New AIMS Induction book available soon!

induction bookletI have two announcements to make today!!  The first is that we are now in the final stages of publishing an update to the Induction: do I really need it? booklet that I first wrote for AIMS back in 2004.  In fact, it has now been revised and expanded to the extent that it will have a new title and we have officially declared it to be a book rather than a booklet!!  This book is written to be useful both for women (and, of course, their families) and professionals who want to better understand the issues around induction of labour, learn more about the processes involved and consider the evidence base relating to this area.

Writing a book with AIMS is always a collaborative journey, and the lovely women of the AIMS Committee have been working closely alongside me on this project.  They are now midwifing it through the production and publication process and you can expect it to be available on the AIMS website and at good conferences in a few weeks’ time.  It will be available for kindles as well as in paper form and I will keep you posted on here and let you know when it is available. 

The second announcement?  AIMS and I have decided that the new book is worth celebrating, and we are putting together a launch evening at which I will talk about Ten things I wish every woman knew about induction of labour.  The date, time and venue are being finalised as I write, and I will share all the juicy details VERY soon, so watch this space!

Update: the book is now available here and the launch event referred to in this post has now taken place, but you can click on the ‘workshops’ or ‘speaking’ tabs above to see what else I’m up to! 🙂

10 comments for “New AIMS Induction book available soon!

  1. January 20, 2014 at 11:38 am

    Very much looking forward to reading this. I often use the Induction of Labour: Do I Really Need It booklet with my clients whose experience longer pregnancies.

    • January 20, 2014 at 11:39 am

      That’s great to hear, thank you … I hope you find the new one just as (or maybe even more) useful! 🙂

  2. January 20, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    I hope it will be easy to access for your nonUK followers??

    • January 20, 2014 at 6:29 pm

      That’s certainly the plan! Capers would be your best bet once it’s out 🙂

  3. Sara the student
    January 20, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Nooooo! I only just got the original one! I must say though it’s been an excellent resource for my dissertation.

    • January 21, 2014 at 11:20 am

      Hi Sara (good name btw 😀 ) I’m glad it helped, but sorry I didn’t time it better for you! 😉

      • Sara the student
        January 21, 2014 at 2:24 pm

        My mother had impeccable taste in baby names! This book has made such a difference to me and made me question so many things in current practice, I look forward to the updated version 🙂

        • January 21, 2014 at 2:43 pm

          Brill; it’s always great to hear that people find the book/lets useful 😀

  4. Sophia Amissah
    October 18, 2014 at 6:52 am

    Hi Sara,
    I can’t wait for your AIMs book about induction. Please keep me posted. I work as a Doula and it always great to signpost to this type of material, so that birth can unfold as it is designed to.

    Also thanks for the ‘purple line article’. Have decieded to keep my own record of this during the births I attend. Women’s amazing bodies are THE best book to learn from!

    Thanks again.

    Sophia Amissah

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