Ep 50: 10 Things to Help You Have Your Best Pregnancy, Birth, and Life – All About Pregnancy and Birth
by Dr. Nicole Calloway Rankins

Episode #50: 10 Things to Help You Have Your Best Pregnancy, Birth, and Life 

Happy New Year everyone, and thank you so much for sticking with me through 50 episodes! It's been such a rewarding journey, and I love being of service to you all. 

I thought I would kick off this year with ten pieces of advice that I hope will help you in pregnancy, birth, and life beyond. I wanted to share ten of the things I think are most important for not only having a healthy and happy pregnancy & birth, but for building a fulfilling life, too. 

We'll start off with some practical advice like how to make sure you're getting the best care possible from your doctor or midwife, and what to do if you have concerns about your care. We will also talk about why I think all moms should rethink their baby registry & shower, and how to prepare for the postpartum transitions you'll experience.

We'll finish up with some advice about life in general and talk about why it's so important to take great care of yourself. The first step in raising a healthy child is being a healthy mom - and that means physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I'm wishing all of you a wonderful 2020!

In this Episode, You’ll Learn About:

  • Why you really need to get to know your doctor, midwife, and/or the practice where you'll be giving birth
  • How to approach a discussion with your doctor if you're not happy with your care 
  • Why you shouldn't be afraid to advocate for yourself and your birth plan
  • How to rethink your baby shower and get more than just cute baby clothes
  • Why it's so critically important to get some quality childbirth education
  • Why you should prepare for the postpartum transition & period while you are still pregnant
  • How and why you can accept and ask for help during and after your pregnancy
  • The importance of learning to trust yourself and taking good, holistic care of yourself

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Pregnancy, childbirth education, postpartum period, birth, prenatal, baby shower, self care

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