020: Balancing Pregnancy And Postpartum As A Successful Entrepreneur with Nikole Goncalves

Nikole Goncalves is the face behind one of the top leading healthy food and lifestyle YouTube channels in Canada called HealthNut Nutrition. She is a passionate “health nut” who inspires her viewers to live an active, healthy and balanced lifestyle by showing how easy and delicious it can be.

Nikole is a new mom and why I thought she would be the perfect fit for the show as we have so much in common. She shares her very real journey of her pandemic pregnancy all the way to postpartum and raising a baby as a successful entrepreneur.

Get ready for an amazing episode!

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Highlights from this episode:

  • Mom Tip: Get a stainless steel water bottle for mom & baby
  • Motherhood makes you feel like a new person
  • Tackling the 1st trimester of pregnancy when the pandemic started
  • Building a birth team during the 2nd trimester
  • Fresh air and walking helps nausea during 1st trimester
  • Natural nausea & acid reflux recommendations
  • Why eating warming foods during pregnancy helps digestion
  • Embracing pregnancy during trimester 3
  • Magnesium gel & epsom salt baths help relieve restless leg syndrome
  • Why Nikole is a huge advocate for movement during pregnancy
  • Support your skin with non-toxic products to lessen stretch marks
  • Preparing for birth with hypnobirthing classes
  • Perineal stretching/massage during pregnancy helps postpartum recovery
  • How meditation helped Nikole stay calm during the last few weeks of pregnancy
  • Lightning crotch pain… is it Braxton Hicks?
  • Nikole’s unmedicated natural birth story and how the video went viral
  • Plan to labour at home with a doula and midwife
  • Why they choose a hospital birth over home birth
  • Breastfeeding and why focusing on baby’s latch is important
  • The biggest shocker to postpartum recovery
  • Finding balance as a full-time mom and entrepreneur
  • Integrating your dog into your babies life by creating boundaries
  • What Nikole wish she knew before she got pregnant

Related links:

Follow @marniwasserman and @ultimatehealthpodcast on Instagram for Sarelle (baby TUB) updates
Nikole Goncalves website HealthNut Nutrition
Follow Nikole Goncalves HealthNut Nutrition on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube
Nikole Goncalves – The HealthNut Cookbook
Hydro Flask Water Bottle
Hydro Flask for Kids
Genestra – Multi Cal Mag Liquid
Natural Calm – Magnesium Gel
Diana Antholis – Best Stretches for Pregnancy to Relieve Aches and Pains
Tracy Anderson Pregnancy Project Workouts
Glowing Mama Health & Fitness Program (use the code ultimatehealth15 to save 15% off)
Luminance Skincare
BeautyNut Skincare – Lip Butter (use the code Marni15 to save 15% off)
BeautyNut Skincare – Pit Refresh (use the code Marni15 to save 15% off)
DIY Belly Oil for Pregnancy and Postpartum
Joyous Health – Body butter (use the code MARNI10 to save 10% off)
HealthNut – Online Healthy Lifestyle Shop (use the code Marni15 to save 15% off)
HealthNut Nutrition – Our Natural Birth Vlog
How to Breastfeed – Deep Latch Technique
West End Mamas
Nikole’s Postpartum Experience + Update
HealthNut Nutrition – Motherhood Blog
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