Who We Are


Marianne Power is a Florida Licensed Midwife and Registered Nurse with over 35 years of experience in nursing and midwifery combined. Her philosophy of pregnancy and birth have been shaped by her own birth experiences. Through education and midwifery care she was transformed by the birth of her three children. This path ultimately led to her midwifery career. The staff of Lakeland Midwifery Care are here to provide the space for women to discover their power through birth.

Charlie Rae Young is a Florida Licensed Midwife, Certified Professional Midwife graduated from the Florida School of Traditional Midwifery. She is a mother, doula, natural birth advocate and Certified Lactation Consultant. A substandard birth experience opened Charlie’s eyes to the current crisis in America’s maternity care system. Shortly after, she began her work in the birth field with the Coalition for Improving Maternity Care Services (CIMS) as a grassroots ambassador for The Birth Survey. Charlie believes that women have an innate ability to give birth without intervention and strives to make a positive difference in the total birth experience for new mothers.

Student Midwife

Amanda Mann – At various times, Amanda has been involved in birth as a sister, a doula, a birth assistant, a student midwife, and most importantly, as a mother. Amanda fervently believes that birth is an essential life process that has the potential to transform, inspire, and engage. As a lifelong citizen of the greater Lakeland area, she believes that midwifery is the intersection of her greatest passion and her community’s greatest need.

Birth Assistants

Lee Anne Roquemore is a passionate childbirth advocate, birth assistant for Lakeland Midwifery Care, and birth photographer. She is a mama of two, her first born via cesarean at a hospital and her second born at home in the water with our very own Marianne attending as her midwife. Lee Anne loves all of the wonder of the journey of motherhood and cherishes the opportunity to support moms as they prepare for and welcome their new arrivals.

Jessica Kish is a RN and also one of our own homebirth moms. She teaches CPR and is seen on prenatal day in clinic and at births assisting Marianne.

Licensed and Certified

Florida Licensed Midwives – FL Department of Health License Verification
The Midwives Caring for you at Lakeland Midwifery Care Inc. are licensed by the state of Florida under Chapter 467. You are welcome to visit the Agency for Health Care Administration website for further information about individual practitioners.

Certified Professional Midwives – The North American Registry of Midwives.