Barefoot Birth provides a wide variety of special, personalized services to meet expectant families growing and ever changing needs including home birth services, concierge prenatal care by an experienced midwife, pregnancy, birth, and postpartum doula support, massage therapy, professional family photography, and belly casting. We will work hard to assist and support you in whichever decisions you make regarding birth and parenthood, and to nurture you and your baby during this beautiful time. Our services are available to families throughout the Tampa Bay Area.
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 10 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.
Erica DiBartolo-Barclay, LM is a Licensed Massage Therapist (MA52302) and a Florida Licensed Midwife (MW331). She is a graduate of The Florida School of Traditional Midwifery and Florida Metropolitan University. Erica has always had a love for the human body & innately believes in natural healing modalities since a very young age. Her dream to become a midwife began in 2010 when she gave birth at home to her first daughter. Her experience lead to a passion for safe, balanced & respectful care for all families desiring a more personalized birth experience. During her clinical rotations she was honored to worked with Certified Nurse Midwives and Licensed Midwives in both birth center & home settings. Her youngest daughter was born at home, attended by Charlie Rae. Erica strives to provide honest care with realistic expectations for our clients and wishes to facilitate family involvement during pregnancy, birth and through the postpartum period!
Jenn Bennett Osorio has been involved in the birth community in Tampa for over four years now. Her initial experience was spent working as a birth assistant at a busy birth center where she attended births and taught comprehensive childbirth education. Jenn is also a placenta encapsulation specialist, CAPPA trained childbirth educator, and DONA trained birth doula. Her draw to birth began around the age of four watching her mother and aunt take turns having babies. Unlike other four year olds she wasn’t buying the stork story and was absolutely fascinated with the concept of childbirth. After experiencing her own births she felt called to midwifery practice and began attending midwifery school in 2015 at the Florida School of Traditional Midwifery in Gainesville, Florida. When she’s not in school, or apprenticing she spends her days in a pile of books or out doing “nature-y science stuff” with her three sons and husband. Her mission is to find her way out of said pile of books and to provide the women and families of her community with better birth and prenatal care.
Brandi Morales has always been a strong believer in a woman’s power and ability to give birth. When her sister experienced a traumatic birth in 2013 she took that belief a step further and started her path into birth work as a doula. Brandi provides emotional, physical, and educational support for births in and out of the hospital setting and has a special place in her heart for VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean). Brandi has had the honor to support mothers in their most vulnerable and powerful moments and truly believes that our bodies are not broken! She believes that a positive experience in birth can help ignite a mother's inner strength and confidence that will overflow into motherhood. Brandi regularly attends La Leche League meetings and is working towards becoming a CLC (Certified Lactation Counselor). In addition to doula services Brandi also offers Bengkung belly binding and placenta services.
Sara Labrecque Jones is a labor and holistic postpartum doula. She completed her doula training with CAPPA and Barefoot Birth. She shared her time and expertise with Barefoot Birth as the Manager of Barefoot Herbals LLC, Sara is mother of three with personal experience in hospital birth, home birth, and sadly late term loss & miscarriage. Through her varied experiences in childbearing she became immersed in all things birth, baby & breastfeeding. Sara believes that motherhood is not just about birthing babies, it is also about becoming strong, competent and capable mothers. She has a passion to help families gain confidence in themselves to care for their newborns to the best of their abilities, to assist mamas and their babies to have a strong, healthy foundation to build from, and give parents any help they may be afraid to ask for. As a postpartum doula, she wants you to be able to have the most positive postpartum experience without having to worry about not having the answers to things that may come.
Wesley Bozeman, LMT (MA58298) was Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork in 2009 and is a Florida Licensed Massage Therapist. He began his massage practice after the birth of his daughter, when substandard maternity care cast a light on the value of bodily knowledge and wellness for his whole family. He received his preliminary massage training from D.G. Erwin Technical Center in Tampa, FL. Wes has studied Pregnancy Massage with Kate Jordan, and is certified in Bodywork for the Childbearing Year. He has also studied Craniosacral Therapy at the Upledger Institute, Reflexology with Dwight Byers, and Thai massage with Jongrak Intatha. He also owns Gaze Hot Yoga in Tampa Heights where he teaches hot yoga. Wes’ only goal for his practice is to empower his clients to be aware of their bodies, and facilitate healing.
Rachel Diaz, LMT (MM33966, MA43059) is a proud Tampa native and mother of three. After graduating from Erwin Technical College's Massage Therapy program in 2004, her massage career began by rehabilitating auto accident patients in the Tampa Bay Area. After the birth of her first child, Rachel returned to massage with renewed appreciation, passion, and respect of the mothering journey. Moving forward from rehab-based massage, she adjusted to more focused massage sessions to better serve her clients. After 10+ years of acquiring hands-on experience and certifications in Swedish, Prenatal, Postpartum, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, and Orthopedic massage, Rachel continues, with focus and undying passion, to provide individualized therapy for all clients. Her commitment is to help facilitate the healing, body awareness, and inner-growth journey for all of her clientele. Rachel sees clients in her private office at the Community Roots Collective.
Patricia Cannon, CLC is a mother of twins girls born in 2007, a professional photographer, and lactation specialist. Her passion for capturing couples becoming parents stems from a deep desire to tell the story of firsts. The first breath, the first time mom and baby lock eyes, the first time the other parent holds baby, the first time siblings meet. She believes birth is about the story of baby making their journey earth side. Patricia's formal educational background included studies in humanities and visual arts, however she has had deep love of photography since watching her mother develop film in her darkroom when she was only 3 years old.