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 on the top-rated All About Pregnancy & Birth podcast. The All About Pregnancy & Birth podcast is your place for supportive, evidence-based information from Dr. Nicole Calloway Rankins, an OB/GYN physician who’s been in practice for nearly 15 years and has helped over 1000 babies into this world. You’ll also learn from innovative experts and hear stories of strength and resilience from parents and moms-to-be experiencing the same overwhelm and excitement as you.
Ep104: A Hands-On Approach to Addressing Trauma in Pregnancy with Parijat Deshpande
In today’s episode I’m happy to welcome back Parijat Deshpande. Her unique neurobiological approach has served hundreds of women to manage pregnancy complications and reclaim a safety and trust in their bodies that they thought was eroded forever.
Parijat is the author of bestselling book Pregnancy Brain: A Mind-Body Approach to Stress Management During a High-Risk Pregnancy. She is also the host of the popular podcast Delivering Miracles®️.
This episode is especially for people who’ve had a history of second/third trimester loss, pregnancy complications, or preterm delivery but there is information in here for anyone who is pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant.
Find full show notes at drnicolerankins.com/episode104 and check out all the free pregnancy & birth resources I have for you at drnicolerankins.com/resources.
Ep103: Uterine Fibroids in Pregnancy
Today you’re going to learn about fibroids in pregnancy In this episode, you’ll first learn a bit about fibroids outside of pregnancy because it’s important to understand that in order to understand how they impact pregnancy. After that I’ll explain the risk factors and symptoms associated. I will also explain the safest options for symptom management.
Find full show notes at drnicolerankins.com/episode103 and check out all the free pregnancy & birth resources I have for you at drnicolerankins.com/resources.
Ep102: Kelsey’s Birth Story - Expecting the Unexpected
It’s another birth story episode today and this one is a lot. And by a lot I mean that Kelsey experienced quite a range of different things during her pregnancies and birth.
Kelsey joins us to talk about the stress around her first pregnancy, a very wanted pregnancy that she ended because of a fatal genetic condition. She explores how she got pregnant again pretty quickly after that and what that experience was like.
Find full show notes at drnicolerankins.com/episode102 and check out all the free pregnancy & birth resources I have for you at drnicolerankins.com/resources.
Ep 101: Coaching Dads Through the “WTF” Moments of Fatherhood with David Arrell
David Arrell is an Author, Entrepreneur, Consultant, and Men's Coach. He is passionate about coaching men on how to more fully embrace and embody healthy masculinity, especially through the powerful modalities of partnership and parenting. His most recent work in this area is the book Welcome To Fatherhood: The Modern Man's Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Fatherhood, better known as WTF.
In WTF David encourages men to more actively step into their important supportive roles during pregnancy, childbirth, and the 4th trimester back home and gives them detailed and practical tips and techniques on how to do so.
Find full show notes at drnicolerankins.com/episode101 and check out all the free pregnancy & birth resources I have for you at drnicolerankins.com/resources.
Ep100: How You Can Have A Beautiful Birth
For this special 100th episode, I wanted to share my unique Beautiful Birth Prep Process with all of you. This is the framework that guides all of my work, especially my new and improved version of The Birth Preparation Course.
There are five steps to having a beautiful birth and I will walk through each of them today. I will talk about getting in the right mindset for your pregnancy & birth, preparing for the possibilities, and making birth wishes that really work.
Find full show notes at drnicolerankins.com/episode100 and check out all the free pregnancy & birth resources I have for you at drnicolerankins.com/resources.
Ep99: Kara's Birth Story - Working Through a Very Long Labor
In this birth story episode, Kara shares her experience going through a 40+ hour labor. She talks about physical discomfort during prenatal exams, laboring at home, realizing how strong contractions can be and the moment she met me during her labor. This is a great story packed with valuable information about every stage of pregnancy & birth!
Find full show notes at drnicolerankins.com/episode99 and check out all the free pregnancy & birth resources I have for you at drnicolerankins.com/resources.