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Childbirth Podcast Episodes

Positive Birth Stories Spilling the Milk: Courtney
Birth Story, Childbirth

This positive birth story episode with Courtney is part of the Spilling the Milk series where women are sharing their positive birth stories to help enlighten and impart their own experiences and knowledge to other women.  In this positive birth story, Courtney discusses becoming a first-time mum, how she prepared for childbirth, how a doula…

Childbirth, Fourth Trimester, Newborn, Pregnancy

Today is a quick episode where I’ll share one strategy many mums have found super super helpful. You never know how your birth will actually go until it’s happened so preparing for birth should include adding lots of tools to your toolkit – to draw on what you need when you need it.  Today’s strategy…

The Magic of Babywearing: Emma Jenkins
Childbirth, Fourth Trimester, Newborn, Pregnancy

Baby wearing is such a powerful tool for mums, letting us reclaim some mobility and freedom while keeping bub close with us. There can be an overwhelming number of products to choose from and an endless stream of information on the topic so I want to break it down to its basics for you. In…

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: Kath Baquie from FitNest Mama
After Birth Recovery, Childbirth, Fourth Trimester, Newborn, Pregnancy

Today we’ll be discussing the TENS Machine for labour, what it is, and how it might be helpful with pain relief for birth. 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 to a form of…

Birth Story Spilling the Milk: 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…

Dr Kara Thompson
Childbirth, Induction

In today’s episode, I’m chatting with obstetrician and gynaecologist about Induction of Childbirth with Dr Kara Thompson. Kara absolutely loves coming to work and being a part of women’s pregnancy journeys. She works in the public hospital system in Melbourne and Geelong specialising in high-risk pregnancies. Dr Kara Thompson is a co-host with Dr. Alex…

Confidence in Motherhood: Kath Baquie from FitNest Mama
After Birth Recovery, Birth Story, Childbirth

Today is another solo episode of FitNest Mama and I want to discuss confidence in motherhood. Specifically from a physical perspective – how our physical recovery after birth can really shape our motherhood experience. Our physical health directly impacts our mental health in countless ways so it’s important new mums, and mums to be, understand…

Birth Story Spilling the Milk: Alex
Birth Story, Childbirth, Fertility, Hypnobirthing, Induction

Today’s episode is another spilling the milk episode where I explore the birth story of a real mum.  In this beautiful birth story I’m joined by Alex, a single mother by choice to 6 month old Sophie. We explore her journey from deciding to become a single mum, becoming pregnant, all the way to six…

How can I improve my recovery after giving birth: Kath Baquie from FitNest Mama
After Birth Recovery, Childbirth, Exercise, Fourth Trimester, Newborn, Postnatal

We spend nine long months growing a baby, then life with a newborn takes over and we forget about our own personal recovery in the sleep deprivation and mayhem. In this episode, I discuss with you how to boost your recovery in the first few weeks after giving birth so that when you are all…

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