EcoParent Summer 2021 References

Warm Hands, Warm Heart

1 Cheng, C.D., Volk, A.A., & Marini, Z.A. (2011). "Supporting Fathering Through Infant Massage." The Journal of Perinatal Education, Advancing Normal Birth, 20(4), p. 200- 209. Doi: 10.1891/1058-1243.20.4.200

2 Narvaez, D., Wang, L., Cheng, A., Gleason, T.R., Woodbury, R., Kurth, A., Burke Lefever, J. (2019). "The Importance of Early Life Touch for Psychosocial and Moral Development." 32 (16), p. 1-17. Retrieved from

3 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, How Your Fetus Grows During Pregnancy. April 2018.

4 Neufeld, G., & Maté, G. (2013). Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers. Vintage Canada, ed. Toronto: Vintage Canada. 

5 Feldman, R., Singer, M., & Zagoory, O. ( 2010). "Touch Attenuates Infants' Physiological Reactivity to Stress." Developmental Science. 13(2), p.271-278. Doi:

6 McClure, V. (2017). Infant Massage: A Handbook for Loving Parents. 4th rev. ed. New York: Bantam Books.

7 Uvnas-Moberg, K., Handlin, L., & Petersson, M. (2015). "Self-Soothing Behaviors with Particular Reference to Oxytocin Release Induced by Non-Noxious Sensory Stimulation." Frontiers in Psychology, 5: 1529. Doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01529.

8 Johnston, C., Campbell-Yeo, M., Disher, T., Benoit, B., Fernandes, A., Streiner, D., Inglis, D., Zee, R. (2017). "Skin-to-Skin Care for Procedural Pain in Neonates." Cochrane Database Systemic Reviews. 16(2), p. 1-113. Doi: 10.1002/

9 Feldman, R., Singer, M., & Zagoory, O. (2010). "Touch Attenuates Infants’ Physiological Reactivity to Stress." Developmental Science, 12 (2), p. p. 271-278. Doi:

10 Field, T. (2019). "Pediatric Massage Therapy Research: A Narrative Review." Retrieved February 1, 2021 from

Postpartum Harmony

Chopra, Deepak Simon, David. 2005. Magical Beginnings, Enchanted Lives: A Holistic Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth. New York NY. Three Rivers Press.

Bachman Shapiro Margo. 2013. Yoga Mama Yoga Baby: Ayurveda and Yoga for a Healthy Pregnancy and Birth. Louisville, CO. Sounds True.

Ou, Heng. 2016. The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother. New York NY. Harry N Abrams.

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