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​A podcast​ about birth professionals, pregnancy, and parenting.


Epi​sode 1: Brandi & Sean Kenn​edy

Jan. 2, 2021

In Compassionate Birth and Beyond's first episode, her husband, Sean introduces Brandi to the podcast-world about her business Compassionate Birth Services, her experience as a Doula, and birth educator in the Rio Grande Valley.

The following books were recommended by Brandi during the episode:

Episode 2: Birthing During a Pandemic

January 10, 2021

In this episode, Brandi talks to Sean about the effects of the Pandemic on Compassionate Birth Services, how it has impacted the Rio Grande Valley, resources and information expecting parents should know of while being pregnant and delivering during the Covid-19 era. Here are links to the resources mentioned in this episode​:

Episode 3: Placenta Encapsulation Services

January 18, 2021

In this episode Brandi talks about her placenta encapsulation services and the possible benefits of consumption during the immediate postpartum period.

Episode 4: Which Model of Care is Best for You? Midwifery vs. Medical

January 24, 2021

In this episode Brandi talks to Sean about the differences between the medical and the midwifery models for birth and dives into a bit on the history of birth in the U.S. The episodes opens with a scene from Mad Men episode "The Fog" where Betty Draper is experiencing a "twilight birth" that Brandi explains during this episode.

Episode 5: Building Your Birth Team

March 11, 2022

Today we have special guest/co-host Norma Hess, owner of Sojourning Birth. We talk about what professionals you might want to include on your birth team. What do they do and why you need them. Here is a list of some of those professionals we discussed who are practicing in the Rio Grande Valley Texas area:

Online Childbirth Classes

Webster Certified Chiropractors

Lactation Consultants

Prenatal Yoga

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapists

* To learn more about Norma's services visit Sojourning Birth

* Intro song by: Nicholas Altobelli

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