There Will Be No Dolphins At Your Birth

A new commercial came out today from Duracell. The commercial discusses the ongoing opinions of everyone around you on how to raise your baby. Also, how to  calm your baby and how to have your baby! It includes one hilarious scene of a serene looking women (your doula) coming out of the water. The narrator suggests that “you” may want … Read More

Heidi ShulistaThere Will Be No Dolphins At Your Birth

Mom Guilt Is A Thing

Busy working mom holding baby while on the phone

When I got my first teaching job, I was beyond thrilled. I was absolutely ecstatic! In such a competitive market, I felt like I had hit the jackpot with the job I had been offered. Two weeks later, I found out I was pregnant with my first child. I was crushed (a completely different story all together!) I knew that … Read More

Heidi ShulistaMom Guilt Is A Thing

Doulas: Wedding Planners For Birth and Parenting

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The wedding planner. Everyone says they couldn’t have done it without one. They probably could have but, things wouldn’t have gone as smoothly, looked so effortless. The cohesiveness and care that a professional planner can bring is invaluable. Gorgeous weddings that end up in magazines usually have wedding planners. So much time and money is spent tirelessly searching through magazines. … Read More

Heidi ShulistaDoulas: Wedding Planners For Birth and Parenting

I’m Pregnant!

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The minute a women gets pregnant, a million things go through her mind!   “WHAT?!” “What do I do now?” “Will it be a boy or a girl?” “My whole life is changing.” “How do I tell people?” There are a few schools of thought for how to tell the general public about your pregnancy: -Tell everyone right away! Put … Read More

Heidi ShulistaI’m Pregnant!

Our Favorite Baby Products to Buy In Kansas City

Itsy Bisty Bums in Brookside Kansas City Missouri storefront

Kansas City Doulas gets asked all the time by new parents or soon-to-be-parents what our favorite products are. We have quite a few! We thought we’d start with our top twelve baby products that can be purchased in Kansas City. The doulas took a trip to Itsy Bitsy Bums right here in Brookside, to check out and highlight our favorites … Read More

Heidi ShulistaOur Favorite Baby Products to Buy In Kansas City

Why Should I Encapsulate My Placenta

purple capsules sitting next to kansas city doulas glass bottle

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

Heidi ShulistaWhy Should I Encapsulate My Placenta

I Have Felt Judgment As a Mom And That Makes Me a Better Doula

mother father couple hold baby boy booties in their hands

My son is circumcised. I know. This post is already taboo but it’s true. My husband and I chose to circumcise our son when I was just a few months pregnant. I had heard a lot of backlash about the procedure in the weeks leading up to finding out our child’s gender but when it came down to it, my … Read More

Heidi ShulistaI Have Felt Judgment As a Mom And That Makes Me a Better Doula