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Editorial: Mission Better Births. But just how do we do it?

Vol. 30, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No1 By Jo Dagustun, Editor I’m going to start with an assumption: that everyone reading this Journal is already convinced…   Read more…

Twins and Multiples - Bringing back the joy!

Vol. 29, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29, No 4 By AIMS Journal editor Emma Ashworth At the centre of a multiples pregnancy is a woman who has the same rights to mak…   Read more…

Making Decisions

Vol. 29, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 3 A huge welcome to readers old and new! The AIMS Journal, the backbone of our work for nearly 60 years, is now entirely…   Read more…

Coercion or communication?

Vol. 29, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 2 Emma Ashworth discusses the importance of being mindful of what we say What are words if you really Don't mean them wh…   Read more…

Reforming maternity

Vol. 29, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 1 Gill Boden and Beverley Beech talk about maternity transformation The Maternity Transformation Council, chaired by Bar…   Read more…

Reforming Maternity

Vol. 28, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 4 Beverley Beech and Gill Boden talk about maternity transformation The Maternity Transformation Council, chaired by Bar…   Read more…

Pressing for change

Vol. 28, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 3 Beverley Beech highlights some positive outcomes of AIMS campaigning This journal issue highlights the crucial, centra…   Read more…

Back to the future

Vol. 28, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 2 Gill Boden and Beverley Beech look at what has not happened since Changing Childbirth Since our last journal the Mater…   Read more…

Potential for real change

Vol. 28, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 1 Beverley Beech and Gill Boden talk about new opportunities for maternity care Baroness Cumberlege has submitted her fi…   Read more…

Woman-led care

Vol. 27, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2015, Vol 27 No 4 Nadine Edwards and Vicki Williams explore the links between relationships and good care This issue has focused on mate…   Read more…

Changing birth support

Vol. 26, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2014, Vol 26 No 4 Gill Boden, Debbie Chippington Derrick and Shane Ridley remind us what it is all about ‘Husbands are welcomed at this…   Read more…

Editorial: Free from Choice

Vol. 25, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2013, Vol 25, No 4 Vicki Williams takes a journey to primal birthing This issue of the AIMS Journal is a journey into a place far from ma…   Read more…

Supporting Breastmilk

Vol. 25, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25 No3 Vicki Williams talks about some of the barriers to supporting breastfeeding Supporting breasts is about so much more th…   Read more…

When women are forgotten

Vol. 25, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2013, Vol 25 No 2 There is no doubt that the death of Savita Halappanavar is a tragic waste of a young woman’s life. There is no doubt th…   Read more…

Editorial

Vol. 24, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 4 Debbie Chippington Derrick and Ruth Weston consider the NHS reorganisation situation We are about to see big changes i…   Read more…

The battle for control

Vol. 22, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2010, Vol 22 No 3 Gill Boden asks whether we are winning the battle for control over women's bodies In June this year headlines in the w…   Read more…

Good NHS Midwifery Care

Vol. 21, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2009, Vol 21 No 4 Guest Editor Michelle Barnes looks at some of the best the NHS has to offer In compiling this journal, about good NHS…   Read more…

Whose baby?

Vol. 21, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2009, Vol 21 No 2 Jean Robinson explains how and why AIMS supports familes faced with a whole new threat We make no apology for includin…   Read more…

'SO WHAT'S YOUR PROBLEM'

Vol. 21, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2009, Vol 21 No 1 Alice Charlwood wonders why so few women complain about poor maternity care After 30 hours of early labour at home, an…   Read more…

Believing in Normal

Vol. 20, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20 No 4 Lee Seekings Norman looks at some of the issues surrounding supportive midwifery This edition focuses on some of the d…   Read more…

Home birth, the normal option

Vol. 20, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20 No 3 AIMS Vice Chair Nadine Edwards looks at what helps and hinders normal birth Sally Willington, AIMS's Founder and Presi…   Read more…

Looking at European Care

Vol. 20, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20 No 2 Beverley Beech highlights the similarities and differences in maternity care across Europe Every year members of the E…   Read more…

Culture Clash

Vol. 20, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20, No 1 Gina Lowdon explores the implications of cultural perspectives on mothering I was recently given the opportunity to r…   Read more…

Defining and recording normal birth

Vol. 19, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2007, Vol 19, No 4 AIMS Chair Beverley Lawrence Beech looks for a more accurate definition of normality In an article in 1997, Normal Bir…   Read more…

Where is the support?

Vol. 19, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2007, Vol 19, No 3 AIMS Journal Editor Vicki Williams wonders how much support women are actually getting and whether it is meeting their…   Read more…

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