Journal Page 9 of 16 (Articles)

All on the same side?

Vol. 22, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2010, Vol 22 No 2 www.caesarean.org.uk co-founder Gina Lowdon explores the concept of choosing a caesarean Sadly, women are often portra…   Read more…

Supporting Women

Vol. 22, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2010, Vol 22 No 2 Debbie Chippington Derrick explains more about supporting women requesting a caesarean Gina Lowdon and I have been sup…   Read more…

VEs - Essential Diagnostic Tool?

Vol. 22, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2010, Vol 22 No 2 Debbie Chippington Derrick looks at the contentious issue of vaginal examinations with specific reference to the NICE…   Read more…

Vaginal examination in labour - what do women say?

Vol. 22, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2010, Vol 22 No 1 Midwife Mary Stewart considers the emotional effects of internal examination The subject of vaginal examination is con…   Read more…

Why does the Albany Midwifery Model work?

Vol. 22, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2010, Vol 22 No 1 AIMS Vice Chair Nadine Edwards gives some background The Albany Midwifery Practice was based in Peckham Pulse Healthy…   Read more…

Birth by yourselves...

Vol. 22, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2010, Vol 22 No 1 Maria Newcastle tells her story I had a baby girl, Matilda, at home a fortnight ago. It was a lovely birth; however, t…   Read more…

Midwifery - who cares what women want?

Vol. 22, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2010, Vol 22 No 1 Beverley Beech looks at when 'informed consent' becomes bullying Bullying in midwifery is not new, mothers and midwive…   Read more…

Reclaiming Birth Rally

Vol. 22, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Nadine Edwards AIMS Journal, 2010, Vol 22 No 1 The rally took place on the bright and sunny morning of the 7th March, and attracted almost 2,000 pe…   Read more…

Serious Clinical Incident

Vol. 22, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2010, Vol 22 No 1 A Serious Clinical Incident (SCI) is defined as 'any unintended or unexpected incident which could have harmed or did…   Read more…

Some Facts ...

Vol. 22, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2010, Vol 22 No 1 Compiled by Jo Murphy-Lawless British maternity services are running short of 4,000 midwives at present. The Royal Col…   Read more…

16 years of improvements?

Vol. 22, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2010, Vol 22 No 1 Pat O'Brien takes a critical look at the portrayal of birth I noted with interest the Channel 4 programme advertised '…   Read more…

Albany Care

Vol. 21, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2009, Vol 21 No 4 Lucy Christopher looks at the impact of holistic care for her VBAC Four years ago, I had had a traumatic emergency cae…   Read more…

The problems of getting a home birth

Vol. 21, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Beverley Lawrence Beech AIMS Journal, 2009, Vol 21 No 4 'The choice of home birth should be offered to all mothers'. Maternity Matters, Department…   Read more…

Midwifery - running down the drain

Vol. 21, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2009, Vol 21 No 3 Beverley Beech looks at the threat to birthing choice in the UK In 1993 a Parliamentary Report on maternity services,…   Read more…

Jury of your peers?

Vol. 21, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2009, Vol 21 No 3 Midwifery lecturer Sarah Davies reports on the NMC's case against Deborah Purdue Deborah Purdue: Independent Midwife w…   Read more…

Clare Fisher - the Welsh witch-hunt

Vol. 21, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2009, Vol 21 No 3 AIMS Chair Beverley Beech reports Clare Fisher qualified as a midwife in October 1993 and in 1994 came to work in Carm…   Read more…

Campaigning in Australia

Vol. 21, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2009, Vol 21 No 2 Debbie Slater looks at improving maternity services for women in her new home I don't think that people wake up one mo…   Read more…

Changing Shaken Baby Syndrome to Abusive Head Trauma

Vol. 21, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2009, Vol 21 No 2 Jean Robinson considers the politics behind the name The American Academy of Pediatrics wants doctors to stop using th…   Read more…

Who is defining child abuse?

Vol. 21, No. 2, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2009, Vol 21 No 2 Sue Reid, the Daily Mail Special Investigations Editor, speaks out about the secrecy of forcible adoption A few weeks…   Read more…

Complaining about complaints

Vol. 21, No. 1, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

By Maria C AIMS Journal, 2009, Vol 21 No 1 One woman's courageous search for answers If a member of the public neglects, kills or injures another, cri…   Read more…

Film Review

Vol. 20, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Complete list of book reviews on the AIMS website AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20 No 4 Reviewed by Julie Dawd Title: The Business of Being Born Director :…   Read more…

Increasing home birth is vital

Vol. 20, No. 4, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20 No 4 Denis Walsh looks at the future of maternity services in the UK Midwives often use personal anecdotes to illustrate le…   Read more…

Closed Doors

Vol. 20, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20 No 3 Recently the national newspapers carried the story of a woman who was sent home in labour, and when she tried to retur…   Read more…

Home Birth and Normality

Vol. 20, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20 No 3 Midwife and mother of two Sarah Davies reflects I have two children, now in their teens, both born at home. My first l…   Read more…

Negotiating a Normal Birth

Vol. 20, No. 3, ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

AIMS Journal, 2008, Vol 20 No 3 Nadine Edwards discusses some of the negotiations women face when planning a home birth The following article is based…   Read more…

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