Today on the Black Women Rising Podcast, we sat down with podcast host, course creator, and OBGYN Nicole Rankins. Nicole is dedicated to helping women educate themselves and find confidence and peace when giving birth. In this episode, Nicole talks about the importance of educating yourself on giving birth and having people to advocate for you.
Key Discussion Points From This Episode Include:
[00:03:26] – Educating Yourself About Birth
[00:05:38] – Preparing to Give Birth Late in Age
[00:07:08] – Dealing With Fear Around Birth
[00:10:21] – Having Support to Advocate for You
[00:11:28] – Advice for Expecting Moms
[00:12:21] – Dr. Rankins take on the overall capabilities of the Medical Capabilities in The US
[00:14:49] – Death Rates Among Black Women Giving Birth
[00:16:46] – Support Through Post-Partum
[00:18:04] – Advice for Older Women Starting a Family
Introducing Nicole Rankins
Dr. Nicole Calloway Rankins is a board-certified, practicing OB/GYN and mom of 2 who empowers first time moms to feel supported and prepared for pregnancy and birth. Over the last 15 years she’s helped more than 1,000 babies come into this world and has demystified pregnancy and childbirth for thousands more women through her 5-star rated All About Pregnancy & Birth podcast, her free online birth plan class, and her signature online program – The Birth Preparation Course. Visit her website www.drnicolerankins.com and follow her on Instagram @drnicolerankins.