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Editorial: Everyone’s an individual (I’m not!)

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

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 2 We’re all different, with different colour eyes that see We’re all the same, we all have a heart that beats We’re all…   Read more…

Editorial - Induction: Indispensable or Epidemic?

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 Journal editors Emma Ashworth an…   Read more…

Editorial: When birth becomes trauma

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 Editors Mari Greenfield and Emma…   Read more…

Editorial: The Politics of Infant Feeding

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 Journal Editor Emma Ashworth For…   Read more…

Editorial: Implementing Better Births: working together to keep the Better Births Vision alive

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, Editor Welcome to t…   Read more…

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

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

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No1 By Jo Dagustun, Editor I’m going to…   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…

Editorial: Is the ‘high risk’ label helpful?

Vol. 23, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2011, Vol 23 No 4 Vicki Williams asks us to question the notion of treating simply on the basis of ‘risk’ Reading through the copy for t…   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…

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Editorial: Everyone’s an individual…

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 2 We’re all different, with different colour eyes that see We’re all the same, we all have a heart that beats We’re all different, with dif…

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Diverse, not defective

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 couldn’t help but th…

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High BMI waterbirth – time for trus…

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 option to labour and/or b…

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AIMS Volunteers Meeting

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Letter to The Guardian in response…

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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AIMS Response to MBRRACE-UK Report…

Download PDF MBRRACE-UK: Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care MBRRACE-UK: Perinatal Mortality Surveillance report for births in 2016 www.npeu.ox.ac.uk/mbrrace-uk/reports…

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Implementing Better Births: Continu…

Download PDF Commissioners and providers across England, guided by their MVPs, are working across the country to implement sustainable Continuity of Carer models of care,…

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