Volume 11

~ News From "Your Birthing Family" ~

Issue 4


In This Issue

Charis "Communication, Teaching, and Coaching" Workshop
     March 05, 2016

Charis Family
Jaime Goulet
Charis Cuisine
Peanut Noodle Salad with Edamame and Bok Choy
 Charis Around the World
 Childbirth in Kenya

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Mark Your Calendars

Childbirth Preparation Classes
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Presented by: Birth InSight
Christi Jones (CCE, CD) and Aimee Roberts (CCE, CD)

Weekly Series
June 23- July 28, Thursdays 7:00-9:00
September 15- October 20 7:00-9:00
November 3- December 15 7:00-9:00 (skipping Thanksgiving)

Weekend Series
April 15&16 (6:30-9:30) and (9:00-3:30)

For more information and to register visit our website
or call 757-270-0437


Attention Aspiring Midwives!

You will love the flexible, thorough, distance academics course offered through Charis Childbirth! Check it out!

Want to serve childbearing families as a Certified Doula or Childbirth Educator?

Become trained and certified through Charis Childbirth!
Take a look at our unique certification process!

If you seek a school that offers the convenience of self-paced distance learning, personal mentors for each student, a commitment to the highest excellence in education, a family-like network of students and birth professionals, and education from a Christian perspective, Charis may be just the right fit for you!


Charis Membership

We at Charis are extremely grateful for our wonderful members.  This past year, your dues have made it financially possible for us to creatively correspond with people in areas of the world where internet is spotty at best.  Having all forms of communication available for us is essential if we are going to successfully train birth professionals in the far reaches of the earth.  As our community of members grows, there will be more funds available for even more world-impacting outreach. Thank you!

Membership is due every December 31 for the coming calendar year.  So, if you became a member on or before December 31, 2014, your dues should be mailed by the middle of December, 2015, to be sure it is received in time.  If you become a member sometime in 2015, then your membership renewal is not due until December 31, 2016.

You can send your membership form and $30 dues to:
Charis Childbirth
2575 N. Toledo Blade Blvd., Suite 3
North Port, FL 34289

For more information
Visit the
Charis Web site
for course description and outline. 



Our Director's Heart

Joy and Mark Wheat

New Things!

Now that it is public knowledge, I am very excited to announce that I have another grandbaby on the way!!! My daughter Joy and her husband Mark are expecting their first baby at the beginning of October. Mark and Joy are already such wonderful, loving parents to this sweet little one and we are extremely proud of our growing family. I have the privilege, once again, of being the midwife for a grandbaby and I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity.

We are also preparing for a different kind of birth! Charis’s sister school is in the final stages of preparation for launch. We will have a big announcement in June’s newsletter with all the details you have been waiting for! It feels like this gestation has taken forever; but, like real pregnancy, just when you begin to think you might be pregnant forever, labor begins!

Spring is bringing so many new things in all areas of life. This week’s new thing at Charis includes a new staff person, Karen. In next month’s newsletter, you will get to “meet” Karen. We can’t wait to introduce her to you!

Blessings to all of you!

~Kristin Schuchmann, LM, CPM
Executive Director, Charis Childbirth, Inc.


Contact Us

Charis Childbirth
2575 N. Toledo Blade Blvd., Suite 3
North Port, FL 34289

 Kristin Schuchmann ~ Executive  Director
Cell (941)441-6410


Susan Oshel ~ Director of Midwifery Studies

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 'Behold, I will bring them from the north country, And gather them from the ends of the earth,
 Among  them the blind and the lame, The woman with child and The one who labors with child,  together,
 A great throng shall return there...And My people shall be satisfied with My goodness, says the LORD.'
 Jeremiah 31:8, 14
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