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Forced Caesareans

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

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25, No 4 The article Bullying by Cour t Application by Jo Murphy- Lawless in AIMS Journal Vol 25 No 1 raised a few eyebrows. T…   Read more…

They said what?

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

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25 No 3 'You can buy test strips to check for alcohol levels in your milk. ' These magic strips of course do not tell you what…   Read more…

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Birth

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

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25 No 3 An AIMS talk by Kathryn Gutteridge, July 2013 Heading up to Birmingham with a couple of birth enthusiasts was a great…   Read more…

March for Independent Midwifery

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

AIMS Journal 2013, Vol 25, No 2 22nd March 2013 With an early start through rush hour traffic, scampering back to the car to retrieve an extra pair of…   Read more…

Toxic Maternity

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

AIMSs Journal 2013, Vol 25, No 2 Beverley Beech elaborates on the curious case of Greek placentas Women who give birth at home in the UK, and in many…   Read more…

Thank you

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

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 4 AIMS would like to say a very large thank you to Sacha Lane. Sacha raised money for AIMS by being sponsored to run the…   Read more…

Dr Ágnes Geréb - update

Vol. 24, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 2 Donal Kerry continues the campaign against injustice Dr Ágnes Geréb is the leading obstetrician and midwife in Hungary…   Read more…

Dear BBC

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

AIMS Journal 2012, Vol 24 No 1 Holly Lyne's letter of complaint to the BBC on their portrayal of human birth I was absolutely outraged to see and hear…   Read more…

Stop Press

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

AIMS Journal, 2011, Vol 23 No 4 Jo Murphy-Lawless sends news on Ireland’s midwifery unit closures Bleak news from Ireland became still more bleak last…   Read more…

Hungarian State Injustice

Vol. 23, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2011, Vol 23 No 3 Donal Kerry discusses the continued persecution of Dr Agnes Geréb Can Government inaction lead to State injustice? Can…   Read more…

STOP PRESS - Closure in Hull

Vol. 23, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2011, Vol 23 No 2 Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust has announced the Jubilee Bir th Centre is to close as of 29 July. An insp…   Read more…

Expectant Mothers Denied Choice

Vol. 23, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2011, Vol 23 No 2 Claire Rajah campaigns for the Corbar Birth Centre in Derbyshire In May 2011 Derbyshire Primary Care Trust (PCT) public…   Read more…

Birth Position

Vol. 20, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20 No 2 The latest Healthcare Commission survey says: 'Staying mobile can help the labour progress so it is important that whe…   Read more…

Birth pools for sale in Mothercare and Boots

Vol. 20, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20 No 2 For the first time two large high street retail outlets are to sell portable birth pools to women. The increased aware…   Read more…

Making normal birth a reality

Vol. 19, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2007, Vol 19 No 4 National Childbirth Trust press release 15.11.07 The multi-disciplinary Maternity CareWorking Party (MCWP) has develop…   Read more…

RCOG and VBAC

Vol. 19, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2007, Vol 19, No 3 We have been aware for many years that the risk of uterine rupture in a future pregnancy is underplayed by obstetricia…   Read more…

Natural Birth After Caesarean

Vol. 19, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2007, Vol 19 No 3 Debbie Chippington Derrick describes the reaction of midwives to her VBAC presentation Co-owner www.caesarean.org.uk I…   Read more…

UNICEF and Formula Milk Advertising

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

AIMS Journal, 2007, Vol 19 No 2 The National Childbirth Trust, Save the Children and UNICEF have developed a campaign to encourage our Government to t…   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…

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…

Cochrane Collaboration Pregnancy and Childbirth Group

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

AIMS Journal 2002, Vol 14, No 3 10th Anniversary Meeting, November 2002 By Elizabeth Key The Pregnancy and Childbirth Group of the Cochrane Collaborat…   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…

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…

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…

Misoprostol (Cytotec)

Vol. 13, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal Vol 13 No 3 IMPORTANT DRUG WARNING CONCERNING UNAPPROVED USE OF INTRAVAGINAL OR ORAL MISOPROSTOL IN PREGNANT WOMEN FOR INDUCTION OR LABOR…   Read more…

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