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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…

Emergency sections - how fast?

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

By Jean Robinson AIMS Journal 2001, Vol 13, No 2 How long does it take to do an emergency caesarean? Two doctors in Leicester looked at records for 14…   Read more…

Research Roundup

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

By Jean Robinson AIMS Journal, Summer 2001, Vol 13 No 2 Are anaesthetists losing their skills? Ginger for nausea Babies' behaviour after birth Uterine…   Read more…

Vitamin K - An Alternative Perspective

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

Midwife Sara Wickham provides a much-needed update on vitamin K prophylaxis. AIMS Journal, 2001, Vol 13 No 2 Childbearing women today are faced with a…   Read more…

Water Birth Mother Accused of Illegal Birth and Child Neglect

Vol. 13, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2001, Vol 13 No 1 Member Yasmin Sumpter writes about her experience Being a member of AIMS and actively campaigning for the legal and hu…   Read more…

Supporting the Mother - Where are the midwife advocates?

Vol. 13, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Beverley A Lawrence Beech AIMS Journal, 2001, Vol 13 No 1 Occasionally, at meetings and conferences, one hears midwives lay claim to being a woman'…   Read more…

Mother as Midwife

Vol. 13, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

by Ann and Heidi AIMS Journal, 2001, Vol 13 No 1 This unique story is written from two perspectives, the grandmother - who is also a midwife - and the…   Read more…

Research Roundup

Vol. 13, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Jean Robinson AIMS Journal, Spring 2001, Vol 13 No 1 How reliable is ultrasound of newborn babies? Acupuncture more beneficial than physio for preg…   Read more…

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