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Editorial: Implementing Better Births: working together to keep the Better Births Vision alive

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

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 2 By Jo Dagustun, Editor Welcome to this AIMS Journal, Implementing Better Births Part 2, where we continue to discuss…   Read more…

Editorial: Mission Better Births. But just how do we do it?

Vol. 30, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No1 By Jo Dagustun, Editor I’m going to start with an assumption: that everyone reading this Journal is already convinced…   Read more…

Better Births Basics #1: the Better Births vision

Vol. 30, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

(THE ESSENTIAL CUT OUT & KEEP CHECKLIST FOR BIRTH ACTIVISTS) AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No1 By the AIMS Campaign Team Given the vast agenda we have b…   Read more…

Better Births Basics #2: What’s what and who’s who?

Vol. 30, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 1 By the AIMS Campaign Team How is your local area doing with implementing Better Births? Are you in contact with your…   Read more…

Better Births Basics #3: Some key national targets

Vol. 30, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 1 By the AIMS Campaign Team Within the wide-ranging Maternity Transformation Programme, there are inevitably a large nu…   Read more…

Implementing Better Births: The Long View

Vol. 30, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 1 By Margaret Jowitt We have the late Audrey Wise MP (1932-2000) to thank for the notion that in order to improve mater…   Read more…

Implementing Better Births: Continuing the campaign for continuity of carer. A call to action!

Vol. 30, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No1 By the AIMS Campaign Team AIMS has long campaigned for a shift in emphasis in the maternity services to one that offer…   Read more…

Keeping babies 'Born In Salford': an update on maternity provision for Salford women and families

Vol. 30, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No1 By Amy Prodgers On the 19 th April, as a member of the University of Salford Midwifery Society, I was invited to atten…   Read more…

Introducing the Make Birth Better Network: networking to address the birth trauma challenge

Vol. 30, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No1 By Emma Svanberg and Rebecca Moore The number of social media references to the Make Birth Better campaign and network…   Read more…

Introducing Maternity Outcomes Matter: Tackling avoidable harm

Vol. 30, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 1 By Maureen Treadwell Maternity Outcomes Matter (MOMS) is a project that started in 2017, with the aim of reducing avo…   Read more…

Campaign update: Is the NMC fit for purpose?

Vol. 30, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No1 By the AIMS Campaign Team Change at the NMC: why is this important to AIMS? AIMS recognises that a large number of tax…   Read more…

Physiology Matters: A letter to Doctor Joseph B. DeLee

Vol. 30, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 1 By Celine Lemay As a practising midwife and long-time AIMS member, I realise that maternity is colonised by the biome…   Read more…

Conference Report: ENCA Meeting 2018, Sanski Most, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Vol. 30, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No1 By Debbie Chippington Derrick ENCA, the European Network of Childbirth Associations, was founded in 1973 on the initia…   Read more…

The Consequences of Discontinuing Continuity

Vol. 30, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No1 A birth story by Emma Ashworth It was my booking-in appointment for my second baby, and I didn’t want to be there. I d…   Read more…

Book Reviews: Why home birth matters; How to heal a bad birth

Vol. 30, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No1 Why Home Birth Matters reviewed by Shane Ridley, AIMS Trustee and Pu…   Read more…

Baby Milk Action – The State of the States

Vol. 30, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 3 By Patti Rundall Recently Channel 4’s Dispatches programme, Breastfeeding Uncovered, focused primarily on the lack of…   Read more…

Wigan ARM 2018 Study Day - a review by Ruth Weston

Vol. 29, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, Vol 29 No 4 By Ruth Weston The Wigan ARM Study Day is fast becoming my Number One go-to event of the year for the quality of speakers, t…   Read more…

Conference Report: Doula UK 2018 Conference, London, March 2018

Vol. 29, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, Vol 29, No 4 By Jo Dagustun Wow – what another great conference put on by the team at Doula UK! I was keen to get to this annual confere…   Read more…

Babywearing Twins and Multiples: How carrying your babies can help parents of twins

Vol. 29, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 4 Nicola Lawson shares her knowledge on carrying one - two - three babies! The idea of transporting two babies at once c…   Read more…

When mothers know best - The birth of twins

Vol. 29, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, Vol 29 No 4 Helen Shallow reviews the birth stories of two mothers who she supported as a consultant midwife Introduction My experience…   Read more…

Three's a crowd: vaginally born triplets

Vol. 29, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29, No 4 By Rowena Hazell I had two children, and very much wanted a third child to complete my family. When I finally became…   Read more…

Protecting Physiology

Vol. 29, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, Vol 29, No 4 Birthing twins – encouraging normal physiology By Chris Warrren ‘ You need a maternal-fetal specialist, an obstetrician, wh…   Read more…

Jean Robinson talks to Emma Ashworth about her time at AIMS

Vol. 29, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, Vol 29 No 4 Emma Ashworth (EA) interviews Jean Robinson (JR) about the years of support that she's given to AIMS, and to women and famil…   Read more…

Multiple Multiples: What the different types of twins really mean

Vol. 29, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 4 How they come about, and what you might expect when you’re expecting them By Rebecca Freckleton Finding out that you a…   Read more…

Twins and Multiples - Bringing back the joy!

Vol. 29, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29, No 4 By AIMS Journal editor Emma Ashworth At the centre of a multiples pregnancy is a woman who has the same rights to mak…   Read more…

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