34 episodes

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?Welcome to the FtNest Mama Podcast which is 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. 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.For freebies and to find out more information head to https://www.fitnestmama.com or Instagram @fitnestmama.

The FitNest Mama Podcast Kath Baquie

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 31 Ratings

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?Welcome to the FtNest Mama Podcast which is 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. 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.For freebies and to find out more information head to https://www.fitnestmama.com or Instagram @fitnestmama.

    Changing the way you think about birth, with Hypnodoula Melissa

    Changing the way you think about birth, with Hypnodoula Melissa

    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.
    As the due date creeps up, it’s common for women to start to feel some fear around how the birth is going to happen. No one can really predict how a birth is going to play out, and the fear of the unknown can be quite hard to come to terms with for some.
    But fear in childbirth is definitely not your friend, and this episode is here to explain why.
    Today on the podcast I’m speaking with the amazing hypno doula Melissa Kate about why we need to ditch the fear around childbirth and more importantly some strategies for how to do this.



    LINKS:
    Melissa’s Instagram:@melissakate_hypnodoula
    Melissa’s Website:melissakate.com.au
    Postnatal Return to Running program:https://www.fitnestmama.com/running
    Quick Quiz:https://www.fitnestmama.com/quiz
    5 Days, 5 Ways to Prepare for Birth: www.fitnestmama.com/challenge
    Website:https://www.fitnestmama.com/
    Instagram:@fitnestmama

    • 28 min
    8 Recovery Tips for a Caesarean Birth

    8 Recovery Tips for a Caesarean Birth

    I believe postnatal recovery isn’t given the time and care it needs in our society. New mothers tend to have a short period of rest and then rush to get back to being active without undertaking the proper recovery care. There’s just a lot to consider about your recovery after giving birth, and cesarean delivery can often add another level of complexity. 
    That’s why in today’s episode I want to dive into postnatal care after a Caesarean birth, from abdominal support, to constipation, all the way to caesarean scar massage. I’ll give you actionable tips to help your recovery and explore ways you can prepare yourself as well as where to seek help. 
    So, sit back, unwind, and slow down as you listen to this episode.



    LINKS:
    Pregnancy and Postnatal Quiz: fitnestmama.com/quiz
    Free Online Class:                https://www.fitnestmama.com/free
    5 Days, 5 Ways to Prepare for Birth:         www.fitnestmama.com/challenge
    Website:                    https://www.fitnestmama.com/
    Instagram:                    @fitnestmama

    • 21 min
    Abdominal Muscle Separation – Can I fix it?

    Abdominal Muscle Separation – Can I fix it?

    In today’s episode I answer a question I get asked really often. How do I fix my abdominal muscle separation? This is a common issue for new mums but with the right knowledge it’s one anyone can deal with.
     I’m going to explain what exactly an abdominal muscles separation is, and the other terms frequently used. I will explain how you can help yourself recover and when you might need to seek help. I also dive into common misconceptions and the harm they can cause.  
     If you’re pregnant, or you’re struggling to recover physically after birth, this episode is for you!  
     
      
    LINKS:
    Free Online Class:                              https://www.fitnestmama.com/free
    5 Days, 5 Ways to Prepare for Birth: www.fitnestmama.com/challenge
    Website:                                              https://www.fitnestmama.com/
    Instagram:                                           @fitnestmama

    • 20 min
    Hypnobirthing for a Caesarean Birth with Vanessa Bernard

    Hypnobirthing for a Caesarean Birth with Vanessa Bernard

    We all know that sometimes childbirth doesn’t go according to birth. 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. Today I am joined by Vanessa Bernard, mother of two, business owner, pediatric nurse, and certified hypnobirthing practitioner, 
     We dive into the key ways hypnobirthing techniques can be helpful if you are having a caesarean birth. She shares my belief that knowledge is power, and we discuss the different ways a pregnant mama can educate herself and the people around her about the possibility of a caesarean birth. Most of all she wants all mums to understand that if you have a change in circumstances, you can still have a really beautiful, positive caesarean birth experience. Her tips are practical, helpful, and easy to implement so make sure you have a notepad with you as you listen! 
     LINKS:  
    Vanessa’s Instagram: illourabirth
     Vanessa’s Website: www.illourabirth.com.au
     
    Free Online Class:                              https://www.fitnestmama.com/free
    5 Days, 5 Ways to Prepare for Birth: www.fitnestmama.com/challenge
    Website:                                              https://www.fitnestmama.com/
    Instagram:                                           @fitnestmama
     
     
     
     

    • 28 min
    Sex for Conception for Lovers with Dr Raelia Lew

    Sex for Conception for Lovers with Dr Raelia Lew

     Today’s episode is a fun one! 
     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 as many options as possible for having children in their life. She works at Women’s Health Melbourne and Melbourne Fertility.  
     Dr Raelia and Jordi have released a line of lubricants called Lovers. They offer seven unique lubricants designed for increased pleasure, dryness, breast-feeding mums, menopausal women, for use with sex toys, or for their moisturizing properties. There’s something for everyone. 
      We dive into their top tips on sex for conception discussing timing, common troubles, lubricants, and lots more.
     These ladies are incredibly passionate and know what they’re talking about so I hope you can all take something away from this episode. 
     
    LINKS:
     Website: womenshealthmelbourne.com.au               
    Instagram: @womenshealthmelbourne         
    Lovers Instagram: @loversproducts
    Lovers Website: loversproducts.com.au 
    Knocked Up Instagram: @knockeduppodcast
    Knocked Up: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/knocked-up-the-podcast-about-fertility-and-womens-health/id1381363197
     
    Free Online Class:                              https://www.fitnestmama.com/free
    5 Days, 5 Ways to Prepare for Birth: www.fitnestmama.com/challenge
    Website:                                              https://www.fitnestmama.com/
    Instagram:                                           @fitnestmama
     

    • 30 min
    Pelvic Floor: What Every Woman Needs to Know

    Pelvic Floor: What Every Woman Needs to Know

     In an ideal world, we’d all learn about pelvic floor health in Highschool 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 I believe all women should know. 
     What are the pelvic floor muscles? 
    Why do I need to know about them?
    What do pelvic floor problems look like? 
    When should I get help with my pelvic floor muscles?
    How do I best look after my pelvic floor muscles? 
    This is generalized information and can’t replace personalized professional care, but I do hope it empowers you to take control of your pelvic floor health. In addition, I will run through a few exercises you can perform to begin strengthening your pelvic floor muscles. 
    LINKS:
    Free Online Class:                              https://www.fitnestmama.com/free
    5 Days, 5 Ways to Prepare for Birth: www.fitnestmama.com/challenge
    Website:                                              https://www.fitnestmama.com/
    Instagram:                                           @fitnestmama
     
     

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Charlie (My Lilli Pilli) ,

Great podcast for Mums-to-be & New Mums!

Love the podcasts! All pregnant & new Mums should listen to this - so much valuable information!

xx Charlie @ My Lilli Pilli

smong2020 ,

Fantastic resource

Thanks so much Kath - I wish I had this info when I had my kids!

KiaraJ123 ,

Very Helpful!

Thanks so much Kath, I have found your tips so easy to implement. I love your analogies and stories 😊

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