New Birth Company Sponsors No Child Wet Behind Kansas City

In May 2017 No Child Wet Behind Kansas City will be hosted by Kansas City Doulas. New Birth Company has generously sponsored this event. We are so appreciative to them and know that together we can close the diaper disparity in Kansas City. We want to tell you a few things about our experience with new birth company as doulas … Read More

Heidi ShulistaNew Birth Company Sponsors No Child Wet Behind Kansas City

What Can You do to Help With the Diaper Disparity in Kansas City

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As a new parent, there are many things you have to consider (and if you’re like me, overthink) when it comes to caring for your baby. Between feeding, sleeping, bathing and nurturing (and more of course), your hands, heart and mind are kept so busy! But a good busy. A happy busy. A warm-your-heart, butterflies-in-your-tummy busy. Having a new baby … Read More

Heidi ShulistaWhat Can You do to Help With the Diaper Disparity in Kansas City

I Make No Apologies For My Realness

messy kitchen covered in dishes

This is the current state of my kitchen. Yes, that’s the sink under there. Now I don’t have much of an excuse other than I just haven’t felt like doing the dishes lately. Unfortunately, my husband has felt the same! haha. But this is real life for most moms especially new moms. Now, let me paint a picture for you … Read More

Heidi ShulistaI Make No Apologies For My Realness

This Is Not Your Grandma’s Childbirth Class

couple signing up online for childbirth class

Birthing classes have been around for a long time. One of the first ones I remember hearing about was Lamaze. With their “hee hee hoos” and other rhythmic breathing methods, Lamaze is what typically comes to mind when some people think of childbirth class. Turns out their instructions weren’t as effective as people thought. That is an antiquated method of birthing classes, even … Read More

Heidi ShulistaThis Is Not Your Grandma’s Childbirth Class

Childbirth Classes In Kansas City

couples attending childbirth classes together

I have taught private childbirth classes in Kansas City for years. I have also taught in a hospital setting. I’ve also been a doula for hundreds of families that have taken childbirth classes in Kansas City. No matter who I talked to or what I taught, I always felt like birthing classes didn’t meet the needs of my clients. Childbirth … Read More

Heidi ShulistaChildbirth Classes In Kansas City

This Is How I See You (as your doula)

reach deep into the universe to touch your baby's soul

Brilliantly, perfectly timed convergence of two souls having found each other against all odds are surfacing from the depths of human existence. Your body now breathes and nourishes the tiny being that develops inside you. In this time, there is no beginning and no end, the two of you are one. But soon, at exactly the right moment, the baby … Read More

Heidi ShulistaThis Is How I See You (as your doula)

ABCs of Labor and Birth

Everything from A to Z about labor and birth in Kansas City

A  AROM.  Artificial Rupture of Membranes.  This is performed by your provider to induce or accelerate your labor.   B Breathe. The most important part of the labor and birth process, breathe. C Cesarean Birth. Planned or unplanned, there are so many new things that they are implementing in hospitals to make these more gentle. D Doula. Non-Judgmental physical, informational, … Read More

Heidi ShulistaABCs of Labor and Birth

There Will Be No Dolphins At Your Birth

A new commercial came out today from Duracell. The commercial discusses the ongoing opinions of everyone around you on how to raise your baby. Also, how to  calm your baby and how to have your baby! It includes one hilarious scene of a serene looking women (your doula) coming out of the water. The narrator suggests that “you” may want … Read More

Heidi ShulistaThere Will Be No Dolphins At Your Birth

Romantic Getaways in Kansas City

suite in a luxury hotel in Kansas City

Planning a trip can be stressful and time consuming plus having a new baby to care. Who has the energy for that?  Why not stay local and enjoy a romantic getaway right here in Kansas City! The most important piece is to spend time together without a crying baby or the stress of having to take care of another person while … Read More

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How To Survive The Holidays With A Baby

new mother cuddles new baby during holidays

Holidays are stressful. Even the families with the most laid back attitudes and best of intentions can cause stress during this time of year. The hustle and bustle, the cold, the snow, the obligations, the expectations can all lead to frazzled parents and an over-stimulated baby. There are some things you can do to minimize the effects on you and … Read More

Heidi ShulistaHow To Survive The Holidays With A Baby