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How to get a water birth

Vol. 14, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2002, Vol 14 No 2 Bending over backwards and jumping through hoops is difficult, especially when you're pregnant. Yet, for many women, t…   Read more…

In memory of Alice Stewart

Vol. 14, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2002, Volume 14 No 2 Caroline Richmond remembers the epidemiologist who showed that X-rays in pregnancy caused childhood leukaemia Alice…   Read more…

Infant formulas harbour harmful bacteria

Vol. 14, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2002, Vol 14 No 2 The recent death of a five-day-old boy from meningitis in Belgium raises important questions about the labelling and p…   Read more…

A knee-jerk response to medicalised birth

Vol. 14, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2002, Vol 14, No 2 Miranda Dodwell looks at the role of primitive reflexes during pregnancy and birth, and their effect on the health of…   Read more…

Research Roundup

Vol. 14, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Jean Robinson AIMS Journal, Summer 2002, Vol 14 No 2 Effects of social work: information wanted Ultrasound: why so little research? Turning the bre…   Read more…

State-sanctioned kidnapping: Violation of a baby's human rights

Vol. 14, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2002, Vol 14 No 2 What can a mother do when social workers decide to take her baby? Beverley Beech reveals the latest bureaucratic assau…   Read more…

VBAC - On Whose terms?

Vol. 14, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2002, Vol 14 No 1 Gina Lowdon and Debbie Chippington Derrick explore the reasons for the currently low rates for VBACs and what women ca…   Read more…

Caesarean section or vaginal birth? What difference does it make?

Vol. 14, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2002, Vol 14 No 1 In an issue that focuses on vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC) Gina Lowdon and Debbie Chippington Derrick of Caesare…   Read more…

Natural VBAC in Ireland - A Real Miracle Birth

Vol. 14, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Juliet Stephenson and Jane Wright AIMS Journal, 2002, Vol 14 No 1 It can be difficult to get a normal birth in Northern Irish hospitals and a norma…   Read more…

Maternal Deaths - RCOG Takes Over Publishing

Vol. 14, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2002, Vol 14 No 1 As the publication of the CESDI report switches from the Department of Health to the Royal College of Obstetricians an…   Read more…

Research Roundup

Vol. 14, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Jean Robinson AIMS Journal, Spring 2002, Vol 14 No 1 Emergency caesareans - how long does it take? How often do babies get cut during caesarean del…   Read more…

"Normal" birth? Read the research and weep

Vol. 13, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Jean Robinson AIMS Journal, 2001, Vol 13 No 4 New research shows that only a quarter of women in the UK truly have a normal birth. AIMS research of…   Read more…

Research Roundup

Vol. 13, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Jean Robinson AIMS Journal, Winter 2001/2, Vol 13 No 4 Who checks the baby? Having a twin sister benefits boys Earthquakes and stress Vaginal birth…   Read more…

What is Normal Birth?

Vol. 13, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Beverley Lawrence Beech AIMS Journal, 2001, Vol 13 No 4 Time to stop confusing what is common with what is normal In an issue devoted to the proble…   Read more…

Getting A Normal Birth - Whose Failure to Progress?

Vol. 13, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Janette McCabe AIMS Journal, 2001, Vol 13, No 4 Janette McCabe wanted a normal birth. But as her story reveals the idea that hospital is the 'best'…   Read more…

Naomi Wolf’s Misconceptions — Is it relevant to the UK?

Vol. 13, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Is it relevant to the UK? AIMS Journal, 2001, Vol 13 No 4 Feminist writer Naomi Wolf’s exposé on US childbirth practices was received with unusual pos…   Read more…

Book Reviews

Vol. 13, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2001, Vol 13 No 4 Supportive Care and Midwifery by Rosemary Mander; reviewed by Beverl…   Read more…

Lone Birth - Ethical Dilemmas

Vol. 13, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2001, Vol 13 No 3 As AIMS members know, ethical standards in research are always in our minds when we look at the latest studies and sum…   Read more…

Misoprostol for induction of labour: Untested, Unapproved and Unnecessary

Vol. 13, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Editorial by Beverley Beech AIMS Journal, 2001, Vol 13 No 3 Doctors here and in the US are using an unlicensed and untested new drug to induce labours…   Read more…

My experience with misoprostol

Vol. 13, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Jessica Evans AIMS Journal, 2001, Vol 13, No 3 While still uncommon in the UK, more and more hospitals are falling under misoprostol's spell. Here…   Read more…

Misoprostol - Letters in The Lancet

Vol. 13, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2001, Vol 13 No 3 The following letters, one promoting the continued use of misoprostol and one warning of its dangers, have appeared in…   Read more…

Research Roundup

Vol. 13, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Jean Robinson AIMS Journal, Autumn 2001, Vol 13 No 3 Who's on duty? - registrars influence women's type of birth. What does "perinatal mortality" m…   Read more…

Misoprostol (Cytotec)

Vol. 13, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal Vol 13 No 3 IMPORTANT DRUG WARNING CONCERNING UNAPPROVED USE OF INTRAVAGINAL OR ORAL MISOPROSTOL IN PREGNANT WOMEN FOR INDUCTION OR LABOR…   Read more…

What happens when a woman needs a caesarean?

Vol. 13, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2001, Vol 13 No 2 Two recent research papers suggest that women who need caesarean sections often fail to get them quickly enough. AIMS…   Read more…

Failing to meet the standard

Vol. 13, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Jean Robinson AIMS Journal, 2001, Vol 13, No 2 The maternity unit in Bradford has published results of a three audits carried out over four years t…   Read more…

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