Barefoot Birth: A Natural Approach

June 25, 2017
If you live in the Tampa Bay region of Florida and you’re about to have a baby, you should be aware that Barefoot Birth is here for you. They are a very unique and special birth service company, focused on providing expectant families with the high-quality care and support that all families need, especially when they decide to take a more natural approach to childbirth. Armed with the specially designed Barefoot Bus and the rare option of providing care for home births (their leader is one of just two midwives capable of offering that option), the emphasis of Barefoot Birth is on providing families with the services they want and need wherever they are.

The main reason Barefoot Birth exists is because they believe in leaving the decision up to the family. Their midwives are always there to offer support. By providing a full range of services related to home birth, Barefoot Birth is capable of offering the highest level of support to any expectant family. Not only are their midwife support services among the best in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, they are also rare. In fact, midwife Charlie Rae Young, who is the co-founder of Barefoot Birth, is one of just two midwives in the region to offer the option for home services.

Barefoot Birth is a true full-service care and support company, with an eye on encouraging more natural birthing methods to any families who would like that option. They mean full service, too. they help every stage of the process. They offer personalized prenatal and post partum care and support, childbirth education, massage therapy and even professional birth photography and belly casting services. They want the entire birthing experience to be the most joyous and wonderful experience ever.

Barefoot Birth’s home birth experience

March 23, 2017
The practice of midwifery extends centuries -- to Egyptian and Roman times, the Middle Ages, and midwives in the 18th century fighting against the eruption of modern medicine. Midwifery today has become a consistently common practice, and one preferred by many families seeking an alternative to over-medicalized birthing procedures extended in hospital settings. Midwifery offers home settings with experienced men and women who provide one-on-one service -- all of which Barefoot Birth extends to naturally-inclined families in the Tampa, Florida area. This business, as started in 2009, provides prenatal care, lab work, water birth tub rental, holistic childbirth education, support through birth and immediate postpartum, breastfeeding support, and sensitive postpartum care that includes three postpartum visits during those first vital and precious weeks. Barefoot Birth’s service doesn’t end at that momentous occasion of birth, but begins long beforehand with planning then ensures the family is prepared properly for parenthood.

What started as filling a niche in the Tampa region by Florida Licensed Midwife Charlie Young has become a flourishing company serving mothers and families throughout several counties in the state. Barefoot Birth offers flexible payment options, free consultations and inclusive plans with personalized actions to make the experience fit needs as best as possible, including any desires for hospital births over home births -- though those are often preferred. Barefoot Birth works with mothers to always discover if midwifery is a right fit, then carving out the right plan from prenatal to lactation.