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A celebration and a warning

Vol. 28, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 2 Tania McIntosh looks at Changing Childbirth Being a historian as well as a midwife brings rewards and challenges. It g…   Read more…

Risk and contingency

Vol. 28, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 2 Jo Murphy-Lawless talks about the politics of birth and risk When I see news headlines or hear media reports about the…   Read more…

Violence in obstetrics

Vol. 28, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 2 Beverley Beech reminds us why change is long overdue In April this year I attended the 23rd annual ENCA meeting in Ber…   Read more…

Debriefing

Vol. 28, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 2 Sophie Macfadyen shows the what, why and how of debriefing your experiences The term 'debriefing' comes from a militar…   Read more…

FGM

Vol. 28, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 2 Bri­d Hehir suggests a change in the way women are supported and cared for Female genital mutilation (FGM) has been a…   Read more…

Better Births

Vol. 28, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 2 Beverley Beech summarises the report on improving outcomes of maternity services in England Following the National Mat…   Read more…

The Irish knitting project

Vol. 28, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 2 Jo Murphy-Lawless gives an update On the 25 November 2015, in St Laurence's, Grangegorman, Dublin Institute of Technol…   Read more…

The Maternity Review

Vol. 28, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 2 Annie Francis asks whether it is an opportunity for change or 'just another report' Looking around the other members o…   Read more…

When midwives lie

Vol. 28, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 2 Hannah Gray recounts how a health professional misused Social Services After four miscarriages and countless investiga…   Read more…

Health visitors

Vol. 28, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 2 Sarah Holdway shares her experience of the strong arm of the health police I'm no stranger to cancelling health visito…   Read more…

Peace at home

Vol. 28, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 2 Becki Caig shares her home water birth story This was my second pregnancy. I had planned a home water birth with my fi…   Read more…

Book Reviews; Men, Love and Birth, The Ultimate Guide to Green Parenting & A Doula's Journey

Vol. 28, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 2 Men, Love and Birth by Mark Harris; reviewed by Gill Boden The Ultim…   Read more…

Ombudsman finds King's Lynn guilty of maladministration

Vol. 28, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Ombudsman finds King's Lynn guilty of maladministration AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 2 Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), King's Lynn is notorious for r…   Read more…

2016 - United Nations Population Award

Vol. 28, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 2 Congratulations are due to the Polish 'Childbirth with Dignity Foundation' whose representatives, Joanna Pietrusiewicz…   Read more…

Independent Midwifery Insurance in Ireland

Vol. 28, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 2 In the wake of the withdrawal of indemnity insurance by the Royal College of Midwives for their members in the 1990s,…   Read more…

Conferences and campaigns

Vol. 28, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 2 Beverley Beech and Nadia Higson highlight some of the activities AIMS has engaged in recently In April Beverley Beech…   Read more…

Are you mad?

Vol. 28, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 2 I lowered my hand, and my eyes. The laughter was quickly hushed. Someone muttered ‘ Are you mad?’ I was 21, in my ante…   Read more…

Caring for future midwives

Vol. 28, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 1 Sarah Davies takes a look at trauma support for student midwives Last year a psychotherapist colleague and I carried o…   Read more…

Potential for real change

Vol. 28, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 1 Beverley Beech and Gill Boden talk about new opportunities for maternity care Baroness Cumberlege has submitted her fi…   Read more…

Blowing the whistle

Vol. 28, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 1 The story of a midwife brave enough to say that things were wrong for women in her care Being a midwife is part of who…   Read more…

The Kirkup Report

Vol. 28, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 1 This report was commissioned following the deaths of mothers and babies over a nine-year period at Furness Hospital Ob…   Read more…

It could happen anywhere

Vol. 28, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 1 Maria C follows up her story A few years ago I wrote an article for AIMS about a maternity service complaint I was goi…   Read more…

To be or not to be?

Vol. 28, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 1 Beverley Beech takes a look at what women want from supervision In December 2014 the Ombudsman's report on Midwifery S…   Read more…

Supervision - where now?

Vol. 28, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 1 Tania McIntosh explores the issues facing midwifery supervision Midwives are unique among health practitioners within…   Read more…

My name is Imogen

Vol. 28, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 1 Imogen Jenner reports on her experience of bullying in the NHS I have been a midwife for a while now and I have seen a…   Read more…

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