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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…

Attacks on Midwives, Attacks on Women's Choices

Vol. 23, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Nadine Edwards, Jo Murphy-Lawless, Mavis Kirkham and Sarah Davies ask whether it is a Human Rights issue AIMS Journal, 2011, Vol 23 No 3 Midwives in t…   Read more…

A Duty of Obedience or a Duty of Care?

Vol. 23, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Professor of Midwifery Mavis Kirkham looks at who the midwife is serving AIMS Journal, 2011, Vol 23 No 3 Recent changes in society and in maternity se…   Read more…

The Assessment of Progress

Vol. 23, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2011, Vol 23 No 2 Midwife Rachel Reed asks whether it is time for change in the way we look at stages of labour The idea that birth shou…   Read more…

Basic Biology

Vol. 23, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2011, Vol 23 No 2 Holly Lyne looks critically at the perception that women are losing the ability to birth I'm not a science person. I w…   Read more…

Challenging the Medicalisation of Birth

Vol. 23, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2011, Vol 23 No 2 Beverley Beech talks about the difficulties in getting consumers' voices heard The concept of 'consumers' in maternity…   Read more…

The Birth of Serenity

Vol. 23, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2011, Vol 23 No 1 Kathryn Gutteridge introduces a midwifery-led birth centre in Birmingham In 2009, recruitment for midwives at Sandwell…   Read more…

Normalising Home Birth

Vol. 23, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2011, Vol 23 No 1 Jo Dagustun's personal reflections and a call to action At the end of 2009, swathes of Primary Care Trusts - probably…   Read more…

Quotation Corner

Vol. 23, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Marsden Wagner and Murrey Enkin et al AIMS Journal, 2011, Vol 23 No 1 On 'Normality' 'Logically, the abnormal cannot be identified without a clear sci…   Read more…

50 years' campaigning

Vol. 22, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2010, Vol 22 No 4 Beverley Beech's introductory speech at the 50th Anniversary Luncheon, 16 October 2010 Beverley Beech, AIMS' current H…   Read more…

In the beginning, the 60s

Vol. 22, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2010, Vol 22 No 4 Johanna Billingsley picks her favourite article from the first decade of AIMS Journals It has been a privilege to read…   Read more…

The Past Decade

Vol. 22, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2010, Vol 22 No 4 Sara Wickham revisits the first decade of the 21st century, and AIMS is as strong as ever I have just spent a most enj…   Read more…

A question of choice

Vol. 22, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2010, Vol 22 No 4 Avril Nicoll picks her favourite article from the 80s During the 1980s - the decade that saw me through secondary scho…   Read more…

Remaining radical

Vol. 22, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2010, Vol 22 No 4 Charlotte Williamson looks at the 90s and the article that she felt most defined AIMS Twenty years ago, Nancy Stewart…   Read more…

A second decade of action

Vol. 22, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2010, Vol 22 No 4 Ishbel Kargar looks at AIMS Newsletters from the 70s and highlights the Winter of 1979 On the occasion of AIMS' 50th A…   Read more…

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