Journal Page 26 of 30

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…

Blood Money

Vol. 12, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2000, Volume 12 No 4 The UK Cord Blood Bank was launched on October 13th 2000 at a meeting in London. The first and only private cord bl…   Read more…

Defining Midwifery Practice

Vol. 12, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By John Mason AIMS Journal, 2000, Vol 12 No 4 AIMS has long argued for a midwifery ruling body separate and distinct from nursing. But should the spil…   Read more…

Diabetic Birth Without the Drip

Vol. 12, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Elaine Lawson AIMS Journal, 2000, Vol 12 No 4 I'm an insulin dependent diabetic. Eight years ago I gave birth to my first son Benjamin in hospital…   Read more…

Research Roundup

Vol. 12, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Jean Robinson AIMS Journal, Winter 2000/2001, Vol 12 No 4 Breech babies - caesarean or vaginal birth? Drugs in labour and drug addiction Monitoring…   Read more…

Under-motivated, Under-skilled and Under Threat

Vol. 12, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2000, Volume 12 No 4 When midwifery skills are in decline, the quality and safety of women's experience of birth is also under threat. A…   Read more…

Group B Strep and Pregnancy

Vol. 12, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2000, Vol 12 No 3 Caught early enough Strep B can be treated successfully. Jane Plumb of the Group B Strep Support Group gives a brief o…   Read more…

HIV Testing and AIDS

Vol. 12, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2000, Vol 12 No 3 Universal testing for all women? Beverley Beech believes the cost, at every level, may be too high. Human Immunodefici…   Read more…

Hospital-Acquired Infections

Vol. 12, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Turning birth into an illness AIMS Journal, 2000, Vol 12 No 3 Hospital acquired infections are becoming a real and persistent danger for birthing wome…   Read more…

Latest Content

Journal

« »

Claire’s birth story: The arrival o…

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 3 By Claire Pottage As a fairly anxious person I found myself really enjoying pregnancy and embracing all that came with it. Early on I fel…

Read more

Book Review: How to have a baby: mo…

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 3 Reviewed for AIMS by Maddie McMahon 2017, Eynham Press, £16.99 Paperback: 389 pages ISB…

Read more

Book Review: Ina May’s Guide to Bre…

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 3 Reviewed for AIMS by Jo Dagustun Published by Pinter and Martin Ltd 2009 ISBN 978-1-905…

Read more

Events

« »

Trauma in Childbearing Conference

Speakers include: Sheena Byrom Jenny Patterson Laura Wood Shona McCann Geraldine Butcher Mary Ross Davie Michelle Wright Sue Hampson Birth Trauma Scotland Emma Currer Nur…

Read more

LCGB 2019 Conference

Lactation Consultants of Great Britain's 2019 Conference. More details from their Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1383226171814001/

Read more

Tamba Maternity Engagement End of P…

Tamba Maternity Engagement End of Project Conference, Project Findings and CPD Learning. Please click here for event link. AGENDA 09:45 - 10:00 Registration and Coffee 10…

Read more

Latest Campaigns

« »

AIMS Response to MBRRACE-UK Report…

Download PDF MBRRACE-UK: Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care MBRRACE-UK: Perinatal Mortality Surveillance report for births in 2016 www.npeu.ox.ac.uk/mbrrace-uk/reports…

Read more

Implementing Better Births: Continu…

Download PDF Commissioners and providers across England, guided by their MVPs, are working across the country to implement sustainable Continuity of Carer models of care,…

Read more

Beverley Beech summarises the HIW's…

Focussing on the failings of the LSA in the case of Clare Fisher: The Healthcare Inspectorate Wales’ report (2013) Summarised by Beverley Beech In 2013, Healthcare Inspec…

Read more