Online Birth Preparation Course by Dr. Nicole Calloway Rankins, OB/GYN

The Birth Preparation Course

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Why This Course is So Great...

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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.

Check Out All the Value You Get In
The Birth Preparation Course

The thought of giving birth can be a bit scary and overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. There are 6 Modules to help you be:

  •  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. 

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:

  • Develop 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
  • Approach placenta encapsulation & umbilical cord blood banking
  • Deal with learners (medical students and resident physicians)

Module 2 - The Details Of Labor

Duration: 2h 05m

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

  • The stages of labor
  • Your options for coping with labor pain, from medication free techniques to epidurals
  • 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

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
  • 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 modules cover 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
  • 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 they're most likely to be realized. 

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.

About the Course Creator

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 care and resources to help you have a healthy birth and healthy life. I've been in practice for over 10 years and I approach birth as the normal, natural process that it is. 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!

Here's What You'll Get:

Six core modules with a total of 29 lessons. That's nearly 8 hours of content to get you knowledgeable, prepared, confident and empowered to have the birth experience you desire.

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.  


Is This Course Right For You?

Not every course is right for everyone. Read below to see if you're a good fit.

Who this is for

  • 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 appreciate comprehensive information backed by research and experience.
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    You have a physician or a midwife as your pregnancy care provider.

Who this is not for

  • 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 (natural) childbirth.

And Here Come The BONUSES!

Access to a private Facebook Group

This is a private community for course members only where you'll be able to connect with other pregnant women and also me! I have an awesome Community Manager who is a mom of 2 and an experienced doula.


Weekly Q&A Sessions only for course members

Once the course is fully launched I'll be doing weekly live Q&A sessions in the course Facebook group. This will be an opportunity for you to ask any and all questions related to pregnancy and childbirth.


Curated Resources section

I've put together a curated resources section that includes links to useful websites and articles, links to professional standards for OB care, links to beautiful videos of birth, and 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 give you the best chances at success.


Bonus Lesson: I'm Past My Due Date

Your due date is an estimate. It's quite possible you will 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.



Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:

Do I get access to everything right away?

How long do I have access to the course?

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

Can I take this course if I want a "natural" birth? What if I want an epidural?

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

When is the right time in my pregnancy to go through the course?

Can my partner go through the course too?

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

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I Hope To See You Inside The Course!

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