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Four Common Mistakes When Exercising During Pregnancy & After Birth

Mar 10, 2021

Kath from Fitnest Mama

 

As a physio working in women’s health, I’m certainly an advocate for staying fit and healthy before, during and after pregnancy. Throughout pregnancy and during those first few months after birth, it’s sometimes difficult to know how to approach exercise and can be overwhelming to face in the midst of morning sickness, fatigue and sleep deprivation.

In this episode, I talk about some important things to consider when thinking about exercise and 4 common areas that can impede your after birth recovery. I discuss why some women stop exercising altogether and the impact this has on their physical and mental health. I talk about making sure your body is ready before you get back into running, understanding how to look after your pelvic floor muscles and seeking help where you need to.

Becoming a mamma is an amazing experience and also one that can take its toll on your physical and mental health. I hope this episode equips you with...

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4 Key Elements to help Return to running after birth [Part 2]

Feb 03, 2021

Kath from Fitnest Mama 

 
 

As a physio for women, one of the questions I get asked the most from my clients is when they can return to running after childbirth. There are so many benefits to running as it’s not only great exercise but also a wonderful way to get some solo time and feel normal again.

A lot of women are keen to put their running shoes back on but there are some really important things to consider before hitting the pavements again. In this episode, I share the 4 key elements which I believe every woman needs to tick off in the process of returning to running after having a baby.

I discuss the timing for returning to running, the importance of proper rehab and what I feel is really important for the first 12 weeks after childbirth with regards to natural recovery of the pelvic floor and core muscles. I also talk about how to go about starting a strength and rehab program for all the major muscle groups so that you can avoid some of...

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5 Considerations for Exercising during Pregnancy

Oct 22, 2020

Kath Baquie from FitNest Mama 

 
 

 As a mum of 3 and physiotherapist working in women’s health, I understand that growing and birthing babies is a beautiful yet sometimes overwhelming experience.  During pregnancy and beyond, we undergo numerous changes and many women experience aches and pains they didn’t have before.

In this episode, I share my top 5 tips on things to consider when approaching exercise during pregnancy.  From tiredness to morning sickness, back pain and swelling, it can be more challenging to exercise while growing a baby.  I share some practical ways you can approach exercise in the best and safest way possible.

I discuss an overview of pelvic floor and abdominal exercises, tips on lifting, managing the demands of a toddler while pregnant and recommendations on the types of exercises to pursue.  If you have any specific questions regarding this topic or anything to do with pregnancy, birth and the postpartum...

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