Feel calm, confident and empowered for one of the most meaningful events of your life. 

Unbiased, evidence-based birth preparation resources from a doctor (and mom!) who's delivered over 1,000 babies and knows how to conquer the fear and overwhelm from the unknown surrounding birth. 

Unbiased, evidence-based birth preparation resources from a doctor (and mom!) who's delivered over 1,000 babies and knows the fear and overwhelm that come from the unknown surrounding birth.

"I avoided having certain things done during this pregnancy that I never would have known I had the power to decide upon if not for Dr. Rankins."

-Honesty M. 

The Birth Preparation Course Student

You deserve a pregnancy and birth experience that's right for you.

Hi there! I'm Dr. Nicole Calloway Rankins. Board-certified, practicing OB/GYN and mom of 2 - and I empower first time moms to feel supported and prepared for pregnancy and birth.


Over the last 15 years, I’ve helped thousands of women learn how to advocate for the experience they want as they bring their babies into the world.

There's no 'right' or 'best' way to give birth. 

But when you’re deeply connected to your values and desired birth experience, you’re less stressed and more prepared. You understand what could happen during labor, delivery, and postpartum — and you know exactly how to deal with it.


My life’s work is devoted to demystifying childbirth by thoughtfully sharing the knowledge and mindset shifts you need to be calm, happy, and ready for your child’s birth.

Free Class

Learn How To Make A Birth Plan That Works

In this free online class, you get clear actions to prepare you to have a beautiful birth. You'll learn the 2 most important factors that will influence your birth experience, the 8 questions you must ask your doctor before you write a single word of your birth plan, how to get your medical team to pay attention to your birth plan, and more.

The All About Pregnancy & Birth Podcast

Top parenting podcast on Apple Podcasts with over half a million downloads

You're not alone in your uncertainty about this monumental life stage of pregnancy and birth. If you’re ready to replace the overwhelm of late-night Googling with expert conversations and stories of strength and positivity from women just like you — join us. 

Praise For The Podcast

"The most helpful thing has been hearing the absolutely incredible depth of courage, perseverance, and compassion shared by many women [telling] their very personal birth experiences. Their stories have helped me find a reservoir of strength I wasn't sure I had."

-Christine S.

Get Fully Prepared For Your Beautiful Birth

"I became more and more informed about the birthing process and all the choices that come along with it."


Say goodbye to the fear of the unknown and hello to the Beautiful Birth experience you and your baby deserve.

"I really love how you present factual information in a way that isn't judgmental of anyone"

-Elisabeth P.

Are You Ready to Manage Pain During Labor?

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