Fitnest Mama PODCAST

A podcast created by Kath - a mum, perinatal physiotherapist, and founder of FitNest Mama, to help mamas from pregnancy to post-pregnancy with every challenge you may experience

OUR PODCAST

Welcome to the FitNest Mama Podcast!

In this podcast, we will cover the strategies to help you stay healthy and active during pregnancy, and confidently recover after childbirth, so that you can get back to your old (new) self, with a bubba by your side.

So, if you're pregnant, or you've recently had a baby, you've found your podcast! Subscribe to the podcast - we will have some fun!

Confidence in Motherhood
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…

Starting Solids with Confidence
After Birth Recovery, Diet

Today I’m joined by paediatric dietician Kyla Smith to discuss the process of introducing babies to solid foods. She’s the owner and founder of Baby Meal Times and Toddler Meal Times, two online memberships designed to help parents help their children to love food from the first bite. She’s been a dietitian for 15 years,…

Birth Trauma: We need to talk about it
After Birth Recovery, Mindfulness, Wellbeing

Today I’m joined by clinical psychologist Rosanna Pajak. She specializes in perinatal mental health, Rosanna has worked in clinical and community settings across the UK and Australia, including specialist trauma services and women’s health services. As an experienced clinician and a mum herself, Rosanna is passionate about helping mum’s heal from traumatic experiences during the…

Abdominal Recovery After Birth
After Birth Recovery, Birth Story

Abdominal muscle separation is something most of us will have to handle. Despite being such a common problem, with the potential to cause such a world of pain, many mums aren’t equipped to minimize and manage recovery.  In this solo episode, I am diving into abdominal recovery after birth. I go through abdominal muscle separation…

Birth Story: Spilling the Milk with Gemma
After Birth Recovery, Birth Story

I have the pleasure of chatting to Gemma today as part of the Spilling the Milk series. She is a FitNest Mama member and a mum of three adorable young kids under 5. She shares her story about first becoming pregnant at the age of 26, her labour journeys, the postpartum recoveries she has gone…

Birth Story: Supporting your Baby's Development with Diet
After Birth Recovery, Birth Story

Today I am very excited to be chatting about all things food and pregnancy with accredited dietitian, Kaylee Slater. Kaylee works at the Dietologist in Sydney and has a passion to help women before, during and after pregnancy. We are chatting about which foods to avoid in pregnancy, foods that help you with your first…

Birth Story: How do I stop waddling during pregnancy?
After Birth Recovery, Birth Story

In today’s solo episode, I am chatting about waddling during pregnancy. This topic is something I get asked frequently about inside Fitnest Mama and from my one on one clients. First up – there is nothing wrong with waddling. Waddling is our body’s way of compensating for your beautiful growing baby. There are all different…

Birth Story: What happens the first 24 hours after giving birth?
After Birth Recovery, Birth Story

Today I have the pleasure of chatting with Lauren Brenton all about the first 24 hours after giving birth. Lauren is a registered midwife and mama of three, she’s passionate about educating and empowering women through their pregnancy, labour, and birth journey. We dive into what to expect for you and your bub in the…

Birth Story: Feeding Friend
Birth Story

Breastfeeding can be so difficult and painful and doesn’t always come naturally. My next guest has gone through the horrendous pain of mastitis to create her own innovative solution to support her in her breastfeeding journey. She has developed this idea into a business that is helping mothers to breast or bottle feed their baby…

Birth Story: Spilling the Milk with 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.  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, getting pregnant, all the way to six months of motherhood. She talks…

FitNest Mama Podcast episode: How can I improve my recovery after giving birth? Birth Stories
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…

FitNest Mama Podcast episode with midwife Aoife Kenny: Optimal Fetal Positioning Birth Stories
Childbirth, Pregnancy

I am thrilled to talk with midwife and childbirth educator Aoife Kenny regarding optimal fetal positioning. Aoife is the founder of Back to Birth, which is a rapidly growing educational platform that has been designed to prepare and support expecting parents through pregnancy, labour and parenthood. The position of the baby in the later stage…

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