Welcome to "Making Connections!" A blog-post series highlighting the amazing women entrepreneurs we have the pleasure of knowing and working with in Lac La Biche, Plamondon and surrounding areas! Each week we will be highlighting a different woman entrepreneur who is benefiting the community with their knowledge, drive, talent and skill. We're truly honoured and blessed to call these beautiful individuals our friends and are so excited for the opportunity to work with them in our little piece of northern paradise!
Welcome to the fifth feature in our Connections series. Meet Marianne King, midwife with Tree de la Vie Midwifery in Plamondon, AB!
When you sit down and think about the reality that women grow humans inside of their bodies for nine months and then bring them earth side in what could be called the single most profound and magical process on the planet, you can’t help but let your jaw drop in utter respect and admiration. It’s something I don’t think anyone can possibly conceive until they’ve gone through the process themselves; same goes for holding that tiny miracle for the first time after providing them the means to become a human that can breathe and cry and move. Case in point – pregnancy and birth are true miracles. They are divinity in action.
So, you can imagine how I feel about people who have dedicated their lives to providing women with the opportunity for a holistic, natural, safe and spiritually enlightening birth – I think they’re pretty damn extraordinary.
Say hello to Marianne King, one of the amazing midwives at Tree de la Vie Midwifery in Plamondon, Alberta. She seeks to give women evidence-based research that empowers them to make informed and educated decisions regarding their individual birth plan. She then delivers babies in various settings, including home-births, water-births, in-clinic births and also within the hospital if the parents should so choose. Prenatal, birth and postpartum support that is honest, loving and rooted in knowledge, skill and professionalism. Yup, she’s awesome.
Here’s a little more about Marianne in her own words…
“I became interested in midwifery after the cesarean delivery of my first baby. Seeking a more personalized experience for my next pregnancy and birth, I chose midwifery care. Following my three homebirths, my passion to become a rural midwife grew. I completed my training at Laurentian University in Sudbury, a program known for its focus on rural and Aboriginal midwifery.
I am excited to be able to offer midwifery care to women and families in our area!”
Learn more about Tree de la Vie Midwifery by clicking the link below!