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Assertiveness - fine in theory, difficult in practice

Vol. 17, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Shane Ridley AIMS Journal 2005, Vol 17, No 4 Earlier this year one of our Committee members, Shane Ridley, circulated some thoughts on being assert…   Read more…

Blood money for what? The continuing saga

Vol. 17, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2005, Vol 17 No 4 In the AIMS Journal ( Vol 16 No 4 ), Professor Naomi Pfeffer, a sociologist and historian who researches and writes abo…   Read more…

Book Reviews: Informed Choice in Maternity Care & Pregnancy and birth - a guide for deaf women

Vol. 17, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2005, Vol 17 No 4 Informed Choice in Maternity Care by Mavis Kirkham; reviewed by Jean…   Read more…

Booking a Home Water Birth in Glasgow

Vol. 17, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2005, Vol 17 No 4 Jane Howell wanted a water birth at home but found that a huge number of hurdles were placed in her way. I gave birth t…   Read more…

Why high episiotomy rates are considered acceptable and even desirable

Vol. 17, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2005, Vol17 No 4 Jane Wright explains why midwives, despite the evidence, continue to carry out routine episiotomies Reading Beverley Bee…   Read more…

Just a role play?

Vol. 17, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2005, Vol 17, No 4 Alice Charlwood volunteered to play the mother in a workshop on whether women are allowed to exercise informed choice,…   Read more…

You have the right to refuse to see a health visitor

Vol. 17, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2005, Vol 17, No 4 Jo Broughton describes how she gave birth without problems to her 10lb 8oz baby in Glasgow. She saw no reason to see a…   Read more…

Snoring, sleep Apnoea and Pre-eclampsia

Vol. 17, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2005, Vol 17, No 4 Debbie Chippington Derrick reviews the possible links between pre-eclampsia and sleep problems. Whilst reading a book…   Read more…

Ten years after a stillbirth - how good care can make all the difference.

Vol. 17, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2005, Vol 17 No 4 Shane Ridley describes her experience of the stillbirth of Katie Eva and how during those times the kindness and compas…   Read more…

Experiences of third stage

Vol. 17, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2005, Vol 17, No 4 Jill compares the differences between a managed third stage and a normal one Expecting my first baby twenty three year…   Read more…

Waterbirth - changing attitudes

Vol. 17, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2005, Vol 17 No 4 Avril Nicoll, Kirstin Hoggins and Phyllis Winters reflect on the process of change undergone by the midwives at Montros…   Read more…

Book Reviews

Vol. 17, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2005, Vol 17 No 3 Stand and Deliver by Emma Mahony; reviewed by Teresa Willis Midwifer…   Read more…

NICE Guidelines and Appraisals - How we can make a difference

Vol. 17, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Debbie Chippington Derrick reports on how we can make a difference to the guidelines and appraisals from the National Institute for Health and Clinica…   Read more…

OMOM and IMA CMM: Two Acronyms for Radical Change

Vol. 17, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2005, Vol 17, No 3 Founder of the One Mother, One Midwife OMOM Campaign (OMOM) Laura Abbott explains the thinking behind the movement, an…   Read more…

We're Having a Baby

Vol. 17, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Vicki Bevan AIMS Journal, 2005, Vol 17 No 3 Vicki Bevan reflects on a beautiful peaceful birth completely at odds with her hospital trauma My third bi…   Read more…

Women Helping Women Prisoners

Vol. 17, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Diana Parkinson AIMS Journal, 2005, Vol 17 No 3 Diana Parkinson, chair of the trustees of Birth Companions, informs AIMS members about the charity tha…   Read more…

A Labour of Love?

Vol. 17, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Lee Seekings-Norman AIMS Journal 2005, Vol 17, No 3 Lee Seekings-Norman reports back on A Labour of Love? Emotion Work and Reproduction Conference on…   Read more…

Liberating childbirth

Vol. 17, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2005, Vol 17, No 3 Ruth Sharples Weston gave a rousing speech at the Birmingham conference that had everyone on their feet and clapping b…   Read more…

Do women want midwives or obstetric nurses?

Vol. 17, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Beverley Beech AIMS Journal 2005, Vol 17, No 3 AIMS Chair Beverley Beech reflects on the success of the Birmingham Conference. On the 1st October t…   Read more…

Do Women Want Midwives or Obstetric Nurses?

Vol. 17, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2005, Vol 17 No 3 AIMS Vice Chair Nadine Edwards offers extracts based on her talk which embraced the whole theme of the joint conferenc…   Read more…

Research Roundup

Vol. 17, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Jean Robinson AIMS Journal, 2005, Vol 17 No 3 ULTRASOUND OPINIONS Scans and Bonding When Scans Give Bad News One of our constant concerns is the pu…   Read more…

Book Reviews

Vol. 17, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2005, Vol 17 No 2 Childbirth Without Fear: The principles and practice of natural chil…   Read more…

Research Roundup

Vol. 17, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Jean Robinson AIMS Journal, 2005, Vol 17 No 2 Effects of Drug on Breastfeeding Baby's Stress from Birth Postnatal Bladder Care - Need for Action Un…   Read more…

Help us to save our Birthing Units!

Vol. 17, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Tina Bolton AIMS Journal 2005, Vol 17 No 2 Tina Bolton calls for action in an ongoing campaign to save two Petersfield sites. July 4th - The day Pe…   Read more…

Ethics Watch

Vol. 17, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2005, Vol 17, No 2 Jean Robinson reports on the difficult ethical area of "consent" and "informed choice", and calls for an update on the…   Read more…

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