About Go Mama
Welcome to Go Mama!
I’m Natalie – a wife, a Mama of two, and a servicewoman in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, and this is my story:
I enjoyed a very healthy and active first pregnancy, but after my child was born I unexpectedly became unwell with Post Natal Depression. I say it was unexpected because, like many other mothers, I was so excited to become a Mama and I had so many hopes and dreams of what life would be like with a new baby. Little did I know the journey Motherhood would take me on or how crippling Post Natal Depression would be; most days felt like a struggle and it wasn’t quite turning out like I had imagined. I had the most wonderful and much-loved baby, but I had lost my spark.
When my second child was born, I vowed to prioritise the importance of physical movement and its connection with mental wellbeing. I made it my mission to get my fitness back on track to ensure I had the energy, strength and positivity to be present with my children, and also to rebuild my own body (physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually) after two very different pregnancies and breastfeeding journeys.
One of the hardest parts I found with doing any physical exercise was the motivation to get started. This is when the concept of Go Mama was conceived. I wanted to create a brand of apparel that was functional, comfortable, supportive and affordable for pregnant and breastfeeding women, and I wanted to provide motivation and inspiration for Mamas.
My hope is that anyone using the Go Mama range will feel empowered to be the best version of themselves – whatever that looks and feels like. Everyone’s motherhood journey is different, and Go Mama is here to support each of you, all the way.