Published Articles and Research on HUG Your Baby:
Supporting Fathers in a NICU: Effects of the HUG Your Baby program on father's understanding of preterm infant behavior. . . . . is pending publication in the Journal of Perinatal Education, 2013 22(2):113-110. This study confirms that when fathers with preterm infants are taught the HUG Your Baby material their knowledge of infant behavior increases. Learn more about this research . . . Author: Maryam Mozafarinia, RN, MSN has been a NICU nurse in Tehran and became the first Certified HUG Teacher in Iran. As a part of her MSN in Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing she translated The HUG handout and dubbed The HUG DVD into Farsi in order to complete this study. Though now living in Canada, Maryam is collaborating with Iranian colleagues to train others in The HUG techniques and concepts. In addition, Maryam is becoming proficient in French and sharing The HUG with birth and parenting professionals in Montreal. Learn more about author. . .
...published in MCN, 2007, 32(4):210-214 describes the background used to develop The HUG. The three HUG Strategies: "Start Here, not There", "See, then Share", and "Gaze, then Engage", are discussed.
Author: Jan Tedder, BSN, FNP and Nancy Register, MSN, FNP
Give The HUG: An Innovative Approach to Helping Parents Understand the Language of Their Newborn
...published in Jo. of Perinatal Education, 2008, 17(2):14-20 describe the medical and child development background used to develop HUG Your Baby. Case studies demonstrate the use of these concepts and materials with young families.
Author: Jan Tedder, BSN, FNP
Teaching for Birth and Beyond: Incorporating Online Learning about Newborn Behavior into the Training of Childbirth, Lactation, and Doula Professionals . . . .
. . . published in the International Journal of Childbirth Education, 2012 27(3):65-68.
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Author: Jan Tedder, BSN, FNP, IBCLC is a Nurse Practitioner, Lactation Consultant and Teaching Faculty at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Family Medicine Center. She has worked with babies and young families for thirty years. Over the past eight years she has developed award-winning HUG Your Baby programs and materials. Learn more about author. . .
Effects of The HUG educational program on stress of fathers of preterm infants. . .
. . . submitted for publication to Neonatal, Paediatric, and Child Health Nursing concludes that fathers exposed to The HUG experience a decrease in parental stress. Author: Maryam Mozafarinia, RN, MSN (see above)
HUG Your Baby: A Evidence-Based Strategy for Teaching Professionals How to Help Parents Understand the Language of their Newborn
The purpose of this study is to determine if HUG Your Baby’s “Helping Parents Understand Newborn Behavior” one-day Read more about author. . .increases the knowledge and confidence of professionals providing outpatient and community based care to parents of newborns, so that these professionals may more effectively prepare parents for success with the every day challenges of eating, sleeping and playing with their new baby. Researcher: Gale Touger, BSN, FNP Beaufort, SC, USA.
Teaching Parents about Newborn Behavior: A Program to Enhance Home VIsitors' Knowledge of Babies and Confidence to Teach
Parents As Teachers (PAT) has a twenty year history of supporting new parent. Traditionally their training and work has focused on toddlers and pre-school children. PAT is now providing more outreach to parents of newborns and are investigatint the impact on The HUG training on those who serve these new parents. Learn more about research . . .
Researchers: Jan Tedder, FNP, IBCLC (see above), Jane Morrow, PhD, Maryam Mozafarinia, RN, MSN.
Research in Progress:
HUG Your Baby: Web-Based Program to Help Nursing Students Understand and Teach Parents about Infant Behavior.
The purpose of this study is to explore the effectiveness of the "HUG Your Baby: Helping Parents Understand Their Infant" web-based course as a tool to increase student nurses' ability and confidence in: recognizing infant behaviors, interpreting those behaviors, and teaching parents to respond appropriately to infant behaviors.
Researcher: Kathy Alden, PhD at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing, Chapel Hill, NC, USA. Learn more this research. . .
The Impact of The HUG on High Risk Mothers' Self-Efficacy
Researcher: Julee Waldrop, PNP, FNP, DNP, University of Central Florida in Orlando, Orlando Fl, USA. Learn more about author and this research . . .
Enhancing Parent Teaching of a Birth Center's Patients
Birth centers attract pregnant couples who desire midwife-centered prenatal care, comprehensive pregnancy and childbirth education, and a non-medicated natural childbirth. Research confirms that these expectations are usually met. However, are birth centers in the postion to provide more support about being new parents once these parents have "graduated from birth center care? This research project provides the following: A HUG Your Baby parent education DVD to third trimester birth center patients and a weekly E-Newsletter containing information to address common breastfeeding and early parenting issues, for three months beginning at the mother's due date. A post-test tool assessing post-partum depression, mother's confidence and attitudes toward the birth center is provided for these mothers as well as a control group who did not receive this intervention.
Researcher: Jan Tedder, BSN,FNP, IBLCL and Mary Decoster, MPH, IBCLC