How To Survive The Holidays With A Baby

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

Popular Reasons To Hire Postpartum Doulas In Kansas City

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

New Parents Need Sleep

There seems to be a lot of judgment around how, when, and where you put your baby to sleep. This pains me to see because I also know the flip side of this coin, and that is the lack of sleep moms and dads are getting after bringing a baby home. Let me set the scene: Deliriously sleepy, happy baby … Read More

Heidi ShulistaNew Parents Need Sleep

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

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

Mom Guilt Is A Thing

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

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

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?

What Is Postpartum Supposed To Feel Like?

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

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

How to Get Through Your Baby’s NICU Stay and Stay Sane- An Interview With Emily West

Having a baby or babies in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) can be a very difficult time for new parents. There are times when it is expected that a stay in the NICU will occur but even then it is not easy. I had the opportunity to sit and talk with Emily West, a local Overland Park mom, whose … Read More

Heidi ShulistaHow to Get Through Your Baby’s NICU Stay and Stay Sane- An Interview With Emily West