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

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

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

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)

Suicide Prevention Awareness- What You Can Do

One minute.  60 seconds.  It’s really a small amount of time.  Thinking about how to spend a single minute is like thinking about how to spend a single nickle.  There are 1,440 minutes in a day and 525,600 in a year.   During the approximate minute that it will take to read this post 4,500 McDonald’s Hamburgers will be sold, … Read More

Heidi ShulistaSuicide Prevention Awareness- What You Can Do

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

Why Don’t I Feel Normal

“Why don’t I feel normal?” “What is normal?” “Is this normal?” “This can’t be normal.”   These were all thoughts that raced through my head on a daily basis after the birth of my both my babies.  My postpartum experience with each girl was as different as night and day; however they shared one similarity – I didn’t’ feel “right” … Read More

Heidi ShulistaWhy Don’t I Feel Normal

What’s Your Story?

I talk to women everyday about pregnancy, birth, and parenting. I hear the good, the bad and the ugly stories about all the possibilities and scenarios. Women hear me say “I’m a doula” and they so often go immediately into telling me their birth stories. I feel honored that they feel they can trust me with these intimate details. I’ve … Read More

Heidi ShulistaWhat’s Your Story?