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Traumatised Midwives; Traumatised Women

Vol. 30, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 30, No 4 By Jenny Patterson My recent PhD research explored the development of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in women followi…   Read more…

What is birth trauma anyway?

Vol. 30, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 30, No 4 By Dr Rebecca Moore I had a difficult pregnancy physically , but emotionally I was excited and felt thrilled to be pr…   Read more…

Editorial: When birth becomes trauma

Vol. 30, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 30, No 4 By Editors Mari Greenfield and Emma Ashworth Welcome to this edition of the AIMS Journal, which looks at the life cha…   Read more…

Book Review: When Survivors Give Birth, by Penny Simkin and Phyllis Klaus

Vol. 30, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

ISBN 978-1-594040221 Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 30, No 4 Reviewed for AIMS by Kicki Hansard Published i…   Read more…

Editorial: The Politics of Infant Feeding

Vol. 30, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 3 By Journal Editor Emma Ashworth For me, like so many breastfeeding supporters, there was a turning point that I can l…   Read more…

The Better Breastfeeding Campaign – Fighting for Breastfeeding Support

Vol. 30, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 3 By Ayala Ochert Last year, we launched the Better Breastfeeding campaign ( www.betterbreastfeeding.uk ) with the aim…   Read more…

Breastfeeding with Insufficient Glandular Tissue

Vol. 30, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 3 By Philippa Lomas I was never confident that my breasts were ‘normal’ growing up. I was born blind and never went aro…   Read more…

Banking on Change at Hearts

Vol. 30, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 3 By Gillian Weaver Author Gillian Weaver has spent almost three decades immersed in the connected worlds of breastfeed…   Read more…

Beyond the infant formula business there is resistance

Vol. 30, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 3 By Marta Busquets Throughout history there have always been some babies who were not breastfed by their own mothers,…   Read more…

York – It’s not for women

Vol. 30, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 3 By Emma Ashworth The York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has implemented two homebirth-related guidelines whi…   Read more…

PSA's Lessons Learned Review: The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s handling of concerns about midwives’ fitness to practice at the Furness General Hospital

Vol. 30, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 3 By Shane Ridley In May 2018 the Profesional Standards Agency (PSA) published a Review wh ich highlight s the lessons…   Read more…

Conference Report: MUNet, July 2018

Vol. 30, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 3 By Debbie Chippington Derrick The Midwifery Unit Network , referred to as MUNet, was set up three years ago. They are…   Read more…

Dr Ágnes Geréb Update (August 2018)

Vol. 30, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 3 Nearly 8 years after her arrest and imprisonment of 5th October 2010, Dr Ágnes Geréb had her 2-year prison sentence (…   Read more…

Introducing ABM: The Association of Breastfeeding Mothers

Vol. 30, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 3 By Emma Pickett, Chair, ABM The Association of Breastfeeding Mothers was founded in 1979 and gained charity status in…   Read more…

Book Review: The Positive Breastfeeding Book: Everything you need to feed your baby with confidence, by Amy Brown

Vol. 30, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 3 Reviewed for AIMS by Sarah Kidson Published by Pinter and Martin Lt…   Read more…

Book Review: Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding, by Ina May Gaskin

Vol. 30, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 3 Reviewed for AIMS by Jo Dagustun Published by Pinter and Martin Ltd…   Read more…

Book Review: How to have a baby: mother-gathered guidance on birth and new babies, by Natalie Meddings

Vol. 30, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 3 Reviewed for AIMS by Maddie McMahon 2017, Eynham Press, £16.99 Pape…   Read more…

Claire’s birth story: The arrival of Iris

Vol. 30, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 3 By Claire Pottage As a fairly anxious person I found myself really enjoying pregnancy and embracing all that came wit…   Read more…

Conference Report: The Northern Maternity & Midwifery Festival

Vol. 30, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 2 By Amy Fairbrother In June this year, I attended The Northern Maternity & Midwifery Festival at Old Trafford in Manch…   Read more…

Book Review: Confident Birth by Susanna Heli

Vol. 30, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30 No 2 Confident Birth By Susanna Heli; reviewed by Paula Cleary Pinter & M…   Read more…

Book Review: A Midwife's Story: Life, love and birth among the Amish by Penny Armstrong and Sheryl Feldman

Vol. 30, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30 No 2 A Midwife's Story: Life, love and birth among the Amish by Penny Arm…   Read more…

Birth Story: My three very different experiences of becoming a mummy

Vol. 30, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 2 By Kirsten Mitchell When I was little I wanted to be a midwife. I did well at school and went on to do my A-Levels. W…   Read more…

Research in Focus: Introducing the Access to Research scheme

Vol. 30, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 2 By Jo Dagustun Although there is now a rapid shift towards academic research articles becoming available online on an…   Read more…

Obituary: Clare Fisher

Vol. 30, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 2 Clare Fisher (28 September 1963 - 22 June 2018) By Beverley A Lawrence Beech When considering the requirements for a…   Read more…

Introducing Pelvic Uprising: tackling women’s postnatal health issues

Vol. 30, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 2 By Lyanne Nicholl Abandoned, dismissed, unimportant, broken. These are words that crop up alarmingly frequently when…   Read more…

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