Popular Reasons To Hire Postpartum Doulas In Kansas City

New mom finally takes a relaxing shower

These are the ten most popular reasons we are hired as postpartum doulas in Kansas City but there can be any number of reasons. The list would truly be endless.   Because being alone after having a baby sucks– It’s not talked about but many moms feel lonely and isolated after having a baby. Your new bundle of joy, while … Read More

Heidi ShulistaPopular Reasons To Hire Postpartum Doulas In Kansas City

New Parents Need Sleep

overly tired mother frustrated that baby won't sleep

There seems to be a lot of judgment around how, when, and where you put your baby to sleep. This pains me to see because I also know the flip side of this coin, and that is the lack of sleep moms and dads are getting after bringing a baby home. Let me set the scene: Deliriously sleepy, happy baby … Read More

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Our Favorite Soup Recipes

two pairs of socked feet in front of warm fire

Fall weather is here and winter is not too far off. I love this time of year for so many reasons but today I love it because of the delicious foods that go with Fall and that you can only get this time of year. What’s warm, rich, full of flavor and can be thin, thick, chunky, or creamy? Soup! … Read More

Heidi ShulistaOur Favorite Soup Recipes

No Child Wet Behind Kansas City 2017

baby looking back with wet diaper on

No Child Wet Behind was started by doulas Randy Patterson and Debbie Aglietti in New York. They told me about how so many families, one out of three, struggle to pay for an adequate amount of diapers for their babies. That was astonishing to me. I knew I had to take action.  I never thought of the fact that public … Read More

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Need Your Baby to Sleep Here’s a Solution: Sleep Training In Kansas City

baby in sweet slumber after having sleep training from Kansas City Doulas

You could benefit from Kansas City Doulas Sleep Training programs especially if the following is a typical night in your house: 8:00 lay baby down 8:15 baby cries 8:15:20 pick baby up and sway 8:45 baby still fussy 9:00 baby asleep 9:05 lay baby in crib 9:07 baby cries 9:07:20 pick baby up and sway 9:45 partner takes over while … Read More

Heidi ShulistaNeed Your Baby to Sleep Here’s a Solution: Sleep Training In Kansas City

Breastfeeding Myths Part II

breastfeeding myths

In Part 1 of Breasfeeding Myths to Avoid, we talked about advice such as drinking more water to make more milk, avoiding certain foods, letting breasts refill between nursings and ignoring infrequent stools in newborns. Today, let’s discuss some more mythical topics and advice that float around in the Lactation World: Magical nipple creams, low supply symptoms, and wimpy  milk. … Read More

Heidi ShulistaBreastfeeding Myths Part II

What To Do With A Sick Baby

Newborn baby with flu and fever

OH NO, my sweet baby is sick!!! What to do with a sick baby!! So that plastic bubble you worked so hard to put around your little one didn’t work? Mine either. Ugh…now there are germs taking over my baby’s tiny body and I’m not quite certain what to do!?!?!   For starters- don’t panic   Rest easy that your … Read More

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Mom Guilt Is A Thing

Busy working mom holding baby while on the phone

When I got my first teaching job, I was beyond thrilled. I was absolutely ecstatic! In such a competitive market, I felt like I had hit the jackpot with the job I had been offered. Two weeks later, I found out I was pregnant with my first child. I was crushed (a completely different story all together!) I knew that … Read More

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Doulas: Wedding Planners For Birth and Parenting

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The wedding planner. Everyone says they couldn’t have done it without one. They probably could have but, things wouldn’t have gone as smoothly, looked so effortless. The cohesiveness and care that a professional planner can bring is invaluable. Gorgeous weddings that end up in magazines usually have wedding planners. So much time and money is spent tirelessly searching through magazines. … Read More

Heidi ShulistaDoulas: Wedding Planners For Birth and Parenting

What Is Thrush And How Do I Know If I Have It?

baby tongue with thrush

So often when we work with breastfeeding moms, we wish we could just wave our magic wand and make common, troublesome things like nipple soreness or damage just GO AWAY!   The sad truth, though, is that lactation helpers are less “Fairy Godmother” and more “Sherlock Holmes” looking for clues and hints that help us form a plan to help the … Read More

Heidi ShulistaWhat Is Thrush And How Do I Know If I Have It?