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A little history lesson

Vol. 28, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 4 Beverley Beech explores the ‘rebranding’ of MSLCs Professor Norman Morris was an obstetrician who really respected wom…   Read more…

Reforming Maternity

Vol. 28, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 4 Beverley Beech and Gill Boden talk about maternity transformation The Maternity Transformation Council, chaired by Bar…   Read more…

How many really know?

Vol. 28, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 4 Gemma McKenzie asks who understands what normal really looks like Recently, I read an article by Christiane Schwarz in…   Read more…

Midwifery Unit Network

Vol. 28, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 4 Mary Newburn talks about a new association of people committed to achieving change Last year I received an email from…   Read more…

Research

Vol. 28, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 3 Evaluation of satisfaction with care in a midwifery unit and an obstetric unit: a randomized controlled trial of low-r…   Read more…

Why we need care for all

Vol. 28, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 4 Nerea Pla Domench shares her experience as a volunteer midwife in Eko Station refugee camp At the last meeting of ENCA…   Read more…

The latest from Ágnes

Vol. 28, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 4 Donal Kerry provides an update on Ágnes Geréb’s fight for freedom Another October 5th has recently passed, and with it…   Read more…

Instant Access

Vol. 28, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 4 Jean Robinson suggests that information sharing should extended to patients I have been wondering for a long time why…   Read more…

Consultation or tokenism

Vol. 28, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 4 Beverley Beech highlights the difficulties in making information work for women During the summer of 2016 AIMS was app…   Read more…

Letter to AIMS - Fathers in the birth space

Vol. 28, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 4 In 1961, I wanted to have my husband with me for our baby’s bir th; and was refused. In 1963, in another hospital in E…   Read more…

Women's voices 2016

Vol. 28, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 4 There were many wonderful and inspiring speakers including obstetricians, midwives and doulas, writers, bloggers and m…   Read more…

Continuity of carer

Vol. 28, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Rhetoric into Reality, Policy into Practice King’s College Hospital, 13 April 2016 AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 4 In April this year AIMS, together w…   Read more…

Perineums and positions

Vol. 28, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 4 Perineal injuries and birth positions among 2992 women with a low risk pregnancy who opted for a homebirth. Edqvist et…   Read more…

Induction and age

Vol. 28, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 4 Randomized trial of labor induction in women 35 years of age or older Walker KF, Bugg GJ, McPherson M, McCormick C, Gr…   Read more…

Caesareans and obesity

Vol. 28, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 4 Association between cesarean birth and risk of obesity in offspring in childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood Cha…   Read more…

Doing things differently

Vol. 28, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 4 Rachel Ellman highlights the importance of being heard and supported This is the story of the birth of my second child…   Read more…

What AIMS means to me

Vol. 28, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 4 Sarah-Jane Currie and Elizabeth Bradley share what AIMS means to them I am not sure where I first heard of AIMS, I rem…   Read more…

Book review; Birth in focus

Vol. 28, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 4 Birth in Focus Becky Reed Pinter and Martin 2016 978-1-78066-235-0 R…   Read more…

Midwifery care?

Vol. 28, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 4 AIMS recently received the following letter... I had my midwife appointment today and I feel so frustrated with the wa…   Read more…

We need a health system that meets ‘the needs of the person/patient’

Vol. 28, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 4 BMJ 2015; 351 doi: dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4448 (Published 17 August 2015) ‘“Over one billion people worldwide do not…   Read more…

Pressing for change

Vol. 28, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 3 Beverley Beech highlights some positive outcomes of AIMS campaigning This journal issue highlights the crucial, centra…   Read more…

The future of maternity care

Vol. 28, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 3 Julia Cumberlege talks about choice, safety and continuity of carer When Changing Childbirth was published in 1993 the…   Read more…

Building together

Vol. 28, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 3 Kathryn Gutteridge talks about what happens when women and midwives work together As a midwife for some years now it i…   Read more…

Continuity of carer

Vol. 28, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 3 Brenda van der Kooy explores the real barrier to implementation The new National Maternity Review Report Better Births…   Read more…

A much needed revolution

Vol. 28, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 3 Mavis Kirkham explores some of the fundamental changes required for continuity Don't underestimate the change required…   Read more…

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