Compassionate Birth Services, LLC

Because We All Deserve A Good Beginning

BRANDI KENNEDY, CLD, BBCI

Owner, Compassionate Birth Services, LLC


Brandi Kennedy relocated from Chico,California to McAllen,Texas in 2007. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (Marketing) from California State University, Chico.  After the amazing water-birth of her son in 2010 she felt compelled to share what she had learned from her own childbirth classes and birth experience.  She pursued a certification as a childbirth educator, and has been teaching classes since 2011. 


After educating herself on the state of birth in the Rio Grande Valley, she realized that teaching was going to be just one component in her attempt to improve birth outcomes within the community. Her desire to help lower cesarean section rates, increase VBAC rates, and help empower women through the entire process led her to evolving in her work. In 2012, she began attending births as a doula. She received her birth doula certification, through Childbirth International in 2013.   



Brandi's Birth Philosophy


As a birth doula, it is my job to provide emotional, physical, and informational support to both mother and partner before, during, and after childbirth. I believe that a woman's birth experience will remain one of, if not the most, memorable events of their life. I want that experience to be a positive and empowering one for each of my clients. 


I trust the natural process. I believe that for low risk women, little intervention is required. However, I know birth can be unpredictable and sometimes not go according to plan. If interventions are necessary, then women have the right to remain informed and be a part of the decision making process. 


An empowering and positive birth experience, with regards to pain management, varies greatly from woman to woman. Some desire to have a birth free of pain medication. Others want to have the option of pain relief, but want to try laboring naturally for as long as they can. Some feel that pain and labor should be managed, and then there are others who prefer to have a cesarean birth. I believe that as long as a woman has the information to make informed decisions, and is comfortable with her decision, I support her choices. Her body, her baby, her way. 


I also celebrate families in whatever form they take. I believe that a family is defined by the family themselves and it is not defined by sexuality, gender, race, or class. These families, like everyone else, can greatly benefit from a loving and compassionate doula to help navigate them through the world of childbirth.