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AIMS for the Future

Vol. 27, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Shane Ridley AIMS Journal, 2015, Vol 27 No 2 A vision without a plan is just a dream A plan without a vision is just drudgery But a vision with a p…   Read more…

Like Oliver Twist, we want more

Vol. 27, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2015, Vol 27 No 2 Jean Robinson looks at studies of death and injury during and after pregnancy and birth I have always thought that Oli…   Read more…

When a mother dies...

Vol. 27, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2015, Vol 27 No 2 Manisha Nair, Charlotte McClymont, Anjali Shah and Marian Knight explain the work of MBRRACE-UK Although fortunately v…   Read more…

Work in progress Exploring midwives' deepest concerns in practice

Vol. 27, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2015, Vol 27 No 2 It may or may not have something to do with the forthcoming general election, but the problems of the National Health…   Read more…

Working together

Vol. 27, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2015, Vol 27 No 2 Hannah Robertson shares her experiences of meetings between midwives and doulas In the last four years the community o…   Read more…

Sally Rowlette's inquest

Vol. 27, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2015 Vol 27 No 2 Jo Murphy Lawless asks what it tells us about the context of maternal deaths in Ireland This is the eighth verdict of me…   Read more…

New NICE Intrapartum Guideline Care of healthy women and their babies during childbirth

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

Beverley Beech AIMS Journal, 2015, Vol 27 No 1 When I received a copy of this new NICE Guideline I resisted the urge to cartwheel around the room. Two…   Read more…

Prevention and elimination of disrespect and abuse during childbirth

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

AIMS Journal, 2015, Vol 27 No 1 WHO Statement by Lieve Blancquaert Every woman has the right to the highest attainable standard of health, including t…   Read more…

Northern breech conference: Breech birth - making choice a reality

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

26-27 September 2014, Sheffield By Sophie Whitecross AIMS Journal, 2015, Vol 27 No 1 Sophie is a midwifery lecturer at Swansea University, and also pr…   Read more…

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…

Beyond human rights

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

AIMS Journal 2015, Vol 27 No 1 Nadine Edwards discusses how human rights are only part of the jigsaw of care AIMS has long championed women's rights w…   Read more…

Why is it so hard?

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

AIMS Journal 2015, Vol 27, No 1 Colm OBoyle explains how the HSE removes agency, making homebirth in Ireland so difficult Homebirth midwives in Irelan…   Read more…

Denial of human rights

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

AIMS Journal 2015, Vol 27, No 1 Susannah Sweetman describes the impact on individual mothers and babies When Irish Self Employed Community Midwife (SE…   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…

Maternal mortality

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

AIMS Journal, 2014, Vol 26 No 4 Magdalena Ohaja and Jo Murphy-Lawless highlight the complexities in sub-Saharan Africa The reasons that lie behind eac…   Read more…

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