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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)

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…

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…

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Book Review: Give Birth like a Femi…

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 Milli Hill Publishe…

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Cracking the media paywall: how to…

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 important force in the debat…

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Interview with Professor Jacqueline…

AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 1 Interview by Jo Dagustun For this issue, as we mark the 4 th anniversary of Better Births, the AIMS Campaigns team were keen to invite Ja…

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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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Coronavirus and the Maternity Servi…

AIMS Birth Information Information about the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for pregnant women in the UK and links to information sources can be found here . We ai…

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Spain needs to combat obstetric vio…

UN sends strong message to Spain, following a complaint to them from a Spanish mother, that their maternity care system must respect human rights. AIMS has commented on t…

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Response to Guardian Article on acc…

An article titled " Women in labour being refused epidurals, official inquiry finds " appeared in the Guardian on Tuesday 3rd March. AIMS fully supports individuals havin…

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