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Campaign update: Is the NMC fit for purpose?

Vol. 30, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No1 By the AIMS Campaign Team Change at the NMC: why is this important to AIMS? AIMS recognises that a large number of tax…   Read more…

Physiology Matters: A letter to Doctor Joseph B. DeLee

Vol. 30, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 1 By Celine Lemay As a practising midwife and long-time AIMS member, I realise that maternity is colonised by the biome…   Read more…

Conference Report: ENCA Meeting 2018, Sanski Most, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Vol. 30, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No1 By Debbie Chippington Derrick ENCA, the European Network of Childbirth Associations, was founded in 1973 on the initia…   Read more…

The Consequences of Discontinuing Continuity

Vol. 30, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No1 A birth story by Emma Ashworth It was my booking-in appointment for my second baby, and I didn’t want to be there. I d…   Read more…

Book Reviews: Why home birth matters; How to heal a bad birth

Vol. 30, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No1 Why Home Birth Matters reviewed by Shane Ridley, AIMS Trustee and Pu…   Read more…

Baby Milk Action – The State of the States

Vol. 30, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 3 By Patti Rundall Recently Channel 4’s Dispatches programme, Breastfeeding Uncovered, focused primarily on the lack of…   Read more…

Born into Positivity – An Example of a University Midwifery Society Conference

Vol. 30, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 30, No 4 By Katherine Minelli Are you interested in maternity matters, but finding it difficult to develop or update your know…   Read more…

Improving Maternity Services for positive mental health outcomes: a checklist for action

Vol. 30, No. 1, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 30, No 4 In 2007, AIMS proposed a checklist of actions 1 which we believed were necessary to improve how the maternity service…   Read more…

Wigan ARM 2018 Study Day - a review by Ruth Weston

Vol. 29, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, Vol 29 No 4 By Ruth Weston The Wigan ARM Study Day is fast becoming my Number One go-to event of the year for the quality of speakers, t…   Read more…

Conference Report: Doula UK 2018 Conference, London, March 2018

Vol. 29, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, Vol 29, No 4 By Jo Dagustun Wow – what another great conference put on by the team at Doula UK! I was keen to get to this annual confere…   Read more…

Babywearing Twins and Multiples: How carrying your babies can help parents of twins

Vol. 29, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 4 Nicola Lawson shares her knowledge on carrying one - two - three babies! The idea of transporting two babies at once c…   Read more…

When mothers know best - The birth of twins

Vol. 29, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, Vol 29 No 4 Helen Shallow reviews the birth stories of two mothers who she supported as a consultant midwife Introduction My experience…   Read more…

Three's a crowd: vaginally born triplets

Vol. 29, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29, No 4 By Rowena Hazell I had two children, and very much wanted a third child to complete my family. When I finally became…   Read more…

Protecting Physiology

Vol. 29, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, Vol 29, No 4 Birthing twins – encouraging normal physiology By Chris Warrren ‘ You need a maternal-fetal specialist, an obstetrician, wh…   Read more…

Jean Robinson talks to Emma Ashworth about her time at AIMS

Vol. 29, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, Vol 29 No 4 Emma Ashworth (EA) interviews Jean Robinson (JR) about the years of support that she's given to AIMS, and to women and famil…   Read more…

Multiple Multiples: What the different types of twins really mean

Vol. 29, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 4 How they come about, and what you might expect when you’re expecting them By Rebecca Freckleton Finding out that you a…   Read more…

Twins and Multiples - Bringing back the joy!

Vol. 29, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29, No 4 By AIMS Journal editor Emma Ashworth At the centre of a multiples pregnancy is a woman who has the same rights to mak…   Read more…

Breastfeeding twins - and more!

Vol. 29, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 4 Kathryn Stagg, Breastfeeding counsellor and mother of twins, offers her tips on breastfeeding multiple babies. So you’…   Read more…

To Vaccinate Or Not to Vaccinate? My Research on The Question.

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 3 Alex Smith considers the decisions that she made for her children over two decades ago, and she's still undecided. My…   Read more…

Debate: Women and babies need protection from the dangers of normal birth ideology

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 3 Beverley Beech sumarises the debate between Professor Dietz and Professor Lesley Page BJOG Debate: International Journ…   Read more…

A normal birth story - at last

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 3 Michelle Quashie shares the story of her postive birth After two previous traumatic Caesarean sections, followed by a…   Read more…

Computerised interpretation of fetal heart rate during labour (INFANT): a randomised controlled trial, The INFANT Collaborative Group

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 3 Gemma McKenzie summarises the INFANT trial, 21 st March 2017 http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140…   Read more…

Obituary: Prunella Mary Briance

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 3 (31 January 1926 - 14 July 2017) Prunella Mary Briance founded the Natural Childbirth Trust in 1958; it became the Nat…   Read more…

A message from the new AIMS Book Review Editor, Jo Dagustun

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

AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 3 Over the years, AIMS has provided a trusted book review service to its members and others, publishing reviews in its J…   Read more…

Reviews; Little Daisy-Mae: The Girl Who Couldn’t Wait, WHOOSH! A Little Book for Birth Companions

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

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 29 No 3 Little Daisy-Mae: The Girl Who Couldn't Wait WHOOSH! A Little Book f…   Read more…

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