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

What If You Could Go Into Your Birth
Feeling KNOWLEDGEABLE, Prepared, Confident, And Empowered?

Fears about giving birth are TOTALLY NORMAL.

Your mom had them. Your friends had them. I had them and I'm an ob/gyn physician!

You may not know what to expect during labor and delivery and that can be scary. It's easy to get confused by all the different birth stories from well-meaning friends and family.  It's hard to know what's normal or what's “right”.

I'm Dr. Nicole Calloway Rankins and my goal is to ensure that you feel knowledgeable, prepared, confident, and empowered on of 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.



  • Worry about having the right support during your labor? 
  • Feel confused about making a birth plan? 
  • Feel like you don't know what to expect in labor? 
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    Want a better understanding of what your options are during labor?
  • Want information about childbirth that’s based on scientific evidence?
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    Want information about childbirth from an experienced and reliable source?


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

If that sounds like a resource you'd like INSTANT access to,

let me tell you about The Birth Preparation Course!


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    This course covers the essentials to help you have the birth experience you desire. 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. 
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    Everything is online so you can go through the course when it's convenient for you on your desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone. 
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    You'll have lifetime access to the course! So updated material is there for you not just for this pregnancy, but for all your future pregnancies as well.  
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    Everything you'll learn is based on the most up to date research and obstetric care guidelines. It's presented succinctly and in an easy to understand format.

Here's ​​What You'll Get:

Six core modules with a total of 29 lessons. That's nearly 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 bonuses including a private Facebook group for course members only, weekly Q&A sessions with me, a curated resources section, and 3 bonus lessons for special circumstances.  

The thought of giving birth can be scary and overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. HERE are THE 6 modules tHAT HELP TAKE AWAY FEELINGS OF FEAR AND OVERWHELM

Module 1 - Setting The Tone

Duration: 1h 15m

This module will ensure you set the right tone for your birth. 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
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    Capture the most important memories
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    Safely approach placenta encapsulation & understand umbilical cord blood banking
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    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
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    What's safe for you to eat and drink in labor
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    Techniques for pushing and avoiding vaginal tears
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    What should happen in the first hour after your baby's birth

Module 3 - The Possibilities

Duration: 1h 50m

You'll be prepared for the common possibilities that may arise during your labor and birth. 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
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    What happens in an assisted vaginal delivery with vacuum or forceps
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    How to make the best of a cesarean birth
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    Questions to ask before ANY intervention happens

Module 4 - The Postpartum Period

Duration: 1h 30m

This module covers what you need to know for the immediate postpartum period. 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
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    The benefits and risks of male circumcision as well as some lesser known tidbits about the procedure
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    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 people 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.  Also included is what you need to take to the hospital to have during labor and after birth.


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

I've been in practice for over 10 years and I created The Birth Preparation Course after seeing so many women look for resources to help them get ready for birth. Before I created the course, I conducted surveys and spoke with pregnant women to be sure I included the information they wanted in a childbirth education course. 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 course to help you feel knowledgeable, prepared, confident, and empowered going into your birth.

It is 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 hope to 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

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

This course won't meet your needs if

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

I stand behind The Birth Preparation Course 100%. Try the course risk free for 30 days and if you're not satisfied, just send me a message and I'll refund your money. It really is that simple!

And Here Come the BONUSES!

Access to a private Facebook Group

Connecting with other pregnant women can be a great help during your pregnancy. So there's a private Facebook community for course members only where you'll be able to connect with fellow pregnant mamas. The group has an awesome Community Manager who is a mom of 2 and an experienced doula.


Weekly Q&A Sessions for course members only

Have questions related to pregnancy and childbirth? There are weekly live Q&A sessions with me in the course Facebook group. This is your opportunity to ask a practicing board certified ob/gyn physician any and all questions related to pregnancy and childbirth.


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. 

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You have two options - a one time payment of $397 or 3 monthly payments of $147.

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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?

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?

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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