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Since welcoming her first child early this year, Biggest Loser star Fiona Falkiner has been embracing life as a new mum.
For Fiona, 37 and her and fiancée Hayley Willis, 30 becoming parents was a role they fought hard for with Fiona undergoing a tough IVF journey, which Fiona has previously described as a “traumatic” and “lonely” one.
“Obviously you have your partner but it can actually feel like a really lonely process,” Fiona told The Daily Telegraph.
“It is you and your body against all odds. Women don’t really talk about it until after the fact. It can be really quite traumatic.”
After announcing their pregnancy last year, the couple welcomed their baby boy, Hunter in March.
Bounty Parents chatted to Fiona about motherhood and her journey with health and wellness.
Fiona Falkiner with her baby boy, Hunter William Falkiner.
Congratulations on the arrival on Hunter. How is life as a new mum?
It’s amazing. I’m absolutely loving being a mum but it does have its challenges. Hayley and I are just throwing ourselves in headfirst and just riding the waves.
Being a new mum, it makes you not sweat the small stuff. For a long period of time my focus was on myself and now that has completely changed. My life now revolves around caring for and nurturing my son. My family is my number one priority but saying that, I also need to look after myself to look after my family. I want to give my family my best self.
Tell us about working with health and fitness program, The Healthy Mummy?
I can’t wait to kick off my role as The Healthy Mummy Ambassador. I am so keen to get healthy, fit and strong again after a tough IVF journey and pregnancy, even now more than ever for my beautiful baby and fiancé and for our wedding in October.
I’m not rushing back into weight loss right now; I’m all about being healthy, energised (as much as I can be with a new baby!) and feeling back in control. I want to get back to looking and feeling really good.
The Healthy Mummy delivers healthy food to your door.
Did you embrace your changing pregnancy body?
During pregnancy I loved my body and I loved all the changes. It’s a beautiful experience to know there’s a little human growing inside me. Once I had Hunter there was a period of time where I struggled with the changes to my body but it was more about what I perceived were society’s views on having a big, soft tummy.
It took me a while to embrace my body as it is now and my beautiful partner Hayley has been really instrumental in reminding me of the incredible feat my body has just been through and she loves me for me. My body is amazing for what it’s done and I’m focusing on being kind and gentle to it and trying to stay really positive.
Fiona Falkiner will marry her partner, Hayley Willis in October.
How are the wedding plans coming along?
Haley has been doing most of the wedding planning. We were meant to do it last October but with COVID we had to postpone it and I’ve been so preoccupied with little Hunter. But, it’s coming up quickly. It hasn’t sunk in that it’s happening.