ABOUT US

Guiding you through your new-mama journey is a big responsibility. Here’s why we’re the right fit to help you through it.

OUR FOUNDER

Your best-pick pre & postnatal exercise and health coach

Our founder, Katherine Baquie, is a proud mama of 3, perinatal physiotherapist and podcast host. She has over 16 years of professional experience guiding mamas through their pregnancy fitness journeys and postnatal rehab, and she specialises in pelvic floor rehabilitation. With these credentials, it’s not hard to see why mamas are flocking to Kath for pre and postnatal fitness help!

OUR INSTRUCTOR

Meet Kath Baquie, our expert fitness guru

Hi, I’m Kath. I’m a mum of 3, a perinatal physiotherapist, and founder of FitNest Mama. Think of me as your personal physio & pilates instructor that you can work with from the comfort of your very own home.

I’ll be by your side, coaching you through your new-mama journey with maternity workouts and expert pregnancy health advice you can trust. I’ll teach you best-practice workouts that help you properly prepare for and recover from birth. And I do it in a way that’s safe for you and your bub.

Kath Baquie | FitNest Mama founder

Perinatal Physiotherapist

Qualification

01.
Bachelor of Physiotherapy
University of Melbourne
02.
Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
PostGrad Cert (with honours), University of Melbourne

Professional Memberships

01.
Australian Physiotherapy Association
Member | APPA
02.
Continence Foundation of Australia
Member

MY WHY

I’m a Mum, so I know how overwhelming pregnancy and post-birth recovery can be...

As a mum to three little girls, I’m no stranger to the ups and downs of the motherhood journey. The body changes, the baby brain, the seemingly never-ending sleep deficit? I’ve been there. And I got through every challenge using the same guidance that’s found in my programs.

As a perinatal physiotherapist I know my way around the pregnancy and post-natal block. For years, I’ve worked with women to help them prepare for and recover from birth.
This involved everything from assessing pregnancy aches & pains, and pelvic floor muscles to treating incontinence, abdominal muscle separation and painful sex after birth.

I’ve used a wide range of treatment strategies to help countless women have happy, healthy pregnancies. Each treatment has also supported new mamas in getting back to doing the things they love after childbirth, with a baby by their side.

OUR PODCAST

The FitNest Mama Podcast

Get the support you need to have a wonderful pregnancy, confident childbirth, a strong postnatal recovery and a beautiful motherhood experience. Learn on-the-go as our podcast takes a deep dive into pressing pregnancy & postnatal issues and health.
Find Episodes

From The Podcast

Pregnancy & postnatal podcast library

Each episode is free and can be streamed on-the-go from any smart device!
Secondary Infertility: Robyn Birkin from The Fertility Warriors
Fertility

Becoming pregnant again after you’ve had one baby is not always easy.  In today’s episode, I chat with Robyn Birkin, an infertility life coach, fertility warrior, and host of The Fertility Warriors podcast. In this episode, Robyn Birkin discusses: — What is secondary infertility— Can you get pregnant with secondary infertility?— How does secondary infertility…

Spilling the Milk: VBA2C Birth Story with Jo
Birth Story, Childbirth

This VBA2C birth story is with Jo, a mum of three.  In this episode Jo openly shares the highs and lows as she navigates through the stages of motherhood and her journey and struggle with advocating for a VBA2C, all while in lockdown. She found a sense of empowerment once she succeeded with her VBA2C…

10 Reasons to include postnatal rehab in your after birth plan: Kath Baquie from FitNest Mama
After Birth Recovery, Postnatal

Why do we need postnatal rehab? When we think of rehab, we often think of rehab after a sports injury, or perhaps an addiction. If a pro footballer has a knee injury, they may have surgery. And then it’s a given they will have a period of rehab before getting back on the footy field. …