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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…

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Book Review: Mothership by Francesc…

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 4 Reviewed for AIMS by Jo Dagustun Mothership By Francesca Segal Chatto and Windus, 2019 288 pages £14.99 ISBN 978-1-78474-269-0 Find this…

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Book Review: Eleven Hours by Pamela…

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 4 Reviewed for AIMS by Emma Mason Eleven Hours By Pamela Erens Published by Tin House Books 2016 ISBN 978-1941040294 176 pages Publisher's…

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Book Review: The Breast Book by Emm…

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 4 Reviewed for AIMS by Clara Hubbard, age 12 The Breast Book: A puberty guide with a difference - it's the when, why and how of breasts By…

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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.…

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IMUK National Conference 2020

The theme of IMUK's 2020 National Conference 2020 is The Science Behind The Art of Midwifery. Speakers to be announced and tickets will be released soon. Information is a…

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Midwifery Today Conference: “Birthi…

21-25 October 2020 The theme for this year's Midwifery Today conference is Birthing in Love: Everyone’s Right. Classes will include: Clinical sessions such as Hemorrhage,…

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Latest Campaigns

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RCOG Consultation on leaflets in As…

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) recently launched a public consultation on two draft documents they have produced. Both documents were in the…

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AIMS' Response to Hull Daily Mail a…

AIMS has responded to the Hull Daily Mail's article entitled, " https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/health/baby-born-bus-stop-shoelace-3571474 ". 26 November 2019 Dear E…

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AIMS Response to NMC Consultation o…

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) plays a key role in the ongoing quality assurance and regulation of the maternity services and its staff. Effective and efficient…

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