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Episode 72: Obstetricians and Hospitalists with Dr. Nicole Rankins

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Episode 72: Birth Plans and Preferences

On today’s episode, we talk with Dr. Nicole Rankins about her role(s) at work, and how her personal experiences have shaped her professional endeavors!

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Resources and References:

Dr. Nicole’s podcast: “All About Pregnancy and Birth”

Instagram: @drnicolerankins
Facebook: Dr. Nicole Rankins


Time Stamps:

2:05 – Introduction to Dr. Nicole Rankins

7:00 – Dr. Nicole explains what a hospitalist is and how her days look.

12:18 – Dr. Nicole shares her birth experiences and how they played a role in HER career.

17:04 – The mental and emotional differences between her two births.

18:01 – Dr. Nicole’s birth experiences as a black woman – and her perspective as an OBGYN.

24:50 – Has Dr. Nicole always been pro birth plan? Or has it developed through her personal and professional experiences?

29:50 – Dr. Nicole shares more about her role as an integrative health coach.

33:30 – Dr. Nicole shares about her AFFORDABLE online Birth Preparation Course and why expectant parents should take a childbirth education course.

37:22 – Some tips for expectant parents who are planning a hospital birth.

39:04 – Dr. Nicole shares about her podcast and where to find her online!

40:50 – On the next episode of TBAB…