Meet Your Midwife

 
 

Mackenzie Rose Leeke LM, CPM

I have midwifery in my blood. My namesake and Great Grandma Rose was a midwife in rural Minnesota. While my family is from the Midwest, I have called Northern California my home since I was seven years old. 

After graduating from Flagler College in St. Augustine Florida with a BA in Political Science and Pre-law I moved back to California. In 2007 after settling into the wilds of NorCal I gave birth to my son, Preston Utah, at Auburn Faith Hospital in Auburn, California. I found the experience amazing, challenging, and life changing. After Preston was born, I clearly saw that my path was to support and help other people bring their babies into the world. I started my journey by becoming a birth doula in 2011 and specialized in hospital births. In 2013, I began assisting a local Sacramento midwife in her home birth practice and shortly thereafter enrolled at the National College of Midwifery.

As a student midwife, I had the distinct privilege of learning from many different licensed midwives and certified nurse midwives in Northern California and Utah. I completed my apprenticeship under the wisdom, love, and guidance of Marlene Smith, LM, CPM and Kaleem Joy, LM, CPM of One Heart Midwifery in Citrus Heights, Ca. In 2017, I graduated from the National College of Midwifery and passed the NARM exam to become a California licensed midwife. I have had the honor of attending over 160 births and look forward to serving you and your family during your pregnancy and birth journey. 

When not striving to keep my clients happy and healthy, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. My husband, my son and I love grabbing donuts at Pushkin’s Bakery on Sunday, playing at the Yuba River, walking downtown to the farmer's market, and hiking in the mountains.  

 
Photo Credit: Kalyja Rain Bear
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