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Interview with… Kemi Johnson

Vol. 31, No. 4, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

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 2516-5852 (Online)

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 2516-5852 (Online)

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 2516-5852 (Online)

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 2516-5852 (Online)

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 2516-5852 (Online)

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 2516-5852 (Online)

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…

Resolution – Moving forward from a bad birth

Vol. 31, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 3 By Emma Ashworth For years, AIMS pr…   Read more…

The AIMS Guide to Resolution: A new AIMS book!

Vol. 31, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 3 By Shane Ridley I’m very pleased to…   Read more…

Failures in Maternity System Regulation

Vol. 31, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 3 By Beth Whitehead After a difficult…   Read more…

Therapies for Birth Trauma

Vol. 31, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 3 By Emma Svanberg [Photograph by Phi…   Read more…

Against the odds: Breastfeeding twins despite NHS errors, and how I found the support I needed

Vol. 31, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 3 By Nija Dalal-Small Photo credit: M…   Read more…

Consent to treatment post Montgomery - Plus ça change?

Vol. 31, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 3 By Stuart Bramley The law governing…   Read more…

Want to get moving?

Vol. 31, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 3 By Dr. Rehana Jawadwala When we're…   Read more…

Birth Story: First Baby at Cossham Birth Centre

Vol. 31, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 3 By Emma Mason At the time we discov…   Read more…

Obituary of Frances Oldham Kelsey, 1914-2015

Vol. 31, No. 3, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 3 By Marein Schmitthenner, doula and…   Read more…

Diverse, not defective

Vol. 31, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 2 By Beth Whitehead The latest MBRRAC…   Read more…

High BMI waterbirth – time for trusts to take the plunge?

Vol. 31, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 2 By Amber Marshall The Winterton Rep…   Read more…

Birth Beyond the Binary

Vol. 31, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 2 By AJ Silver Before we start, we mu…   Read more…

Forced inductions – the UK’s shameful secret

Vol. 31, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 2 By Emma Ashworth In Spain In April…   Read more…

Interview with a birth campaigner: Shane Ridley, AIMS Trustee and Publications Secretary

Vol. 31, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 2 When did you get involved in birth…   Read more…

Postnatal doulas: nurturing the family

Vol. 31, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 2 By Nikki Mather Nuclear family life…   Read more…

Jenna’s Home Waterbirth Story

Vol. 31, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 2 When my partner and I were consider…   Read more…

Book Review: Behind the Smile by Emma Pearson

Vol. 31, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2019…   Read more…

Book Review: The Roar Behind the Silence: Why kindness, compassion and respect matter in maternity care

Vol. 31, No. 2, ISSN 2516-5852 (Online)

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website To read or download this Journal in a magazine format on ISSUU, please click here AIMS Journal, 2019…   Read more…

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