Popular Reasons To Hire Postpartum Doulas In Kansas City

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These are the ten most popular reasons we are hired as postpartum doulas in Kansas City but there can be any number of reasons. The list would truly be endless.   Because being alone after having a baby sucks– It’s not talked about but many moms feel lonely and isolated after having a baby. Your new bundle of joy, while … Read More

Heidi ShulistaPopular Reasons To Hire Postpartum Doulas In Kansas City

What Is Postpartum Supposed To Feel Like?

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You’ve just had a baby and you are wondering “ what is postpartum supposed to feel like ? ” I mean, aside from the physical healing part, what are the emotions that are normal after having a baby? That’s what you want to know, right? Sure you hear things your friends, sisters and mother say but what is normal postpartum … Read More

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Why Should I Encapsulate My Placenta

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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

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What Do I Say to A Mom With Postpartum Depression

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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

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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

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Placenta- The Fruit of Your Labor

Giving birth can be broken down into several stages and phases. We could certainly talk all day about pregnancy, labor and birth. Seriously, I could and do talk all day about these topics. But there is one piece of the puzzle that rarely gets the attention it deserves- The placenta. There are 3 stages of birth. The first stage is … Read More

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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

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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

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What Would a Postpartum Plan Look Like?

With all the information out there about how to write a birth plan, I want to talk to you about a plan for postpartum. That’s right- AFTER baby arrives. Women are doing a great job researching, gaining knowledge and gathering information from family and friends and just going with their guts about the choices they have in labor and birth … Read More

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No Doubt (Placenta Encapsulation)

One of my favorite bands of all time, mostly because of the bad-ass lead singer, the only female in the band, Gwen Stefani. In the 90s when this band debuted she was seen as a rebel, someone making her own way through a sea of mostly male alternative bands. Punk rock meets glam- that was Gwen! She had some edge … Read More

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