Midwife Charlie Rae Young of Barefoot Birth

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Charlie Young, LM, CPM, CLC is a graduate of the Florida School of Traditional Midwifery and Florida Licensed Midwife (MW276).

A Florida native, Charlie 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, The Florida Council of Licensed Midwifery, and others. She has 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. She has written for and been featured in SQUAT Birth Journal, Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Tribune, FOCUS Magazine, Radical Doula Blog, and been interviewed for the Tampa NBC Affiliate for her community project The Barefoot Bus–a fully mobile prenatal care unit operating under the easy access model of care. Charlie’s belief is that every family deserves safe and quality care, and hopes to continue to build stronger communities through beautiful births.

You can find Charlie’s midwifery license information as well as look up any other Florida Licensed Midwife through the Department of Health here.

You can also read about Florida’s extensive midwifery law and rule here.

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