Meet Barefoot Birth: 2016 Natural Birth and Baby Expo Sponsor

Meet Charlie Rae Young and Barefoot Birth, Sponsor of the Tampa Bay Birth Network's 2016 Natural Birth and Baby Expo! 

Barefoot Birth is a birth service company specializing in concierge home birth services, personalized prenatal care, doula support, childbirth education, massage therapy, postpartum support, and professional birth photography. Barefoot Birth acts as a resource for expecting families in Tampa Bay.



A natural born advocate, I was called to Midwifery after my own experience with the over-medicalized model of childbirth. I began my service as a doula by founding Barefoot Birth, and have worked as a strong advocate for better care for families alongside the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services, The Birth Survey, The Florida Council of Licensed Midwifery, and others. I have attended hundreds of births over the last 7 years, filling a niche with naturally-minded families as well as those who are often marginalized from conventional medical care due to social stigma.

Our Barefoot Family is made up of an eclectic group of diverse individuals dedicated to serving families. Our core group includes myself; Jenn Stone LPN, CLC, a licensed practical nurse, birth assistant, doula, certified childbirth educator, placenta encapsulation specialist, certified lactation counselor, Certified Mother Roaster: The Art of Sacred Postpartum, Certified Beng Kung Belly Wrap Artist, and folk herbalist; Patricia Cannon (Photographer); Rachel Call (LMT); Wesley Bozeman (LMT); Caryn Meyer (Doula); and Gaetane Joseph (Postpartum Doula) who work together with us collectively. 

Knowing that families feel supported personally and professional through such an intimate time has to be the best part of what we do.
— Charlie

The physical space that Barefoot Birth has birthed is the Community Roots collective, located in Tampa Heights. We are "Where families come to grow." We strive to create a place for families to grow their roots by building community through education, resources, and LOVE!

Primarily, we serve as a resource for families to find the services they need for their childbearing years. Between Barefoot Birth and our space at The Community Roots Collective, we are able to help families with their individual needs. Our focus as a midwifery practice is to meet families where they are and provide them with the best prenatal and postpartum care experience possible. This commitment is made to clients whether they decide to deliver at home or in the hospital. Families may decide that one of their birth or postpartum doulas is the best support for them in a birth center or hospital setting, while others may only want care from a midwife for their home birth.

Charlie was wonderful! I couldn’t have asked for a more respectful and knowledgeable midwife to walk alongside us on our birth journey. We loved having our prenatal and postpartum care visits in the comfort of our home. Whatever your birth needs are, I recommend working with the amazing team at Barefoot Birth!

Barefoot Birth is a whole team ready to love on families the way they would want to be loved on - no matter how they decide to welcome their baby. 

We are based in Tampa but serve a 1 hour radius.  For more information, visit our website