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Editorial: I am writing to make a complaint

Vol. 36, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2024, Vol 36, No 1 By Alex Smith Welcome to the 2024 March issue of the AIMS journal. The theme for this quarter focuses on the experien…   Read more…

Editorial - Mixed feelings

Vol. 35, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2023, Vol 35, No 4 By Alex Smith Welcome to the December issue of the AIMS journal, which this quarter has the theme of perinatal emotio…   Read more…

Editorial - We were there

Vol. 35, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

Editorial: We were there By Alex Smith Welcome to the September issue of the journal. We open with four different birth-related memories. “I often lay…   Read more…

Birthplace dreams, instincts and lived experience

Vol. 35, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2023, Vol 35, No 2 By Alex Smith Welcome to the June issue of the AIMS journal. The theme for this quarter is birthplace. Just for a mom…   Read more…

Why does physiological birth matter?

Vol. 35, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2023, Vol 35, No 1 To read or download this Journal as a PDF. Please click here . The theme for the March 2023 issue of the AIMS journal…   Read more…

Birth: it wasn’t a pretty picture

Vol. 34, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2022, Vol 34, No 4 To read or download this Journal as a PDF. Please click here . By Alex Smith The theme of this December edition of th…   Read more…

Editorial: Once Upon a Birth

Vol. 34, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2022, Vol 34, No 3 To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here . Salli Ward “ I did this for the n…   Read more…

Editorial: The label of ‘high risk’: the promise of gentle and attentive care, or a first violence in pregnancy?

Vol. 34, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2022, Vol 34, No 2 To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here . By Alex Smith In 2011, Vicki Will…   Read more…

Editorial March 2022

Vol. 34, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 34, No 1 Salli with granddaughter, Amara By Salli Ward Well, that’s the pandemic done with then… Obviously not, and its shadow…   Read more…

Aims Editorial December 2021: What just happened?

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

AIMS Journal, 2021, Vol 33, No 4 To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here . Alex Smith The title of the edito…   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…

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