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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…

Songs from the NMC march

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 2 When you Call The Midwife to the tune of ‘let it be’ When you Call the Midwife, you are Calling someone who can see Bi…   Read more…

AIMS' new website

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 2 The AIMS website is packed with articles and information which is invaluable for women and families, however the inter…   Read more…

How AIMS has helped me

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 2 I very much appreciated the support of AIMS during my last pregnancy. I was feeling pressured to accept certain tests…   Read more…

Reviews; Gestational diabetes, Why Starting Solids Matters, The Positive Birth Book.

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 2 Gestational Diabetes Why Starting Solids Matters The Positive Birth Book Gestational Diabetes By Deborah Hughes AIMS,…   Read more…

Funding from formula

Vol. 29, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 1 Patti Rundell of Baby Milk Action is outraged and AIMS asks you to support the campaign Following the announcement of…   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…

Fundamental contradiction

Vol. 29, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 1 Mavis Kirkham explains why the business model does not fit midwifery values Midwifery is beset with problems at presen…   Read more…

IMUK and the NMC

Vol. 29, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 1 Emma Ashworth talks about why midwifery is in crisis (again) On a Friday, four days before last Christmas, the nursing…   Read more…

What women really want

Vol. 29, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 1 Shane Ridley shares observations of the Facebook campaign AIMS was set up in 1960 to monitor, comment and campaign for…   Read more…

IMs and insurance

Vol. 29, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 1 Mari Greenfield explores the impact of the NMC’s decisions on indemnity insurance The decision by the Nursing and Midw…   Read more…

Reproductive justice

Vol. 29, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 1 Jo Murphy-Lawless raises awareness of the situation for women in Ireland In a wide-ranging article by social policy an…   Read more…

Lay perspectives

Vol. 29, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 1 Charlotte Williamson looks at the value of out-of-system knowledge Lay means not trained or qualified in whatever prof…   Read more…

Celebrating continuity

Vol. 29, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 1 Rhetoric into reality, policy into practice London – 13 April 2016 AIMS, together with Neighbourhood Midwives, Positiv…   Read more…

Rural midwifery

Vol. 29, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 1 Implementing the Maternity Review in Rural Areas Better Births – Shropshire and Beyond. 12 February 2017 The conferenc…   Read more…

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