If you are pregnant, you are likely reading all the blogs, books, and information you can. You are taking your prenatal vitamins, keeping up with doctor appointments, and even documenting your belly growth along the way. But the part about actually giving birth? That part might intimidate you a bit. It’s also confusing, and there are tons of questions that pop up in between doctor appointments often leaving you feeling less than prepared.
Maybe you have a plan in your mind of how delivery and the early postpartum phase will go, but you also have fears about the whole process of delivering a baby. If this sounds like you, you are not alone! As Dr. Nicole Rankins says, “The only thing that is predictable about birth is that it is unpredictable!”
Giving birth and also navigating the early postpartum phase comes with challenges. While we can make plans of how we would like things to go, there are many unknowns and the experience is really unique to each individual. Dr. Rankins has turned her years of medical practice as an OBGYN and a mother into an evidence-based birth preparation course that will help you navigate birth and postpartum.
Dr. Rankins joined me to discuss the birth experience, and share what led her to create her educational course, “The Birth Preparation Course!” She says, “After caring for thousands of pregnant women, I know what fears and anxieties you have around birth. My “Birth Preparation Course” will help you conquer those fears."
And I couldn’t agree more, which is why I’m proud to recommend her course to you! In “The Birth Preparation Course”, you’ll learn to develop the right mindset for birth, helping you feel calm and peaceful going into labor and delivery. You’ll also learn about the actual labor and delivery process and become prepared if intervention is needed. Additionally, you’ll learn what you need to get off to a great start postpartum.
With this course, 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. The course is well over $1600 in value and regularly $397. Click here for a special discount as a Babies After 35 community member to get access for just $177!
As first time parents, many of us spend a lot of time preparing for the baby in terms of having the perfect room setup, the “right” baby items, and having a hospital bag packed. What I love about Dr. Rankins and her course is that she really taps into all the other stuff that you need to know and mentally prepare for in regards to labor and delivery. It’s not stuff widely talked about in books or even in doctor visits! To learn more from Dr. Rankins on her blog and podcast, visit her at https://drnicolerankins.com!
Shannon M. Clark, MD, MMS is a double board certified ObGyn and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist, and founder of Babies After 35. In her roles as a clinician, educator and researcher at UTMB-Galveston, she focuses on the care of people with maternal and/or fetal complications of pregnancy. Dr. Clark has taken a special interest in pregnancy after the age of 35, which according to age alone, is considered a high-risk pregnancy.
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