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The midwife you have called knows you are waiting...

Vol. 14, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2002, Vol 14, No 3 by Pat Thomas The first responsibility of a consumer group is to the consumer. This obvious statement is central to un…   Read more…

Money running out for convenience caesareans

Vol. 14, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2002, Vol 14, No 3 The leading British health insurer AXA PPP Healthcare has said it will no longer pay for caesarean births because of u…   Read more…

Perspectives on normal birth

Vol. 14, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2002, Vol 14, No 3 Written in 1996, Californian midwife Ronnie Falcão's description of what goes wrong in modern birth and the importance…   Read more…

Research Roundup

Vol. 14, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Jean Robinson AIMS Journal, Autumn 2002, Vol 14 No 3 Size of baby and mother's weight Induction at 41 weeks? 'Born before arrival': bad for baby, b…   Read more…

Share with care!

Vol. 14, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

People's views on consent and confidentiality of patient information, London, 4 November 2002 By Beverley Lawrence Beech AIMS Journal 2002, Vol 14, No…   Read more…

The uses and abuses of research on support

Vol. 14, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2002, Vol 14, No 3 Who decides what is 'support' in pregnancy and labour? Midwife Rosemary Mander argues that support is traditionally th…   Read more…

Birthing a baby by the breech at home

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

AIMS Journal Vol 14 No. 2 Midwives' lack of experience and skill in facilitating the birth of a breech baby is not only letting women down, it is enda…   Read more…

Coroner's inquiry into a breech delivery

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

by Beverley Lawrence Beech AIMS Journal, 2002, Vol 14 No 2 Women who want a normal, midwifery-managed, vaginal breech birth are now faced with a consi…   Read more…

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…

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28 - 29 November 2019, SEC Centre Glasgow Speakers include: Day 1 Dr Chris van Tulleken – Doctor and leading BBC science presenter Robert Boyle – Clinical Reader in Paedi…

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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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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…

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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,…

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