What happens if your doula can't attend your birth? This is what we refer to as the "backup myth".Read More
This year has brought about many changes for our team! As we look forward towards the end of 2016, we thought we'd recap all the new things that have happened. Don't worry, we're not done yet.Read More
Often times when I introduce myself and tell people what I do I hear, "Oh! Like a Midwife!"
While the idea of doula support is becoming more recognized and known throughout the United States, many people still have a hard time differentiating between doulas and midwives. Doulas are definitely not midwives and while we do both support clients and birthing families, there are some key differences.Read More
At Kansas City Family Birth we are always searching for new and exciting ways to bring you helpful topics for your journey.
We are so excited to announce our brand new YouTube show dedicated to all things caffeinated, birth and parenting.Read More
You ate your what?!
Placenta encapsulation is a trending option in Kansas City right now and everyone from celebrities like the Kardashians to the mom next door is raving about the wondrous effects of these small, inconspicuous capsules. While it may be the latest hot trend, the practice of placenta consumption has been reported for centuries.Read More
Have you ever looked back on your former self and thought, "Aw, how cute!"? That is NOT what I thought as I looked back on who I used to be.Read More
Have you heard that well-meaning advice, "Sleep when the baby sleeps"?
Has it ever caused you to roll your eyes?
I know it has me.
Sleep when the baby sleeps would be great advice if we could also, you know, do dishes when the baby does dishes or mop when the baby mops.
Make no mistake, your job is to rest as much as you can! You just gave birth to a baby and your body is rapidly changing. But how are you supposed to rest when so much needs to be done??
What is a newly postpartum mom to do when the dishes, milk-covered laundry and dust are piling up but you're told you need to take it easy and recover?Read More
"Attachment Parenting" is absolute crap.
So is "Scheduled Parenting", "Free-Range Parenting" and any other ridiculous label we put on people.Read More