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!

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 chats about the decision to try for a 4th baby, how she found it different, in terms of having…

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…

Positive Natural Birth Story
Birth Story, Childbirth

On the FitNest Mama Podcast, we have a range of different types of birth stories, including positive natural birth stories. And today I am chatting with a lovely FitNest Mama Member, Kiara about discussing her positive natural birth story and has an 8-week-old daughter Ruby. Kiara shares her beautiful birth story in this episode. Kiara…

After Birth Recovery, Fourth Trimester, Motherhood, Newborn, Postnatal

In this podcast episode we discuss preparing for postpartum recovery and the fourth trimester, with postpartum doula Naomi from Cocoon By Naomi. Usually pregnancy is broken up into three trimesters. But sometimes the first 12-16 weeks after birth are referred to as the fourth trimester. Often while pregnant the focus can be on pregnancy itself…

Pelvic Floor Friday #8: Pyramid Set
Pelvic Floor

Welcome to the Pelvic Floor Friday session! Enjoy this Pyramid Pelvic Floor set to help mix things up and keep it interesting! Every week on a Friday, I talk you through a set of pelvic floor exercises. Then, our normal podcast episodes will be released every Tuesday. These episodes are short, these episodes are actionable,…

Hormones, Birth & Recovery
After Birth Recovery, Caesarean Section, Childbirth, Hypnobirthing

Well hello there, welcome to our 100th episode of the FitNest Mama Podcast! I’m really excited by today’s episode, because, for something a bit different, I am going to discuss my 3 biggest takeaways from doing these 100 podcast episodes. So from all the guest speakers we’ve had on board, I am going to share…

Pelvic Floor Friday #7 [Quality Lift]
Pelvic Floor

Welcome back to the Pelvic Floor Friday session! Today, we are focussing on a quality pelvic floor lift. I am going to talk you through a few ways of imagining your pelvic floor, we are going to do a lovely lift together, and then focus on that full relaxation and release. So, although I am…

Birth Story: Emergency Caesarean, Breastfeeding Challenges, Egg Freezing with Liz
Birth Story, Caesarean Section, Childbirth

This c section birth story is with Liz who shares an honest recount of her emergency c-section due to a last-minute breech presentation. Liz shares her journey to becoming pregnant, including how she chose to freeze her eggs. Liz talked us through her c section step by step, which she reports was quite a positive…

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