ABCs of Labor and Birth

Everything from A to Z about labor and birth in Kansas City

A  AROM.  Artificial Rupture of Membranes.  This is performed by your provider to induce or accelerate your labor.   B Breathe. The most important part of the labor and birth process, breathe. C Cesarean Birth. Planned or unplanned, there are so many new things that they are implementing in hospitals to make these more gentle. D Doula. Non-Judgmental physical, informational, … Read More

Heidi ShulistaABCs of Labor and Birth

What To Do With A Sick Baby

Newborn baby with flu and fever

OH NO, my sweet baby is sick!!! What to do with a sick baby!! So that plastic bubble you worked so hard to put around your little one didn’t work? Mine either. Ugh…now there are germs taking over my baby’s tiny body and I’m not quite certain what to do!?!?!   For starters- don’t panic   Rest easy that your … Read More

Heidi ShulistaWhat To Do With A Sick Baby

Let’s Talk Postpartum…Do You Have a Plan?

cupcakes for baby shower

Most of you have heard of a doula. I’ll be honest…….when I gave birth to my first child, I had NEVER heard of a doula. Looking back, I wish I had known what one was AND hired one. I was your typical soon-to-be-first-time-mom. I had the checklists the proper amount of each item on the checklist, the full-to-the-brim hospital bag, … Read More

Heidi ShulistaLet’s Talk Postpartum…Do You Have a Plan?