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Debate: Women and babies need protection from the dangers of normal birth ideology

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 3 Beverley Beech sumarises the debate between Professor Dietz and Professor Lesley Page BJOG Debate: International Journ…   Read more…

A normal birth story - at last

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 3 Michelle Quashie shares the story of her postive birth After two previous traumatic Caesarean sections, followed by a…   Read more…

Computerised interpretation of fetal heart rate during labour (INFANT): a randomised controlled trial, The INFANT Collaborative Group

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 3 Gemma McKenzie summarises the INFANT trial, 21 st March 2017 http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140…   Read more…

Obituary: Prunella Mary Briance

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 3 (31 January 1926 - 14 July 2017) Prunella Mary Briance founded the Natural Childbirth Trust in 1958; it became the Nat…   Read more…

A message from the new AIMS Book Review Editor, Jo Dagustun

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 3 Over the years, AIMS has provided a trusted book review service to its members and others, publishing reviews in its J…   Read more…

Reviews; Little Daisy-Mae: The Girl Who Couldn’t Wait, WHOOSH! A Little Book for Birth Companions

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

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 29 No 3 Little Daisy-Mae: The Girl Who Couldn't Wait WHOOSH! A Little Book f…   Read more…

Handling threats of Social Services

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 3 It is not uncommon for AIMS to receive helpline calls from women who are being coerced into accepting interventions or…   Read more…

Act now to keep the Better Births vision alive: a call to action

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 3 Jo Dagustun calls to campaigners to make Better Births a reality In 2016, the National Maternity Review team, in their…   Read more…

Monitoring babies during labour: what are the issues for pregnant women and their health professionals? A study day report

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 3 Jo Dagustun reports on the INFANT trial study day in October 2017 This national (central Birmingham based) free-to-att…   Read more…

What AIMS did for me: Ann Roberts

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 3 Ann Roberts shares her story of how AIMS helped her back in 1983 I first contacted AIMS 34 years ago (1983), when I wa…   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…

No tragedy to see here...

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 2 Jane Ashwell Carter shares her experiences of the language used around Down’s syndrome Early in November 2016, I was o…   Read more…

Institutional leaflets

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 2 Yolanda Forster looks at the difference between communication and manipulation Antenatal literature is now available o…   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…

Breast Language

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 2 Emma Pickett asks if we are sending out the right messages when using breast language. We all know the power of langua…   Read more…

He’s not the mother

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 2 Mari Greenfield looks at language, LGBT and inclusion When lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people have c…   Read more…

Celebrating continuity

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

One Year On Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds, 8 April 2017 AIMS Journal 2017 Vol 29 No 2 This collaboratively-organised conference provided a long-await…   Read more…

Be mindful of what you say....

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

AIMS Journal 2017 Vol 29 No 2 Emma Ashworth discusses how language can be used to support informed decision making The language around birth has chang…   Read more…

Midwifery unit closures

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

AIMS Journal 2017 Vol 29 No 2 Gill George highlights the situation affecting women in Shropshire On 29th June, the Board of Shrewsbury and Telford Hos…   Read more…

Better midwifery regulation

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 2 Katherine Hales reports on the progress of the campaign #Savethemidwife Over the last year, members of the Association…   Read more…

Semana do bebe

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 2 Lucy Potter shares her experience of the Leeds Baby Week The city of Leeds launched its first Baby Week in September 2…   Read more…

Louise Hulton

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 2 (1970 – 2017) The AIMS committee were very sad to hear about the death of Louise Hulton on the 31 March 2017, former A…   Read more…

Jean Donnison

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 2 (1925 – 2017) In 1977 Jean published her classic work 'Midwives and medical men: a history of the struggle for the con…   Read more…

Frédérick Leboyer

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 2 (1918 – 2017) Known for his groundbreaking 1974 book Birth Without Violence (made into a documentary film on 2008), Le…   Read more…

What is AIMS up to?

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 2 What is AIMS up to? Our Primary campaign for 2017 remains Continuity of Carer and as a key part of this AIMS was part…   Read more…

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