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 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?

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

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

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

Why I Became a Doula- Brook

Today is my daughter’s 14th birthday.  It’s also the day I started on my journey to become a doula.  My story starts much like many of the doulas I know – I had a traumatic birth and wanted to save other women from the same fate.  Luckily, it took a little more than a decade of time and personal growth … Read More

Heidi ShulistaWhy I Became a Doula- Brook

Why I Became a Doula- Heidi

There isn’t a mark in time, or an event that spurred my desire to be a doula. Nope it happened to me in a much different way. In fact it’s a little difficult to tell the story exactly how it happened because so many things were taking place at once over a long timeframe and I am never sure where … Read More

Heidi ShulistaWhy I Became a Doula- Heidi

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?