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

The Birth Preparation Course
by Dr. Nicole Calloway Rankins:
THE premier childbirth course and community that's helped nearly 1500 scared first-time moms feel calm and peaceful during their birth, understand their body, labor and birth, and confidently advocate for themselves during birth. All from the comfort of home.

Giving birth can be scary.

Especially in the US system that too often takes a paternalistic approach to care and can take power away from women over what happens in their bodies. It can also be racist.

Not all doctors and hospitals are bad. But there is still work to be done.

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

Real talk - that s&^t is scary!

Trying to figure out what childbirth is REALLY like…

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

And understandable anxiety about being forced to do things that aren't based on sound medical knowledge.

You're ready to stop feeling scared and worried 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 and experience who centers YOU in your birth and presents all your options in a clear, unbiased, and non-judgemental way.

So you can feel… 

  • Confident speaking up and advocating for yourself and your desired birth experience
  • Capable of making choices for your birth that are  in YOUR best interest (not your doctors)
  • 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 deserve access to well-researched, evidence-based information presented clearly and simply in a way that allows you to easily have YOUR desired birth 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 so they actually pay attention
  • Includes an incredibly supportive, no mom shaming community of women who are either going through or have been through the same experiences as you
  •  Puts you in control by letting you get ready for your birth on your own time and at your own pace (and with your partner too).

Meet Dr. Nicole - Your Trusted 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

"Finding Dr. Rankins, gave me the courage to face birth and pregnancy head on. Most importantly, I was empowered to advocate for myself because I had the knowledge I needed to do so. My husband completed the course with me and felt so empowered that he was able to advocate for me when my team started pushing for interventions." 

-Temilola Sobomehin Marshall

“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


First and foremost, it's phenomenal childbirth education. 

This course covers all the essential info you need to have a beautiful birth. The information is unbiased, comprehensive, and evidence-based. 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.


No coordinating schedules or awkward get to know you ice breakers.

YOU control when you get ready for your birth. All of the material is online and immediately available so you can go through the course when it works for you. Do it on your desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone. Cast it to your TV if you'd like. No traveling or coordinating with anyone else's schedule or worrying if there's going to be that one person in class who constantly interrupts and talks nonstop. You can do it over time or binge it over a weekend wearing comfy PJs on your couch.


Community!! And not just any old community. This community is special.

No one should have to get ready for birth alone. That's why The Birth Preparation Course includes support through a private, closed Facebook group where you can connect with other pregnant women who have been through or are going through the same thing as you. There's no mom shaming or judgement here. And the group's Community Manager is an experienced doula and mom of two. And of course I'm in the group too with regular "Office Hours with Dr. Nicole".


Buy it once and have the most updated info for ALL your births.

You get lifetime access to everything in the course AND any updates that are done in the future. That's right, enroll once, and updated materials are there for you, not just for this pregnancy, but for all your future pregnancies too, at no additional cost. I've loved seeing mamas come back for their second (or third!) baby. If you plan on having more than one baby, this course is an absolute steal.

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. You'll conquer those fears with my Beautiful Birth Prep Process.

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 birth
  • Choose the right people to support you during labor and birth 
  • Create a warm, comfortable, supportive 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:

  • What to expect during every stage of labor and birth including all the insider info about hospital birth specifically
  • The options for monitoring your baby during labor (you do NOT have to be strapped down)
  • The truth about eating and drinking in labor (the uterus is a muscle, it needs energy!)
  • Simple and effective techniques for pushing and avoiding vaginal tears
  • What absolutely should happen in the first hour after your baby's birth
  • ALL your 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 so you are an informed participant in your care
  • Exactly what to expect with labor induction (including traditional and non-traditional techniques and risks involved)
  • How to tell if your 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 birth 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 and whether or not it's really necessary (like vitamin K, antibiotic eye ointment and Hepatitis B vaccine)
  • The benefits and risks of male circumcision as well as some insider info about the procedure
  • How you can best manage those first 6 weeks postpartum
  • Warning signs to look out for in the postpartum period (because 60% of maternal mortality happens AFTER birth)

Step 5- Make Birth Wishes That Work

We commonly say "birth plan," but real talk - birth can’t be planned. But you certainly have wishes for how you'd like this incredibly special event to go! In this module 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, things you must do if you want an unmedicated birth, and more.

Step 6- 

Putting It All Together 

In this final module of the course, you see how everything comes together. This module summarizes the key points from the course to ensure you feel calm, confident, and empowered to have the beautiful birth experience you desire (and deserve!). PLUS, you get a full list of what you need to take to the hospital to have during labor and after birth and more 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 may not 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."

"I LOVED this course. This course is jam-packed with all the important information. It is presented professionally and lovingly, like a gentle, kind, best friend is talking to you"

"I would say 100% do the course. If you want to be in control of your birth, please take the time and invest in this course. You won’t be disappointed."

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

"I loved the course and how she encouraged us to ask questions and that helped put me at ease and know that my doctor was great and I have rights during pregnancy and childbirth. I feel like it gave me more confidence in myself and my health team. I would recommend the course wholeheartedly."

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
  • Planning to give birth in a birth center or at home
  • Not giving birth in a U.S. hospital

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!)

--Dr. Nicole

Your Additional Birth Toolkit Pieces

Access To REAL Community

Community is SO important. And that's exactly why I created the All About Pregnancy & Birth Inner Circle Community. This private Facebook group is a place where you'll be able to connect with fellow pregnant mamas and those who've given birth to receive support during your pregnancy and childbirth journey.  (value of great community - priceless!)

Access To Dr. Rankins 

Not only do you get support from other pregnant mamas, you get support from a board certified practicing OB/GYN too. Inside the Inner Circle Community I answer questions and talk about pregnancy and birth topics. You will not get this much access to a board-certified OB/GYN with this much experience (20 years of it) 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. Folks LOVE these. (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 doctor
  • 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 illustrations and descriptions of techniques)

THE birth preparation resource you need to get calm, confident, and empowered to have the beautiful birth experience you deserve. All from the comfort of your home.

As a Birth Preparation Course Member, you get: 

Forever Access to:

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

PLUS, you get a full 30 days to experience the course risk-free.

Start Preparing For Your Beautiful Birth Now (for $100 Off!)

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, Warning Signs To Look Out For After Birth, What To Pack For The Hospital 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 20 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 for the 4th trimester.
  • Lifetime access
  • 30-day 100% Money Back Guarantee

Total Value: Over $1600

Normally $297

Join Today With a Special $100 Discount for: 


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 might 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.