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

Nevermind That, It’s Just My Biological Clock Ticking

  Tick tock tick tock…Do you hear that? TICK TOCK TICK TOCK.  Seriously…do you hear that? I can’t be the only one who can hear my biological clock ticking. That sucker is loud. Like a constant reminder that I’m running out of time.   My husband and I have talked about adding another to our brood…but either the time wasn’t … Read More

Heidi ShulistaNevermind That, It’s Just My Biological Clock Ticking

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

Why Should I Encapsulate My Placenta

I’m choosing placenta encapsulation because I’m hoping for more energy. After I had my babies, exhaustion hit me like a ton of bricks. With my first, it wasn’t a huge problem because it was just him and I, and I could sleep when he slept and do laundry when he did laundry (only kidding!). With my second, I had a toddler … Read More

Heidi ShulistaWhy Should I Encapsulate My Placenta

Fast And Easy Freezer Meals To Have After Baby Arrives

I LOVE cooking.  I love preparing food.  I love eating food.  I love making something I know my family will love and will nourish them.  I absolutely HATE cleaning up the kitchen after cooking.  I also rarely have time to really spend on planning and making delicious and nutritious meals for my family.   When I was pregnant with my … Read More

Heidi ShulistaFast And Easy Freezer Meals To Have After Baby Arrives

What Do I Say to A Mom With Postpartum Depression

Sitting in the nursery, I have thoughts of hurting my baby. I am one. Laying in bed, I have no appetite and no desire to go on. I am one. Crying for weeks, I wonder if I am crazy. You are not alone. An estimated 1 in 7 women experience perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) before or after the … Read More

Heidi ShulistaWhat Do I Say to A Mom With Postpartum Depression

Everyone Needs Sleep

I remember like it was yesterday. I was standing in the line at the grocery store when an older woman who I knew came over to me to admire my new baby. She smiled and said kind words to the less than month old tiny little bundle in the baby seat. Then she looked at me and said “How are … Read More

Heidi ShulistaEveryone Needs Sleep

OB/Gyn Dr. Rebecca Wayman sits down to talk with Heidi Shulista

Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down and talk with one of Kansas City’s most popular obstetricians. Dr. Wayman is loved by her patients and it an honor to be able to get an inside look at what makes her so very special. Heidi: How long have you worked at Research Medical center? Dr. Wayman: 19 months Heidi: What … Read More

Heidi ShulistaOB/Gyn Dr. Rebecca Wayman sits down to talk with Heidi Shulista

How I Can Keep My Vagina From Tearing?

I’ve been a doula for a long time now. One thing I have noticed about women that I work with is that they all seem to have one thing in common- they are all scared to death ( or at least concerned) of what will happen to their vagina during the birth! They have questions like “will it burn?”, “what … Read More

Heidi ShulistaHow I Can Keep My Vagina From Tearing?

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