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'It is illegal to give birth at home without a midwife.' NO it is NOT

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

AIMS Journal 2007, Vol 19, No 3 AIMS Chair Beverley Lawrence Beech comments on two recent reports Many people imagine that a campaigning pressure grou…   Read more…

Letters

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

AIMS Journal 2007, Vol 19, No 3 Cascade of Intervention I am still in the process of coming to terms with the birth of my daughter last August. I had…   Read more…

Natural Birth After Caesarean

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

AIMS Journal, 2007, Vol 19 No 3 Debbie Chippington Derrick describes the reaction of midwives to her VBAC presentation Co-owner www.caesarean.org.uk I…   Read more…

Recorded Delivery

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

By Michelle Barnes AIMS Journal 2007, Vol 19, No 3 A national survey of women's experience of maternity care This survey was conducted using a random…   Read more…

Thoughts of hurting the baby

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

AIMS Journal 2007, Vol 19, No 3 Jean Robinson explores the ultimate taboo One of the advantages of being involved in a help line which is totally conf…   Read more…

Between Agency and Structure

Vol. 19, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2007, Vol 19 No 2 Sociologist Julie Trottier shows how difficult it can be for women to confront maternity services In her talk, publish…   Read more…

Book Reviews

Vol. 19, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2007, Vol 19 No 2 Our Water Baby by Amy McLean; reviewed by Vicki Williams Having a Gr…   Read more…

A Difficult Choice

Vol. 19, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2007, Vol 19, No 2 Caroline Hollins Martin, Lecturer in Midwifery University of Manchester, explores the difficulties that midwives face…   Read more…

Listen With Mother

Vol. 19, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2007, Vol 19 No 2 AIMS chair Beverley Lawrence Beech shares her thoughts on the changes that have and have not happened over the years T…   Read more…

UNICEF and Formula Milk Advertising

Vol. 19, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2007, Vol 19 No 2 The National Childbirth Trust, Save the Children and UNICEF have developed a campaign to encourage our Government to t…   Read more…

Montrose Midwifery Unit

Vol. 19, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2007, Vol 19 No 2 Jo Murphy Lawless visited one of the most woman centred facilities in Scotland An article that appeared in a recent AI…   Read more…

Normal Birth in Ireland

Vol. 19, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2007, Vol 19 No 2 Declan Devane challenges us to embrace change and to make birth normal After some very difficult years, there is a gro…   Read more…

Notes to the Milkman

Vol. 19, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2007, Vol 19 No 2 Less challenging than writing a clear birth plan? "Dear Milkman, I've just had a baby, please leave another one." "Ple…   Read more…

Radical patient groups

Vol. 19, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2007, Vol 19 No 2 Charlotte Williamson explores the emancipation of patients What are AIMS and other radical patient groups about? Radic…   Read more…

Stella's Birth

Vol. 19, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2007, Vol 19, No 2 Debra Flynn describes how her midwife's precipitant action in unnecessarily cutting the baby's cord resulted in an avo…   Read more…

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Vol. 19, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2007, Vol 19, No 1 Jean Robinson asks,`Where do we go from here? The horror stories still come in from mothers, and I could weep at every…   Read more…

Book Reviews

Vol. 19, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2007, Vol 19 No 1 Birth Crisis by Sheila Kitzinger ; reviewed by Rachel Burrows Real H…   Read more…

Support Networks

Vol. 19, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2007, Vol 19 No 1 As well as AIMS there are other organisations that offer help and information on birth trauma. Some women will find the…   Read more…

Traumatised Midwives

Vol. 19, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2007, Vol 19, No 1 Professor Mavis Kirkham explores what happens when midwives are unsupported Bullying has arisen as an issue in every s…   Read more…

Wounded Mothers

Vol. 19, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2007, Vol 19 No 1 Benig Mauger discusses healing loss of soul in childbirth 'The contractions suddenly came non-stop and I had no chance…   Read more…

Book Reviews

Vol. 18, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2006, Vol 18 No 4 Men at birth edited by David Vernon; reviewed by Elmer Postle Home B…   Read more…

Consultation Conundrums

Vol. 18, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2006, Vol 18, No 4 Gina Lowdon explores the consumer consultation process for the VBAC Guidelines AIMS is frequently called upon to submi…   Read more…

The Transparent NHS?

Vol. 18, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2006, Vol 18, No 4 Nadine Edwards guides us through the new, 'easy to negotiate' NHS The NHS has evolved a great deal since its introduct…   Read more…

Birthing Utopia

Vol. 18, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2006, Vol 18, No 3 The past 18 months have been difficult for many free-standing birth centres and their supporters. In spite of this Avr…   Read more…

Book Reviews

Vol. 18, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal 2006, Vol 18 No 3 Improving Maternity Services by Denis Walsh; reviewed by Avril Nicoll…   Read more…

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Sent 9th May 2019 By email ( guardian.readers@theguardian.com ) Dear Sir, I write in response to the opinion piece by Barbara Ellen entitled “Meghan Markle’s home birth s…

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