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Final Thoughts, by Todd Schuchmann
Question of the Month
Benefits of early vs. delayed cord clamping
Letters To The Editor
Comments From Our Readers
Our Charis Family
Charis Around The World
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for Childbirth Professionals
Want to become a Childbirth Educator, Doula, or Midwife? Charis
offers excellent education for birth professionals from a Christian
The Charis Course for Childbirth Professionals is a two-part
course. The first part is “Foundations for Childbirth
Professionals”. In addition to this being the beginning of our
Midwifery Academics Course, those who desire to become Childbirth
Educators and Doulas will be fully equipped at the end of
“Foundations” to take the exam to become Charis Certified Childbirth
Educators and Doulas.
Part Two is “Advanced Midwifery Academics”, which builds upon
“Foundations” to provide aspiring midwives an extremely
comprehensive academic course. The two parts combined are designed
to prepare midwives well for the NARM exam, but you will find that
it far exceeds that standard.
For more information, contact
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Mark Your Calendars
Charis "Teaching Birth" Workshop
Our 2008 annual “Teaching Birth” Workshop will be held
on Saturday, April 5,
from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
at New Life of Virginia Beach (149 Business Park Drive Virginia
Beach, VA 23462).
Rather than just focusing on “what” to teach, this newly updated
workshop for childbirth educators, doulas, and midwives explores
“how” to cast vision and to coach your students/clients so that even
the most fearful will be able to embrace and benefit from your
message. A delicious lunch is provided and, in addition to
obtaining valuable skills for presenting with confidence, all
attendees will take home new ideas, tips, and great gifts to assist
in teaching birth to any audience.
The cost is $200 for Charis
members and $230 for non-members (includes 1 year membership).
Contact Hours available for Charis CE/doula recertification.
Deadline for registration is March 20.
Christian Midwives International
4th Annual Conference
The Joy of the Lord!
April 30 – May 3, 2008
Register online, advertise or have a table/booth
CEU’s available through MEAC
Why is this conference different than all the rest?
Spiritual Uplifting ~ Biblical Instruction
Need more reasons? Just come and see for yourself –
You will leave renewed and ready to continue serving God in the
Introduction to the Midwifery Management
of Neonatal Resuscitation
Workshops to be held across Virginia
Midwifery Assistants, Childbirth Educators, and Doulas are
welcome. Every mother you are blessed to serve will be thrilled to
hear that you are knowledgeable and certified to aid in the
resuscitation efforts should it be necessary. As a doula or
Midwife Assistant, your services will be valued greatly and
Midwives will consider you you more qualified.
Karen's course is amazing as it teaches all required basics but
caters them to the home birth setting. In addition, she touches on
the emotional aspects of birth and how it affects the mental and
hormonal processes as well.
This course is more thorough than any Neonatal Coursework I have
ever completed and so much more well-rounded as it touches all
aspects of labor and birth care to prevent the need for
resuscitation in the first place.
A group of us will be traveling together from Tidewater to attend
the workshop in Richmond on April 7. If you would like to attend
with this group, or for information about the NNR workshops,
contact Kristi Zittle, LM, at 757-479-1737 or firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have any questions. Hope to see you all there!
NRP Registration Form
almost time for our annual ‘Teaching Birth’ workshop!!! I am so
excited to have the chance to spend the day with those of you who
will be attending! I believe this will be the largest group we have
had so far at one of our workshops. I know many of you are traveling
a long distance (Ukraine is VERY far away), so I will endeavor to
make it well worth the trip!
For me, life is one big classroom. I love learning new things! Over
the last few years I have learned so much about the art of
vision-casting, the value of asking powerful questions, and how to
apply these and other skills as I coach and teach in a way that
helps my clients become engaged, excited, willing learners. I will
pass these and other valuable tools on to you at our workshop in
April. The workshop will be presented from the perspective of a
birth professional, but the skills you gain that day will
undoubtedly impact other areas of your lives as well. The workshop
is open to midwives, doulas, childbirth educators, students, and
anyone else who would like to become a more effective educator.
The deadline for registration is soon – Your registration MUST be
received by March 20 because I will be ordering the supplies for the
group on March 21.
Looking forward to our time together on April 5th!!!
P.S. Since Easter is approaching, I want to wish you and your
precious families a happy “Resurrection Day”!!! As a Christian,
there is nothing more significant or wonderful to celebrate than the
resurrection of Jesus!!!
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Charis Membership Application
Part One: Foundations for Birth Professionals Application
149 Business Park Drive
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
Our Charis Web Site is
currently Under Re-Construction
Kristin Schuchmann ~
(757)639-5325 Fax (757)497-2398
Susan Oshel ~ Director of Midwifery Studies
Charis is in need of a volunteer in the North
Port area of Florida to serve up to 4 hours each week as
Administrative Assistant to Kristin Schuchmann, our International
Director. The volunteer would receive free Life Coaching from
Kristin for the duration of his or her service. Computer and
organizational skills are necessary. Contact Kristin at
Kristin@CharisChildbirth.org to learn more
about this opportunity. (Please forward this newsletter to anyone
you know in or around North Port, FL, who may be interested in this
Charis Childbirth Services is currently seeking an individual with
experience in fundraising and/or grant-writing to serve as
part-time fundraising coordinator. The job can be done from anywhere
in the US; relocating is not necessary. If you are interested in
interviewing for this position, please send your resume to:
or 149 Business Park Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23462,
attn: Charis Administration.
Grants and other funding for the expansion of the Charis ministry
· For the Charis Childbirth Educator, Doula, and Midwifery students:
sharp minds to learn, opportunities for lots of hands-on learning
· For the Charis CE’s, doulas, and midwives: rest, peace,
protection, wisdom, discernment
· For the Charis missionaries: protection, peace, divine guidance,
· Our 2008 missions trip to Madagascar: details to be ironed out,