Our Favorite Baby Products to Buy In Kansas City

Kansas City Doulas gets asked all the time by new parents or soon-to-be-parents what our favorite products are. We have quite a few! We thought we’d start with our top twelve baby products that can be purchased in Kansas City. The doulas took a trip to Itsy Bitsy Bums right here in Brookside, to check out and highlight our favorites … Read More

Heidi ShulistaOur Favorite Baby Products to Buy In Kansas City

How to Get Through Your Baby’s NICU Stay and Stay Sane- An Interview With Emily West

Having a baby or babies in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) can be a very difficult time for new parents. There are times when it is expected that a stay in the NICU will occur but even then it is not easy. I had the opportunity to sit and talk with Emily West, a local Overland Park mom, whose … Read More

Heidi ShulistaHow to Get Through Your Baby’s NICU Stay and Stay Sane- An Interview With Emily West

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

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

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

Nanny, Baby Nurse or Postpartum Doula- Which One is Right For Your Family?

They said you’d be tired but you had no idea that you could even be THIS tired. What happened to the sleepy little babes you brought home just 3 shorts weeks ago? You know the ones that ate, pooped, slept…repeat. Now it seems they make noise constantly even in their sleep. Who ever thought “sleeping like a baby” was a … Read More

Heidi ShulistaNanny, Baby Nurse or Postpartum Doula- Which One is Right For Your Family?

I Didn’t Have Depression So I Didn’t Think I Needed a Postpartum Doula (was I ever wrong)

Now you’re home with your new baby. You adore her or him and want to spend every waking second looking at this new little person that resides now, in your home. Every wrinkle and crease of skin and every puffy dimple accounted for, and well documented. You’ve memorized each look from milk drunk to sad quivering chin. All the diapers … Read More

Heidi ShulistaI Didn’t Have Depression So I Didn’t Think I Needed a Postpartum Doula (was I ever wrong)

How Will I Survive After Having a Baby?

Bringing a baby home is one of the most joyous, exciting, and fulfilling times in our lives. It can also be one sought with fear, anxiety, intimidation and uneasiness. It can be downright overwhelming. There aren’t too many sympathizers either even though most people have been through it. A common statement I hear among our clients and their friends and families … Read More

Heidi ShulistaHow Will I Survive After Having a Baby?