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Colchester General Hospital

Vol. 25, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25 No 1 Lana Bartholomew shares her experience of labour, birth and a complete lack of support When I gave birth to my daughte…   Read more…

Perinatal Mental Illness

Vol. 25, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25 No 1 Angeline Brunel Dickson writes about her experience with postnatal depression and how this led to a group of women mak…   Read more…

Safeguarding Compliance

Vol. 25, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25 No 1 Beverley Beech reports on a situation of extreme retaliation against parents who disengage In March 2006 Sarah Beverto…   Read more…

The Curate's Egg Service

Vol. 25, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25 No 1 Laura Robinson describes her experience of overzealous health visiting In December 2004, I gave birth to a beautiful h…   Read more…

Together Against Bullying

Vol. 25, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25 No 1 Lucia Montesinos asks midwives to come together and support each other to change culture I am a caseloading home birth…   Read more…

Birthing identical twins

Vol. 24, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 1 Robyn Hall shares her journey of pregnancy with identical twins As I was sitting in the waiting room for my 12 week sc…   Read more…

'No alcohol, no risk'

Vol. 24, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 4 Gill Boden reports on the FASD information for midwives This 26-minute film has just been released by NOFAS-UK, the Na…   Read more…

Bigger is not always better!

Vol. 24, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 4 Sarah Davies and Heather Rawlinson discuss the experience of centralisation of maternity services in Greater Mancheste…   Read more…

Childbirth as entertainment

Vol. 24, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 4 Gill Boden asks whether the current trend for televising birth is more appropriately titled birthporn Recently Britain…   Read more…

Book Reviews

Vol. 24, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 4 Wilful Blindness: Why we ignore the obvious at our peril by Margaret…   Read more…

Delaying the clampers

Vol. 24, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 4 Amanda Burleigh explains the call to change NICE guidance on cord clamping Approximately 50 years ago oxytocic drugs w…   Read more…

Editorial

Vol. 24, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 4 Debbie Chippington Derrick and Ruth Weston consider the NHS reorganisation situation We are about to see big changes i…   Read more…

Salford’s ‘new from old’ service

Vol. 24, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 4 Alison Richardson introduces Saint Mary’s Birth Centre Salford in the North West of England has a long history of prov…   Read more…

Blackburn Birth Centre

Vol. 24, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 4 Suzanne Unsworth and Caroline Broome share a vision for the future In line with government policy, , 1 , 2 East Lancas…   Read more…

Different parents, different needs

Vol. 24, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 4 Alex Smith looks at meeting diverse needs in an antenatal class Within every antenatal class there is a glorious compl…   Read more…

Making choices

Vol. 24, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 4 Beverley Beech highlights some key issues In the United Kingdom women have the legal right to birth at home if they so…   Read more…

Employ more midwives

Vol. 24, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 4 By Miranda Dodwell National Federation of Women’s Institutes AGM – September 2012, London I was somewhat surprised to…   Read more…

Birth centre against the odds

Vol. 24, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 4 Caroline Willett shares her birth story In 2007, towards the end of my first pregnancy, I developed high blood pressur…   Read more…

Pain in labour

Vol. 24, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 4 Marie J Taylor reports on Nicky Leap’s presentation – September 2012, Bristol Professor Nicky Leap presented to a dedi…   Read more…

Thank you

Vol. 24, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 4 AIMS would like to say a very large thank you to Sacha Lane. Sacha raised money for AIMS by being sponsored to run the…   Read more…

Freedom for birth

Vol. 24, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 4 Lisa Sykes organised the global premiere, Halifax screening, on 20 September 2012 At our local home birth support grou…   Read more…

Book Reviews

Vol. 24, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 3 Emotional Recovery by Lynn Madsen; reviewed by Susan Merrick Emotion…   Read more…

Brazelton Meeting

Vol. 24, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Beverley A Lawrence Beech AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 3 Royal Society of Medicine - 8 March 2012 Brazelton came to my attention in the 1970s when…   Read more…

Beware the Dead Baby Card...

Vol. 24, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 3 Johanne Dagustun reveals that it is not always played in the baby's best interests Call me naive if you wish, but I wa…   Read more…

Consent - a commonly understood concept?

Vol. 24, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 3 Debbie Chippington Derrick explores the professional and legal position on consent Consent is a commonly understood co…   Read more…

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