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

Popular Reasons To Hire Postpartum Doulas In Kansas City

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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

Mom Guilt Is A Thing

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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

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

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!

Nevermind That, It’s Just My Biological Clock Ticking

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  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

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

What Do I Say to A Mom With Postpartum Depression

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Sitting in the nursery, I have thoughts of hurting my baby. I am one. Laying in bed, I have no appetite and no desire to go on. I am one. Crying for weeks, I wonder if I am crazy. You are not alone. An estimated 1 in 7 women experience perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) before or after the … Read More

Heidi ShulistaWhat Do I Say to A Mom With Postpartum Depression