NAOMI BJORGAN, LM, CPM
My call to midwifery
Working with women in birth has been a passion of mine since childhood. Although I started out with a Music History and Literature degree, the journey to midwifery began with doula training in 2001 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. There I did birth, postpartum and breastfeeding counselor work in the city.
In 2003, I married the love of my life, Chad Bjorgan. When pregnant with our second child, we felt called to the mission field and took off for Davao City, Philippines.
While there I was able to do my clinical rotation for the National College of Midwifery, while my husband did music ministry and water filtration projects with Impact Nations.
Education and Background:
Bachelor of Music in History and Literature from the University of Victoria in 1998
Birth and Postpartum Doula and Breastfeeding Counselor
Associate Degree in the Science of Midwifery from the National College of Midwives in 2009
3 year clinical placement in a very busy out-of-hospital birth center and private hospital in Davao City, Philippines.
Over 500 births attended as a licensed midwife
Clinical preceptor for : The National College of Midwifery, Midwives College of Utah, Walden University, and Mercy In Action
Faculty member Mercy In Action College of Midwifery
Upon graduation in 2009 our family returned to Canada, where I obtained my Lamaze Certification and taught prenatal classes through the local college. In 2011, we moved to Washington State where I began practicing midwifery as a licensed midwife.
Our family now consists of 6 beautiful children, most of whom were born at home. In 2016, we made the big move to Redding, CA where I helped open the Redding Midwifery Group practice. It has been a wonderful move for us and I am honored to work with families in this region!