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A Pregnancy & Postnatal Podcast dedicated to helping you have a healthy pregnancy, confident childbirth and strong recovery. 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.You will find some amazing interviews with industry professionals covering breastfeeding with lactation consultants, childbirth with midwives and doctors, as well as birth stories from mamas just like you. signed to help educate and inform. How do I stay active & healthy during pregnancy? How can I look after my pelvic floor & core muscles? How can I feel confident heading into childbirth? How do I get strong again after birth, so that I can get back to doing what I love?This podcast will leave you feeling supported, inspired and ready to tackle this new journey. I myself, Kath Baquie am a mum of 3 young girls, a physiotherapist working in women’s health, and I am the creator of FitNest Mama which has online workouts and resources, helping women stay healthy during pregnancy, and have a strong postnatal recovery. Disclaimer: The content in this podcast is general in nature and should not replace the advice of your healthcare professional. For freebies and to find out more information head to https://www.fitnestmama.com or Instagram @fitnestmama.

The FitNest Mama Podcast Kath Baquie

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 57 Ratings

A Pregnancy & Postnatal Podcast dedicated to helping you have a healthy pregnancy, confident childbirth and strong recovery. 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.You will find some amazing interviews with industry professionals covering breastfeeding with lactation consultants, childbirth with midwives and doctors, as well as birth stories from mamas just like you. signed to help educate and inform. How do I stay active & healthy during pregnancy? How can I look after my pelvic floor & core muscles? How can I feel confident heading into childbirth? How do I get strong again after birth, so that I can get back to doing what I love?This podcast will leave you feeling supported, inspired and ready to tackle this new journey. I myself, Kath Baquie am a mum of 3 young girls, a physiotherapist working in women’s health, and I am the creator of FitNest Mama which has online workouts and resources, helping women stay healthy during pregnancy, and have a strong postnatal recovery. Disclaimer: The content in this podcast is general in nature and should not replace the advice of your healthcare professional. For freebies and to find out more information head to https://www.fitnestmama.com or Instagram @fitnestmama.

    Pregnancy after loss with Robyn Birkin [Part 2]

    Pregnancy after loss with Robyn Birkin [Part 2]

    Pregnancy after loss might be a time filled with guilt, anxiety and mixed emotions.

    In this 2nd episode of a two part series with Robyn Birkin, Robyn describes the emotions that can come with pregnancy after miscarriage, including:

    - What pregnancy after loss feels like
    - How can I stop worrying about pregnancy after miscarriage?
    - Is it normal to have anxiety during pregnancy after miscarriage?

    Robyn also discusses strategies to help support and overcome the emotions that can come with pregnancy after loss, as well as advice for those with a friend or loved one experiencing this.

    I trust you will find this incredibly important topic discussed today about fertility, life, and pregnancy after miscarriage valuable.
    Please be advised that this episode comes with a trigger warning as we do discuss miscarriage, loss and infertility.  If this is triggering for you, please do consult your healthcare provider or any of the resources below.
    LINKS
    Register for my FREE Pregnancy Workshop here.
    5 day free trial FitNest Mama CLICK HERE
    Website:https://www.fitnestmama.com/
    Instagram:@fitnestmama
    Robyn Birkin’s Instagram:  @robynbirkin
    Robyn Birkin’s website: https://www.robynbirkin.com
    PANDA: https://panda.org.au/
    Beyond Blue: https://www.beyondblue.org.au

    • 21 min
    Secondary Infertility with Robyn Birkin [Part 1]

    Secondary Infertility with Robyn Birkin [Part 1]

    Becoming pregnant again after you’ve had one baby is not always easy.  In today’s episode I chat with Robyn Birkin, an infertility life coach, fertility warrior and host of The Fertility Warriors podcast.
    In this episode, Robyn Birkin discusses:
    What is secondary infertilityCan you get pregnant with secondary infertility?How does secondary infertility feel like (emotionally)?The pain, the guilt and the emotional upheaval that can come with secondary infertility, And ways to emotionally deal with it.

    Robyn provides some practical advice and steps to help overcome the many feelings that can come with secondary infertility.
    This episode was broken down into two - be sure to watch next week’s episode on Pregnancy after loss.
    Please be advised that this episode comes with a trigger warning as we do discuss miscarriage, loss and infertility.  If this is triggering for you, please do consult your healthcare provider or any of the resources below.
    LINKS
    Register for my FREE Pregnancy Workshop here.
    5 day free trial FitNest Mama CLICK HERE
    Website:https://www.fitnestmama.com/
    Instagram:@fitnestmama
    Robyn Birkin’s Instagram:  @robynbirkin
    Robyn Birkin’s website: https://www.robynbirkin.com
    PANDA: https://panda.org.au/
    Beyond Blue: https://www.beyondblue.org.au

    • 31 min
    Spilling the Milk: VBA2C Birth story with Jo

    Spilling the Milk: VBA2C Birth story with Jo

    This VBA2C birth story is with Jo, a mum of three.  In this episode Jo openly shares the highs and lows as she navigates through the stages of motherhood and her journey and struggle with advocating for a VBA2C, all while in lockdown.
    She found a sense of empowerment once she succeeded with her VBA2C and hopes that her story can inspire other women
    In this episode we discuss:
    Jo’s birth story with vaginal birth after 2 caesareans (VBA2C)Transitioning to a mum of 3Challenges with pregnancyRecovery after childbirthAnd Jo’s final words of wisdom for other mamas seeking a VBA2C.Sit back, relax and we hope you enjoy this podcast episode.

    LINKS:
    Jo's Instagram: @the_everyday_mumma
    FitNest Mama Website: https://www.fitnestmama.com
    FitNest Mama Instagram: @fitnestmama

    VBAC with Dr Kieren Wilson podcast mentioned: CLICK HERE
    Maternal Assisted Caesarean Birth with Dr Natalie Elphinstone: CLICK HERE

    • 38 min
    10 Reasons to include postnatal rehab in your after birth plan

    10 Reasons to include postnatal rehab in your after birth plan

    Why do we need postnatal rehab?
    When we think of rehab, we often think of rehab after a sports injury, or perhaps an addiction.
    If a pro footballer has a knee injury, they may have surgery.
    And then it’s a given they will have a period of rehab before getting back on the footy field.  This includes rest, recovery, and then a graduated return to exercise.
    Whereas women might have a 6 week doctors check, and then no guidance whatsoever to helping her body recover from what has been one of the biggest events a body could go through.
    Postnatal rehab is something that all women need, after giving birth, to some degree or other. 
    Everyone’s postnatal rehab journey will be different.  Each woman is unique and has her own set of challenges and goals.  And every woman deserves to one day feel like a confident and strong mama.
    What is postnatal rehab?
    Why do I need postnatal rehab after I've had a baby?
    How can I take care of myself after giving birth?
    How long does it take to heal after giving birth?
    What is the Postpartum recovery timeline?

    These are all questions we will cover in today's episode. 

    LINKS:
    Register for my FREE Postnatal Workshop here.
    Website:https://www.fitnestmama.com/
    Instagram:@fitnestmama

    • 16 min
    6 Week Check - What to expect with Dr Miranda Bradley

    6 Week Check - What to expect with Dr Miranda Bradley

    What to expect from a 6 week or postnatal check?
    The postnatal or 6 week check is really important for both mum and bubs after the birth.
    In the episode with Dr Miranda Bradley - a GP, mum of three, and founder of Thrive Perinatal, we discuss:
    What is a 6 week check?What does a 6 week check involve?Why is the 6 week check so important for a mum (+/- partner) and bubs?Dr Miranda Bradley takes us through a few things that she checks over with both mums and bub, including discussion about:
    BreastfeedingBaby growth / developmentContraception optionsVaccination optionsHip dysplasiaMental healthThis is a brilliant episode with Dr Miranda Bradley who is a mum of three and General Practitioner working exclusively in perinatal health. She is founder of Thrive Perinatal, a unique GP medical service providing care to future, expectant and new mums and babies in Melbourne.
    Thrive Perinatal is Miranda’s vision to provide a different and more comprehensive perinatal GP service. A “one stop shop” where she can provide more time with future and new mums, to help with womens’ physical and mental health, assist with fertility or pregnancy concerns, baby health concerns, breastfeeding, parenting skills or any other perinatal issues.
    I trust you will find this episode really informative. Sit back, relax and enjoy!

    LINKS:
    Melbourne Vaccine Education Centre: https://mvec.mcri.edu.au/
    Thrive Perinatal Website: https://www.thriveperinatal.com/
    Thrive Perinatal Instagram: @thriveperinatal

    Links to previous podcast episodes discussed:
    Paediatric physio: https://www.fitnestmama.com/podcast/how-do-i-know-if-my-baby-is-reaching-milestones/
    Baby wearing: https://www.fitnestmama.com/podcast/the-magic-of-babywearing/

    • 40 min
    5 tips to help you balance motherhood and fitness

    5 tips to help you balance motherhood and fitness

    5 tips to help you balance motherhood and fitness


    How do you balance motherhood and fitness?
    How can I stay fit as a mother?
    How do stay at home mums stay fit?
    How do working mums stay fit?
    What is balance in health and fitness as a mother?


    These are all common questions mums might be asking themselves when they are balancing motherhood and life. In the episode I discuss 5 tips to help you balance motherhood and fitness, so that it feels easy, fun, and achievable, whilst ditching the guilt.
    Discover your whyReflect upon your current phase of motherhood.What is easy for you to do?Pre-plan your week ahead.Ditch the mum-guilt.LINKS:
    Register for my FREE Postnatal Workshop here.
    Website:https://www.fitnestmama.com/
    Instagram:@fitnestmama

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

pennyb91 ,

A wealth of knowledge with incredible guests

I’ve been binge listening to Kath whilst walking the dogs and feel like I’ve learned so much in a few hours! She’s easy to listen to, has a great selection of guests, I feel more empowered and like I can ask my care providers more informed questions. Absolutely will be listening to episodes over again and recommending this podcast to all my friends in the same boat as me 😊

claudie ,

A credible, cute & cool listen!

Always a fan of mums in podcasting, and this is no exception!! Kath speaks with such a calm tone, it is so lovely to listen to & her guests are incredible!
Can’t wait to hear them all (I’ve got a bit of catching up to do) excited to delve deeper into all things FitNest mama & appreciate all things pregnancy & postpartum xx @matrescence.by.design

Lana Hirth ,

Trustworthy advice

Kath is an expert and so easy to listen to! She’s realistic and helpful. It’s a must listen for anyone who is trying to get back into exercise or keep it up during their pregnancy and postpartum journey.

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