022 // Preparing for a Positive Birth Experience – Lexie Stratman

In this episode, Emily Allen talks with Lexie Stratman about pregnancy and birth choices, and hierarchy of trust a mother needs in order to prepare for a positive birth experience.

Lexie Stratman is a mama of five living in the Pacific Northwest. She has taught childbirth education classes for over a decade, and loves encouraging others to embrace the transformation God wants to do in their lives. She works with youth at her church, and loves a strong cup of coffee.

Birthing from Within – Pam England (Affiliate Link)

Free guide for Kindred Mom subscribers:  Manage the Mayhem of Motherhood: 52 Ideas to Help You Flourish

Here are some recent essays on the KM blog:

When Pregnancy Isn’t the Plan (Part 1) – Tia McNelly

When You’re Not Sure if You Like Your Kids – Emily Sue Allen

Acceptance (Childhood Cancer Awareness) – Pam Shrauger

A Fetal Diagnosis: 1 in 1200 – Nicola Woods

Say No to the Narwhal (5 Great Gifts to Give a Pregnant Friend) – Noelle Rhodes

Also, catch Kindred Mom Podcast host Emily Sue Allen on a recent episode of the Friending Podcast, talking about Finding Your Mom Squad.

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