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The filming of birth

Vol. 27, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2015, Vol 27 No 1 Gill Boden looks at the human rights issues around maintaining women's privacy and dignity Giving birth is usually a p…   Read more…

What is the financial cost of Child Protection?

Vol. 27, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2015, Vol 27 No 1 Child Protection is a huge money earner and this means that decision making is not financially unbiased. Last year ove…   Read more…

A gathering storm

Vol. 27, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2015, Vol 27 No 1 Elizabeth Prochaska looks at birth rights in the United Kingdom Only five years ago, few had heard of the concept of h…   Read more…

Guilty until you prove your innocence

Vol. 27, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2015, Vol 27 No 1 Beverley Beech reports on why Child Protection does not work Child Protection has become a monster that is slowly and…   Read more…

What human rights legislation means for AIMS

Vol. 27, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2015, Vol 27 No 1 Shane Ridley For over 50 years AIMS has campaigned for women's rights. The committee has always been made up of lay pe…   Read more…

The paradox of too much or too little care

Vol. 27, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2015, Vol 27 No 1 Helen Shallow reports on the International Confederation of Midwives Congress I was extremely fortunate to be funded by…   Read more…

Pregnancy and Parents Centre

Vol. 26, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2014, Vol 26 No 4 Nadine Edwards shares an example of the difference good support can make The Pregnancy and Parents Centre, or PPC ( ww…   Read more…

Rebozo in an NHS setting

Vol. 26, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2014, Vol 26 No 4 Jude Davis encourages those supporting births to increase their confidence A Rebozo is a versatile piece of woven clot…   Read more…

Shiatsu and birth support?

Vol. 26, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2014, Vol 26 No 4 Suzanne Yates introduces the principles of what shiatsu can bring to pregnancy and birth Often people think of shiatsu…   Read more…

Hypnobirthing

Vol. 26, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2014, Vol 26 No 4 Katharine Graves shows the power of deep relaxation and positive thought in birth Hypnobirthing is based on simple and…   Read more…

Positive Birth Movement

Vol. 26, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2014, Vol 26 No 4 Melissa Thomas, Jenny Hallam and Chris Howard share feedback for Positive Birth Groups The Positive Birth Movement (PB…   Read more…

Feedback from a positive birth facilitator

Vol. 26, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2014 Vol 26 No 4 My name is Elle and I have been running the Manchester Positive Birth Group from around the time the PBM (Positive Birth…   Read more…

Anything but Simple

Vol. 26, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2014, Vol 26, No 3 Jo Murphy-Lawless shows why we need to understand the 2012 Health and Social Care Act Many thousands of articles and p…   Read more…

Midwife Julia Duthie's case

Vol. 26, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2014, Vol 26, No 2 Nadine Edwards reports on Julia's six year pursuit of justice Over the last few years, AIMS has published a number of…   Read more…

Ten Things...I wish every woman knew about induction of labour

Vol. 26, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Sara Wickham AIMS Journal 2014, Vol 26, No 2 In modern western culture, most women know about induction of labour before they even become pregnant.…   Read more…

Birth and the future of Homo Sapiens

Vol. 26, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2014, Vol 26, No 1 Hypnobirthing Association 'Sharing Day' - Michel Odent. 1 March 2014, King's College London Michel Odent has been a vi…   Read more…

A brief glimpse into hell

Vol. 26, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2014, Vol 26, No 1 Jo Murphy-Lawless looks at what lies behind the Irish inquest into Bimbo Onanuga's death In a corridor of the Rotunda…   Read more…

Evaluating technology

Vol. 26, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2014, Vol 26, No 1 Jo Dagustun offers a geographical appraisal of the birth pool Current western culture has become brilliant at 'denorma…   Read more…

Face to face with the GMC

Vol. 26, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2014, Vol 26, No 1 An Open Letter from Michael D Innis It was difficult, Niall Dickson, Chief Executive and Registrar of the General Medi…   Read more…

Lip service and red tape

Vol. 26, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2014, Vol 26, No 1 Susan Merrick asks if RCM practice guidance makes any difference in maternity care As interventions in labour and birt…   Read more…

What else is in that?

Vol. 26, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2014, Vol 26, No 1 AIMS is often asked about the content of drugs by those with allergies or who practise abstinence diets (for example,…   Read more…

Which? Birth Choice

Vol. 26, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2014, Vol 26, No 1 Miranda Dodwell introduces a new website providing information on local maternity services The website ( www.which.co.…   Read more…

Antenatal Care

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

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25 No 4 Vicki Williams asks if it is care that improves pregnancy outcomes rather than check-ups It is considered known that a…   Read more…

Mixing the Message

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

AIMS Journal 2013, Vol 25, No 4 Rachel Reed highlights some of the confusing information given to women The concept of 'early' or 'latent' labour emer…   Read more…

Full-term Breastfeeding

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

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25 No 3 Katherine Dettwyler discusses how biological norms are overwritten by culture I have spent my career as a biocultural…   Read more…

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