Are you ready to feel calm, confident, and empowered to have the Beautiful Birth you deserve?

The Birth Preparation Course by Dr. Nicole Calloway Rankins:
The self-paced childbirth course and community that's helped over 1000 nervous first-time moms feel calm and peaceful during their birth, understand their body, labor and birth, and confidently advocate for themselves during birth. 

Maternity care in the US can be problematic.

It's a system rooted in a paternalistic approach to care that takes power away from women over what happens in their bodies. And for some, it's also racist.

We've made progress and there are many great doctors and hospitals out there. But there is still work to be done.

Trouble is... you don't know the best way to navigate within that potentially problematic system.

Those late nights spent scrolling through social media confirm you do need to learn more… but what exactly do you need to know?

How do you talk to your medical team to ensure they support your vision for birth?

What if you forget to ask your doctor critical questions...

Or you've got a nagging feeling that your doctor doesn't have your best interest at heart.

Your biggest fear is the unknown.

Trying to figure out what childbirth is REALLY like…

All the possibilities of what could happen during labor and delivery...

And growing anxiety about being forced to make decisions for you and your baby out of fear rather than sound knowledge.

You're ready to stop feeling afraid and unprepared when thinking about giving birth.

You want to feel educated and empowered to make decisions that are best for YOUR birth.

You want to have someone with credibility, experience, and empathy… present all your options in a clear, unbiased, and non-judgemental way.

So you can feel… 

  • Confident speaking up in doctor’s appointments, advocating for yourself and your desired birth experience
  • Capable of making choices for your birth that are  in your best interest
  • Calm and in control, with a positive mindset and understanding of what to expect at every stage of labor and delivery
  • Informed about the mental, emotional, and physical situations you could encounter postpartum and be in a position to know exactly what to do

Women have been giving birth since... well... the dawn of time.


You should have access to well-researched, evidence-based information presented clearly and simply in a way that allows you to easily and affordably have your desired experience. 

Well now you do.


The Birth Preparation Course, a 100% online birth course

The only online childbirth class for moms-to-be created by a practicing OB/GYN and mom that helps you have a calm and peaceful mind, understand your body, labor, and birth, and confidently advocate for yourself during your birth. The Birth Preparation Course:

  • Empowers you by giving you a clear and comprehensive understanding of what to expect in labor and childbirth
  • Helps you navigate within a potentially problematic system as you go through labor and childbirth
  • Shares expertly-researched, evidence-based, trustworthy childbirth information that's easy for you and your partner to understand
  • Teaches you how to communicate your birth wishes with your doctor and nurses effectively
  • Includes a supportive community of women experiencing the same emotions and wondering the same questions as you are
  • Let's you get ready for your birth on your own time and at your own pace. Do it slowly over time or binge it over a weekend. 

Meet Your Birth Preparation Partner

Hi! I’m Dr. Nicole Calloway Rankins. Board-certified, practicing OB/GYN and mom to two girls, who empowers 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.

I’ve built upon my experience delivering over 1000 babies and talking to dozens of experts and expectant moms on my podcast,  to create this comprehensive, easy-to-follow program that gives you the confidence you need to have a Beautiful Birth experience, even if things don’t go according to plan.

What Other Moms-To-Be Say About The Birth Preparation Course

"Honestly, everything about The Birth Preparation Course is so helpful. I've really appreciated the doula checklist as well as the very clear and validating explanations of the processes within birth. My partner and I feel very informed with information to make solid decisions before and during birth.”

-Ashlee Hobbs

"My delivery was not according to plan, but as each challenge came, my husband and I felt like this course gave us the knowledge we needed to make educated decisions throughout."

-Megan Sizemore

“I love how the Birth Preparation Course is very informative and empowers me to make decisions that are best for my baby. I also really love how you present factual information in a way that isn't judgmental of anyone. That's my jam for sure! I wanted someone who was experienced and could just tell me information!"

-Elisabeth Pipkin

Why The Birth Preparation Course WORKS To Help You Have A Beautiful Birth

You get comprehensive, evidence-based childbirth education. 

This course covers the essential info you need to have a Beautiful Birth. Through my Beautiful Birth Prep Process™️, you learn everything from how to have a calm and peaceful mindset for your birth to exactly what to expect during labor and birth, how to make your birth plan in a way that actually helps you get what you want for your birth, how to get off to a great start postpartum, and everything in between. Everything you learn is based on the most up-to-date research and obstetric care guidelines.

You can do it on your own time, at your own pace.

All of the material is online and immediately available so you can go through the course when it's convenient for YOU. On your desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone. Cast it to your TV if you'd like. No traveling or worrying about coordinating with anyone else's schedule. You can do it over time or binge it over a weekend.

You have a supportive community.

The Birth Preparation Course includes support through a private, closed Facebook group where you can connect with other pregnant women just like you and the group's Community Manager, an experienced doula and mom of two. And of course Dr. Rankins is in the group too.

You get lifetime access.

You get lifetime access to all resources in the course - from videos and simple yet effective worksheets to scripts for talking to your medical team. That's right, enroll once, and updated materials are there for you, not just for this pregnancy, but for all your future pregnancies too.

It's affordable.

You won’t find another option for comprehensive, evidence-based, board-certified OB/GYN-designed, childbirth education at this price. Period.

Here's What You Get As Part Of The Beautiful Birth Prep Process TM

Instant access to the 6 modules with 29 core lessons. You get nearly 10 hours of content that you can watch or listen to on any device, with PDF copies of all the slides available for you to take notes. (a $300 value)

Downloadable worksheets and tip sheets to help you understand exactly which questions to ask when hiring a doula, how to know when to go to the hospital, warning signs to watch out for postpartum and more. (a $100 value)

A slew of extras including a supportive online community, birth affirmations, and lessons on unmedicated hospital birth, placenta encapsulation, umbilical cord blood banking and more. 

(over $200 value)

After caring for thousands of pregnant women, I know what fears and anxieties you have around birth. My Beautiful Birth Prep Process will help you conquer those fears.

Step 1- 

Set The Tone For Your Birth

Before you learn anything about labor or birth, you'll get your mind and support right.

You learn how to:

  • Easily develop the right mindset for birth, helping you feel calm and peaceful going into labor and delivery
  • Choose the right people to support you during labor and delivery 
  • Create a warm, comfortable environment in your labor room
  • Capture the most important memories from your child’s birthday, so you can remember them forever
  • Safely approach placenta encapsulation and understand umbilical cord blood banking
  • Confidently deal with learners (medical students and resident physicians)

Step 2- 

Learn The Details Of Labor And Birth

You'll understand ALL the ins and outs of labor and birth.

You learn:

  • Simple techniques for pushing and avoiding vaginal tears
  • What to expect during each stage of labor and delivery
  • The options for monitoring your baby during labor
  • What's safe for you to eat or drink in labor
  • What should happen in the first hour after your baby's birth
  • Options for pain management, from medication free techniques to epidurals, so you are in control of labor pain

Step 3- 

Prepare Yourself For The Possibilities 

Birth is unpredictable. But don't worry, you'll be ready.

You learn:

  • Questions to ask before ANY intervention happens
  • Techniques for labor induction (both traditional and non-traditional techniques and risks involved)
  • How to tell when labor may need to be helped along
  • The surprising factor that determines whether or not you get an episiotomy (and what exactly an episiotomy is)
  • What happens in an assisted vaginal delivery with vacuum or forceps
  • How to make the best of a cesarean birth

Step 4- 

Get Off To A Great Start Postpartum

Get off to a great start as soon as your sweet bundle of joy arrives.

You learn:

  • The 10 steps to successful breastfeeding, AND how to deal with common pitfalls
  • What to expect for yourself in the postpartum period including in the hospital and healing at home
  • What happens with your baby after birth
  • The benefits and risks of male circumcision as well as some lesser known tidbits about the procedure
  • How to best manage those first 6 weeks postpartum
  • Warning signs to look out for in the postpartum period

Step 5- Make Birth Wishes That Work

While we commonly say "birth plan," the truth is, birth can’t be planned. But you certainly have wishes for how you'd like things to go. In this lesson you learn the two factors that have the biggest influence on how your birth experience unfolds. PLUS, how to make your birth wishes so that your nurses and doctors pay attention, you get sample birth wishes to model, and more.

Step 6- 

Putting It All Together 

In this final lesson of the course, you see how everything comes together. This lesson summarizes the key points from the course to ensure you feel calm, confident, empowered, knowledgeable, and prepared to have the birth experience you desire. PLUS, you get a full list of what you need to take to the hospital to have during labor and after birth and tips on how to best advocate for yourself during birth.

How Might The Birth Preparation Course Change Your Birth Experience For The Better?

"There's no 'planning' birth! But knowing things most likely won't go as planned and being taught how to be prepared for that was so crucial!"

"My spouse has gained so much insight on labor (what's normal vs abnormal) from the course and knows he can advocate for me in the hospital."

"The most helpful piece of advice I've received from this course is that all the things I've been feeling are normal."

"Honestly, everything is so helpful. I really appreciated the doula checklist and very clear and validating explanations of the processes within birth."

"The most helpful information I've gained from the course is the evidence based approach to interventions surrounding labor and childbirth"

"The most helpful information I've gained from the course is the evidence based approach to interventions surrounding labor and childbirth"

Still not sure if this is the right birth preparation course for you?

I can help with that...

This course is exactly what you need to have a Beautiful Birth if you are...

  • Planning a vaginal birth in a U.S. hospital
  • A first-time mom
  • Already a mom but didn't enjoy your last birth experience & want things to be different this time
  • Paired with a physician or a midwife as your pregnancy care provider

This course is not for you if you are...

  • Having a planned Cesarean birth
  • Not giving birth in a U.S. hospital
  • Looking for a course focused only on unmedicated childbirth
  • Planning to give birth in a birth center or at home

100% 30 Day Money Back Guarantee

If you're not satisfied, I'm not satisfied. 

I stand behind The Birth Preparation Course and my Beautiful Birth Prep Process™ as the only resource you need to have the birth experience you desire. If you don’t agree, contact me within 30 days of enrollment and I’ll refund your money, no questions asked. You’ve got nothing to lose (and so much to gain!)


Your Additional Birth Toolkit Pieces

Access To A Supportive Community 

It's so calming to get support from women who are going through the same thing as you. When you join The Birth Preparation Course, it comes with a bonus of access to a private, closed Facebook group where you'll be able to connect with fellow pregnant mamas and receive support during your pregnancy and childbirth journey. The group has an AMAZING Community Manager, who's an experienced doula and mom of two. She keeps the group active, engaging, and supportive. (value - priceless!)

Access To Dr. Rankins

Not only do you get support from other pregnant mamas and a doula, you get support from Dr. Rankins too. She hosts regular Q&A sessions, does in-depth topic discussions on pregnancy, birth, and motherhood, and more! You will not get this much access to a board-certified OB/GYN with this much experience any place else. (valued at over $1000)

Affirmations For A Beautiful Birth

Affirmations are a great way to help you feel calm and peaceful during your birth. The Birth Preparation Course includes soothing and positive affirmations that you can listen to daily during your pregnancy and throughout your labor and birth. (valued at $20)

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The Bonus Lessons You Didn't Even Know You Needed

Curious about placenta encapsulation? What about umbilical cord blood banking? Are you giving birth in a hospital with medical students or resident physicians? There are lessons to help you with all of this including downloadable guides with important questions to ask. (valued at $100)

Plus! SPECIAL BONUS LESSON - Unmedicated Hospital Birth

A $100 Value!

Giving birth without medication in the hospital takes preparation and this lesson is chock-full of information to help you. You'll learn:

  • Important questions to ask yourself
  • Questions to ask your provider
  • The importance of support
  • 6 powerful tips to rock your unmedicated birth
  • How labor induction impacts unmedicated birth
  • Medication free pain management techniques (including a downloadable guide with images and technique descriptions)

THE birth preparation resource you need to feel calm, confident, and empowered to have the Beautiful Birth experience you deserve. 

As a Birth Preparation Course Member, you get: 


  • 6 Modules
  • Over 30 Videos
  • A Dozen Downloadable Tip Sheets, Worksheets and Guides

PLUS! You get a full 30 days to experience the training risk-free.

Start Preparing For Your Beautiful Birth Now

You get: 

  • Instant access to all 10+ hours of content in The Birth Preparation Course (a $300 value)
  • A dozen downloadable tip sheets, worksheets, and guides (How To Choose A Doula, How To Know You’re In Labor, Questions To Ask Before ANY Intervention, and more, a $100 value)
  • Bonus lesson on Unmedicated Hospital Birth (a $100 value)
  • Bonus lessons on placenta encapsulation, umbilical cord blood banking, working with medical students and residents, circumcision and more (a $100 value)
  • A supportive Facebook community of other pregnant mamas just like you that’s managed by an experienced doula (value - priceless!)
  • Access to Dr. Rankins - a board certified practicing OB/GYN with 15 years experience (an over $1000 value)
  • My Affirmations For A Beautiful Birth (a $20 value)
  • My Beautiful Birth Prep Process™️ to ensure you’re calm, confident, empowered, and prepared to have a Beautiful Birth. Includes information on the postpartum period.
  • Lifetime access
  • 30-day 100% Money Back Guarantee

Total Value: over $1600

Full Price: $397 

Join Today For Only: $217

Questions women like you ask before getting the confidence and clarity they need from The Birth Preparation Course 

What is the Beautiful Birth Prep Process™️?

The Beautiful Birth Prep Process™️ is my unique method for taking you from being scared, overwhelmed, and confused to being calm, confident, empowered, and prepared to have a Beautiful Birth.

Why should I spend money on this course when I could read books and watch videos for free?

Great question! With some extensive Google searching and digging through hundreds of websites and articles you could find some of the information that's included in the course.  But that takes a lot of your time and effort.  There's also a lot of inaccurate information out there. The Birth Preparation Course gives you all the comprehensive, evidence-based information you need — at any time on your desktop, tablet, or phone. And you're getting it at an affordable price from a reliable source with ongoing updates and support.

Why should I take this class over a hospital childbirth class or community childbirth class?

Often hospital childbirth classes are geared towards getting you comfortable with the hospital system and typical interventions. Community childbirth classes are generally more expensive and don't have ongoing support. Neither option typically offers lifetime access or access to a practicing, board certified ob/gyn.

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

For sure! This course is for all women who intend to give birth in a U.S. hospital. It doesn't matter whether you have a midwife or physician as your care provider. I've worked with lots of midwives and they all recommend doing some childbirth education to prepare for birth.

Will this course work for me if I want a "natural" birth? What if I want an epidural? 

This course works for unmedicated birth and if you want an epidural. It's for all women who plan to give birth vaginally in a U.S. 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. There's also an entire bonus lesson dedicated to giving birth without medication.

I've had a baby before. Will this course work for me?

Yes! I've had experienced moms go through the course and find tremendous value in the content. They learned new things and appreciated being able to get a refresher as well.

Can my partner go through the course too?

Definitely! You and your partner can absolutely go through the course materials together or independently. 

If I take this class, do I need to go to an in-person class too?

Nope! If you take this class you don't need to do an in-person unless you want to.

I'm near the end of my pregnancy. Is it too late for me to go through the course? 

Absolutely not. You can go through the course at any point in pregnancy, including your final weeks.  

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

The course is about 8 hours of content. You can do it over time or even binge watch the videos in a weekend.

Do I get access to everything right away?

Of course you do! As soon as you enroll you have access to all the course materials, including the bonuses.

How long do I have access to the course?

You have LIFETIME ACCESS to the course. That means as long as I'm offering the course, you have access to it.

What if I want a refund? 

If you are not happy with the course, send me an email within 30 days of purchase at and your refund request will be processed right away.

Can I use my HSA or FSA to pay for the course?

You might be able to. Many plans allow this as an eligible expense. Check your specific plan details to find out. 

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

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.

THE birth preparation resource you need to feel calm, confident, and empowered to have the Beautiful Birth experience you deserve.