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The leading podcast for exercise professionals that work with mums & mums themselves. Her postnatal body is not all only about pelvic floors and abdominal separation, it's about HER right to understand her body. This podcast educates, raises awareness and shines a light on how the fitness industry & beyond must raise it's standards so that no mother ever says "Why did no-body tell me".

The MumSafe Movement Podcast Jen Dugard

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

The leading podcast for exercise professionals that work with mums & mums themselves. Her postnatal body is not all only about pelvic floors and abdominal separation, it's about HER right to understand her body. This podcast educates, raises awareness and shines a light on how the fitness industry & beyond must raise it's standards so that no mother ever says "Why did no-body tell me".

    Ep 37 My Birth Trauma with Kate Turtiainen

    Ep 37 My Birth Trauma with Kate Turtiainen

    In this episode Jen talks to Kate Turtiainen, MumSafe Trainer and owner of Bay Active Personal Training in Batemans Bay.  Kate's goal is to guide and educate women both Pre and Postnatally through these key elements in collaboration with other allied health professionals. To ensure that each mother has a safe return to exercise and is left feeling strong, empowered and supported.

    Kate welcomed her Daughter, Astrid, into the world in October 2020 and let’s say it did not go to plan.  Jen invited Kate on to the podcast during Birth Trauma Awareness week to talk of her birthing experience and the trauma that followed.  In this episode Kate is very open in what happened to her and shared how she was really able to see the beauty of her daughter coming into the world alongside what was a very difficult experience for her and those around her.

    As with any topic like birth trauma I’d like to invite you to look after yourself when choosing to listen to this episode of not and if you need support for birth trauma I highly recommend you reach out to the ABTA or COPE for mental health support.

    Summary

    Kate shares her experience of birth trauma and the impact it had on her bonding with her baby. She recounts the details of her labor, the decision to have a caesarean, and the complications that arose afterwards. Kate discusses the emotional toll it took on her and the doubts she had as a new mother. She also mentions the support she received from her husband and the interactions she had with the anaesthetist and obstetrician involved in her care.

    She shares the challenges she faced in seeking support and answers post birth, the lack of communication and consent during her medical procedures, as well as the difficulties in accessing debriefing sessions. Kate emphasises the importance of advocating for oneself and seeking help for both physical and mental health. She calls for improved support and preventative measures for women during pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond.

    Key topics include:


    Birth Trauma and Kate's Background
    Labor and Decision for a Caesarean
    Complications and Transfer to Another Hospital
    Impact on Bonding and Recovery
    Interactions with Healthcare Professionals
    The Challenges of Birth Trauma
    Communication and Consent in Medical Procedures
    Seeking Support and Answers
    The Power of Self-Advocacy
    Improving Support and Preventative Measures for Women's Health

    To connect with Kate further you can find her here on Instagram and via here profile at www.mumsafemovement.com

    At the start of this episode we mentioned our brand new on-demand masterclass - Beyond her 6-week check-up which you can grab right here.

    If you are a mum listening to this episode and want to work with a mum-specific Personal Trainer or in a mum group fitness environment head to www.mumsafemovement.com 

    If you are a coach, trainer or instructor who would like to learn more about becoming a MumSafe Trainer visit www.jendugard.com/mumsafetrainer

    And if you would like to complete your pre and postnatal certification go to https://www.preandpostnatalexerciseacademy.com/safereturntoexercise

    Please direct all questions either to jen@mumsafe.com.au or into Jen's DM's over on Instagram

     

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Ep 36. Working with Mums to Save our Teenage Girls with Kate Hickey

    Ep 36. Working with Mums to Save our Teenage Girls with Kate Hickey

    In this episode Jen talks to Kate Hickey, a professional dancer turned exercise coach professional and MumSafe Trainer, about her journey and the work she does with mums and teenagers.

    Kate is committed to empowering women and teens to feel strong, confident, and beautiful, drawing from her background in dance and fitness to address unhealthy body image perceptions. Her creation of the Empower360 Teen Fitness Challenge stemmed from observing these issues among young dancers.

    Recognising the influential role of mothers in shaping teens' beliefs, she developed the E360 Functional Fitness program for women. This holistic approach combines outdoor group fitness, a free nanny service, and guidance from women's health experts. 

    Kate advocates for self-love and nurturing practices, rejecting extreme workouts or diets, and prioritising well-being. With certifications as a Female Health and Performance Coach and MumSafe trainer, Kate cultivates a supportive community, positively impacting the lives of women and teenagers

    Jen & Kate discuss topics such as onboarding systems in business, the importance of changing the way young women feel about their bodies, and the challenges of postnatal recovery. They also touch on the need for caution and proper assessment in prenatal and postnatal exercise, as well as the demands of running a business while being a mum. Kate discusses the challenges faced by women in balancing personal and professional responsibilities, particularly in the context of motherhood. She highlights the importance of setting boundaries, managing energy drains, and prioritising self-care. Kate also shares her personal experience of going through early menopause and the need for better education and support for women at different stages of their lives. Her vision for the future includes creating a female-only training facility that provides not only physical training but also information, support, and open conversations about women's health and well-being.

    Key topics include:


    Kate's Journey and Background
    The Impact of Dance and Fitness on Young Women
    The Importance of Language and Body Image
    The Need for Caution and Assessment in Prenatal and Postnatal Exercise
    Managing the Demands of Business and Motherhood
    Balancing Personal and Professional Responsibilities
    The Importance of Boundaries, Energy Management, and Self-Care
    Navigating Early Menopause and the Need for Better Education and Support
    Creating Female-Only Training Facilities for Women's Health and Empowerment

    To connect further with Kate you can do so here on Instagram and via her profile at www.mumsafemovement.com

     

    At the start of this episode we mentioned our brand new on-demand masterclass - Beyond her 6-week check-up which you can grab right here.

    If you are a mum listening to this episode and want to work with a mum-specific Personal Trainer or in a mum group fitness environment head to www.mumsafemovement.com If you are a coach, trainer or instructor who would like to learn more about becoming a MumSafe Trainer visit www.jendugard.com/mumsafetrainerAnd if you would like to complete your pre and postnatal certification go to https://www.preandpostnatalexerciseacademy.com/safereturntoexercisePlease direct all questions either to jen@mumsafe.com.au or into Jen's DM's over on Instagram @jendugar

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep 35. Leading the Change in Pregnancy and Postpartum Exercise in India with Sucheta Pal

    Ep 35. Leading the Change in Pregnancy and Postpartum Exercise in India with Sucheta Pal

    In this episode Jen talks to Sucheta Pal, Sucheta is a celebrity coach known for making Zumba® a household name in India and for breaking fitness myths in both pregnancy and postpartum

    After a global career in dance & fitness for 15 years and across 15+ countries, Sucheta Pal who is also a mum and a certified pre-postnatal specialist, today is passionate about helping women stay fit in all stages of motherhood. She is the creator of India's first-of-its-kind science backed Fitness program called Mom.Bod.Strong. One of the few postpartum fitness programs in the country which is recommended by doctors.

    In this episode Jen and Sucheta cover a wide range of topics related to women's health, fitness, and postpartum care. We delve into the challenges faced by women in India, the importance of self-care, and the need for education and awareness around pelvic floor health.

    Sucheta shares her journey, experiences, and insights as an accidental educator and coach, highlighting the gap between women's needs and mainstream fitness offerings in India.  They discuss the challenges and opportunities in the industry, as well as the need for greater awareness and education around postpartum exercise and pelvic health  also explore the impact of social media and the importance of creating a legacy of empowered women thriving in their full potential.

    Key Topics covered include:


    Self-care is essential for women's overall well-being, and it's not selfish to prioritise it.
    The gap between what women need after childbirth and what the mainstream fitness industry offers is a global issue.
    The lack of awareness and education around pelvic floor health in India, and it's important to break the taboo and start open conversations about it.
    The need for greater awareness and education around postpartum fitness and pelvic health
    The impact of social media on women's health and fitness perceptions
    The importance of creating a legacy of empowered women thriving in their full potential

    To connect further with Sucheta you can find her on Instagram here  and find her Mom Bod Strong program here

    If you are a mum listening to this episode and want to work with a mum-specific Personal Trainer or in a mum group fitness environment head to www.mumsafemovement.com If you are a coach, trainer or instructor who would like to learn more about becoming a MumSafe Trainer visit www.jendugard.com/mumsafetrainerAnd if you would like to complete your pre and postnatal certification go to https://www.preandpostnatalexerciseacademy.com/safereturntoexercisePlease direct all questions either to jen@mumsafe.com.au or into Jen's DM's over on Instagram @jendugard

     

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ep 34. Optimising Women's Health Through Personalised Approaches with Dr Cam McDonald

    Ep 34. Optimising Women's Health Through Personalised Approaches with Dr Cam McDonald

    In this episode Jen talks to Dr Cam McDonald , Cam is a leader, educator, scientist, motivator and father. He is the CEO of the Precision Health Alliance - a world leading organisation focusing on the education of health professionals in the use of precision health. 

    The organisation’s mission is to eliminate chronic disease and pain by 2050, and having ‘healthy’ and ‘resilient’ as the norm. Cam is an exercise physiologist, accredited practising dietitian, PhD Scholar, a Fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine along with being an international leader in the application of precision & personalised health. 

    In this episode Jen and Cam talk about individualisation; the more we can improve our baseline health along with outcomes that specifically relate to pre-conception, pregnancy and motherhood.

    Key topics covered include:


    Understanding your own body and health type is crucial for optimising health and well-being.
    The different needs and responses to exercise, nutrition, and stress depending on 'type'.
    The importance of pre-conception and prenatal health for women to prepare their bodies for pregnancy and address any underlying health issues.
    How personalised health approaches can help women achieve optimal health and well-being.
    How understanding one's health type is crucial for personalised health and well-being.
    Different health types have different exercise and nutrition requirements.
    How hormones play a significant role in behaviour and identity during pregnancy and menopause.
    How collagen and stress levels can impact pregnancy and the risk of prolapse.
    Why fitness professionals can benefit from understanding health types to tailor their programming and coaching.
    Embracing one's natural inclinations and strengths leads to better health outcomes.

    To connect further with Cam you can find him on Instagram here and Shae here

    Visit the following links:

    For the general public check out Shae - https://shae.ai

    For Health professionals go here https://healthalliance.org

    If you are a mum listening to this episode and want to work with a mum-specific Personal Trainer or in a mum group fitness environment head to www.mumsafemovement.com If you are a coach, trainer or instructor who would like to learn more about becoming a MumSafe Trainer visit www.jendugard.com/mumsafetrainerAnd if you would like to complete your pre and postnatal certification go to https://www.preandpostnatalexerciseacademy.com/safereturntoexercisePlease direct all questions either to jen@mumsafe.com.au or into Jen's DM's over on Instagram @jendugard

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Ep 33. Prolapse, Pessaries and Finding Her Sweet Spot with Taryn Watson

    Ep 33. Prolapse, Pessaries and Finding Her Sweet Spot with Taryn Watson

    Instagram hereIn this episode Jen talks to Taryn Watson - Physiotherapist with a Masters in Continence and Women's Health and co-founder of FitRight Women's Health.  She has worked in private practice in Perth and London for 15 years, niching down into the area of pre and postnatal exercise, and 'pelvic floor friendly' exercise for women of all ages.

    10 years ago she created the business 'FitRight' and created a Pregnancy Exercise DVD. This quickly morphed into FitRight branded pregnancy and postnatal pilates classes, and then a training program to train other physiotherapists around Perth to become FitRight instructors,

    Throw in an IVF journey, two children and a pandemic, and Taryn's business journey has been quite a rollercoaster of adapting and surviving along the way! In 2022, Taryn started a second business, FitRight HQ, a multidisciplinary Women's Health Clinic,

    In this episode Jen & Taryn delve into one af Taryn's passion areas; Prolapse and pessary support.

    Key Topics covered include:

    Chapters


    Introduction and Personal Experiences
    Taryn's Clinic and Pregnancy Power Program
    Focus on Prolapse Management
    Understanding Prolapse and its Symptoms
    Balancing Exercise and Prolapse Management
    The Importance of a Comprehensive Pelvic Floor Assessment
    Assessing Prolapse in Standing: Considering Gravity
    Understanding Prolapse: Connective Tissue vs. Pelvic Floor
    The Benefits of Pessaries for Prolapse
    Using the NAC Technique for Prolapse Symptom Relief
    Pelvic Floor Training and CrossFit
    Considerations for Trainers Working with Clients with Prolapse
    Prolapse: Not a Life Sentence

    To connect further with Taryn you can find her on Instagram here

    And her website here https://fitrightwomenshealth.au/

     

    If you are a mum listening to this episode and want to work with a mum-specific Personal Trainer or in a mum group fitness environment head to www.mumsafemovement.com 

    If you are a coach, trainer or instructor who would like to learn more about becoming a MumSafe Trainer visit www.jendugard.com/mumsafetrainer

    And if you would like to complete your pre and postnatal certification go to https://www.preandpostnatalexerciseacademy.com/safereturntoexercise

    Please direct all questions either to jen@mumsafe.com.au or into Jen's DM's over on Instagram @jendugard

     

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Ep 32. Why MumSafe, Why now?

    Ep 32. Why MumSafe, Why now?

    In this episode, Jen discusses the origins and purpose of MumSafe, a movement dedicated to providing postpartum education and support for mothers facilitated by an army of exercise professionals that represent the gold standard in pre and postnatal exercise. She shares her personal journey and the frustrations that led her to create MumSafe. Jen emphasises the importance of proper certification and education for trainers working with mums, especially those running services specifically for mums such as group exercise for mums, mums and bubs classes, Pilates for mums, yoga for mums and more.

    As well as the need for clear criteria and standards in the fitness industry and indications for mums to understand who they are choosing to work with. She calls for collaboration and unity among trainers to advocate for better care for mums. Jen concludes by inviting trainers to join the MumSafe mission.

    Applications to become a MumSafe Trainer are currently open and close on the 31st May.

    Complete your application here - https://www.jendugard.com/mumsafeapplication-2024

     

    If you are a mum listening to this episode and want to work with a mum-specific Personal Trainer or in a mum group fitness environment head to www.mumsafemovement.com 

    If you are a coach, trainer or instructor who would like to learn more about becoming a MumSafe Trainer visit www.jendugard.com/mumsafetrainer

    And if you would like to complete your pre and postnatal certification go to https://www.preandpostnatalexerciseacademy.com/safereturntoexercise

    Please direct all questions either to jen@mumsafe.com.au or into Jen's DM's over on Instagram @jendugard

     

     

     

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

mishfit ,

Love this podcast

Jen is such an authentic person and this shines through. As a mover and shaker in the fitness industry I have loved learning about her background. As well as her nuggets of advice for others. Watch this space. I look forward to see the continuation…

Mags_h81 ,

So good!

Love loved loved first few episodes so far and can’t wait for more. If you are a trainer working with mums or even if you are a mum this podcast is for you. Jen has wealth of knowledge about postnatal fitness and business.

Jess - She Has Vitality ,

What a privilege to listen to!

I am so thankful for how openly Jen shared her journey it inspired me so much and also gave me lots to think about in the early season of my business as. I can’t wait to listen to the next episode and I know I will be a regular listener!
Thank you Jen for getting this podcast out into the world so many need it ❤️

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