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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…

Too busy to be nice

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

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 1 Hayley Huntoon shares her frustrations at the lack of resources available Yesterday a man came to me livid with frustr…   Read more…

Dear Baroness Cumberlege

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

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 1 Andy Beckingham writes to the Maternity Review Team Dear Baroness Cumberlege and the Maternity Review Team, I write to…   Read more…

Bonding and Wellbeing

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

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 1 Rosemary Mander asks 'support by whom?' The benefits to mother and baby of good support during the childbearing cycle…   Read more…

Andrea Roslyn Robertson

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

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 1 Andrea Roslyn Robertson 16.02.1948 - 28.04.2015 In the UK we had Sheila Kitzinger, in the USA they had Doris Haire and…   Read more…

At the heart of normality

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

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 1 Midwife at the heart of normality - being with women in childbirth (Southern General, Glasgow, 16 January 2015) This w…   Read more…

Promoting normality

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

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 1 Physiological birth: Promoting normality Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 11 September 2015 Making t…   Read more…

Considering a home birth

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

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 1 Belinda Ambrose shares her story After two very 'medicalised' hospital births following regrettable decisions made on…   Read more…

The battle for Cordelia

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

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 1 Jane Reeve shows just how difficult it can be to get support With the birth of my first daughter, in November 2012, 12…   Read more…

National Maternity Review

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

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 1 The National Maternity Review, chaired by Baroness Cumberlege, has now finished its programme of national consultation…   Read more…

Book Reviews: Breast Intentions & Teach don't tell

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

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 1 Breast Intentions by Allison Dixley; reviewed by Debs Neiger Teach d…   Read more…

ENOUGH

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

AIMS Journal, 2016, Vol 28 No 1 Today I am saying ENOUGH! ENOUGH to the lies women are told about their 'incapable' bodies ENOUGH to the bullying and…   Read more…

VBAC in birth centres

Vol. 27, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2015, Vol 27 No 4 Helen Shallow looks at women, VBAC, choice and decision-making In 2013 I wrote about 'deviant mothers and midwives' 1…   Read more…

After Birthplace

Vol. 27, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2015, Vol 27 No 4 Louisa Noël looks at the Birthplace England follow-on study The National Institute for Health Research has published a…   Read more…

Alongside midwifery units

Vol. 27, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2015, Vol 27 No 4 Andrea Nove looks at the evidence supporting out-of-hospital models of care The Birthplace in England study 1 found th…   Read more…

Changing a birthing culture

Vol. 27, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2015, Vol 27 No 4 Becky Reed explores why so many women with the Albany Midwifery Practice had home births In our Midwifery Practice (Th…   Read more…

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