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Better Births at the Barkantine in East London: celebrating ten years

Vol. 30, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No2 By Cassandra Yuill Introduction In recent years, choice of birthplace has been at the forefront of the conversation ab…   Read more…

Implementing Better Births via MVPs: an interview with Ceri Durham

Vol. 30, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 2 Since 2016, Ceri Durham (an AIMS trustee) has worked for a small grass-roots health inequality and community developm…   Read more…

Implementing Better Births: why Maternity Voices Partnerships (MVPs) are key

Vol. 30, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 2 By Laura James Since 1984, Maternity Services Liaison Committees (MSLCs) have been working away in the background of…   Read more…

Implementing Better Births: What’s the chance of Better Births?

Vol. 30, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30 No 2 By Mary Newburn It’s just over two years since Better Births 1 was published. Yet as many of us were part of engagemen…   Read more…

Editorial: Implementing Better Births: working together to keep the Better Births Vision alive

Vol. 30, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 2 By Jo Dagustun, Editor Welcome to this AIMS Journal, Implementing Better Births Part 2, where we continue to discuss…   Read more…

Editorial: Mission Better Births. But just how do we do it?

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

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No1 By Jo Dagustun, Editor I’m going to start with an assumption: that everyone reading this Journal is already convinced…   Read more…

Better Births Basics #1: the Better Births vision

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

(THE ESSENTIAL CUT OUT & KEEP CHECKLIST FOR BIRTH ACTIVISTS) AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No1 By the AIMS Campaign Team Given the vast agenda we have b…   Read more…

Better Births Basics #2: What’s what and who’s who?

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

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 1 By the AIMS Campaign Team How is your local area doing with implementing Better Births? Are you in contact with your…   Read more…

Better Births Basics #3: Some key national targets

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

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 1 By the AIMS Campaign Team Within the wide-ranging Maternity Transformation Programme, there are inevitably a large nu…   Read more…

Implementing Better Births: The Long View

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

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 1 By Margaret Jowitt We have the late Audrey Wise MP (1932-2000) to thank for the notion that in order to improve mater…   Read more…

Implementing Better Births: Continuing the campaign for continuity of carer. A call to action!

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

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No1 By the AIMS Campaign Team AIMS has long campaigned for a shift in emphasis in the maternity services to one that offer…   Read more…

Keeping babies 'Born In Salford': an update on maternity provision for Salford women and families

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

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No1 By Amy Prodgers On the 19 th April, as a member of the University of Salford Midwifery Society, I was invited to atten…   Read more…

Introducing the Make Birth Better Network: networking to address the birth trauma challenge

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

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No1 By Emma Svanberg and Rebecca Moore The number of social media references to the Make Birth Better campaign and network…   Read more…

Introducing Maternity Outcomes Matter: Tackling avoidable harm

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

AIMS Journal, 2018, Vol 30, No 1 By Maureen Treadwell Maternity Outcomes Matter (MOMS) is a project that started in 2017, with the aim of reducing avo…   Read more…

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…

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