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!

Abdominal Muscle Separation – Can I fix it: Kath Baquie from FitNest Mama
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: Vanessa Bernard
Caesarean Section, Childbirth, Hypnobirthing

We all know that sometimes childbirth doesn’t go according to plan. Whether or not you have a c-section, 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 c section birth is one way to…

Sex for Conception Dr Raelia from Knocked-Up Podcast
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: Kath Baquie from FitNest Mama
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…

What Can I Expect in My 4th Trimester: Jen Butler from The Early Parenting Podcast
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…

Do Full Moons affect Pregnancy: Ilana Kosakiewicz from The Energy Shift Podcast
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 Kath Baquie from FitNest Mama
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: Kath Baquie from FitNest Mama
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…

Birth Story – Spilling The Milk: Jodie
Birth Story

Our lovely guest on the podcast today, in the Birth Story Spilling the Milk series, is Jodie, 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 birth story and her journey toward motherhood, her experience during pregnancy and…

Pregnancy and After Birth: Why doing less is doing more: Rachelle Glendon from Life Coach from How to Live Slow
After Birth Recovery, Caesarean Section, Childbirth, Newborn, Pregnancy, Wellbeing

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, have a to do list as long as your arm or just craving a life of doing less, this episode is a must listen. Whether you’re pregnant, a new mama or finished having babies and in the thick of school run, play-dates and extracurricular activities, this episode is all about slowing…

6 tips to Help Boost Your After Birth Recovery: Kath Baquie from FitNest Mama
After Birth Recovery, Childbirth, Postnatal

Having a baby takes a huge toll on the body and part of my role as a physio for women is to teach women what they can do to help their bodies recover in the best way possible. The first 6 weeks after delivery are all about rest, recovery and restoring your body’s strength and…

4 Key Elements to help Return to running after birth [Part 2]: Kath Baquie from FitNest Mama
After Birth Recovery, Exercise, Pelvic Floor, Postnatal, Running, Workouts

As a physio for women, one of the questions I get asked the most from my clients is when they can return to running after childbirth. There are so many benefits to running as it’s not only great exercise but also a wonderful way to get some solo time and feel normal again. A lot…

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