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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…

Birthplace Study Conference

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

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 2 Holly Lyne gives a personal view of the recent Birthplace Study Contrary to what you've probably heard in the mainstre…   Read more…

Turning the tide?

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

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 2 Beverley Beech, Nadine Edwards and Debbie Chippington Derrick look at birth place choices A significant nail in the co…   Read more…

Dear BBC

Vol. 24, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal 2012, Vol 24 No 1 Holly Lyne's letter of complaint to the BBC on their portrayal of human birth I was absolutely outraged to see and hear…   Read more…

The emperor has no clothes

Vol. 24, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 1 Beverley Beech looks at what went wrong with improving maternity care In 1993 the House of Commons Select Committee pu…   Read more…

I would have just gone quietly...

Vol. 24, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 1 Holly Lyne shares her birth and complaint story Nearly three years ago my first child was born. I planned a home birth…   Read more…

Birthing identical twins

Vol. 24, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 1 Robyn Hall shares her journey of pregnancy with identical twins As I was sitting in the waiting room for my 12 week sc…   Read more…

Maternal mortality in the UK

Vol. 24, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 1 Shane Ridley explores the 'need for obstetric physicians’ article in the BMJ Most maternal deaths are now caused by pr…   Read more…

My birth story

Vol. 24, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 1 Catherine Rennie shares her story of intervention after intervention It is Valentine's Day when I discover I am pregna…   Read more…

The problem with complaining

Vol. 24, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 1 Louisa shares her reasons for not challenging the poor care she received I recently read a journal article on the AIMS…   Read more…

Reflections on birthing

Vol. 24, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 1 Susannah Sweetman reflects on her experiences When I became pregnant with Evie, Mal and I had just moved back to Dubli…   Read more…

Saving mothers' lives

Vol. 24, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 24 No 1 Nadine Edwards summarises the Eighth Report analysing Maternal Deaths This Report 1 makes traumatic reading, covering…   Read more…

The age of research

Vol. 23, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2012, Vol 23 No 4 Sara Wickham takes a critical look at research knowledge: making space for new and old In this age of information, no…   Read more…

Time to put up or shut up?

Vol. 23, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2011, Vol 23 No 4 Rosemary Mander talks about the perceived problem of being pregnant and fat Media attention is currently focusing stro…   Read more…

Researching Obesity

Vol. 23, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Sara Wickham offers an overview of four recent studies AIMS Journal, 2011, Vol 23 No 4 A qualitative study of the experiences of women who are obese a…   Read more…

Troubled waters?

Vol. 23, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2011, Vol 23 No 4 Sarah Davies looks at the significance of meconium in the amniotic fluid Amniotic fluid is the fluid surrounding the b…   Read more…

Are twins always high risk?

Vol. 23, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2011, Vol 23 No 4 Joanne Whistler asks whether they are really a variation on normal After a wonderful home birth with my firstborn, Oli…   Read more…

Undisturbed birth

Vol. 23, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2011, Vol 23 No 4 Sarah Buckley shows us what is stopping birth working In modern Western countries, including Australia and the UK, rat…   Read more…

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