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!
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.
Not every course is right for everyone. Read below to see if you're a good fit.
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:
Of course you do! As soon as you enroll you have access to all the course materials.
You have LIFETIME ACCESS to the course! That means as long as I'm offering the course, you have access to it.
Absolutely! This course is a 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.
This course is 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.
The course is about 8 hours of content. You can do it over time or even binge watch the videos in a weekend.
You can go through the course at any point in pregnancy, including the final weeks of pregnancy. Anytime in your 3rd trimester is a good time to go through the course.
Absolutely! You and your partner should definitely go through the course materials, together or independently.
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.