The Birth Preparation Course – Women's Wellness Coaching by Dr. Nicole Calloway Rankins

do you want to be KNOWLEDGEABLE, Prepared, Confident, and Empowered for your birth?

In these challenging times I want to be sure the course is accessible. Use the code BIRTH at checkout to get a 40+% discount.

If you're like most women, you have no idea what to expect during labor and delivery. It's easy to get confused by stories from well-meaning friends and family. Not to mention the scary stories of women having a bad experience giving birth in the hospital.

What's the best way to ease your fear and confusion and have the birth experience you want? Do your homework and be prepared. IF YOU’RE NOT EDUCATED AND PREPARED TO ADVOCATE FOR YOURSELF, YOU RISK NOT HAVE THE BIRTH EXPERIENCE YOU WANT.

I'm Dr. Nicole Calloway Rankins, an ob/gyn physician and integrative health coach. I'm here to ensure that you are knowledgeable, prepared, confident, and empowered on one of the most important days of your life - your baby's birth day. 

View the short video below and let me explain how I can help.


  • Want to know what to expect in labor and childbirth? 
  • Want to understand what your options are during labor and childbirth?
  • Want information about childbirth from an experienced, reliable, and trustworthy source?
  • Want to learn how to effectively communicate your wishes to your doctor and nurses? 
  • Want a supportive community to connect with during your pregnancy?


  • Knowledgeable about your options and the process of birth.
  • Prepared to deal with possibilities that may arise.
  • Confident in yourself and your choices.
  • Empowered to advocate for the birth experience you desire.
  •  Supported as you prepare for birth.

Sounds good? Well then let me tell you about The Birth Preparation Course!


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    This course covers all the essential info you need to have the birth you want. You'll learn everything from how to have the best mindset for your birth, to the details of labor, to how to make your birth wishes, to what happens in the postpartum period and everything in between. Everything you'll learn is based on the most up to date research and obstetric care guidelines.
  • 2
    All of the material is online and immediately available so you can go through the course when it's convenient for YOU on your desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone. No traveling or worrying about coordinating with anyone else's schedule.
  • 3
    There's a closed Facebook group where you can get support. There you can connect with other pregnant women and the group's Community Manager, Keisha. Keisha is a phenomenal experienced doula and mom of 2. And if you need a little extra TLC, there's an All Access level of the course where you get extra support from Dr. Rankins.
  • 4
    You'll have lifetime access to the course! That's right, enroll once and updated material is there for you not just for this pregnancy, but for all your future pregnancies as well.  
  • 5
    You will not find another option for childbirth education at this price that is this comprehensive, gives you lifetime access, is backed by a board certified ob/gyn, and has a community for support.

Here's ​​What You'll Get:

Six core modules with a total of 29 lessons. It's about 8 hours of content! You can watch the videos or listen to the audio only version. PDF copies of all the slides are available for you to take notes. 

Multiple downloadable tip sheets to help you, including questions to ask when hiring a doula, how to know when to go to the hospital, warning signs to watch out for postpartum and SO MUCH MORE!

A slew of extras including a supportive community, the option for extra TLC from Dr. Rankins, a curated resources section, and 3 fantastic bonus lessons for special circumstances.  

Here are the 6 modules to ensure you're KNOWLEDGEABLE, prepared, confident and empowered for your birth

Module 1 - Setting The Tone

Duration: 1h 15m

This module will ensure you set the right tone for your birth (this is super important!). You'll learn how to:

  • Feel calm and peaceful going into your birth by developing the right mindset for your birth
  • Choose the right people to support you
  • Create a warm, comfortable environment in your labor room
  • Capture the most important memories
  • Safely approach placenta encapsulation & understand umbilical cord blood banking
  • Deal with learners (medical students and resident physicians)

Module 2 - The Details Of Labor

Duration: 2h 05m

You'll understand ALL the ins and outs of labor with this module. You'll learn about:

  • The stages of labor so you know exactly what to expect
  • Your options for pain management, from medication free techniques to epidurals, so you can take control of labor pain
  • The options for monitoring your baby during labor
  • What's safe for you to eat and drink in labor
  • Techniques for pushing and avoiding vaginal tears
  • What should happen in the first hour after your baby's birth

Module 3 - The Possibilities

Duration: 1h 50m

I know you don't want these things to happen (neither do I). But if they do you'll be prepared. You'll learn:

  • Techniques for labor induction (both traditional and non-traditional techniques and risks involved)
  • When labor may need to be helped along
  • The surprising factor that determines whether or not you get an episiotomy
  • What happens in an assisted vaginal delivery with vacuum or forceps
  • How to make the best of a cesarean birth
  • Questions to ask before ANY intervention happens

Module 4 - The Postpartum Period

Duration: 1h 30m

This module will get you off to the right start after your sweet bundle of joy is here. You'll learn:

  • The 10 steps to successful breastfeeding as well as how to deal with common pitfalls
  • What happens during your hospital stay after you have your baby
  • The what, why, how, and risks of the Vitamin K injection, Hepatitis B vaccine, and antibiotic eye ointment
  • The benefits and risks of male circumcision as well as some lesser known tidbits about the procedure
  • Warning signs to look out for in the postpartum period

Module 5 - Your Birth Wishes

Duration: 0h 30m

We commonly say "birth plan", however, the truth is, birth cannot be planned. But you certainly have wishes for how you'd like things to go! In this lesson you'll learn two factors that have a HUGE influence on how your birth experience unfolds. You'll also learn how to make your birth wishes so that your nurses and doctors PAY ATTENTION. 

Module 6 - Putting It All Together

Duration: 0h 15m

In this final lesson of the course, you'll see how everything comes together. This lesson summarizes  the key points from the course to ensure you're knowledgeable, prepared, confident and empowered to have the birth experience you desire.  You'll also learn what you need to take to the hospital to have during labor and after birth.

About dr. NICOLE calloway rankins

Hi there! I'm Nicole - a wife, mother to 2 girls, OB/GYN Physician and certified Integrative Health Coach. My passion and purpose is providing respectful, holistic, evidence-based resources to help you have a healthy pregnancy and birth. 

I've been in practice for over 10 years and I created The Birth Preparation Course after seeing so many women feel scared, overwhelmed, and unprepared when it came time to give birth.  I've also come to appreciate how important it is for women to be educated so they can advocate for themselves during their birth.

Before I created the course, I conducted surveys and spoke with pregnant women to be sure I included the information they wanted to know about giving birth. After the course was done I tested the material to be sure the course met their needs. I’m proud of the result - a convenient, comprehensive, evidence-based and affordable course to help you feel knowledgeable, prepared, confident and empowered going into your birth.

It's a great privilege for me to help women through childbirth, and I’m so excited to share my knowledge and expertise with you during your pregnancy and childbirth journey. I'll see you inside the course! 



“As someone hoping to labor with as little intervention (and medication) as possible, it was helpful to hear about my options so I can maintain my mobility and avoid anything unnecessary, while still making sure my baby is safe.”

Lauren Vo (First Time Mom Wanting A Low Intervention Birth)


"This course is great for new moms, as well as moms on their 2nd, 3rd and 4th babies. I highly recommend it. Any mom that takes this course will finish the course feeling excited, empowered, and super confident in her ability to advocate for her desired birth experience."

Charlene Fadirepo (Having Her 2nd Baby)


"I loved working with Dr.Rankins! She is so approachable, warm, and patient. She actively listens to patients to provide current standards of practice while respecting their preferences."

Amanda King (Labor And Delivery Nurse)

CHECK IF This Course IS Right For You

Making sure you're a good fit for my course is critical. This is an important decision, so I want you to feel confident you have all the information you need.

This Course IS FoR You IF

  • You're planning a vaginal birth in a US hospital.
  • You're a first time mom OR...
  • You've had a baby before but you were dissatisfied with the experience and want things to be different this time.
  • You have a physician or a midwife as your pregnancy care provider.

This course won't meet your needs if

  • You're having a planned Cesarean birth.
  • You plan to give birth in a birth center or at home.
  • You're not giving birth in a US hospital.
  • You're looking for a course focused only on unmedicated childbirth.
 Go ahead and enroll! If you're not happy with the course, you'll get your money back.

An online childbirth course by a doctor may feel unfamiliar. I get it. I stand behind The Birth Preparation Course 100% and want you to be 100% satisfied with your decision to enroll. Try the course risk free for 30 days and if you're not satisfied, just send me a message within 30 days of enrollment and I'll refund your money. So you've got nothing to lose (and so much to gain!). It really is that simple!

wait, there's more!

Access to a Community

Connecting with other pregnant women is such a great help during your pregnancy. There's a closed Facebook group where you'll be able to connect with fellow pregnant mamas and receive support during your pregnancy and childbirth journey. The group has an AMAZING Community Manager, Keisha, who's an experienced doula and mom of 2. She keeps the group active, engaging, and supportive.


Extra TLC from Dr. Rankins

You get all the basic information you need to be knowledgeable, prepared, confident, and empowered for your birth in the Essentials level of the course. However if you want some extra TLC, join me in the All Access level. You'll be a part of a private Facebook group where I host Q&A sessions, review birth plans, do in depth topic discussions on pregnancy, birth, and motherhood, and more!


Curated Resources Section

There's a curated resources section for you that includes links to useful websites and articles, links to professional standards for OB care, links to beautiful videos of birth, and links to free prenatal yoga videos.


Bonus Lesson: Unmedicated Hospital Birth

If you'd like to have an unmedicated (a.k.a. "natural") birth, this lesson is CHOCK-FULL of information to help you. You'll learn techniques to help cope with contractions, as well as 6 POWERFUL tips to help you rock your unmedicated birth.


Bonus Lesson: My Due Date Is Here But My Baby Isn't

Your due date is an estimate. It's quite possible you'll go past it, especially if it's your first baby. Learn the correct definitions for being past your due date, what the risks are of going past your due date, and what your options are once your due date is here but your baby isn't.


Bonus Lesson: Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)

If you had a cesarean before and want a VBAC this time, this lesson covers the information you need to have your BEST chance for success. You'll learn the most important thing you need to do if you're considering a VBAC, the benefits and risks of VBAC, as well as evidence based recommendations for management. 


Choose between 2 levels - All Access or The Essentials.

During these challenging times I want to be sure the course is accessible.

Use the code BIRTH at checkout to get The Birth Preparation Course at a 40+% discount.

The Essentials

  • A Single Payment Of $147
  • 6 Modules With Over 8 Hours Of Content + the bonus lessons
  • Nearly A Dozen Downloadable Tip Sheets
  • A Supportive Community Managed By an Experienced doula 
  • Instant Access From Any Device After Enrollment
  • Lifetime Access
  • 30 Day 100% Money Back Guarantee

All Access (At a 40+% discount)

  • A Single Payment Of  $297 ($167)
  • Increased Access to Dr. Rankins. Extra TLC From Dr. Rankins with Live Q&A sessions, birth plan reviews, In Depth Topic Discussions On pregnancy, Birth, and motherhood, and more!
  • 6 Modules With Over 8 Hours Of Content + the bonus lessons
  • Nearly A Dozen Downloadable Tip Sheets
  • Instant Access From Any Device After Enrollment
  • Lifetime Access
  • 30 Day 100% Money Back Guarantee


Here are answers to some frequently asked questions. If you don't see what you're looking for email me at [email protected]

Why should I spend money on this course when I could read books and watch videos for free?

Do I really have lifetime acess? What's the catch?

I have a midwife. Would this course still be useful?

Will this course work for me if I want a "natural" birth? What if I want an epidural?

I've had a baby before. Will this course work for me?

Can my partner go through the course too?

If I take this class do I need to go to an in-person class too?

I'm near the end of my pregnancy. Is it too late for me to go through the course?

How long will it take me to go through the course?

Do I get access to everything right away?

How long do I have access to the course?

What if I want a refund?

Can I use my HRA or FSA to pay for the course?

Is Dr. Nicole Calloway Rankins my doctor if I take the course?

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