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Michelle's Story

Vol. 20, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20, No 1 I'm lucky to have such a supportive husband and Kate, my Sure Start Midwife. When my labour started I went into the l…   Read more…

Stella's Birth

Vol. 19, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2007, Vol 19, No 2 Debra Flynn describes how her midwife's precipitant action in unnecessarily cutting the baby's cord resulted in an avo…   Read more…

My experience with misoprostol

Vol. 13, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Jessica Evans AIMS Journal, 2001, Vol 13, No 3 While still uncommon in the UK, more and more hospitals are falling under misoprostol's spell. Here…   Read more…

Mother as Midwife

Vol. 13, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

by Ann and Heidi AIMS Journal, 2001, Vol 13 No 1 This unique story is written from two perspectives, the grandmother - who is also a midwife - and the…   Read more…

Grace

Vol. 25, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25, No 4 Sarah Holdway shares the unassisted birth of her fourth child Grace is my fourth child – my previous babies have all…   Read more…

Imagine a woman...

Vol. 25, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 26, No 4 A poem by Patricia Lynn Reilly Imagine a woman who believes it is right and good she is a woman. A woman who honors h…   Read more…

I have carried you, always

Vol. 25, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25 No4 Before you were conceived, I carried a part of you in my soul. When I met your father, I looked into his eyes and saw t…   Read more…

Tickery Quackery Mock

Vol. 25, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25 No 3 Alison is a retired midwife and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and author of Fit To Bust, a celeb…   Read more…

An impossible dream?

Vol. 20, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20 No 3 Melanie Hughes describes her journey to a home birth after four caesarean sections After five children, four of whom w…   Read more…

Birth centre against the odds

Vol. 24, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 4 Caroline Willett shares her birth story In 2007, towards the end of my first pregnancy, I developed high blood pressur…   Read more…

A story of three births

Vol. 24, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 3 Chloe Bayfield shares the story of her journey to empowered motherhood So I have had three gorgeous baby girls by caes…   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…

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…

Perseverance Pays

Vol. 8, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Debbie gives an account of her three caesarean births and then the home birth of her fourth child. Phillippa I confidently booked to have my first bab…   Read more…

The importance of home birth during Covid-19

Vol. 32, No. 2, 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 2 By Briony Cobb My lockdown experien…   Read more…

A positive induction during Covid-19

Vol. 32, No. 2, 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 2 By Frances Colquhoun My last week o…   Read more…

Positive hospital birth during Covid-19

Vol. 32, No. 2, 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 2 By Lois Hubbard My pregnancy journe…   Read more…

When unassisted birth may be the safest option

Vol. 32, No. 2, 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 2 By Louise Day Never in my wildest d…   Read more…

Preparing for birth in lockdown

Vol. 32, No. 2, 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 2 By Lorraine Noble I don’t remember…   Read more…

When fear becomes reality

Vol. 32, No. 2, 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 2 By Rosie West My first birth ended…   Read more…

High risk and high and dry

Vol. 32, No. 2, 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 2 Anonymous I am currently pregnant w…   Read more…

My birth, my way

Vol. 32, No. 2, 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 2 By Joanna Since becoming pregnant I…   Read more…

Covid-19 and my IVF pregnancy

Vol. 32, No. 2, 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 2 By Gemma Wood After having IVF we b…   Read more…

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