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Aims Editorial December 2021: What just happened?

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

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 4 Alex Smith The title of the editorial for this issue of the journal is, ‘What just happened?’ I feel a little bit lik…   Read more…

September Editorial: Are you sitting comfortably?

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 How better to start a…   Read more…

A Plurality of Births: Languages, Places, Communities

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 Editorial by Luisa Izzi Disclaimer:…   Read more…

Editorial: Salutogenesis - Putting the health back into healthcare

Vol. 33, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 1 To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here By Alex Smith The theme for our Mar…   Read more…

Editorial – The Use of Social Media in Pregnancy and Early Parenthood

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

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 4 To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here By Journal editors Katharine Handel…   Read more…

Looking back to move forward

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 Debbie Chippington Derrick AIMS…   Read more…

Covid-19 and the UK’s Maternity Services

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 Emma Ashworth The first Journal…   Read more…

Editorial: Breaking Down the Barriers to VBAC

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 It is estimated th…   Read more…

Hysterical women and their hormones

Vol. 31, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 4 By Emma Ashworth The suffix 'ectomy' means means to surgically remove a part of the body. So, for instance, removal o…   Read more…

Resolution – Moving forward from a bad birth

Vol. 31, No. 3, 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 3 By Emma Ashworth For years, AIMS pr…   Read more…

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

Vol. 31, No. 2, 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 2 We’re all different, with different…   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)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29, No 4 By AIMS Journal editor Emma Ashwort…   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…

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