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Letters

Vol. 20, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20, No 1 Thoughts of Hurting the Baby I really wanted to express my responses to this article. I'm writing as a retired midwif…   Read more…

Lies, Damned Lies and Obstetric Opinion

Vol. 20, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Beverley A Lawrence Beech AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20, No 1 The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists [sic] (ACOG) has issued a press…   Read more…

Michelle's Story

Vol. 20, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20, No 1 I'm lucky to have such a supportive husband and Kate, my Sure Start Midwife. When my labour started I went into the l…   Read more…

PTSD After Birth

Vol. 20, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20, No 1 Midwife Kate Simpson looks at PTSD as a result of oppression Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was first listed i…   Read more…

Quotation Corner

Vol. 20, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20, No 1 Home birth is illegal... Women are frequently misinformed about their right to give birth at home and, not uncommonly…   Read more…

Women as Obstetric Fashion Victims

Vol. 20, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20, No 1 Jane Wright highlights her paper delivered to the NCT AGM and conference, 13th October 2007, Belfast. On Monday 3rd S…   Read more…

Book Reviews

Vol. 20, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20, No 1 Until Our Hearts Are On the Ground edited by D Memee Lavell-Harvard…   Read more…

Child Protection

Vol. 20, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20, No 1 Last August Jean Robinson wrote the following letter to the Department of Health explaining the views of AIMS 20th Au…   Read more…

Culture Clash

Vol. 20, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20, No 1 Gina Lowdon explores the implications of cultural perspectives on mothering I was recently given the opportunity to r…   Read more…

Birth of Mutual Understanding and Respect

Vol. 20, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20, No 1 Tamara Parnay looks at cultivating an empathic environment for the sharing of our birth stories Birthing is a hugely…   Read more…

Book Reviews

Vol. 19, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2007/8, Vol 19 No 4 Birth After Caesarean by Jenny Lesley; reviewed by Moira Clark Pregnancy, Birth and Maternity Care: Feminist Perspec…   Read more…

Defining and recording normal birth

Vol. 19, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2007, Vol 19, No 4 AIMS Chair Beverley Lawrence Beech looks for a more accurate definition of normality In an article in 1997, Normal Bir…   Read more…

The journey to hospital

Vol. 19, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2007, Vol 19, No 4 Independent Midwife Bridget Sheeran explores the experiences of women travelling long distances from home to hospital…   Read more…

Making normal birth a reality

Vol. 19, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2007, Vol 19 No 4 National Childbirth Trust press release 15.11.07 The multi-disciplinary Maternity CareWorking Party (MCWP) has develop…   Read more…

How to ask the wrong question to get the 'right' answer

Vol. 19, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2007, Vol 19 No 4 Debbie Chippington Derrick questions the Healthcare Commission's Review of Maternity Services 2007 As an exercise in o…   Read more…

RCOG and VBAC

Vol. 19, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2007, Vol 19, No 3 We have been aware for many years that the risk of uterine rupture in a future pregnancy is underplayed by obstetricia…   Read more…

Sure Start - a template for empowerment?

Vol. 19, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2007, Vol 19, No 3 Beverley Lawrence Beech comments on two recent reports Sure Start is a government programme designed to bring together…   Read more…

The New World Health Organisation Growth Charts

Vol. 19, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Magda Sachs, PhD Breastfeeding Supporter, The Breastfeeding Network AIMS Journal 2007, Vol 19, No 3 The answer to all our problems with weighing breas…   Read more…

Birth rate drops when obstetricians leave town

Vol. 19, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

by Roger Dobson AIMS Journal 2007, Vol 19, No 3 First printed in BMJ 2007; 335:66-67 (14 July), doi:10.1136/bmj.39269. 598079.DB New research shows th…   Read more…

Book Reviews

Vol. 19, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2007, Vol 19 No 3 The Irish Pregnancy Book By Dr Peter Boylan; reviewed by Beverley La…   Read more…

Born in private and in peace

Vol. 19, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2007, Vol 19, No 3 Natasha Hawkes shares the story of her unassisted birth in the Canary Islands During the last 12 months my husband and…   Read more…

Where is the support?

Vol. 19, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2007, Vol 19, No 3 AIMS Journal Editor Vicki Williams wonders how much support women are actually getting and whether it is meeting their…   Read more…

Healthcare Improvements?

Vol. 19, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2007, Vol 19, No 3 Ann Keen (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health) has stated that there are '474 more consultants in obstet…   Read more…

Home Birth in the News

Vol. 19, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2007, Vol 19, No 3 Michelle Barnes shares how women in Sheffield are supporting themselves and each other I first set-up Sheffield Home B…   Read more…

Intrapartum Care Guideline

Vol. 19, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2007, Vol 19, No 3 Gill Boden reports on the Educational Launch Meeting of the NICE Guideline Intrapartum Care: Care of healthy women and…   Read more…

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