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Handling threats of Social Services

Vol. 29, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 3 It is not uncommon for AIMS to receive helpline calls from women who are being coerced into accepting interventions or…   Read more…

Act now to keep the Better Births vision alive: a call to action

Vol. 29, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 3 Jo Dagustun calls to campaigners to make Better Births a reality In 2016, the National Maternity Review team, in their…   Read more…

No tragedy to see here...

Vol. 29, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 2 Jane Ashwell Carter shares her experiences of the language used around Down’s syndrome Early in November 2016, I was o…   Read more…

Institutional leaflets

Vol. 29, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 2 Yolanda Forster looks at the difference between communication and manipulation Antenatal literature is now available o…   Read more…

Breast Language

Vol. 29, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 2 Emma Pickett asks if we are sending out the right messages when using breast language. We all know the power of langua…   Read more…

He’s not the mother

Vol. 29, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 2 Mari Greenfield looks at language, LGBT and inclusion When lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people have c…   Read more…

Be mindful of what you say....

Vol. 29, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2017 Vol 29 No 2 Emma Ashworth discusses how language can be used to support informed decision making The language around birth has chang…   Read more…

Funding from formula

Vol. 29, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 1 Patti Rundell of Baby Milk Action is outraged and AIMS asks you to support the campaign Following the announcement of…   Read more…

Fundamental contradiction

Vol. 29, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 1 Mavis Kirkham explains why the business model does not fit midwifery values Midwifery is beset with problems at presen…   Read more…

IMUK and the NMC

Vol. 29, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 1 Emma Ashworth talks about why midwifery is in crisis (again) On a Friday, four days before last Christmas, the nursing…   Read more…

What women really want

Vol. 29, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 1 Shane Ridley shares observations of the Facebook campaign AIMS was set up in 1960 to monitor, comment and campaign for…   Read more…

IMs and insurance

Vol. 29, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 1 Mari Greenfield explores the impact of the NMC’s decisions on indemnity insurance The decision by the Nursing and Midw…   Read more…

Reproductive justice

Vol. 29, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 1 Jo Murphy-Lawless raises awareness of the situation for women in Ireland In a wide-ranging article by social policy an…   Read more…

Lay perspectives

Vol. 29, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 1 Charlotte Williamson looks at the value of out-of-system knowledge Lay means not trained or qualified in whatever prof…   Read more…

You’re expecting twins and the world has changed for you

Vol. 29, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 4 Mars Lord, mother of twins and doula to many twin parents, writes about some key issues which parents of multiples may…   Read more…

How many really know?

Vol. 28, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 4 Gemma McKenzie asks who understands what normal really looks like Recently, I read an article by Christiane Schwarz in…   Read more…

Midwifery Unit Network

Vol. 28, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 4 Mary Newburn talks about a new association of people committed to achieving change Last year I received an email from…   Read more…

Why we need care for all

Vol. 28, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 4 Nerea Pla Domench shares her experience as a volunteer midwife in Eko Station refugee camp At the last meeting of ENCA…   Read more…

The latest from Ágnes

Vol. 28, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 4 Donal Kerry provides an update on Ágnes Geréb’s fight for freedom Another October 5th has recently passed, and with it…   Read more…

Instant Access

Vol. 28, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 4 Jean Robinson suggests that information sharing should extended to patients I have been wondering for a long time why…   Read more…

Consultation or tokenism

Vol. 28, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 4 Beverley Beech highlights the difficulties in making information work for women During the summer of 2016 AIMS was app…   Read more…

The future of maternity care

Vol. 28, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 3 Julia Cumberlege talks about choice, safety and continuity of carer When Changing Childbirth was published in 1993 the…   Read more…

Building together

Vol. 28, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 3 Kathryn Gutteridge talks about what happens when women and midwives work together As a midwife for some years now it i…   Read more…

Continuity of carer

Vol. 28, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 3 Brenda van der Kooy explores the real barrier to implementation The new National Maternity Review Report Better Births…   Read more…

A much needed revolution

Vol. 28, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 3 Mavis Kirkham explores some of the fundamental changes required for continuity Don't underestimate the change required…   Read more…

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