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Are you mad?

Vol. 28, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 2 I lowered my hand, and my eyes. The laughter was quickly hushed. Someone muttered ‘ Are you mad?’ I was 21, in my ante…   Read more…

It could happen anywhere

Vol. 28, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 1 Maria C follows up her story A few years ago I wrote an article for AIMS about a maternity service complaint I was goi…   Read more…

My name is Imogen

Vol. 28, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 1 Imogen Jenner reports on her experience of bullying in the NHS I have been a midwife for a while now and I have seen a…   Read more…

Too busy to be nice

Vol. 28, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 1 Hayley Huntoon shares her frustrations at the lack of resources available Yesterday a man came to me livid with frustr…   Read more…

Considering a home birth

Vol. 28, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 1 Belinda Ambrose shares her story After two very 'medicalised' hospital births following regrettable decisions made on…   Read more…

The battle for Cordelia

Vol. 28, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 1 Jane Reeve shows just how difficult it can be to get support With the birth of my first daughter, in November 2012, 12…   Read more…

ENOUGH

Vol. 28, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 1 Today I am saying ENOUGH! ENOUGH to the lies women are told about their 'incapable' bodies ENOUGH to the bullying and…   Read more…

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…

High risk or unknown quantity?

Vol. 23, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2011, Vol 23 No 4 By Sarah Holdway When I was 19 I found out I was pregnant – I have Perthes disease, which is uncommon in females. Pert…   Read more…

Denied a home birth

Vol. 21, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Sara Shah AIMS Journal, 2009, Vol 21 No 1 Sara Shah tells her story of staff shortages and lack of choice I am finally writing my story of being de…   Read more…

What makes a good birth?

Vol. 21, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Jenny Gaskell AIMS Journal, 2009, Vol 21 No 1 Jenny Gaskell shares a story of tragedy, triumph and the value of good support, a story which suggest…   Read more…

Letters - Child protection?

Vol. 21, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2009, Vol 21 No 1 Domestic Abuse I have to write and say how much it means to me to hear that I am not alone in feeling that child-prote…   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…

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