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!

Alcohol & Breastfeeding
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
After Birth Recovery, Childbirth, Fourth Trimester, Newborn, Pregnancy

Today we’ll be discussing the TENS Machine, what it is, and how it might be helpful with labour. 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. Today we’re specifically going to talk about an obstetric…

Birth Story: Spilling the Milk with 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…

Induction of Childbirth with 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
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 about her birth story 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 birth story about first becoming pregnant at the age of 26, her labour journeys, the…

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…

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