Mother, Midwife, Activist

Charlie Rae Young
Mother. Midwife. Activist.
Serving Families across
Central Florida

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ABOUT Charlie


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

A fourth generation Floridian, Charlie was pushed (pun intended!) to Midwifery after her own experience with the over-medicalized model of childbirth in a hospital setting. She began her service as an advocate and 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 many others in the past decade. 

Founder of Barefoot Birth


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



She has written for and been featured in SQUAT Birth Journal, Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Tribune, FOCUS MagazineRadical 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. 

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Charlie's belief is that every family deserves safe and quality care, and hopes to continue to build stronger communities through beautiful births.

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You can find Charlie Loving on Bellies Here


You can also find Charlie at her busy community center brainchild

in the beautiful historic Tampa Heights neighborhood along side her friends and sister midwives


Everything at Barefoot Birth is done with such excellence! Charlie attended our 3rd and 4th children’s home births. She does her job as a complete professional while at the same time making it feel like my best friend just stopped by to help me have a baby! She gave us all the information we needed during both pregnancy and birth to make decisions that were right for our family. During our births, she was the perfect mix of right there when we needed her and out of the way when we didn’t. HIGHLY recommend Charlie and Barefoot Birth!
— Dawn Shook
Charlie at Barefoot Birth is amazing. I mean, I have no doubts the entire Barefoot Birth tribe is totally awesome, but I literally got as down and dirty as it gets with Charlie the day my baby was born and I couldn’t ask for a more amazing midwife...
— Chelsea Tavarez
Charlie is amazing! I couldn’t have asked for better prenatal care. My labor at home was so peaceful. I would recommend barefoot birth to anyone considering a home birth.
— Julie Oravec
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