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. Voted top 10 Apple Pregnancy Podcasts Australia.

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!

Helping you through Labour and Birth with Hormones and TENS
Pregnancy

I’m so excited to chat to Shari Lyon in this podcast episode, where we are discussing how hormones and the TENS machine can help labour and birth. Shari is one of Australia’s leading Hypnobirthing Practitioners and Childbirth Educators. She is a mum of 2 and self confessed birth nerd and is passionate about supporting women…

How to start running postpartum
After Birth Recovery, Exercise, Postnatal, Workouts

How to start running postpartum? There is so much that we can do to help our bodies recover post, to help us successfully and safely return to exercise and running post birth. Whether or not you want to return to running, gym, crossfit, or even run around with your children at the park, this information…

Newborn, Postnatal, Wellbeing

Welcome back to another episode of the FitNest Mama Podcast. Today I’m super excited to chat to the lovely Jessica Kahan who is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) a Registered Midwife and an NDC accredited practitioner (Possums clinic trained sleep provider).  And in this episode we are discussing running and breastfeeding.  Exercise and…

How long after giving birth can I run
Newborn, Postnatal, Wellbeing

How long after giving birth can I return to running is a very common question by pregnant and new mums. Running is associated with so many physical and mental health benefits, it’s no wonder that so many new mums are keen to return to running again postpartum. So let’s discuss some important changes that happen…

Optimal pelvic health during pregnancy
Newborn, Postnatal, Wellbeing

Quick tips for optimal pelvic health during and after pregnancy. Pelvic floor can become a bit of a buzz word during and after pregnancy, but it is for good reason. Did you know women who have had a baby have a 1 in 3 chance of leaking (urinary incontinence) and a 1 in 2 chance…

How to sleep with pelvic pain during pregnancy
Newborn, Postnatal, Wellbeing

Ahh pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy.  If you have pelvic pain and you’re having difficulty sleeping during pregnancy, you are certainly not alone, as pelvic pain and difficulty sleeping during pregnancy is unfortunately quite common. So, how to sleep with pelvic pain during pregnancy? Let’s discuss 4 important points. — Firstly, what is pelvic pain?—…

Horizontal rest after birth
Newborn, Postnatal, Wellbeing

After birth recovery … we all experience it differently, but we all need to help our bodies recover to some extent or other. So, the all important question, how can we support our after birth recovery? Here is a super easy quick tip, that you can easily (and will love to) slot into your day….

How many newborn nappies do I need?
Newborn, Postnatal, Wellbeing

Today I chat with Sheree, Postnatal Care Specialist.  We will be discussing how many newborn nappies do I need? We will be discussing nappies in those first few days, those first few nights after birth, and how your partner can help. Sheree is a nurse, midwife, lactation consultant and childbirth educator and provides an amazing…

Using stairs in pregnancy
Pregnancy

Can I use stairs in pregnancy? This was a question sent to me via DM on Instagram @fitnestmama, and I thought that it might be a good question to do a podcast topic on. Pregnancy can be an exciting time, but it might also feel like a time when you are googling everything.  And, the…

4th baby birth story
Birth Story, Childbirth, Motherhood

Today I am chatting with a lovely FitNest Mama Member, Colleen, who is based in America, and is a mum of 4 lovely children. Colleen shares her beautiful 4th baby birth story in this episode. Colleen hoped for three babies, and then once she had three, she decided she wasn’t yet done. That’s when she…

After Birth Recovery, Fourth Trimester, Motherhood, Postnatal, Postnatal Depression, Wellbeing

This podcast episode discusses Postnatal Depletion, and we discuss how to kick postpartum depletion in the curb. I am joined by the lovely duo Renee White and Dr Micka Bertucci, who are co-founders of Fill your Cup, which is the first Biochemist-led postpartum Doula village, which provides evidence-based care to nurture, nourish and support newborn…

Caesarean recovery with a toddler
After Birth Recovery, Breastfeeding, Caesarean Section, Fourth Trimester, Newborn, Postnatal

10 Tips for recovering from a c-section whilst taking care of your toddler  Recovery from a caesarean without a toddler is hard. You’ve had major surgery. Throw in some exhaustion. Perhaps you’re in pain. Then, throw in caring for a toddler to the mix, and it can make things more challenge. Recovery after a caesarean…

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