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

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

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

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

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)

Advocacy V. Empowerment – I Can’t Do Both

I want to talk about something that generally is associated with doulas. Advocacy. I hear that word being tossed around not only in birthy conversations but in other fields as well- education, religion, politics, careers. I also come across another word- empower. I’d like to break down how these words are a world apart when it comes to my work … Read More

Heidi ShulistaAdvocacy V. Empowerment – I Can’t Do Both