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, and a perinatal physiotherapist. 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!
Alcohol & Breastfeeding
Childbirth, Fourth Trimester, Newborn, Pregnancy

In today’s episode, I’m chatting with the amazing Julie Blandthorn about alcohol during pregnancy and breastfeeding. This can be a very confusing topic with so much competing information available and you may not know who to listen to. Julie is a clinical midwife consultant at the Women’s Alcohol and Drug Service at the Royal Women’s…

TENS Machine for Labour
After Birth Recovery, Childbirth, Fourth Trimester, Newborn, Pregnancy

Today we’ll be discussing the TENS Machine, what it is, and how it might be helpful with labour. TENS stands for Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation is a method of pain relief that can be used for lots of different things from back pain to period pain. Today we’re specifically going to talk about an obstetric…

Birth Story: Spilling the Milk with Brianne
Birth Story, Childbirth

I’m delighted to introduce you to my guest today on this Birth Story ‘Spilling the Milk’ series. Brianne, one of our lovely FitNest Mama members shares her amazing birth story and her journey into motherhood so far. Brianne is a first time mum to a gorgeous baby girl and in this Birth Story episode, she…