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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…

Holding up a mirror: the impact of user involvement

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

AIMS Journal 2007, Vol 18 No 3 While user involvement is enshrined in government policy across the UK, its patchy practice reflects the anxiety many p…   Read more…

Essential reading

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

AIMS Journal 2006, Vol 18, no 3 AIMS asks Denis Walsh what papers he considers are essential reading for people who want to be informed about free-sta…   Read more…

AIMS comment on free-standing birth centres

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

AIMS Journal 2006, Vol 18, No 3 Free-standing birth centres encourage the practice of real midwifery. In an ideal world we would like to see birth cen…   Read more…

Breastfeeding

Vol. 18, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2006, Vol 18, No 2 Beverley Beech reviews the uphill battle to breastfeed in a modern society Our society appears to have lost sight of t…   Read more…

Codex Alimentarius

Vol. 18, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2006, Vol 18, No 2 Maryse Lehners-Arendt, a member of ENCA (European Network of Childbirth Associations) and ENCA's Codex contact has bee…   Read more…

I breastfed my adopted baby!

Vol. 18, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2006, Vol 18, No 2 Adoptive parent Sarah Lee describes her wonderful breastfeeding experience "You can breastfeed an adopted baby you kno…   Read more…

Book Reviews

Vol. 18, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2006, Vol 18 No 2 Kangaroo Babies, a different way of mothering by Nathalie Charpak; r…   Read more…

Breastfeeding Twins

Vol. 18, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2006, Vol 18, No 2 Sarah Elliott contrasts feeding her first two babies with breastfeeding twins When I first found out I was pregnant I…   Read more…

At Last - An NMC Home Birth Circular

Vol. 18, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2006, Vol 18 No 1 Beverley Beech recounts the long consumer battle to ensure that a woman in labour at home could expect a midwife to at…   Read more…

Book Reviews

Vol. 18, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2006, Vol 18 No 1 Blessed Events: Religion and Home Birth in America by Pamela E. Klas…   Read more…

Why are we still struggling over home birth?

Vol. 18, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2006, Vol 18, No 1 Nadine Edwards challenges us to think about why it is still so difficult for women to choose to give birth at home. Wh…   Read more…

Choice - an abused concept that is past its sell-by date

Vol. 17, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2005, Vol 17 No 4 Beverley Beech considers how the public is deceived into believing that choice exists when in reality choice is an illu…   Read more…

Report your own adverse effects

Vol. 17, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Jean Robinson AIMS Journal 2005, Vol 17, No 4 We have always been critical of the Yellow Card scheme. Only doctors were supposed to report adverse…   Read more…

Assertiveness - fine in theory, difficult in practice

Vol. 17, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Shane Ridley AIMS Journal 2005, Vol 17, No 4 Earlier this year one of our Committee members, Shane Ridley, circulated some thoughts on being assert…   Read more…

Blood money for what? The continuing saga

Vol. 17, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2005, Vol 17 No 4 In the AIMS Journal ( Vol 16 No 4 ), Professor Naomi Pfeffer, a sociologist and historian who researches and writes abo…   Read more…

Book Reviews: Informed Choice in Maternity Care & Pregnancy and birth - a guide for deaf women

Vol. 17, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2005, Vol 17 No 4 Informed Choice in Maternity Care by Mavis Kirkham; reviewed by Jean…   Read more…

Booking a Home Water Birth in Glasgow

Vol. 17, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2005, Vol 17 No 4 Jane Howell wanted a water birth at home but found that a huge number of hurdles were placed in her way. I gave birth t…   Read more…

Why high episiotomy rates are considered acceptable and even desirable

Vol. 17, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2005, Vol17 No 4 Jane Wright explains why midwives, despite the evidence, continue to carry out routine episiotomies Reading Beverley Bee…   Read more…

Just a role play?

Vol. 17, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2005, Vol 17, No 4 Alice Charlwood volunteered to play the mother in a workshop on whether women are allowed to exercise informed choice,…   Read more…

You have the right to refuse to see a health visitor

Vol. 17, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2005, Vol 17, No 4 Jo Broughton describes how she gave birth without problems to her 10lb 8oz baby in Glasgow. She saw no reason to see a…   Read more…

Snoring, sleep Apnoea and Pre-eclampsia

Vol. 17, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2005, Vol 17, No 4 Debbie Chippington Derrick reviews the possible links between pre-eclampsia and sleep problems. Whilst reading a book…   Read more…

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