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


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!

Secondary Infertility: Robyn Birkin from The Fertility Warriors

Becoming pregnant again after you’ve had one baby is not always easy.  In today’s episode, I chat with Robyn Birkin, an infertility life coach, fertility warrior, and host of The Fertility Warriors podcast. In this episode, Robyn Birkin discusses: — What is secondary infertility— Can you get pregnant with secondary infertility?— How does secondary infertility…

Spilling the Milk: VBA2C Birth Story with Jo
Birth Story, Childbirth

This VBA2C birth story is with Jo, a mum of three.  In this episode Jo openly shares the highs and lows as she navigates through the stages of motherhood and her journey and struggle with advocating for a VBA2C, all while in lockdown. She found a sense of empowerment once she succeeded with her VBA2C…

10 Reasons to include postnatal rehab in your after birth plan: Kath Baquie from FitNest Mama
After Birth Recovery, Postnatal

Why do we need postnatal rehab? When we think of rehab, we often think of rehab after a sports injury, or perhaps an addiction. If a pro footballer has a knee injury, they may have surgery. And then it’s a given they will have a period of rehab before getting back on the footy field. …

6 Week Check - What to expect: Dr Miranda Bradley from Thrive Perinatal
Motherhood, Pregnancy

What to expect from a 6 week or postnatal check? The postnatal or 6 week check is really important for both mum and bubs after the birth. In the episode with Dr Miranda Bradley – a GP, mum of three, and founder of Thrive Perinatal, we discuss: — What is a 6 week check?— What…

5 tips to help you balance motherhood and fitness with Kath Baquie from FitNest Mama

How do you balance motherhood and fitness? How can I stay fit as a mother? How do stay at home mums stay fit? How do working mums stay fit? What is balance in health and fitness as a mother? These are all common questions mums might be asking themselves when they are balancing motherhood and…

Birth Story: Spilling the Milk: Hannah from Baby Brain Podcast
Childbirth, Newborn

Every Birth story is different and unique. In this Spilling the Milk series on the FitNest Mama Podcast, we hear birth stories from different women who have experienced a whole range of births: elective caesarean birth, vaginal birth, pain relief, no-pain relief or emergency caesarean birth. In today’s episode, I chat with the lovely Hannah,…

How do I know if my baby is reaching milestones: Amy McNamara from KidsPT
Childbirth, Newborn

In this podcast episode with Amy McNamara, paediatric physiotherapist from KidsPT, we discuss all things baby and newborn development. A few of the topics we discuss include: What are baby milestones? What are the stages of baby and child development? Does a baby’s flat head correct itself? When should I be concerned about my baby’s…

Tips For Preparing Your Hospital Bag For Childbirth: Sally Branson from The Suite Set
Childbirth, Mindfulness

Packing a hospital bag and getting ready for childbirth may be an exciting, as well as daunting time for parents.  There is so much to consider, and trying to remember everything can sometimes feel like a huge task. In this episode with Sally Branson from The Suite Set, Sally discusses preparing your hospital bag in…

Safe Pregnancy Exercises for all trimesters Kath Baquie from FitNest Mama
Birth Story, Childbirth

Pregnancy and postpartum is an incredibly special time in a woman’s life. Your body is adapting and growing something beautiful and it requires special consideration to support your changing body during this season. We all know the benefits of exercise but even when we know what we ‘should’ do, it can be a real challenge…

VBAC - Vaginal Birth after Caesarean: Dr Kieren Wilson
Birth Story, Childbirth

My guest today is obstetrician and gynaecologist, Dr Kieren Wilson. Dr Wilson has private practice rooms based in Sydney, Australia and has worked in several hospitals in both Sydney and overseas. In our conversation today, we’re exploring vaginal births after caesarean section. In this episode, we delve into what a vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC)…

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

Today, we have a remarkable birth story from one of our amazing mums inside the FitNest Mama membership. Caitlin is the mother of a little boy Hunter, a business owner ‘To Living the Abundant Way’, and has her own podcast ‘Belly and Beyond’. Caitlin shares her incredible birth story. Hunter was born with a birth…

30 Day Pelvic Floor Challenge: Kath Baquie from FitNest Mama
Caesarean Section, Childbirth

It’s so easy to forget our pelvic floor muscles, they’re out of sight and out of mind. Often, we don’t start placing an emphasis on them until we begin to experience problems with our pelvic health. In this episode, I’m chatting about an upcoming 30 day pelvic floor challenge that I would love for you…

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