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!

Unpacking Your Birth Story with Helen Nightingale
Birth Story, Childbirth, Postnatal Depression

I had the pleasure of speaking with the lovely midwife Helen Nightingale from Real Life Midwife today, about unpacking your birth story after birth. Helen has been a midwife and nurse for over 10 years and has a wide range of experience in midwifery, research and teaching the next generation of midwives. In this episode,…

Changing the way you think about birth, with Hypnodoula Melissa
Birth Story, Pregnancy

When you’re pregnant there are a whole lot of emotions (thanks hormones) and you have a lot of questions floating around your head. Is your baby growing at a good rate, are they in the right position, is their head the right size…the list of questions and concerns can be quite endless. Changing our thoughts…

WEDNESDAY 8 Recovery Tips for a Caesarean Birth
After Birth Recovery, Caesarean Section, Childbirth, Fourth Trimester, Postnatal

I believe, in general, postnatal recovery isn’t given the time and care it needs. New mothers tend to have a short period of rest, and so many demands on them. After having a baby, we may need to rush to get back to being active, without undertaking the proper recovery care. There’s just a lot…

Abdominal Muscle Separation – Can I fix it?
DRAM, Pregnancy

In today’s episode is a question I get asked a lot. Abdominal muscle separation – can I fix it? This is a common issue for new mums post baby but with the right knowledge it’s one anyone can deal with. I’m going to explain what exactly an abdominal muscles separation is (otherwise known as DRAM,…

Hypnobirthing for a Caesarean Birth with Vanessa Bernard
Caesarean Section, Childbirth, Hypnobirthing

We all know that sometimes childbirth doesn’t go according to plan. Whether or not you have a caesarean birth, planned or emergency, it is really empowering for all pregnant women to understand techniques to create a positive experience in any situation you might find yourself it. Hypnobirthing for a caesarean birth is one way to…

Sex for Conception for Lovers with Dr Raelia Lew
Fertility, Pregnancy

Today’s episode is a fun one all about sex for conception with Dr Raelia Lew, and tips for falling pregnant. I have two guests with me Dr Raelia Lew and Jordi Morrison. They are the hosts of the Knocked-Up podcast. Dr Raelia Lew is a fertility specialist and reproductive endocrinologist. Her passion is giving women…

Pelvic Floor: What Every Woman Needs to Know
After Birth Recovery, Pelvic Floor, Postnatal, Pregnancy

In an ideal world, we’d all learn about pelvic floor health in high school and be fully equipped to care for our pelvic floor muscles. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case, so in today’s episode we delve into pelvic floor health, answering questions for what I believe every woman needs to know about. What are the…

Newborth life & the 4th Trimester with Jen Butler
After Birth Recovery, Childbirth, Fourth Trimester, Newborn

There is a wealth of information available to prepare mums-to-be for their pregnancy and birthing experience. Unfortunately, many mums find themselves unprepared and uncertain in the time that follows. Discover newborn life in the 4th trimester with Early Parenting Expert Jen Butler. Jen shares her top few tips for ‘What can I expect in my…

Pregnancy, Motherhood, Periods and Moons with Ilana Kosakiewicz
Mindfulness, Postnatal, Pregnancy

I have a super interesting discussion for you today as I talk about all things energy with Ilana Kosakiewicz, a kinesiologist, energy coach and yoga and meditation teachers. I’ll be bold enough to say that it’s an episode that every woman should listen to. It is about motherhood, hormones, and the affect of the lunar…

Four common mistakes when exercising during pregnancy & after birth
Exercise, Postnatal, Pregnancy

As a physio working in women’s health, I’m certainly an advocate for staying fit and healthy before, during and after pregnancy. Throughout pregnancy and during those first few months after birth, it’s sometimes difficult to know how to approach exercise and can be overwhelming to face in the midst of morning sickness, fatigue and sleep…

Perineal Preparation for Childbirth
Childbirth, Perineal Massage

I’ve got a really practical episode for you today about a subject which some women may never have heard about. Today I’m diving into the big topic of perineal preparation for childbirth, what it is and why you need to know about it. In this episode, I start out with a brief anatomy lesson to…

Spilling the Milk with Jodie
Birth Story

Our lovely guest on the podcast today is one of the founding FitNest Mama members who now has a gorgeous 17 week old baby boy by her side. Jodie joins me to share her journey toward motherhood, her experience during pregnancy and labour and how she managed the ups and downs throughout it all. During…

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