol. 31, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 2 By Amber Marshall The Winterton Report 1 in 1992 recommended that all maternity services provide women with the optio…   Read more…

Birth Beyond the Binary

Vol. 31, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 2 By AJ Silver Before we start, we must be clear that this is not trauma top trumps. It isn’t who is the most at risk,…   Read more…

Forced inductions – the UK’s shameful secret

Vol. 31, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 2 By Emma Ashworth In Spain In April 2019, the Spanish Birth and Feminist world was rocked by the news that a Spanish w…   Read more…

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

Vol. 31, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 2 When did you get involved in birth issues, and why? Over 20 years ago when my son, Patrick, was a baby, I joined the…   Read more…

Postnatal doulas: nurturing the family

Vol. 31, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 2 By Nikki Mather Nuclear family life Within the huge variation in the types of families that we see in society today,…   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…

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…

Breastfeeding with Insufficient Glandular Tissue

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 Philippa Lomas I was never confi…   Read more…

Banking on Change at Hearts

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 Gillian Weaver Author Gillian We…   Read more…

Beyond the infant formula business there is resistance

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 Marta Busquets Throughout histor…   Read more…

York – It’s not for women

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 Emma Ashworth The York Teaching…   Read more…

Introducing ABM: The Association of Breastfeeding Mothers

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 Emma Pickett, Chair, ABM The Ass…   Read more…

Research in Focus: Introducing the Access to Research scheme

Vol. 30, No. 2, 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 2 By Jo Dagustun Although there is no…   Read more…

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Diverse, not defective

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