In This Issue
Potty Training the No-Cry Way
Our Charis Family
Mary Beth Stubenrauch
Banana Nut Butter Nibbles
Charis Around the World
Tidbits From Ebony
Childbirth in Kenya
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Charis “Labor Support” Workshop
Saturday, July 27th, 2013
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
LifeSong Midwifery in North
childbirth educators, doulas, midwives, or anyone who would like to improve her
ability to support laboring women.
At our workshops, learning is interactive, hands-on, fun, and interesting.
All Charis workshops are taught from a Christian perspective, giving God the
glory for His marvelous creation and how He so wonderfully created women to bear
You will spend the day making new friends and becoming more skilled in putting
to use many techniques to bring a woman comfort during each phase of labor,
understanding the science behind why the comfort measures work, creating an
environment conducive to the natural progression of labor, recognizing when a
woman is beginning to panic and helping her regain control, gently encouraging a
woman to effectively push out her baby while taking advantage of the natural
physiology of second stage, assisting a woman in breastfeeding for the very
first time, and so much more.
In addition to the valuable skills acquired at the workshop, you will also take
home with you a beautiful “labor support bag” filled with an assortment of tools
to help you successfully support, serve, and bring comfort to your future
clients as they labor.
A delicious lunch will be provided for all the workshop attendees to enjoy as
you get to know each other better during a midday break.
The cost is $225 for Charis members and $255 for non-members (includes one-year
To register, complete the
and mail it, along with payment, to:
P.O. Box 6900
North Port, FL 34290
Registration must be received before July 6, 2013
Childbirth Preparation Classes
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Presented by: Birth InSight
Christi Jones (CCE, CD) and Aimee Roberts (CCE, CD)
Seven Week Series
September 12 -
November 7 - December 19
Thursday evenings 7:00 - 9:00
(cost $250 per couple)
August 2 & 3 (6:30-9:30) and (9:00-3:30)
November 1 & 2 (6:30-9:30) and (9:00-3:30)
(cost $250 per couple)
For more information and to
register visit our
or call 757-270-0437
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
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!
For more information
Charis Web site
for course description and outline.
Our Director's Heart
The Beautiful Web of Love
that Connects the Body of Christ
I have great news! After getting the word out that
Lilian, the new Charis midwifery student in Kenya, was taking a computer
course so that she will be able to use the computer that she was certain the
Lord would provide for her to do her school work; my friend Carol who grew
up in South Africa and who has a great heart for Africa, began to pray for
God to provide that computer. Not only did she pray, but she put faith
into action, started looking, and found a computer for Lilian!!!
It is so much fun to sit back and watch the intricate web of love within the
Body of Christ that spans continents and connects us all together, heart to
heart, with one purpose: to see the Kingdom of God expanded on the earth!
God is such a good Father and takes such good care of His children.
One way he does that is by giving us “siblings” in Christ. We need
There is someone traveling to Kenya in August who will be able to bring the
computer to Lilian and then she will be ready to get to work!
Thank you, Charis Family, for praying for our students around the world!
Their work is hard, and often dangerous. They feel the protection and
provision that comes as a result of your prayers and are extremely grateful.
Thankful to be linked with you in this intricate web of loving brothers and
sisters in Christ!
~Kristin Schuchmann, CPM, LM
Executive Director, Charis Childbirth, Inc.
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, 2011, your dues should be mailed
by the middle of December, 2012, to be sure it is received in time. If you
became a member sometime in 2012, then your membership is not due until December
You can send your
membership form and $30 dues to:
P.O. Box 6900
North Port, FL 34290
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