This Is Not Your Grandma’s Childbirth Class

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Birthing classes have been around for a long time. One of the first ones I remember hearing about was Lamaze. With their “hee hee hoos” and other rhythmic breathing methods, Lamaze is what typically comes to mind when some people think of childbirth class. Turns out their instructions weren’t as effective as people thought. That is an antiquated method of birthing classes, even … Read More

Heidi ShulistaThis Is Not Your Grandma’s Childbirth Class

Childbirth Classes In Kansas City

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I have taught private childbirth classes in Kansas City for years. I have also taught in a hospital setting. I’ve also been a doula for hundreds of families that have taken childbirth classes in Kansas City. No matter who I talked to or what I taught, I always felt like birthing classes didn’t meet the needs of my clients. Childbirth … Read More

Heidi ShulistaChildbirth Classes In Kansas City

This Is How I See You (as your doula)

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Brilliantly, perfectly timed convergence of two souls having found each other against all odds are surfacing from the depths of human existence. Your body now breathes and nourishes the tiny being that develops inside you. In this time, there is no beginning and no end, the two of you are one. But soon, at exactly the right moment, the baby … Read More

Heidi ShulistaThis Is How I See You (as your doula)

How To Survive The Holidays With A Baby

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Holidays are stressful. Even the families with the most laid back attitudes and best of intentions can cause stress during this time of year. The hustle and bustle, the cold, the snow, the obligations, the expectations can all lead to frazzled parents and an over-stimulated baby. There are some things you can do to minimize the effects on you and … Read More

Heidi ShulistaHow To Survive The Holidays With A Baby

Need Your Baby to Sleep Here’s a Solution: Sleep Training In Kansas City

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You could benefit from Kansas City Doulas Sleep Training programs especially if the following is a typical night in your house: 8:00 lay baby down 8:15 baby cries 8:15:20 pick baby up and sway 8:45 baby still fussy 9:00 baby asleep 9:05 lay baby in crib 9:07 baby cries 9:07:20 pick baby up and sway 9:45 partner takes over while … Read More

Heidi ShulistaNeed Your Baby to Sleep Here’s a Solution: Sleep Training In Kansas City

It’s Really Me That Should Be Thanking You

Tonight I did something I haven’t done in quite a long time and it was good. It was really good. I keep a box full of all the thank you cards, little notes, and pictures of all of my clients. It’s jammed packed full of hand written memories. Kind and thoughtful words written by women after going through one of … Read More

Heidi ShulistaIt’s Really Me That Should Be Thanking You

What Does Breastfeeding Look and Feel Like

I’m going to be real about breastfeeding. What does breastfeeding look and feel like? Let me get real and tell you. It’s messy and chaotic- in the beginning. It looks like exhaustion and blubbering conversations. It can look like self-doubt, guilt, frustration and can lead you down a path of spiraling questions.   Questions about whether you’re doing it right and … Read More

Heidi ShulistaWhat Does Breastfeeding Look and Feel Like

Favorite Cookie Recipes

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Some of my best memories growing up as a kid was baking cookies with my mom, or granny. There were days when we would spend most of the day in the kitchen elbow deep in flour, eggs, and sugar. The smell of homemade cookies is something that takes me back to childhood and reminds me of some very special times. … Read More

Heidi ShulistaFavorite Cookie Recipes

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

Heidi ShulistaWhat Is Postpartum Supposed To Feel Like?

The Best Place For Placenta Encapsulation in Kansas City

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The best place for placenta encapsulation in Kansas City is…your own kitchen! That’s why we only do it there at Kansas City Doulas! Once home and refrigerated, we come to you. We are completely transparent and welcome any one that wants to watch our process.We are trained by ProDoula’s Placenta Prep.  ProDoula has the industry’s highest standards of practice and safety precautions. … Read More

Heidi ShulistaThe Best Place For Placenta Encapsulation in Kansas City