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Myth Busting Milk Banking

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

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25 No 3 Gillian Weaver throws some facts at the misconceptions that abound There are so many myths surrounding milk banking, d…   Read more…

Harsh Myths, Harsher Realities

Vol. 25, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25 No 2 Jo Murphy-Lawless talks about maternal deaths in Ireland and the maternity services crisis On the 28th June, 2011, the…   Read more…

Improving Our Thinking

Vol. 25, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25 No 2 Elselijn Kingma shows us how to change maternity care by changing the way we think about it Without doubt, our health…   Read more…

Bullying by Court Application

Vol. 25, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 25 No 1 Jo Murphy-Lawless talks about the application for a court-ordered caesarean in Ireland On 9 March 2013, there was an e…   Read more…

Policing Pregnant Women

Vol. 25, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 25 No 1 Vicki Williams shines a light at commonly accepted compliance strategies Welcome to your 2013 new look AIMS Journal. I…   Read more…

AIMS Campaign Network

Vol. 25, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25 No 1 Vicky Garner calls out on behalf of all mothers in the UK - a midwife for me and my baby! In New Zealand in the 1990s…   Read more…

Child Protection Guidelines

Vol. 25, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25 No 1 Samantha Davey asks if they are Good Practice or a case of Guilty Until Proven Innocent There is no doubt that protect…   Read more…

Colchester General Hospital

Vol. 25, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25 No 1 Lana Bartholomew shares her experience of labour, birth and a complete lack of support When I gave birth to my daughte…   Read more…

Perinatal Mental Illness

Vol. 25, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25 No 1 Angeline Brunel Dickson writes about her experience with postnatal depression and how this led to a group of women mak…   Read more…

Safeguarding Compliance

Vol. 25, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25 No 1 Beverley Beech reports on a situation of extreme retaliation against parents who disengage In March 2006 Sarah Beverto…   Read more…

The Curate's Egg Service

Vol. 25, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25 No 1 Laura Robinson describes her experience of overzealous health visiting In December 2004, I gave birth to a beautiful h…   Read more…

Together Against Bullying

Vol. 25, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2013, Vol 25 No 1 Lucia Montesinos asks midwives to come together and support each other to change culture I am a caseloading home birth…   Read more…

'No alcohol, no risk'

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

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 4 Gill Boden reports on the FASD information for midwives This 26-minute film has just been released by NOFAS-UK, the Na…   Read more…

Bigger is not always better!

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

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 4 Sarah Davies and Heather Rawlinson discuss the experience of centralisation of maternity services in Greater Mancheste…   Read more…

Childbirth as entertainment

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

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 4 Gill Boden asks whether the current trend for televising birth is more appropriately titled birthporn Recently Britain…   Read more…

Delaying the clampers

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

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 4 Amanda Burleigh explains the call to change NICE guidance on cord clamping Approximately 50 years ago oxytocic drugs w…   Read more…

Beware the Dead Baby Card...

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

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 3 Johanne Dagustun reveals that it is not always played in the baby's best interests Call me naive if you wish, but I wa…   Read more…

Consent - a commonly understood concept?

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

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 3 Debbie Chippington Derrick explores the professional and legal position on consent Consent is a commonly understood co…   Read more…

Human Rights in Childbirth

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

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 3 Gill Boden reports on the International Conference of Jurists, Midwives and Obstetricians. June 2012, The Hague Five m…   Read more…

Twins and lack of consent

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

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 3 Kate Cox describes her experience birthing premature twins I arrived at the Delivery Suite at 32+3 weeks gestation hav…   Read more…

Who Makes Which Decision?

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

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 3 Gina Lowdon talks about the realities of making birth choices In early March 1992, a little over two weeks after I gav…   Read more…

Enforcing birth choices

Vol. 24, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 2 Elizabeth Prochaska asks if women have a legal right to choose where they give birth As cuts to hospital budgets bite,…   Read more…

Professional Indemnity Insurance for Independent Midwives

Vol. 24, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 2 Helen Dresner Barnes explores the erosion of choice for women and midwives Today, a woman wishing her maternity care t…   Read more…

An Apology to Emily

Vol. 24, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 2 Lisa Sykes shares her journey to empowered birth I'm still working up to apologising to Emily. It will be 18 years in…   Read more…

Birth Centre Closures

Vol. 24, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 2 Beverley Beech highlights some of the issues Over the years, an endless stream of government statements and official r…   Read more…

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