Naomi Bjorgan, LM, CPM
Working with women has been a passion since childhood for Naomi. A Canadian, she began her birthwork journey in Vancouver, B.C by attending doula training. In 2003, she married Chad Bjorgan and they were called to the mission field of the Philippines early in their marriage. She completed her midwifery clinicals while Chad worked with Impact Nations International. They returned to Canada in 2009, teaching Lamaze classes. and eventually they moved to Washington state where she began her midwifery career. In 2016, they again relocated, this time to join Becka Frankie at Redding Midwifery. She is a busy mama of 6 herself yet thrives on helping others prepare and experience the wonder of birth.
Carolee Abbott, RN, CE, LE
Carolee is a registered nurse with experience in the home health setting. She has 4 grown children, one high schooler, and 3 adorable grandchildren. She became a certified childbirth doula through DONA in 2010. She began Grace Doulas in the same year with her longtime friend, Patty, and enjoyed teaching childbirth preparation classes as well as gaining birth doula experience. She has completed several doula trainings with Spinning Babies, which focuses on optimal baby positioning, and is excited to have completed her certification to teach a Spinning Babies Parent Class. She enjoys kayaking and hiking in the North State.