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Radical patient groups

Vol. 19, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2007, Vol 19 No 2 Charlotte Williamson explores the emancipation of patients What are AIMS and other radical patient groups about? Radic…   Read more…

Stella's Birth

Vol. 19, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2007, Vol 19, No 2 Debra Flynn describes how her midwife's precipitant action in unnecessarily cutting the baby's cord resulted in an avo…   Read more…

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Vol. 19, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2007, Vol 19, No 1 Jean Robinson asks,`Where do we go from here? The horror stories still come in from mothers, and I could weep at every…   Read more…

Book Reviews

Vol. 19, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2007, Vol 19 No 1 Birth Crisis by Sheila Kitzinger ; reviewed by Rachel Burrows Real H…   Read more…

Support Networks

Vol. 19, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2007, Vol 19 No 1 As well as AIMS there are other organisations that offer help and information on birth trauma. Some women will find the…   Read more…

Traumatised Midwives

Vol. 19, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2007, Vol 19, No 1 Professor Mavis Kirkham explores what happens when midwives are unsupported Bullying has arisen as an issue in every s…   Read more…

Wounded Mothers

Vol. 19, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2007, Vol 19 No 1 Benig Mauger discusses healing loss of soul in childbirth 'The contractions suddenly came non-stop and I had no chance…   Read more…

Book Reviews

Vol. 18, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2006, Vol 18 No 4 Men at birth edited by David Vernon; reviewed by Elmer Postle Home B…   Read more…

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…

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