We Are Your Postpartum Tribe

The postpartum period has also been coined as the “Fourth Trimester”. It makes sense that since you needed three trimesters to grow the baby you would need at least one to physically and emotionally recover from the pregnancy and birth. Clients spend months planning and preparing for the birth. They educate themselves by taking classes, doing countless google searches, even … Read More

Heidi ShulistaWe Are Your Postpartum Tribe

Sarah Darby, Midwife, Answers Some Intriguing Questions With Heidi Shulista

I got the chance to sit down with Sarah Darby, a midwife at Women’s Healthcare Group in Overland Park Ks. I wanted to get a feel for who Sarah is as a person since so many of our clients see her as their health care provider. I am often asked about her and what she’s like. Well, here ya go! … Read More

Heidi ShulistaSarah Darby, Midwife, Answers Some Intriguing Questions With Heidi Shulista

The “Not-So-Natural” Doula

I could feel the judgment beaming down on me when I explained to some of my natural birth friends my plan for an elective induction at 39 weeks. I contemplated hiring a doula, but I knew doulas just don’t do that. I predicted any conversation with these doulas would entail at least two “cascade of intervention” lectures. I wanted support, not … Read More

Heidi ShulistaThe “Not-So-Natural” Doula

Postpartum Doulas Do That

At least three times a week my mom comes to my house to hang out, clean my kitchen, and help wrangle my toddler. She doesn’t clean my kitchen because she enjoys it or because I really dislike cleaning my own house.  She does it because she knows it benefits my mental health to focus less on my kitchen and focus … Read More

Heidi ShulistaPostpartum Doulas Do That

I Have Felt Judgment As a Mom And That Makes Me a Better Doula

My son is circumcised. I know. This post is already taboo but it’s true. My husband and I chose to circumcise our son when I was just a few months pregnant. I had heard a lot of backlash about the procedure in the weeks leading up to finding out our child’s gender but when it came down to it, my … Read More

Heidi ShulistaI Have Felt Judgment As a Mom And That Makes Me a Better Doula

The Difference Between Kansas City Doulas and the Other Guys

When I sit down to talk to a couple about Kansas City Doulas I feel a need to let them know how we are different than the average doula. Most of the time they don’t ask because they can see it and feel it before they ever meet us. But in case you and I have not had the opportunity … Read More

Heidi ShulistaThe Difference Between Kansas City Doulas and the Other Guys

Eleven Things to Help You Vacation With Baby

Here you are at the end of the long cold winter. Spring is starting to come around the corner, the leaves are budding on the trees, the grass is beginning to turn green and the birds chirp their sweet mating calls. You are feeling cabin fever and want to be able to get out! You decide a family vacation is … Read More

Heidi ShulistaEleven Things to Help You Vacation With Baby

Postpartum Abdominal Support Through Belly Binding

Belly binding has been done for thousands of years in cultures around the world. It is a method of using clothes or strips of fabric to wrap the abdomen from the ribcage to the hips on a woman after she has given birth to help align the organs, and to support the spine, pelvis and hips. Traditionally this custom is … Read More

Heidi ShulistaPostpartum Abdominal Support Through Belly Binding

If Only I Had A Doula When I Got Married

I was young when I got married, 21 by not even 2 months to be exact. None of my friends were getting married. They were all still partying and working towards an advanced degree or getting started in the ideal career. I was alone when it came to my peers. I was the first. I was sort of used to … Read More

Heidi ShulistaIf Only I Had A Doula When I Got Married

Let Me Comfort You With Comfort Foods

Mmmm…do you smell that? The warm apple pie bakes bubbly in the oven. The fried chicken is crisp and tender. The macaroni and cheese is creamy and rich.  These are some of my favorite comfort foods. What are your favorite comfort foods? Have you ever thought about what’s makes them, well, comfort foods? For me it’s the entire experience of … Read More

Heidi ShulistaLet Me Comfort You With Comfort Foods