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Time to stop fighting

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

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 3 Vicki Williams asks us to think about doing something really radical I am not asking anyone to roll over, play dead, o…   Read more…

Continuity of mothering

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

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 3 Akiko Kamura looks at the enormous benefits of Japanese baby carrying Every aspect of our lives has become so convenie…   Read more…

AMUs for all who request

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

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 3 Sue Learner reports on a talk by Kathryn Gutteridge on providing services as requested In June 2016 Midwife Kathryn Gu…   Read more…

From chains to charter

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

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 3 Denise Marshall looks at improving perinatal care and support for women in prison Twenty years ago, the situation of w…   Read more…

Jacob

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

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 3 Emma Ashworth tells the story of 'risk' and an independent approach My third child, Jacob, was three when I was asked…   Read more…

Where is the support?

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

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 3 Jeanette Stevens shares her experience of the effects of home birth service suspension It was a lovely Friday afternoo…   Read more…

Lui's birth

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

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 3 Rosie Jones tells her water and hypnobirthing story Lui Allen Greensmith – 8lbs 4oz – swam into my arms in the 'good k…   Read more…

Information and consent

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

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 3 Birthrights highlighted the following example in their advice about consent and the Montgomery case. 1 It is a concise…   Read more…

Book reviews: One Man's Medicine, Beyond the Sling, Why your baby's sleep matters

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

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 3 One Man's Medicine an autobiography of Professor Archie Cochrane by…   Read more…

Back to the future

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

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 2 Gill Boden and Beverley Beech look at what has not happened since Changing Childbirth Since our last journal the Mater…   Read more…

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…

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