Honouring, Guiding and Empowering Families
Lisa, Emily and Andrea have come together with a shared goal and passion for educating and supporting families through pregnancy and the transition to parenthood. We believe in establishing a village of supports and connecting families to other families and community services. Our in-person services are developed to meet the unique and diverse needs of each individual and family.
We are three mothers who are both friends and family who have come together to support other mothers and families in our community.
Lisa Uher, RSW, Perinatal Support
I am the mother of three grown daughters who have provided me with my beginnings and passion for maternal and family care. I am a Registered Social Worker working in Mental Health who specializes in Prenatal Yoga, Childbirth Education, Breastfeeding Support and Baby Massage. I founded Mother Nurture in 2002 with a commitment to empower women and families through the transformative stages of pregnancy and parenthood. I have had the honor of providing compassionate support and guidance to mothers and their partners in being a part of over 300 births in our community as a doula. Mother Nurture has grown over the years weaving together a system of care including Childbirth Classes, Prenatal Yoga, Breastfeeding Support and Baby Massage classes. These classes have addressed the profound emotional and physiological dimensions of pregnancy and parenthood. My vision is to redefine the narrative of birth, in positive collaboration with community partners, women and families. Through education, guidance and active listening to women and their stories the journey of birth can be one of resilience and strength. I truly love the work that I do!
Emily Caron, Doula, Perinatal Support
I became a DONA International Certified Birth Doula in 2016 while I was pregnant with my first baby. I am a passionate and committed Birth and Postpartum Doula. When I am not doula-ing I am a firefighter and a mom to my two boys. I am also the founder/CEO of Rise House International, a charity that operates a women &and children's shelter in Haiti. Having a baby is the most heroic, life-changing, and – frankly – terrifying thing most of us will ever do. But, with the right support, it can also be a positive, joyful, and empowering experience. I brought my own babies into the world surrounded by support, warmth, and the information I needed to feel empowered and in control. This is what I aim to provide other parents through my work as a doula. I’m also a parent who has been where you are now. So I know first hand that pregnancy and early parenthood can be filled with many emotions and challenges– often all at once and can often feel overwhelming. It led me to become a doula, and is the inspiration for the type and level of service I aim to provide my clients as I have found that there is a big gap in knowledge and resources available to expecting parents in our community. When you work with me, I want you to feel like you have an experienced friend on your side. Someone who understands your fears and worries but is there to work with you and support you through the most beautiful journey!
Andrea Atkinson, RN, Postpartum Support
I was born and raised in Chatham-Kent and I am a mother of two beautiful daughters. I became a Registered Nurse in 2007 and have worked in acute care, long-term care, home care, telemedicine and primary care. My passion for perinatal care blossomed after my second daughter was born in March 2020 at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was an isolating experience and it was when I recognized that I would like to do more to educate and support women in the postpartum period. I started teaching Childbirth Classes with Lisa in the spring of 2022 and in the fall of 2022, I partnered with the midwives at the CK Mom and Baby Clinic and have been providing free bi-weekly postpartum education classes to expecting couples and new parents. I am currently enrolled in the Masters of Science in Nursing program (MScN) at Western University. My thesis work is focused on understanding the Canadian postpartum experience among parents and healthcare professionals. My vision is to re-establish the concept of the “village” by providing support and education for mothers and families and to assist with healthcare system navigation throughout the postpartum period. I am thankful to live in Chatham-Kent as I believe this is a beautiful and supportive community – a great place to live, work and raise a family.