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The All About Pregnancy and Birth Podcast is your go to source for comprehensive, evidence-based, holistic information to help you have your best pregnancy and birth. Pregnancy and birth can sometimes feel scary and overwhelming. But with the help of Dr. Nicole Calloway Rankins, they don't have to be! Nicole has been an ob/gyn physician for over 10 years and has helped hundreds of women through their pregnancy and birth. She’s here to help you by breaking down topics in an easy to understand manner, sharing women’s birth stories, and interviewing interesting and innovative experts.

All About Pregnancy & Birth Dr. Nicole C. Rankins

    • Parenting
    • 4.9, 129 Ratings

The All About Pregnancy and Birth Podcast is your go to source for comprehensive, evidence-based, holistic information to help you have your best pregnancy and birth. Pregnancy and birth can sometimes feel scary and overwhelming. But with the help of Dr. Nicole Calloway Rankins, they don't have to be! Nicole has been an ob/gyn physician for over 10 years and has helped hundreds of women through their pregnancy and birth. She’s here to help you by breaking down topics in an easy to understand manner, sharing women’s birth stories, and interviewing interesting and innovative experts.

    Ep70: Labor Induction: What to Know and What Questions to Ask

    Ep70: Labor Induction: What to Know and What Questions to Ask

    Today I'm talking about the two main reasons for labor induction, how labor is induced, what a "failed induction" is, and questions to ask before induction. I have gotten a ton of requests to talk about this topic, and I believe it is incredibly important for you to be informed about the process of labor induction whether you are having a medical or elective induction.
    Check out ncrcoaching.com/episode70 for complete show notes, and join my email list at ncrcoaching.com/email-signup/!

    • 46 min
    Ep69: All About Breastfeeding and Breastmilk with Laurel Wilson

    Ep69: All About Breastfeeding and Breastmilk with Laurel Wilson

    Laurel Wilson is a lactation consultant, doula, and speaker, and today she joins us to talk all about breastfeeding and how to handle its common obstacles.
    Laurel talks about how human milk is designed to nourish babies and their microbiomes. We also talk about the importance of skin-to-skin contact well beyond the "golden hour" after birth and how we can support families' choices about feeding their children, whatever they may be. And we discuss common obstacles parents face when breastfeeding, how to find support, and how to work through some of these common issues.
    Check out ncrcoaching.com/episode69 for complete show notes, and join my email list at ncrcoaching.com/email-signup/!

    • 1 hr
    Ep68: Jessica's Birth Story - Choosing to Induce Labor During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Ep68: Jessica's Birth Story - Choosing to Induce Labor During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    In this birth story episode, Jessica shares her hospital birth experience. She talks about choosing induction at 37 weeks due to a history of preeclampsia and the development of the COVID-19 pandemic. We also discuss what the postpartum period has been like and how COVID-19 is (and isn't) changing pregnancy & birth right now.
    Check out ncrcoaching.com/episode68 for complete show notes, and join my email list at ncrcoaching.com/email-signup/!

    • 49 min
    Ep67: Having a Planned Cesarean Birth and What to Know About C-Sections

    Ep67: Having a Planned Cesarean Birth and What to Know About C-Sections

    Planned Cesarean births (or C-sections) aren't spoken about as much as other births, but every parent should know what a C-section entails. Even if you want to have a vaginal delivery, it is good to be prepared in case a C-section becomes the safest way to bring your baby into the world.
    In this episode I'm talking about the different reasons for planned C-sections, when they are carried out, what the process is before, during, and after meeting your baby, and how to make the best of the experience.
    Check out ncrcoaching.com/episode67 for complete show notes, and join my email list at ncrcoaching.com/email-signup/!

    • 49 min
    Ep66: How Your Partner Can Feel Prepared, Confident and Supportive During Labor with Alice Turner

    Ep66: How Your Partner Can Feel Prepared, Confident and Supportive During Labor with Alice Turner

    Today I'm joined by Alice Turner, the creator of SupportingHer - a childbirth education class for whomever is going to be supporting you during labor.
    We talk about why it's so important for your support partner to be knowledgable and prepared going into your birth. Alice shares tips about what the supporting partner should and shouldn't do, along with her favorite advice for providing physical and emotional assistance both during and after birth. 
    Check out ncrcoaching.com/episode66 for complete show notes, and join my email list at ncrcoaching.com/email-signup/!

    • 48 min
    Ep65: Amy's Birth Story - Trusting Your Intuition About Your Labor and Delivery

    Ep65: Amy's Birth Story - Trusting Your Intuition About Your Labor and Delivery

    In this birth story episode, Amy talks about her uneventful pregnancy, having her water accidentally broken at 39 weeks, and her episiotomy.
    Amy and I talk about how she knew she wanted an epidural, how it felt, and why she was overall very happy with her hospital birth experience. We also discuss the episiotomy she received and what's so upsetting about that.
    Check out ncrcoaching.com/episode65 for complete show notes, and join my email list at ncrcoaching.com/email-signup/!

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
129 Ratings

129 Ratings

CUyatm ,

Knowledgeable and affirming!

Dr. Rankins is the perfect combination of knowledgeable/evidence-based, affirming, and cognizant of what people who are pregnant are thinking about and feeling. I’m expecting my first and so appreciated hearing her caring and trustworthy information.

Mrsodwyer ,

Thank you!

I was feeling anxious about my pregnancy and child birth. As an avid podcast listener I decided to search for pregnancy podcasts which lead me here. Dr Rankins you’re amazing. This podcast has been a great tool for my husband and I as we anticipate the birth of our first child.

AE_Heartbreak ,

Everything I needed and more

I found this podcast while searching for shows that could help me as a first time mother. I am so glad I came across this one! Dr. Rankins is knowledgeable, relatable, and you can tell she really really cares about ensuring healthy pregnancies and child birth. Thank you for doing this podcast!

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