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!

Keen to get back into running after having a baby [Part 1] Kath Baquie from FitNest Mama
After Birth Recovery

At FitNest Mama, we are all about equipping new mammas with exercises and resources they need to get their bodies and minds strong again, enabling women to do the things they love with a bubba by their side. For some, it might mean running around with the kids at the park and for others, it…

Birth Story – Spilling the Milk: Claire
Birth Story, Caesarean Section, Pregnancy

It’s my pleasure to share this Birth Story, Spilling the Milk episode with you today and introduce you to my beautiful guest and new mama, Claire. Having given birth only 5 short weeks ago at the time of recording, Claire opens up about being a single mama by choice and the arduous yet amazing story…

Understanding Gestational diabetes, and how to manage it with lifestyle changes in pregnancy: Robyn Compton from Royal Woman’s Hospital
Diet, Gestational Diabetes, Pregnancy

Gestational Diabetes affects approximately 14% of pregnant women in Australia but many women are still uninformed about it. In today’s episode I’m talking to accredited, practicing dietician Robyn Compton all about it. Robyn practices at the Royal Woman’s Hospital in Melbourne and works mainly helping women to manage Gestational Diabetes and its risk factors. Robyn…

How to build a more loving relationship with yourself and your body Kiara Johnson from Inside Out Health Wellness
Mindfulness, Postnatal, Pregnancy, Wellbeing

Here we are with the first episode of 2020! Today’s topic is a challenge universally faced by men and women but becomes particularly difficult for pregnant women and new mums. I’m joined by Kiara Johnson to dive into the struggle of body image, body confidence, and dealing with your inner critic. Kiara is a mindset…

2020 Wrap Up Kath Baquie from FitNest Mama

It’s hard to believe this is the final episode for 2020. What a crazy year it has been for us all! In the midst of such a turbulent year, it’s been such a joy to host this podcast and receive feedback from all my lovely listeners. I’m so thankful for all your support. This episode…

Birth Story – Spilling the Milk Pam
After Birth Recovery, Breastfeeding, Childbirth, Epidural, Forceps

For first time mamas, the thought of labour can be quite daunting.  There are many unknowns and so much anticipation as you await the birth of your baby. Everyone has a different experience in labour and as women, it is an incredibly bonding and empowering experience to share our birth stories. This is a beautiful…

Top tips for pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy Kath Baquie from FitNest Mama
Pelvic Girdle Pain, Pregnancy

I’m winging it today in this solo episode as I talk all about pelvic girdle pain, which is a really common issue that many women face during pregnancy. I talk about what it is, what might commonly irritate the pain, share my top tips on how to manage the pain and when you should seek…

Is Calmbirth Useful Only For Those Wanting a Natural Childbirth Lauretta Hamilton from Ballarat Born
Childbirth, Pregnancy

You’ve likely heard of calm birthing, but do you know what it’s all about?  Perhaps you’re wondering if it’s for you.  If so, this episode is right up your alley as I take a dive into the ins and outs of calm birthing with special guest, Lauretta Hamilton. Lauretta is a midwife based in Ballarat,…

Why Pregnant Women Shouldn’t Feel Guilty if Diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes Dr Tom Cade
Gestational Diabetes, Pregnancy

What do you know about gestational diabetes? Do you know why Australia screens every woman during pregnancy? Like a lot of women, the first time you might have heard about gestational diabetes is when you were tested for it yourself.  Who can forget that sickly sweet glucose drink and hours of waiting for blood test…

Let’s Get Real with Postnatal Depression Josie Smyth
Covid, Postnatal Depression

It is such a joyous occasion when you first get to bring your baby home. You start to experience life in a whole new way with this little person by your side and it is such a special time. But it can also be extremely overwhelming. You may experience emotions such as anxiety and depression…

How Do I Protect My Pelvic Floor During Pregnancy Kath Baquie from FitNest Mama
Bowels, Pelvic Floor, Perineal Massage, Pregnancy

As a pelvic floor physio, I get asked a lot of questions from women wanting to know how to protect their pelvic floor during pregnancy.  I also work with many women who have already given birth and are needing to regain some strength in that all important area.  It can be daunting with so much…

Spilling the Milk: Brie
Breastfeeding, Childbirth, Epidural, Episiotomy, Hypnobirthing

I’m excited to introduce you to a special guest today.  It’s my first chat on this podcast with an every day mama with the intention of discussing the realities of pregnancy, birth and becoming a new mama. Brie is not only a new mama but also one of the founding members of FitNest Mama and…

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