Barefoot Birth is a natural birth service specializing in concierge homebirth services, prenatal care, doula support, childbirth education, massage therapy, placenta arts services, professional family photography, and acts as a resource center for expecting families.
Established in 2009.
Barefoot Birth was a love labor began by two friends, Charlie Rae Young & Megan D’Orazio, after their less-than-magical birth experience’s here in Tampa Bay. The Barefoot family has grown from a seedling doula practice to be an umbrella of the highest quality support services for expecting families in the Tampa Bay Area.
Charlie Rae Y.
Charlie Rae Young, LM, CPM, CLC is a graduate of the Florida School of Traditional Midwifery and Florida Licensed Midwife (MW276). A Florida native, Charlie Rae was called to Midwifery after her own experience with the over-medicalized model of childbirth. She began her service as a doula by founding Barefoot Birth, and has worked as a strong advocate for better care for families alongside the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services, The Birth Survey, and others. She has attended hundreds of births over the last 5 years, filling a niche with naturally-minded families as well as those who are often marginalized from conventional medical care due to social stigma. She has written for and been featured in SQUAT Birth Journal, Tampa Bay Times, Radical Doula Blog, and been interviewed for the Tampa NBC Affiliate for her newest project The Barefoot Bus–a fully mobile prenatal care unit operating under the easy access model of care.