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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…

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)

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 1 Give Birth like a Feminist : Your body. Your baby. Your choices. By…   Read more…

Leeds Trust fails to follow National VBAC Guidelines

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

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 1 By Helen Cox Leeds Trust are denying women who are planning a vaginal birth after a previous caesarean (VBAC) the bes…   Read more…

Abusing language

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

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 1 By Emma Ashworth and Verina Henchy If you’re around birth for long enough, you'll hear women tell you that they have…   Read more…

Being Believed: Obstetric violence in the age of #metoo

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

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 1 By Maddie McMahon The story of the female holiday maker in Ayia Napa, Cyprus, who was raped and then not believed has…   Read more…

Compassionately Communicating

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

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 1 By Katie Olliffe Early in my career as a trainee doula, one of the first births I attended turned out to be one of th…   Read more…

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

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

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 1 By Jo Dagustun Everyone working to improve maternity services knows very well how the mass media is a really importan…   Read more…

The birth of Eden

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

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 1 By Katie Hickey My labour with my first baby, in 2016, was long and didn’t have that slow build you get told about in…   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…

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