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Editorial: Free from Choice

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

AIMS Journal 2013, Vol 25, No 4 Vicki Williams takes a journey to primal birthing This issue of the AIMS Journal is a journey into a place far from ma…   Read more…

Supporting Breastmilk

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

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25 No3 Vicki Williams talks about some of the barriers to supporting breastfeeding Supporting breasts is about so much more th…   Read more…

When women are forgotten

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

AIMS Journal 2013, Vol 25 No 2 There is no doubt that the death of Savita Halappanavar is a tragic waste of a young woman’s life. There is no doubt th…   Read more…

Editorial

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

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 4 Debbie Chippington Derrick and Ruth Weston consider the NHS reorganisation situation We are about to see big changes i…   Read more…

Editorial: Is the ‘high risk’ label helpful?

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

AIMS Journal, 2011, Vol 23 No 4 Vicki Williams asks us to question the notion of treating simply on the basis of ‘risk’ Reading through the copy for t…   Read more…

The battle for control

Vol. 22, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2010, Vol 22 No 3 Gill Boden asks whether we are winning the battle for control over women's bodies In June this year headlines in the w…   Read more…

Good NHS Midwifery Care

Vol. 21, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2009, Vol 21 No 4 Guest Editor Michelle Barnes looks at some of the best the NHS has to offer In compiling this journal, about good NHS…   Read more…

Whose baby?

Vol. 21, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2009, Vol 21 No 2 Jean Robinson explains how and why AIMS supports familes faced with a whole new threat We make no apology for includin…   Read more…

'SO WHAT'S YOUR PROBLEM'

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

AIMS Journal, 2009, Vol 21 No 1 Alice Charlwood wonders why so few women complain about poor maternity care After 30 hours of early labour at home, an…   Read more…

Believing in Normal

Vol. 20, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20 No 4 Lee Seekings Norman looks at some of the issues surrounding supportive midwifery This edition focuses on some of the d…   Read more…

Home birth, the normal option

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

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20 No 3 AIMS Vice Chair Nadine Edwards looks at what helps and hinders normal birth Sally Willington, AIMS's Founder and Presi…   Read more…

Looking at European Care

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

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20 No 2 Beverley Beech highlights the similarities and differences in maternity care across Europe Every year members of the E…   Read more…

Culture Clash

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

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20, No 1 Gina Lowdon explores the implications of cultural perspectives on mothering I was recently given the opportunity to r…   Read more…

Defining and recording normal birth

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

AIMS Journal 2007, Vol 19, No 4 AIMS Chair Beverley Lawrence Beech looks for a more accurate definition of normality In an article in 1997, Normal Bir…   Read more…

Where is the support?

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

AIMS Journal 2007, Vol 19, No 3 AIMS Journal Editor Vicki Williams wonders how much support women are actually getting and whether it is meeting their…   Read more…

Misoprostol for induction of labour: Untested, Unapproved and Unnecessary

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

Editorial by Beverley Beech AIMS Journal, 2001, Vol 13 No 3 Doctors here and in the US are using an unlicensed and untested new drug to induce labours…   Read more…

What happens when a woman needs a caesarean?

Vol. 13, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2001, Vol 13 No 2 Two recent research papers suggest that women who need caesarean sections often fail to get them quickly enough. AIMS…   Read more…

Where’s the Good News?

Vol. 11, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Pat Thomas AIMS Journal, 1999, Vol 11 No 3 The last two AIMS Journals have dealt with a very serious topic - the destruction of midwifery both loca…   Read more…

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