Journal Page 33 of 35

Campaign Update: Continuity of Carer and Better Births Implementation

Vol. 31, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 4 By the AIMS Campaign Team AIMS is highly supportive of Government policy to ensure that women and families receive co…   Read more…

ENCA Meeting May 2019

Vol. 31, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 4 Debbie and Nadia attended the meeting of ENCA (the European Network of Childbirth Associations , of which AIMS was a…   Read more…

Interview with… Kemi Johnson

Vol. 31, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 4 Interview by Rachel Boldero. 1. When did you get involved in birth issues, and why? When I was fifteen years old, I w…   Read more…

Oxytocin: Love, Birth and Bulldogs

Vol. 31, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 4 By Tracy Ripley Often, our hormones are viewed as a torment, they shoulder the blame for mood swings, irritability, a…   Read more…

Embracing the female body: What can we learn from history?

Vol. 31, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 4 By Gemma McKenzie In 1892 Charlotte Perkins Gilman published a short semi-autobiographical story entitled ‘The Yellow…   Read more…

Induction with synthetic oxytocin: less is more

Vol. 31, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 4 By Linn Shepherd Administration of synthetic oxytocin - induction of contractions Synthetic oxytocin has been used si…   Read more…

Do animals need doulas?

Vol. 31, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 4 By Katie Hickey Before I became a doula, I was a practising veterinary surgeon. I’ve had medical doctors joke with me…   Read more…

Resolving conflict around childbirth choices

Vol. 31, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 4 By Paul Golden Respecting birthing women’s rights The law requires that birthing women and their families have their…   Read more…

Hysterical women and their hormones

Vol. 31, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 4 By Emma Ashworth The suffix 'ectomy' means means to surgically remove a part of the body. So, for instance, removal o…   Read more…

Research Review

Vol. 32, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 1 By Gemma McKenzie Hazel Keedle, Virginia Schmied, Elaine Burns and Hannah Grace Dahlen A narrative analysis of women’…   Read more…

Book Review: Give Birth like a Feminist by Milli Hill

Vol. 32, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2020…   Read more…

Leeds Trust fails to follow National VBAC Guidelines

Vol. 32, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 1 By Helen Cox Leeds Trust are denyin…   Read more…

Abusing language

Vol. 32, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 1 By Emma Ashworth and Verina Henchy…   Read more…

Being Believed: Obstetric violence in the age of #metoo

Vol. 32, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 1 By Maddie McMahon The story of the…   Read more…

Compassionately Communicating

Vol. 32, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 1 By Katie Olliffe Early in my career…   Read more…

Cracking the media paywall: how to access newspaper articles for free!

Vol. 32, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 1 By Jo Dagustun Everyone working to…   Read more…

The birth of Eden

Vol. 32, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 1 By Katie Hickey My labour with my f…   Read more…

First Caesarean

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

AIMS Journal, 1990, Vol 2, No 2 Susan McIntosh I very nearly died 7 and a half months ago at Odstock Hospital, having my first child. I suffer from fl…   Read more…

Vaginal Birth after Caesarean

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

AIMS Journal, 1990, Vol 2, No 2 Nicky MacPhail My first daughter was born 41/2 years ago by an elective caesarean due to high blood pressure. This exp…   Read more…

Homebirth after Caesarean

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

AIMS Journal, 1990, Vol 2, No 2 Barbara Oliver I had wanted a home birth since my first pregnancy but had followed medical advice and had our two sons…   Read more…

Normal Birth at Home

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

AIMS Journal, 1990, Vol 2, No 2 Angela Commiskey When I first discovered that I was pregnant with my Second child I was somewhat devastated. The memor…   Read more…

I have a baby, but I've never given birth.

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

AIMS Journal, 1990, Vol 2, No 2 Gina Lowdon I knew a few weeks before my due date that my baby was a breech, consequently I was offered an elective ca…   Read more…

Vaginal Birth following Caesarean Section

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

AIMS Journal, 1990, Vol 2, No 2 After a caesarean for her first baby Yvonne Williams was appalled to discover that a natural vaginal birth after caesa…   Read more…

Caesarean Support Network Survey

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

AIMS Journal, 1990, Vol 2, No 2 Yvonne Williams & Sheila Tunstall CAESAREAN SUPPORT NETWORK We embarked upon this exercise with an open mind as we sen…   Read more…

Changing Childbirth

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

AIMS Journal, 1990, Vol 2, No 2 Nancy Stewart In a new report, "Changing Childbirih: Interventions in labour in England and Wales", the Maternity Alli…   Read more…

Latest Content

Journal

« »

The CQC 2019 survey of women’s expe…

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 2 By Nadia Higson The Care Quality Commission (CQC) mater…

Read more

Incentives for Continuity of Carer…

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 2 By the AIMS Campaigns Team Trust Boards will now have a…

Read more

What has the AIMS Campaigns team be…

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 2 We reviewed the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) 2019 su…

Read more

Events

« »

AIMS 60th Anniversary Event - Confe…

POSTPONED FROM JUNE 2020 Making a difference past and future The purpose of the day is to celebrate what Birth Activists in general and AIMS in particular have achieved,…

Read more

ARM National Conference 2020: "How…

Chair: Professor Soo Downe, University of Central Lancashire Dr Gloria Esegbona, OBGYN and Winston Churchill Fellow 2015 Kings College Learning Institute Dr Gloria Esegbo…

Read more

NICE Annual Conference 2020

Registration for the NICE Annual Conference 2020 will open on 22 January 2020. For more details and to register your interest, please visit http://www.niceconference.org.…

Read more

Latest Campaigns

« »

AIMS' evidence to the Health and So…

AIMS' evidence to the Health and Social Care Select Committee On April 22, the UK Parliament's Health and Social Care Select Committee opened an inquiry ​into the plannin…

Read more

AIMS Comments on RCM Clinical Brief…

AIMS welcomes the recent publication of the RCM Clinical Briefing Sheet: ‘freebirth’ or ‘unassisted childbirth’ during the COVID-19 pandemic ( www.rcm.org.uk/media/3904/f…

Read more

Template Campaigning Letters about…

AIMS has had many enquiries about how to find out about, and seek to influence, local service changes during this period. Here we have included several examples of issues…

Read more