Hi!

I'm Dr. Nicole Calloway Rankins

A board-certified, practicing OB/GYN, wife, mom, and podcast host, here to help you get calm, confident, and empowered to have the beautiful birth you deserve.


Born into a family of educators, I felt the pull to medical school the day I looked in the mirror and saw a vision of myself in a white coat. And get this - it happened while I was studying to be an engineer.

I know that sounds crazy, but that vision has led me to exactly where I’m supposed to be - serving pregnant women. I’ve delivered more than 1,000 babies and have demystified childbirth for thousands more through my 5-star rated All About Pregnancy & Birth podcast (over 2 million downloads), and my online birth plan and childbirth education classes.

A board-certified, practicing OB/GYN, wife, mom, podcast host, and course creator, here to help you have your most beautiful pregnancy and birth experience.

Born into a family of educators, I felt the pull to medical school the day I looked in the mirror and saw a vision of myself in a white coat. And get this...it happened while I was studying to be an engineer.

Sounds crazy, right? 

But that vision has led me to deliver more than 1,000 babies and demystify childbirth for thousands more women — through my 5 star rated All About Pregnancy & Birth podcast, my free online Birth Plan class, and my signature online program: The Birth Preparation Course.

I've had the privilege of serving pregnant women for more than 20 years .

I started sharing my knowledge and expertise online after seeing SO MANY women feel scared, overwhelmed, and unprepared when it came time to give birth.

Having given birth to two smart, kind, and opinionated girls (including one who was 8 weeks premature), I know firsthand the fear and anxiety that comes from navigating all the options you have for your birth experience. 

I also know that IT IS ESSENTIAL that women educate themselves as the reality is that they’re giving birth in a system that too often takes a patriarchal approach to birth, tries to take away women’s power and can be racist. But don’t worry. I’m here to help. 

You can start by listening to my popular podcast, All About Pregnancy & Birth, a top 50 parenting podcast with over 2 million downloads.

So...I'm really smart. Like really, really smart.

  • Duke Integrative Health Coaching Professional Training Program, Certified Integrative Health Coach
  • Master of Public Health (MPH) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Training, Duke University Medical Center, Administrative Chief Resident
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD), Eastern Virginia Medical School, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Bachelor of Science (BS), Mechanical Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University, Top 10 in School of Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science (BS), Mathematics, Spelman College, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

And 5 fun facts about me....

1. My husband Falcon and I's first daughter was born 8 weeks premature. She had a rare intestinal malformation called duodenal atresia, had surgery 3 days after she was born and spent a month in the NICU. She’s perfectly healthy now!

2. Both of my children were born by cesarean. During my first cesarean my epidural didn’t work well and I could feel it, a pretty traumatic experience. I decided to have a repeat cesarean with my second, but I regret not trying for a VBAC. You can listen to my birth stories here.

3.  Hoop earrings are everything. Seriously. Doesn’t matter what size they are, I LOVE hoop earrings.

4.  When I was in college, I studied abroad for a year in Kenya. On my way back home, I visited Egypt. One of the best trips of my life.

5. I'd rather talk in front of 10,000 people than have to do small talk with a group of 10 people (I'm SUPER introverted and small talk is a lot for me).

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