Compassionate Birth Services, LLC

Because We All Deserve A Good Beginning

Welcome RGV Parents!

Compassionate Birth Services, LLC is here to empower, encourage, and support women throughout the Rio Grande Valley, Texas in birthing their babies. Brandi Kennedy, CLD, BBCI is a certified Birth Doula through Childbirth International, and a certified Birth Boot CampĀ® Childbirth Instructor. Compassionate Birth serves most of deep south Texas including all of Hidalgo County (McAllen, Mission, Edinburg, Pharr, Weslaco) as well as parts of Cameron County (Harlingen). Compassionate Birth offers a variety of services for expecting parents, including:

  • Birth Doula
  • Childbirth Education/Birth Boot CampĀ® 
  • Placenta Encapsulation


Contact Brandi today for your FREE consultation! Find out how she can help support you with your birth experience!


NEXT BIRTH BOOT CAMP CLASS 

STARTS MAY 6th!



What is a Birth Doula?

A birth doula is a trained experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother/partner before, during and just after birth.


Studies have shown that when birth doulas attend a birth, labors are shorter, have fewer complications, less interventions, babies are healthier, breastfeed easier, and mother's have a greater satisfaction with their birth experience.


DONA International describes a doula's role as:

  • Recognizes birth as a key experience the mother will always remember
  • Understands the physiology of birth and the emotional needs of a woman in labor
  • Assists the woman in preparing for and carrying out her plans for birth
  • Stays with the woman throughout the labor
  • Provides emotional support, physical comfort measures and an objective viewpoint, as well as helping the woman get the information she needs to make informed decisions
  • Facilitates communication between the laboring woman, her partner and her clinical care providers
  • Perceives her role as nurturing and protecting the woman's memory of the birth experience
  • Allows the woman's partner to participate at his/her comfort level


Why Hire a Doula?

When continuous labor support was provided by a doula, women experienced a:


  • 50% reduction in cesarean
  • 40% reduction in Pitocin use
  • 60% reduction in epidural use
  • 30% reduction in analgesia
  • 40% reduction in operative delivery (vacuum/forceps)
  • 25% shorter labor


- Resource: Mothering the Mother: How a Doula Can Help You Have a Shorter Easier and Healthier Birth, by Klaus, Kennell, and Klaus.


Is There Anything Doulas DON"T Do?

Doulas do NOT:

  • Doulas are NOT medical professionals
  • They do not perform clinical tasks such as vaginal exams, fetal heart monitoring, blood pressure, temperature
  • They do not give medical advice or diagnose conditions
  • They do not judge you for decisions that you make
  • They do not let their biases get in the way of caring for you
  • They do not take over the role of your partner
  • They do not deliver the baby
  • They do not change shifts

                                   - Resource: Evidence-Based Birth

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Images on this website have been provided by: 
Daniel Aguilar Photography, Dulce Baby Studios, Trish Motheral Photography, Norma Hess Photography, 
and Love + Art by: Tanya Crystal