Feature Friday: Nikki Nienhaus of Seasons of Life Chiropractic
I love chatting with Nikki Nienhaus of Seasons of Life Chiropractic – she has a sweet little girl that is the same age as my little guy and we started our businesses about the same time, so we always have so much to chat about!
Nikki is so passionate about helping women get healthy before pregnancy, stay healthy during pregnancy and return to health during postpartum. Her low-impact chiropractic techniques help mom and baby feel comfortable and relaxed. She also has a new hormone balancing program to help women get pregnant or through menopause (contact her for info!)
Get to know Nikki a bit more in her guest blog about choosing to only have one child and our interview below! You’ll love working with her as much as I do!
Here’s the Rest of the Interview:
What made you want open your own practice?
When I graduated from chiropractic school I was 8 months pregnant. I knew that when I started working I didn’t want to work for someone else. I wanted to be able to make my own schedule so that I could spend as much time with my daughter as I wanted to. And being my own boss means I can bring her to work with me when I have to/want to also. Plus, I wanted to become a chiropractor so that I could help people heal in as holistic a way as possible. And I wanted to practice MY WAY. So starting my own practice just made sense. I choose to serve women and babies, helping moms grow healthy families.
What excites you the most about your work?
My absolute favorite thing is watching a mom discover how powerful she really is. Most of what I love to do is provide care for pregnant women, so helping them to feel empowered throughout pregnancy and especially helping them to achieve the birth that they want is so important to me.
What is your biggest challenge?
St. Louis is a pretty saturated market for chiropractors, so growing a practice is slow. On top of that, balancing being a full time mom and growing a business (it often feels to me like I have twins!) is really really difficult on the best of days.
How do you find harmony or balance between being a mom and a business owner?
Honestly, I’m not sure that I do. I try to be intentional about working when I’m at work, and being present with my daughter when I’m at home, but I don’t always succeed. I’m still trying to figure out what’s the right balance for me.
Tell us about your family.
I’m married to Kyle. We were friends in high school but never dated until we got together almost 7 years ago. We’ve been married almost 6 years. We have a daughter, Lorelai, who will be 3 in October. (Lorelai and I share a birthday!) We are both St. Louis natives. My parents and grandparents on both sides all live in St. Louis so we spend a lot of time with family. We also have 2 cats, Prince and Hendrix.
If you could pick anything, what would your super power be?
I wish I could have the power to make people see things through the eyes of someone else. Like, I desperately want to end racism. Wouldn’t it be nice if I could magically make every white person spend a day in the shoes of a POC? I’m not sure that’s a super power, but ending hate would be such a beautiful thing.
What one piece of advice do you have for a mom that needs your service?
I tell every pregnant woman that she needs chiropractic care, because she does. But I would say, make sure to surround yourself with a team that supports what you want out of birth. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and don’t be afraid to stand up for yourself. And don’t forget to plan for the postpartum period.