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Poppy's story

Vol. 27, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2015, Vol 27 No 4 Poppy Johnson talks about her decision to birth at home and how it was supported I knew from the moment I saw the litt…   Read more…

Zara's birth

Vol. 27, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2015, Vol 27 No 4 Sandar Warshal tells the story of the birth of her grandson Raphael What could be more important than one's own birth…   Read more…

Memories of George

Vol. 27, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2015, Vol 27 No 3 Radka Elliott wrote this piece only two days after George's birth I would like to share our story, which is very fresh…   Read more…

My story

Vol. 27, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2015, Vol 27 No 3 Heather talks about creating memories of her son Raymond Being a mother is all I have ever wanted to do, but the fates…   Read more…

Neri Winterstein-Minnigin

Vol. 26, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2014, Vol 26 No 4 Ilana Winterstein shares her birth story of 3 April 2014 I’ve always had a fear of hospitals so a homebirth felt very…   Read more…

Ilana and Aaron, their doula’s story

Vol. 26, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2014, Vol 26 No 4 Doula Ly Malnick gives her account of Neri’s birth As a doula, I am often asked about the relationship between the att…   Read more…

Ilana, a midwife's story

Vol. 26, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2014, Vol 26 No 4 Selina Blackmore gives her perspective as the on-call midwife As the on-call midwife, I was asked to assess Ilana at ho…   Read more…

A zumba-induced baby

Vol. 26, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2014, Vol 26, No 2 Virginia Hatton shares her story of being pregnant for 40 weeks and 18 days Women in my family tend to be pregnant at…   Read more…

Welcome to the world

Vol. 25, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25 No4 Vicki Williams shares the story of her sixth child, a home birth after two sections I like best to call the birth of my…   Read more…

Joanna Joy shares her birth story

Vol. 25, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 23 No 4 Holly Elfin was born at 6.55am on Saturday the 11th of August 2012. If you follow the astrological significance of bir…   Read more…

Postpartum aggravation

Vol. 25, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2013, Vol 25, No 2 Alicja Piotrowska describes her experiences of postnatal intervention We found out we were having our first baby in Se…   Read more…

Withholding the Truth : The misoprostol debate continues

Vol. 25, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2013, Vol 25 No 2 In Denmark, in 2012 a woman was given misoprostol to induce labour even though she specifically asked not to have it. T…   Read more…

Letters

Vol. 24, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 1 Obstetric Failure Over the years in the AIMS Journal I have read many appalling accounts of ill-treatment, with Emmy L…   Read more…

Letters

Vol. 20, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20, No 1 Thoughts of Hurting the Baby I really wanted to express my responses to this article. I'm writing as a retired midwif…   Read more…

Michelle's Story

Vol. 20, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20, No 1 I'm lucky to have such a supportive husband and Kate, my Sure Start Midwife. When my labour started I went into the l…   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…

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…

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…

Grace

Vol. 25, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25, No 4 Sarah Holdway shares the unassisted birth of her fourth child Grace is my fourth child – my previous babies have all…   Read more…

Imagine a woman...

Vol. 25, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 26, No 4 A poem by Patricia Lynn Reilly Imagine a woman who believes it is right and good she is a woman. A woman who honors h…   Read more…

I have carried you, always

Vol. 25, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25 No4 Before you were conceived, I carried a part of you in my soul. When I met your father, I looked into his eyes and saw t…   Read more…

Tickery Quackery Mock

Vol. 25, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25 No 3 Alison is a retired midwife and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and author of Fit To Bust, a celeb…   Read more…

An impossible dream?

Vol. 20, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20 No 3 Melanie Hughes describes her journey to a home birth after four caesarean sections After five children, four of whom w…   Read more…

Birth centre against the odds

Vol. 24, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 4 Caroline Willett shares her birth story In 2007, towards the end of my first pregnancy, I developed high blood pressur…   Read more…

A story of three births

Vol. 24, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 3 Chloe Bayfield shares the story of her journey to empowered motherhood So I have had three gorgeous baby girls by caes…   Read more…

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Editorial: Implementing Better Birt…

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 2 By Jo Dagustun, Editor Welcome to this AIMS Journal, Implementing Better Births Part 2, where we continue to discuss the implementation,…

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Implementing Better Births: What’s…

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30 No 2 By Mary Newburn It’s just over two years since Better Births 1 was published. Yet as many of us were part of engagement events and submitt…

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Implementing Better Births: why Mat…

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 2 By Laura James Since 1984, Maternity Services Liaison Committees (MSLCs) have been working away in the background of maternity care. Thes…

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Association of Radical Midwives (AR…

For more informaiton, please visit the ARM's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1922001798104030/

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Suffolk Normal Birth Conference 201…

Come and visit the AIMS stand at this event! The University of Suffolk Midwifery Society, alongside the School of Health Sciences are delighted to announce and invite you…

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Improving Patient Safety & Care

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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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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…

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