Sharron S. Humenick, R.N., Ph.D., is an associate professor of nursing at the University of Wyoming in the graduate program in Rural Family Health. She is also a certified childbirth educator.
CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION: AN IMPORTANT SERVICE FOR ALL I. A Research Perspective
Article first published online: 6 JAN 2011
1982 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 27, Issue 4, pages 31–33, July-August 1982
How to Cite
Humenick, S. S. (1982), CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION: AN IMPORTANT SERVICE FOR ALL I. A Research Perspective. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 27: 31–33. doi: 10.1016/0091-2182(82)90167-7
- Issue published online: 6 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 6 JAN 2011
There is good support in the research literature for the notion that active participation in birth is related to increases in self-esteem in women. Yet this aspect of prenatal care is frequently not included in publicly funded clinics. To date most of the research and class experience has been in the private sector. It is important to extend both to the publicly funded sector.