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Lies, damned lies and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Vol. 24, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 1 The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (now called the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecol…   Read more…

Maternal mortality in the UK

Vol. 24, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 1 Shane Ridley explores the 'need for obstetric physicians’ article in the BMJ Most maternal deaths are now caused by pr…   Read more…

My birth story

Vol. 24, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 1 Catherine Rennie shares her story of intervention after intervention It is Valentine's Day when I discover I am pregna…   Read more…

The problem with complaining

Vol. 24, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 1 Louisa shares her reasons for not challenging the poor care she received I recently read a journal article on the AIMS…   Read more…

Reflections on birthing

Vol. 24, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 1 Susannah Sweetman reflects on her experiences When I became pregnant with Evie, Mal and I had just moved back to Dubli…   Read more…

Saving mothers' lives

Vol. 24, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 1 Nadine Edwards summarises the Eighth Report analysing Maternal Deaths This Report 1 makes traumatic reading, covering…   Read more…

Testing Consent

Vol. 24, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 3 Amanda Dixon asks looks at routine testing and information given Is informed consent a thing of the past? Is it anothe…   Read more…

The age of research

Vol. 23, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 23 No 4 Sara Wickham takes a critical look at research knowledge: making space for new and old In this age of information, no…   Read more…

Time to put up or shut up?

Vol. 23, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2011, Vol 23 No 4 Rosemary Mander talks about the perceived problem of being pregnant and fat Media attention is currently focusing stro…   Read more…

Researching Obesity

Vol. 23, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Sara Wickham offers an overview of four recent studies AIMS Journal, 2011, Vol 23 No 4 A qualitative study of the experiences of women who are obese a…   Read more…

Troubled waters?

Vol. 23, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2011, Vol 23 No 4 Sarah Davies looks at the significance of meconium in the amniotic fluid Amniotic fluid is the fluid surrounding the b…   Read more…

Are twins always high risk?

Vol. 23, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2011, Vol 23 No 4 Joanne Whistler asks whether they are really a variation on normal After a wonderful home birth with my firstborn, Oli…   Read more…

Undisturbed birth

Vol. 23, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2011, Vol 23 No 4 Sarah Buckley shows us what is stopping birth working In modern Western countries, including Australia and the UK, rat…   Read more…

Stop Press

Vol. 23, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2011, Vol 23 No 4 Jo Murphy-Lawless sends news on Ireland’s midwifery unit closures Bleak news from Ireland became still more bleak last…   Read more…

Editorial: Is the ‘high risk’ label helpful?

Vol. 23, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2011, Vol 23 No 4 Vicki Williams asks us to question the notion of treating simply on the basis of ‘risk’ Reading through the copy for t…   Read more…

High risk or unknown quantity?

Vol. 23, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2011, Vol 23 No 4 By Sarah Holdway When I was 19 I found out I was pregnant – I have Perthes disease, which is uncommon in females. Pert…   Read more…

‘Obesing’ pregnant women

Vol. 23, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2011, Vol 23 No 4 Ruth Deery asks by whom and for what reasons? Anti-obesity campaigns and policies remain rife in the media, occupying…   Read more…

Attacks on Midwives, Attacks on Women's Choices

Vol. 23, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Nadine Edwards, Jo Murphy-Lawless, Mavis Kirkham and Sarah Davies ask whether it is a Human Rights issue AIMS Journal, 2011, Vol 23 No 3 Midwives in t…   Read more…

A Duty of Obedience or a Duty of Care?

Vol. 23, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Professor of Midwifery Mavis Kirkham looks at who the midwife is serving AIMS Journal, 2011, Vol 23 No 3 Recent changes in society and in maternity se…   Read more…

Research Roundup

Vol. 23, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Andrea Nove AIMS Journal, 2011, Vol 23 No 3 IMUK Perinatal Mortality Review IMUK Perinatal Mortality Review This study is a follow-up to a large-sc…   Read more…

Hungarian State Injustice

Vol. 23, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2011, Vol 23 No 3 Donal Kerry discusses the continued persecution of Dr Agnes Geréb Can Government inaction lead to State injustice? Can…   Read more…

The Assessment of Progress

Vol. 23, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2011, Vol 23 No 2 Midwife Rachel Reed asks whether it is time for change in the way we look at stages of labour The idea that birth shou…   Read more…

Basic Biology

Vol. 23, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2011, Vol 23 No 2 Holly Lyne looks critically at the perception that women are losing the ability to birth I'm not a science person. I w…   Read more…

Book Reviews

Vol. 23, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2011, Vol 23 No 2 The Oxytocin Factor – Tapping the Hormone of Calm, Love and Healing…   Read more…

Challenging the Medicalisation of Birth

Vol. 23, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2011, Vol 23 No 2 Beverley Beech talks about the difficulties in getting consumers' voices heard The concept of 'consumers' in maternity…   Read more…

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