This Is How I See You (as your doula)

reach deep into the universe to touch your baby's soul

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)

I’m Pregnant!

woman holding pregnancy test

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!

Nevermind That, It’s Just My Biological Clock Ticking

woman driving a car and looking at watch

  Tick tock tick tock…Do you hear that? TICK TOCK TICK TOCK.  Seriously…do you hear that? I can’t be the only one who can hear my biological clock ticking. That sucker is loud. Like a constant reminder that I’m running out of time.   My husband and I have talked about adding another to our brood…but either the time wasn’t … Read More

Heidi ShulistaNevermind That, It’s Just My Biological Clock Ticking

Sarah Darby, Midwife, Answers Some Intriguing Questions With Heidi Shulista

Sarah Darby comforts and reassures a patient in labor

I got the chance to sit down with Sarah Darby, a midwife at Women’s Healthcare Group in Overland Park Ks. I wanted to get a feel for who Sarah is as a person since so many of our clients see her as their health care provider. I am often asked about her and what she’s like. Well, here ya go! … Read More

Heidi ShulistaSarah Darby, Midwife, Answers Some Intriguing Questions With Heidi Shulista

Why We Foster Relationships With Your Doctor, Midwife, and Nurse

It is true that as a doula we work for you, and not your doctor, midwife, nurse, hospital or birthing center. You sit down with the doula, get to know her, decide whether you can be completely open and uninhibited in front of her. You begin picturing the doula at your birth. You start to envision her breathing each breath … Read More

Heidi ShulistaWhy We Foster Relationships With Your Doctor, Midwife, and Nurse

On Behalf of Play-Doh Lovers Everywhere!

Happy National Play Doh Day!!! Seriously.  Hallmark created a holiday to celebrate Play-Doh.  Why wouldn’t we celebrate Play-Doh. There are not many smells that can instantly take me back to my childhood, and Play-Doh is one of those smells.  I’m not the only one that loves the smell of Play-Doh either.  Demeter Fragrance Library created a cologne that smells like … Read More

Heidi ShulistaOn Behalf of Play-Doh Lovers Everywhere!

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

Heidi ShulistaSuicide Prevention Awareness- What You Can Do

How Kansas City Doulas Work With Health Care Providers

It is true that as a doula we work for you, and not the health care provider. You sit down with the doulas, get to know them, decide whether you can be completely uninhibited in front of her. You begin picturing the doulas at your birth. You start to envision her breathing each breath with you. You feel her hands … Read More

Heidi ShulistaHow Kansas City Doulas Work With Health Care Providers

Pregnancy Makes You Fart ?!

Pregnancy Makes You Fart?!?! When I was pregnant, I farted. No I mean I really farted. I farted ALL the time. Prior to pregnancy, I thought I would die of spontaneous human combustion before I would ever let a scented sound come out of my rear end in front of Jerry Patterson. But then, one afternoon, when I was about 10 weeks pregnant and he was … Read More

Heidi ShulistaPregnancy Makes You Fart ?!