Birthing: Obstetricians, Midwives & Doulas


To find an OB/GYN in your area, choose from the list below of medical doctors who specialize in the management of pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum, the female reproductive system, obstetrical
and gynecological care.

Butte County

Anderson, Deborah J., MD; Paradise. 6283 Clark Rd., Ste. 8. (530) 872-2229.

Bazzani, Matthew, MD; Oroville. 2809 Olive Hwy., Ste. 320. (530) 532-8181.

Bippart, Peter, MD; Oroville. 2809 Olive Hwy Ste. 320. (530) 532-8636.

Brooks, Joseph, MD; Chico. 1405 Magnolia Ave., Ste. A. (530) 332-5080

Bunchien, Arin, MD; Paradise. 6283 Clark Rd., Ste. 5. (530) 877-5083.

Cafferata, Lindsey M., MD; Chico. 1405 Magnolia Ave., Ste. A. (530) 332-5080.

Dovre, Per A., MD; Paradise. 6283 Clark Rd., Ste. 8. (530) 872-2229.

Green, Akiba, DO; Chico. 1665 Esplanade. (530) 332-5570.Shasta County

Gutierrez, Rigoberto, MD; Oroville. 2809 Olive Hwy., Ste. 370. (530) 538-9410.

Hanchett, Ross, MD; Paradise. 6283 Clark Rd., Ste. 5. (530) 877-5083.

Johansson, Karl, MD; Oroville. 2809 Olive Hwy., Ste. 320. (530) 532-8636.

Mellum, Scott, MD; Chico. 101 W. 2nd Ave. (530) 894-8944.

Orlino-Oliva, Editha, MD; Redding. 2135 Airpark Dr. (530) 241-5272.

Schwabe, Mark, MD; Chico. 1405 Magnolia Ave., Ste. A.(530) 332-5080.

Shasta County

Serr, Cheryl, MD; Redding. 1842 Buenaventura Blvd. (530) 225-8500.

Skipitis, Gregory, MD; Redding. 2626 Edith Ave. Ste. B. (530) 244-2130.

Torricelli, Holly, NP; Oroville. 2809 Olive Hwy., Ste. 320. (530) 532-8636.

Unterseher, Raleigh, MD; Chico. 1315 Esplanade. (530) 332-9288.

Valcarenghi, Maurice, MD; Chico. 1405 Magnolia Ave., Ste. A. (530) 332-5080.

Van Kirk, Samuel, MD; Redding. 2139 Airpark Dr. (530) 247-0270.

Wenberg, Alicia, MD; Chico. 1665 Esplanade. (530) 332-5070.

Williams, Rene, MD; Redding. 2626 Edith Ave. Ste. B. (530) 244-2130.

Women’s Healthcare Associates; Redding.
Pena, Jorge, MD; Mooney, Richard, MD; & Hanh, Cline PA-C. 2420 Sonoma St. (530) 246-4455.

Siskiyou County

Duncan, Christal, MD; Yreka. 475 Bruce St., Ste. 800. (530) 842-1267.

Higer, Deborah, MD; Mt. Shasta. 725 Pine St. Obstetrics up to 12 weeks. (530) 926-4556.

Holst, David, MD; Mt. Shasta. 824 Pine St. (530) 926-4528.

Lagro, Ronald, MD; Mt. Shasta. 824 Pine St. (530) 926-4528.

Swenson, Richard E., MD; Yreka. 1501 S. Oregon St. (530) 842-2062.

Tehama County

Shea, Theodore, MD; Red Bluff.  2490 Sister Mary Columba Dr. (530) 529-2966.


Midwife means “with woman.” Midwives offer professional care during pregnancy, birth and postpartum, in varied settings including private homes, clinics, birthing centers and hospitals. Many expecting mothers find that midwives offer a caring and supportive women-centered approach to birth. 

Butte County

Feather River Midwifery Services; Chico & Paradise. Certified Nurse Midwives: Lisa Catteral, Cheryl Struve, Tonya Nolan, Amber Critchfield, & Krista Rivero. Births take place at the Feather River Hospital in Paradise. Office  locations: Paradise: 5125 The Skyway; (530)872-2000. Chico: 111 Raley Blvd., Ste. 220; (530) 345-4471.

Paula Emigh, Licensed Midwife; Chico. 1032 Sarah Ave. (530) 345-7994.

Shasta County

Nora McNeill, RN, LM; Redding. (530) 241-1141

Siskiyou County

Sally Cooper, CPM, LM; Mt. Shasta.  304 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd. (530) 859-3949.

Shasta Midwives Birth Center, Sue Wolcott, LM, CPM, CLC; Mt. Shasta. Water birthing suite available. 703 S. A St. (530) 918-9433.

Tehama County

Tehama Women’s Health Specialists; Red Bluff. Sally Cox, NP CNM; Pam Stewart, CNM; Theodore Shea, MD; Gaurav Wahi, DO. 2490 Sister Mary Columba Dr. (530) 529-2966.


Many women find great reassurance in having a birth doula by their side during labor and after delivery. Professionally trained, the doula (birth companion) offers emotional support and physical assistance that can help women have a safe, informative and empowering childbirth experience.

Butte, Shasta, Siskiyou & Tehama Counties

Amanda Bishop (Tehama). Certified birth doula. (530) 945-2144.

AmyBeth Ahl-Wright (Butte). Postpartum doula. (530) 521-4619.

Anne Junge (Butte & Tehama). Certified birth doula. Birthing classes. (530) 592-7887.

Chico Doula Circle (Butte). Prenatal, birth & postpartum doula services. Monthly educational workshops. (530) 518-0421.

Grace Doulas (Shasta & Tehama). Birth doulas: Carolee Abbott, (530) 224-9024; Patty Montenegro, (530) 515-5778.

Jarynna Chua, MFT (Butte). Birth doula, prenatal & postpartum counseling.
(530) 966-5391.

Nhimsa Champaneri, LAc ( Siskiyou). Certified birth & postpartum doula. Specializes in acupuncture & Chinese medicine. Also offers placenta encapsulation. (530) 859-3839.

Sacred Beginnings, Serra Wells (Butte). Birth doula. (530) 321-6477.

Shasta Birth Balance, Donna Bringenberg (Siskiyou). Prenatal, birth & postpartum doula. (530) 261-1400 or email

Sorrell Bobrink (Butte). Certified birth doula. (530) 990-8540.

Stacey Cairns (Shasta). Birth & postpartum doula. Massage therapist. (530) 222-4655.

The Doula Alliance (Shasta, Siskiyou & Tehama). A network of doulas & other birth professionals in the Greater Redding area. Birth doulas & doula trainings. (707) 498-5361.

Updated 3 Oct ’16 LS


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