Anne Leblond (Locum)
My journey to midwifery began when I became a birth doula for a friend. She had an amazing home birth. It was then I realized I wanted to be involved in women care. Looking through my options, midwifery was the best fit for me. I entered the Seattle Midwifery School program in 2002 where I learned extensively about home birth and birth centers.
I graduated in 2005 and waited patiently to write the licensing exams for British Columbia in 2006. After successfully passing the exams, I worked for a few years before moving to Alberta for 8 years. I am now ready to move back home to the mountains.
I practice based on the philosophy that pregnancy and childbirth are normal, natural, and powerful life changing events that work best with as little intervention as possible. I am dedicated to building respectful relationships with my clients and strive to provide care that attends to the body, mind, and spirit. It is my goal to ensure that my midwifery care is safe and satisfying for all involved.
I am now a mother to 2 beautiful boys born at home. Motherhood is amazing and I am looking forward to start at the East Kootenay Midwives in June to help women once again to welcome their children in the world.