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MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information
PREGNANCY, BIRTH, MIDWIFERY & WOMAN CARE
Childbirth Education & Preparation
Holistic Preventive Health & Wellness Education




This website is an informational and service oriented website dedicated to the
education, support and empowerment of women of all ages and lifestyles.


In loving memory of my eldest son, Ricky
Birthed into my loving arms, February 1971
Returned to our Earth Mother, August 1987





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MOONDRAGON'S REALM OF SERVICES & INFORMATION


MoonDragon Birthing Services Information
    Holistic HomeBirth Midwifery Services
    Nutritional Counseling
    Natural Childbirth Education & Preparation
    Reiki Therapy
    Maternity & Postpartum Home Health Care
    Notary Public - Massachusetts Commission
    Pastoral Services - Pagan, Wiccan

Note: Although I have retired from providing active midwifery services after 30 years as a midwife to homebirthing clients, I still offer information and support for birthing parents, midwifery apprentices and medical students through the information I provide on these pages. It was time to pass the torch on the the younger generation of midwives.

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MOONDRAGON'S BIRTH STORIES

WaterBirth Story in 100 Pictures (Excellent photos of at-home waterbirth)
BirthDiaries.com: Real Births, Real Photos (Great birth stories with photos submitted by various individuals)
MoonDragon's Homebirth Story: Aidan's Homebirth
MoonDragon's Homebirth Story: Alisha's Homebirth
MoonDragon's Homebirth Story: Ella's Homebirth
MoonDragon's Homebirth Story: Fawn's Homebirth
MoonDragon's Homebirth Story: Keith's Homebirth
MoonDragon's Homebirth Story: Larissa's Homebirth
MoonDragon's Homebirth Story: Maia's Homebirth
MoonDragon's Homebirth Story: Randy's Homebirth

Me with my 5 babies: 1984 to 1985

A nice family portrait with my own babies: 1984 to 1985.
I'm the blonde mom (my blonde phase.. I look so young and thin in this picture!)
Son, Ricky, age 14 (he was killed in a car accident 2 years later)
Daughter, Rio, age 12 (my midwifery helper since age 9)
Son, Robert, age 10 (my daredevil)
Son, Ryan, age 6 (my first homebirth baby)
Son, Randy, age 3 (my last homebirth, born on my 30th birthday)

Dupris Family Pictures


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Me today in my grandmother phase...
Wearing my clown nose (I pack this in my birth bag)
I am a Patch Adams fan of the Gesundeit Institute).











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MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information & Survival Tips
    American Greetings Cards
    Aromatherapy in Pregnancy
    Articles About Midwives
    Baby Shower Games & Activities
    Birth Method Choices
    Birth Supplies & Customized Kits
    BreastFeeding Preparation
    Choosing A Birth Attendant
    Comfort Suggestions During Pregnancy
    Comfort Suggestions During Labor
    Comfort Suggestions After Delivery (PostPartum)
    Complications
    Concerns About Pregnancy
    Fathers & Pregnancy
    Filling Out A Birth Certificate for Homebirths
    Fun Stuff & Shopping
    HomeBirth Safety
    How To's
    Health
    Humor - Pregnancy & Birth
    Kegel Exercises
    Layette Suggestions & Baby Stuff
    Links
    Pediatrics
    Relaxation & Meditation Techniques
    Shopping for Maternity Wear
    Shopping for the New Baby - Obtaining a Layette



MoonDragon's Birthing Guidelines Index
    Practice Guidelines
    Risk Factors
    Transfer Criteria
    Emergency Procedures




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DESCRIPTION OF A MIDWIFE


Description of a Midwife - What Is A Midwife?
    Description of "What is a Midwife?...", "What do Midwives do?...", " Why a HomeBirth?... And a wonderfully humorous description of "Midwife" submitted by Ivy White from the "Fensende Midwives e-mail list" (printed with permission).



MOONDRAGON'S HEALTH & WELLNESS INFORMATION


MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Nutrition Basics Index
MoonDragon's Nutritional Therapy Index
MoonDragon's Nutritional Analysis Index
MoonDragon's Nutritional Diet Index
MoonDragon's Nutrition Information Index
    Nutrition Information
    Nutrition Guidelines - Client Handout
    Diets - Regular & Special
    Food Analysis
    Nutritional Therapy
    Food Additives
    Favorite Recipes

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MoonDragon's Womens Health Information by Subject Order
    Abortion
    Anemia
    Conception
    Contraception
    Disorders
    Graphics
    Menopause
    Pediatric
    Pregnancy
    Procedures

MoonDragon's Womens Health Information Index by Alphabetical Order
    Health & Disease Issues
    Lifestyle Issues
    Medical Procedures & Technology
    This section has pages covering various women's health, contraception, obstetric & gynecological issues, dietary & nutritional guidelines, and more. These pages may contain basic information, risks, complications, procedure descriptions & post procedure care instructions. I am trying to include alternative therapies and suggestions, whenever possible, and links to other resources. Also included are the "Guide to Lab Tests" and "Guide to Exams & Medical Procedures". This will be an ever-expanding, interlinking, informational site.

MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Index
    Health & Disease Issues
    Lifestyle Issues
    Medical Procedures & Technology
    This section has pages covering various health issues. I am trying to include alternative therapies, nutritional recommendations and suggestions, whenever possible, and links to other resources. This will be an ever-expanding, interlinking, informational site.










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MIDWIFERY, PREGNANCY & BIRTH
Information, Links & Webrings


Informational & Organizational Links

  • Midwifery organizational resources for Massachusetts, New England Region & United States. Included are links to birthing & educational supplies, e-mail discussion lists, online newsletters, educational opportunities, and a wealth of valuable birthing information for parents and professionals.


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    MOONDRAGON'S BREASTFEEDING INFORMATION & CHILDCARE LINKS


    MoonDragon's Breastfeeding Support Index

  • Breastfeeding information, support, links & web rings for nursing mothers and moms-to-be.





  • MOONDRAGON'S HELPING HANDS ASSISTANCE INFORMATION


    MoonDragon's Helping Hands Information

  • Helping Hands offers information about postpartum (after birth) care and help for new moms and their families, regardless of birthplace. Sometimes a new baby can be overwhelming and exhausting.





  • MOONDRAGON'S PARENTING INFORMATION & LINKS


    MoonDragon's Parenting Index Information

  • Parenting information, support, links & web rings for moms, dads and their families.





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