do you want to be KNOWLEDGEABLE, Prepared, Confident, and Empowered for your birth?
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.
WHAT IF YOU HAD ACCESS TO A RESOURCE THAT HELPED YOU FEEL:
Sounds good? Well then let me tell you about The Birth Preparation Course!
WHY THE BIRTH PREPARATION COURSE WILL WORK FOR YOU AND YOUR BIRTH:
- 1YOU'LL GET COMPREHENSIVE, EVIDENCE BASED CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION
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.
- 2YOU CAN DO IT ON YOUR OWN TIME, AT YOUR OWN PACE
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.
- 3YOU'LL HAVE A SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY
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.
- 4YOU'LL RECEIVE LIFETIME ACCESS
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.
- 5IT'S SUPER AFFORDABLE
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:
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:
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:
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:
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!
HEAR FROM Women Who Know Me & HAVE BEEN THROUGH THe Course
STAYING INFORMED AND SAFE
“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)
GREAT FOR NEW & EXPERIENCED MOMS
"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)
KNOWS NICOLE AS A PRACTICING PHYSICIAN
"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
This course won't meet your needs if
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.
ENROLL IN THE BIRTH PREPARATION COURSE!
Choose between 2 levels - All Access or The Essentials.
*pro tip - Take my free online class How To Make A Birth Plan That Works! to get access to a big discount!
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?
Great question! With some extensive google searching and going through lots of websites and articles you could find some of the information that's included in the course. But that takes a lot of your time and effort. There's also a lot of inaccurate information out there. With the course however everything is conveniently done for you. You're getting comprehensive, evidence-based information that you can go through anytime on your desktop, tablet, or phone. And you're getting it at an affordable price from a reliable source with ongoing updates and support.
Do I really have lifetime acess? What's the catch?
There is no catch! As long as I'm offering the course you have access!
I have a midwife. Would this course still be useful?
For sure! This course is for all women who intend to give birth in a US hospital. It doesn't matter whether you have a midwife or physician as your care provider. I've worked with lots of midwives and they all recommend doing some childbirth education to prepare for birth.
Will this course work for me if I want a "natural" birth? What if I want an epidural?
This course works for unmedicated birth and if you want an epidural. It's for all women who plan to give birth vaginally in a US hospital, regardless of how you choose to manage pain during your labor. There's ample information regarding all forms of pain management so you'll be well informed about your options. There's also an entire bonus lesson dedicated to giving birth without medication.
I've had a baby before. Will this course work for me?
Yes it will! I've had experienced moms go through the course and they found tremendous value in the content. They learned new things and appreciated being able to get a refresher as well.
Can my partner go through the course too?
Definitely! You and your partner should absolutely go through the course materials, together or independently.
If I take this class do I need to go to an in-person class too?
Nope! If you take this class you don't need to do an in-person unless you want to.
I'm near the end of my pregnancy. Is it too late for me to go through the course?
Nope! You can go through the course at any point in pregnancy, including the final weeks of pregnancy. Anytime after 20 weeks is a good time to go through the course.
How long will it take me to go through the course?
The course is about 8 hours of content. You can do it over time or even binge watch the videos in a weekend.
Do I get access to everything right away?
Of course you do! As soon as you enroll you have access to all the course materials, including the bonuses.
How long do I have access to the course?
You have LIFETIME ACCESS to the course! That means as long as I'm offering the course, you have access to it.
What if I want a refund?
If you're not happy with the course send me an email within 30 days of purchase at [email protected] and your refund request will be processed right away.
Can I use my HRA or FSA to pay for the course?
You might be able to! Many plans allow this as an eligible expense. Check your specific plan details to find out.
Is Dr. Nicole Calloway Rankins my doctor if I take the course?
No. This course is for educational purposes only and does not establish a physician-patient relationship between you and Dr. Nicole Calloway Rankins. You should still continue to seek regular prenatal care from a licensed provider.