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A Tribute to Sharron Smith Humenick: 1937–2006

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The purpose of this article is to honor Dr. Sharron S. Humenick, a long-time advocate of normal childbirth and Lamaze International, for her many accomplishments, her vigorous commitment to promoting the benefits of normal birth, and her passionate and diligent efforts in encouraging ongoing, evidence-based research that underscores the importance of a satisfying, normal-birth experience for women and their families. Dr. Humenick was a trailblazer in life and also became an exceptional guide in demonstrating how to cope with a terminal illness and dying. Through her numerous colleagues and friends in the United States and other countries, Dr. Humenick's legacy will live on in worldwide efforts to improve the childbirth experience for women and their families.

Keywords: Lamaze International; advocacy; childbirth education; normal birth

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1624/105812407X170022

Publication date: December 1, 2007

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