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Kennedy Pennington

Cuddle Bear Newborn Care

Compton, CA Service range 35 miles

Birth Fee

$500 to $700

Postpartum Rate

$35 to $40

Black Doula

Birth Fee

$500 to $700

Postpartum Rate

$35 to $40

Medicaid and Third Party Insurers

Currently approved to receive payments from the following programs:

Birth Doula Experience

1 years and 1 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

6 years and 8 families served

Doula Training

  • Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings, December 2023

Type of practice: Independent contractor with a doula agency

Clients per month: 1 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
MD, DO, or Licensed Midwife must be in attendance

Attends home births? Any Home Birth
MD, DO, or Licensed Midwife must be in attendance

College Education


Special Services Offered

  • Abortion support
  • Antepartum doula support
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Full spectrum doula services
  • Lactation consultant/counselor services
  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Newborn care and parenting classes
  • Newborn care specialist
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Stillbirth and infant loss support
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Service Area

Compton, CA Service range 35 miles

Client Testimonials for Kennedy Pennington

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Having Kennedy provide overnight care for our newborn was a total life saver for us, and we were so so lucky to be referred to her. She arrived on time and without fail for every engagement; we trusted her in our home while we got some much needed sleep, and she was so loving and nurturing to our tiny baby. She knew a tremendous amount about caring for babies and provided us with wonderful education, while all the while respecting our wishes and practices. While our baby slept, she washed bottles and folded laundry. Her demeanor was gentle, kind, nurturing and supportive. She helped support my pumping and breast feeding journey by bringing me the pump in the middle of the night at the time I requested, prepped and washed pump pieces, and anticipated our needs without even being asked. She was also so sweet to our older son and he quickly came to trust her overnight in our home as well. Any family would be so lucky to work with Kennedy during the vulnerable period of adjusting to life with a new baby. I can't recommend her enough. 

Frances Torres


I hired Kennedy to be our night nanny for my baby when she was a newborn. When I first met with Kennedy over FaceTime I was so impressed with her experience and calm demeanor , she was exactly the right fit for us. Kennedy knew how to soothe our baby , and help her sleep independently with no crying. Kennedy was also so helpful with tips and guidance on all things newborn. She offered to cook/clean while she was spending the night but it was more important to me that she get rest. Kennedy asked what my expectations were and exceeded them. She followed all my requests and has Made such an impact on my post Partum recovery. I would gladly continue hiring Kennedy!



Our ongoing experience with Kennedy has been nothing short of amazing. As first time parents, we were desperate for a little support overnight, especially as my husband returned to work and we were still figuring out our early weeks of sleep. Kennedy is truly a baby whisperer, who brings a super sweet demeanor and extremely respectful presence to each visit. She is quick to take over with bottle-feeding, soothing, swaddling, talking to our daughter through diaper changes, and many other necessities of newborn care. Kennedy is very helpful in explaining techniques and offering possible solutions in a world of many new and unknown things for  first time parents. 

Kennedy provided overnight newborn care for us when our daughter was three weeks old, and then again several times after. Each time has felt like a true relief when Kennedy visits, and we wake up the next morning rested and at ease. She is very reassuring and helpful with updates the following morning and always leaves our house with all of the bottles washed and other baby-items tidied up. While we're still figuring out a lot as the weeks continue on, our 10-week old now gets regular stretches of 5, 6, and 7 hours at night, and I attribute much of that to the confidence Kennedy built in us and our sleep practices for our newborn.

Birth Availability for Kennedy Pennington

= Available. Calendar last updated: 04-04-2024

Postpartum Availability for Kennedy Pennington

= Available. Calendar last updated: 04-04-2024