Zoë Foster Blake shares a throwback photo of her pregnancy

Zoë Foster Blake shares a throwback photo of her pregnancy with daughter Rudy and reveals what she would like to know about motherhood










Zoë Foster Blake is a loving mother of two, son Sonny aged seven and daughter Rudy aged four.

And on Thursday, the 40-year-old thought about motherhood and the things she wished she had known before welcoming children.

In addition to her candid Instagram post, she also shared a previously unseen throwback photo of her pregnancy with Rudy.

Throwback: On Thursday, Zoë Foster Blake reflected on motherhood and the things she wished she’d known before welcoming kids. She also shared this never-before-seen throwback photo of her pregnancy with daughter Rudy

In the background, her son Sonny was reading a book.

“When I was pregnant with my first child, I feverishly breathed One Born Every Minute, read Ina May Gaskin, and was obsessed with my hospital bag,” she recalls.

“I didn’t think at all about what life with a newborn would be like, (overwhelmed pram buying aside) or breastfeeding, or anything like that. Only. The. Birth. Maybe I’m a dingus (Narrator: she was) but it’s very hard to imagine life as a parent until you’re one.”

Zoë then listed the things she’d been through to help other mothers-to-be.

Lessons learned: 'Once you give birth, your baby needs feeding every two hours.  (I really didn't know this.) Also to get them back to sleep after feeding can take an hour.  (Mine were soooo gasssssy),' she wrote

Lessons learned: ‘Once you give birth, your baby needs feeding every two hours. (I really didn’t know this.) Also to get them back to sleep after feeding can take an hour. (Mine were soooo gasssssy),’ she wrote

“Once you’ve given birth, your baby needs feeding every two hours. (I really didn’t know this.) Also to get them back to sleep after feeding can take an hour. (Mine were soooo gasssssy).

‘Preparing your hips, glutes, pelvis and core for pregnancy, delivery and holding the baby’ with Pilates yields HUGE DIVIDENDS.

‘flu symptoms while’ [breastfeeding]? Assume mastitis until proven otherwise.

“A birthing course will teach you A LOT about the physicality and physiology and pace of labor and delivery. So much shit I didn’t know.

Childbirth Classes: 'A birthing course teaches you A LOT about the physicality and physiology and pace of labor and delivery.  So much shit I didn't know.'  In the photo: Zoë (right) with her mother Gerda Busch and baby Rudy

Childbirth Classes: ‘A birthing course teaches you A LOT about the physicality and physiology and pace of labor and delivery. So much shit I didn’t know.’ In the photo: Zoë (right) with her mother Gerda Busch and baby Rudy

She also admitted that she had gestational diabetes during one of her pregnancies, noting that “it will make you eat healthier.”

Zoë then advised fans to see a professional if they have any groin, pubic or back pain, adding that she saw an osteopath between her pregnancies.

“Baby clothes with flounces or buttons are a no. Just zip. Stretch,’ she continued.

“If you read too many books, forums and posts like this, you’ll get confused and annoyed. Do what feels best to YOU, and if you’re struggling, get professional doula/lactation/midwifery help.’

Family: Zoë shares her two children with comedian husband Hamish Blake

Family: Zoë shares her two children with comedian husband Hamish Blake

The businesswoman’s post sparked an episode of the Australian Birth Stories podcast.

Zoë shares her two children with comedian husband Hamish Blake.

The couple had been friends for years and even wrote a relationship book called Textbook Romance in 2009 before dating a year later.

They married in December 2012 in Volgan Valley, NSW.

Their story: The couple had been friends for years and even wrote a relationship book called Textbook Romance in 2009 before going on a date a year later.  They married in December 2012 in Volgan Valley, NSW

Their story: The couple had been friends for years and even wrote a relationship book called Textbook Romance in 2009 before going on a date a year later. They married in December 2012 in Volgan Valley, NSW

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