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

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

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

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?

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?

When I Realized My Boobs Can’t Fix Everything

Every job I’ve had since the age of 14 has taught me some valuable lessons.  Some jobs taught me that I don’t enjoy hard labor, other jobs taught me that I love working with families in transition.  Working as a postpartum doula has taught me some of the more interesting lessons.   Boobs can’t fix everything – specifically my boobs. … Read More

Heidi ShulistaWhen I Realized My Boobs Can’t Fix Everything