Barefoot Birth-Doula Training

Join us for a 2 day intensive doula training workshop.
Two consecutive days from (Thur/Fri) 12-6pm
Learn techniques to help support women during their childbearing year and beyond.
During this intensive training you will learn:
-What it means to be a doula
-What a doula does
-Labor support techniques
-Skills for supporting women in hospital and out-of-hospital settings
-Prenatal support skills
-Basic breastfeeding support
-Postpartum support techniques
-Marketing doula services in your community
-The politics of birth work
-How to put advocacy into action
-How to incorporate value-added services to a doula practice
+Much of this training is hands on. You will be up and moving throughout the training, so please wear comfortable clothes.
+Young babies, in arms only, are welcome. We ask that if a baby becomes fussy, that you kindly remove yourself from the learning environment. If there is enough demand we can consider onsite childcare for a small fee.
+Attendance at both days of the training is required to receive your certificate of completion.
+Fee for this course is $400 ($500 after March 10) and will include workshop materials, your training handbook, and a certificate of completion. This must be paid via Venmo/PayPal/Zelle or check/cash upon sign up. If you are applying for a BIPOC scholarship please contact Charlie directly via email
+You will be required to complete a pre-test which will be sent to you upon registration and reviewed on the 1st day of class.
+You are highly encouraged to read the following books BEFORE the training:
-The Doula Book – (Klaus, Klaus, Kennell)
-The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth (Sheila Kitzinger)
-The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding (La Leche League International)
You will find these books highly informative and great additions to your own reference library. Many are available to borrow via our Roots library
This training will be taught by Charlie Rae Young LM, CPM, CLC of Barefoot Birth.
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 13 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 project The Barefoot Bus–a fully mobile prenatal care unit operating under the easy access model of care. Charlie founded the Community Roots Collective as a means to provide support to families beyond the 6 week postpartum visit. Charlie’s belief is that every family deserves safe and quality care, and hopes to continue to build stronger communities through beautiful births.
Charlie Rae Young LM, CPM, CLC
Barefoot Birth
Phone 813.944.9120

The event is finished.


Mar 30 2023


12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
QR Code

Join our monthly newsletter list!

Subscribe to our newsletter to keep up with all we are doing at The Roots!

"*" indicates required fields

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Support the Community Roots Collective while you shop!

Amazon Smile Logo