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Denied a home birth

Vol. 21, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Sara Shah AIMS Journal, 2009, Vol 21 No 1 Sara Shah tells her story of staff shortages and lack of choice I am finally writing my story of being de…   Read more…

What makes a good birth?

Vol. 21, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Jenny Gaskell AIMS Journal, 2009, Vol 21 No 1 Jenny Gaskell shares a story of tragedy, triumph and the value of good support, a story which suggest…   Read more…

Letters - Child protection?

Vol. 21, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2009, Vol 21 No 1 Domestic Abuse I have to write and say how much it means to me to hear that I am not alone in feeling that child-prote…   Read more…

Believing in Normal

Vol. 20, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20 No 4 Lee Seekings Norman looks at some of the issues surrounding supportive midwifery This edition focuses on some of the d…   Read more…

Film Review

Vol. 20, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20 No 4 Reviewed by Julie Dawd Title: The Business of Being Born Director :…   Read more…

Book Reviews

Vol. 20, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20 No 4 Normal Childbirth: Evidence and Debate edited by Soo Downe; reviewed…   Read more…

Increasing home birth is vital

Vol. 20, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20 No 4 Denis Walsh looks at the future of maternity services in the UK Midwives often use personal anecdotes to illustrate le…   Read more…

Making Normal Birth a Reality

Vol. 20, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20 No 4 Beverley Lawrence Beech looks at the Normal Birth Consensus Statement When campaigning to change the quality of matern…   Read more…

Book Reviews

Vol. 20, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal 2008, Vol 20 No 3 Holistic Midwifery: A Comprehensive Textbook for Midwives in Homebirt…   Read more…

Closed Doors

Vol. 20, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20 No 3 Recently the national newspapers carried the story of a woman who was sent home in labour, and when she tried to retur…   Read more…

Home Birth and Normality

Vol. 20, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20 No 3 Midwife and mother of two Sarah Davies reflects I have two children, now in their teens, both born at home. My first l…   Read more…

Home birth, the normal option

Vol. 20, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20 No 3 AIMS Vice Chair Nadine Edwards looks at what helps and hinders normal birth Sally Willington, AIMS's Founder and Presi…   Read more…

Negotiating a Normal Birth

Vol. 20, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20 No 3 Nadine Edwards discusses some of the negotiations women face when planning a home birth The following article is based…   Read more…

In Memorium: Sally Willington

Vol. 20, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20 No 3 Born: Sonia Gwendoline St. Leger on 25th May 1931 Married: David Willington a land surveyor Children: Clare Willington…   Read more…

Home birth in Holland

Vol. 20, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20 No 3 Dutch ENCA member Thea van Tuyl dispels some of the myths about why Holland has such a high home birth rate During our…   Read more…

Safe Births: Everybody's business

Vol. 20, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20 No 3 King's Fund. February 2008 Reviewed by AIMS Vice Chair Nadine Edwards I am sure that all of us who have sat on committ…   Read more…

Birth Position

Vol. 20, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20 No 2 The latest Healthcare Commission survey says: 'Staying mobile can help the labour progress so it is important that whe…   Read more…

Birth pools for sale in Mothercare and Boots

Vol. 20, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20 No 2 For the first time two large high street retail outlets are to sell portable birth pools to women. The increased aware…   Read more…

Book Reviews

Vol. 20, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20 No 2 NHS plc: The Privatisation of Our Health Care by Allyson M Pollock;…   Read more…

Looking at European Care

Vol. 20, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20 No 2 Beverley Beech highlights the similarities and differences in maternity care across Europe Every year members of the E…   Read more…

German Birth Centres

Vol. 20, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20, No 2 Elisabeth Geisel says Germany is leading the way On Monday, 7th July 2008 a contract was signed in order to establish…   Read more…

The Hungarian state of affairs of non-institutionalised birth

Vol. 20, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

by Ágnes Geréb AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20 No 2 Ágnes Geréb highlights the difficulties faced by women and their birth attendants 2007 has been the mos…   Read more…

Maternity care in Luxembourg

Vol. 20, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20, No 2 Maryse Arendt gives an overview of the situation for mothers in her country Luxembourg is a tiny country situated bet…   Read more…

Maternity services in Ireland

Vol. 20, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20 No 2 Anne Matthews and Jene Kelly look at the challenges for maternity services in Ireland Irish maternity services are alm…   Read more…

Maternity care in Portugal

Vol. 20, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20 No 2 Mary Zwart offers a brief overview of maternity services available to Portuguese women This is a first impression of m…   Read more…

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