Marianne

Who We Are

Midwives

Marianne Power is a Florida Licensed Midwife, Certified Professional Midwife, and Registered Nurse with over 30 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

Lucy Bryant has worked as a doula in East Pasco county for 12 years and is certified as a childbirth educator, and certified as a lactation consultant. She is currently studying to be a midwife at the Florida School of Traditional Midwifery, class of 2016. Lucy has eight children, six of whom were born at home. Birth research after a cesarean led her to midwifery, and homebirth.

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.

Amy Reinke is a graduate RN and works as a birth assistant. Amy received a BS in Health Education and through that completed an internship at a Pregnancy Center in Gainesville.  Amy is very passionate about educating, empowering, and encouraging women and their families in their pregnancy and birth journey.  Amy feels honored to walk alongside moms from all different paths, whether as a friend, doula, or birth assistant, in this very sacred season of their lives.  Amy had the privilege of attending her best friend’s beautiful birth of her baby girl and that solidified her dream of being involved in birth forever.  Overall, she just loves new moms and babies.

Nikki Manshaem teaches childbirth education and works as a birth assistant. Nikki is currently studying nursing at Polk State College and hopes to become a midwife someday. She is trained in childbirth education through CAPPA and is a trained labor doula through DONA. She has been with LMC since August 2012.

Childbirth Education & Placenta Services

Megan D’orazio currently teaches childbirth education classes and does placenta encapsulation. As a loving, stay-at-home mother to her beautiful daughter, Megan hopes that sharing her positive personal experiences will encourage and benefit other new mothers. Megan’s kind-hearted nature and gentle disposition make her an ideal partner and asset for birthing mothers. She intends to inspire confidence in women by helping them trust their bodies while assisting in the creation of the total birth experience they are looking for. As a loving, stay-at-home mother to her beautiful daughter, Megan hopes that sharing her positive personal experiences will encourage and benefit other new mothers.


Licensed and Certified

Florida Licensed Midwives
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.

FL Department of Health License Verification

Certified Professional Midwives

Your midwives have further certification through The North American Registry of Midwives.