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Pregnancy apps and social media – are we being watched?

Vol. 32, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 4 Editor's note: We are all to a greater or lesser extent, wittingly or unwittingly shaped by the society in which we l…   Read more…

Social media and the sharing of knowledge

Vol. 32, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 4 By Gemma McKenzie On 10th March 1906, the British Medical Journal published an address that Dr Peter Horrocks, a seni…   Read more…

AIMS and Social Media

Vol. 32, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 4 By Julie Ann Crowley Long gone are the days when AIMS relied on people stumbling across our website online through se…   Read more…

Baby loss in lockdown, the loneliest of times. Does social media help?

Vol. 32, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 4 By Julie Wall At 41 and with three beautiful, thriving children, I was elated if not a bit surprised to discover we w…   Read more…

A (Mother’s) Visual Diary on Social Media: Pregnancy and Motherhood during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Vol. 32, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 4 By Jocelyn Allen “I Keep Looking At The Scan As I Can Not Believe It (9 and a half weeks),” from Waiting For Things I…   Read more…

My experiences of supporting breastfeeding women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) via social media

Vol. 32, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 4 By Wendy Jones PhD MRPharmS MBE ‘ Scientific, evidence-led information which is very up to date and relevant, and … b…   Read more…

Oxfordshire Breastfeeding Support & Social Media

Vol. 32, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 4 The OBS facilitators: Charlotte Gilman, Julie Gallegos, Lisa Mansour and Jayne Joyce (left to right) By Jayne Joyce I…   Read more…

Ideological birth wars: The academic debate goes on, but where does this leave us?

Vol. 32, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 4 A recent article published in the British Medical Journal 1 provoked quite some controversy in maternity circles, and…   Read more…

Birth Activists Briefing: What is a Professional Midwifery Advocate (PMA)?

Vol. 32, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 4 By the AIMS Campaigns team The Professional Midwifery Advocate (PMA) is a role which has replaced the Supervisor of M…   Read more…

Introducing the Childbirth Choices Matter Campaign

Vol. 32, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 4 By Kay King The UK-based Childbirth Choices Matter campaign has a vision to create a new insurance product for self-e…   Read more…

Refocussing our attention on Better Births: The poetry of scrutinising policy implementation

Vol. 32, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 4 By the AIMS Campaigns Team The AIMS Campaigns Team has previously promoted the Better Births vision 1 as a key tool f…   Read more…

Fifteen Minutes on Social Media

Vol. 32, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 4 Editor’s note: This article features a fictionalised discussion of one woman’s experience of stopping breastfeeding a…   Read more…

A short analysis on First Do No Harm, the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review chaired by Baroness Cumberlege, July 2020

Vol. 32, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 4 By Shane Ridley, AIMS Trustee Follow this link for the report: www.immdsreview.org.uk/downloads/IMMDSReview_Web.pdf I…   Read more…

Campaign update: Continuity of Carer, Northern Ireland - trying to do it properly!

Vol. 32, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 4 by Anne Glover, AIMS Volunteer What is it? This pilot Continuity of Carer 1 scheme, called the Lotus Midwifery Team,…   Read more…

An Interview with Lorna Tinsley

Vol. 32, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 4 Lorna Tinsley Interview by Rachel Boldero AIMS believes that an effective Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is cruc…   Read more…

AIMS during the 1970s

Vol. 32, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 3 By Shane Ridley AIMS Trustee I deci…   Read more…

AIMS during the 1960s

Vol. 32, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 3 by Dorothy Brassington AIMS Trustee…   Read more…

AIMS during the 1980s

Vol. 32, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 3 by Verina Henchy AIMS Trustee I was…   Read more…

AIMS during the 1990s

Vol. 32, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 3 by Nadia Higson AIMS Trustee I chos…   Read more…

AIMS during the 2010s

Vol. 32, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 3 By Virginia Hatton AIMS Trustee The…   Read more…

AIMS during the 2000s

Vol. 32, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 3 By Emma Ashworth AIMS Trustee When…   Read more…

An interview with Baroness Julia Cumberlege

Vol. 32, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 3 by Rachel Boldero For this issue, a…   Read more…

The CQC 2019 survey of women’s experiences of maternity care

Vol. 32, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 2 By Nadia Higson The Care Quality Co…   Read more…

Leeds Trust fails to follow National VBAC Guidelines

Vol. 32, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 1 By Helen Cox Leeds Trust are denyin…   Read more…

Abusing language

Vol. 32, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 1 By Emma Ashworth and Verina Henchy…   Read more…

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An Interview with Lorna Tinsley

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My experiences of supporting breast…

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 4 By Wendy Jones PhD MRPharmS MBE ‘ Scientific, evidence-led information which is very up to date and relevant, and … better informed than…

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Oxfordshire Breastfeeding Support &…

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