From "Your Birthing Family" ~
In This Issue
About Babies and
Why Your Birth Can Affect Your Baby & Parenting
Our Charis Family
Salad in a Jar
Charis Around the World
Tidbits From Ebony
Childbirth in Kenya
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in Montpelier, Virginia
Greetings from your
Newsletter Editor and Charis Director of Midwifery Studies, Susan Oshel.
Kristin is on vacation in Virginia and because her computer broke while
traveling she hasn't been able to send her "Director's Heart". Thus
we're a little late releasing the newsletter this month and send our apologies
to you, our beloved readers!
What a wonderful
gathering we had at the Charis "Labor Support Workshop" held on
Saturday, August 11, 2012! We were nestled in beautiful rural
Montpelier, Virginia at the Beaverdam
Baptist Missionary Home. Old students and new gathered for dinner Friday
night at California Pizza Kitchen at Short Pump Town Center outside Richmond, VA
before the workshop. Bright and early Saturday morning we began an awesome
day becoming more skilled in the process of helping families during labor and
immediately following birth. I always come home refreshed and
inspired after attending Charis workshops, and this one was super awesome
and inspiring!! It was great to meet face-to-face some of our
dedicated Charis students!! Look for a full overview about our adventures
in next month's newsletter and on the Charis website.
us in welcoming Christy Hicks as our new administrative assistant!
Last month Kristin Schuchmann announced that Sheri Hunt would be unable to
continue working as her administrative assistant after July and that we were
accepting applications for the position. After looking through many
resumes, Christy Hicks was chosen to be our new administrative assistant.
Her qualifications are perfect and she is amazing! Kristin met Christy
(and fell instantly in love with her!) when she began prenatal care with her at
Birthways in 2010 and she had the huge privilege of serving Christy and her
husband Ed as their midwife when they delivered their beautiful baby girl Athena
a year ago. We’re super happy to have Christy as the newest member of the
Charis family! Enjoy meeting Christy in "Our Charis Family" feature
Love and Blessings,
Susan Oshel, CPM, Charis Director of Midwifery Studies
P.O. Box 6900
North Port, FL 34290
Kristin Schuchmann ~
Susan Oshel ~ Director of Midwifery Studies
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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!
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you became a member on or before December 31, 2011, your dues should be mailed
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became a member sometime in 2012, then your membership is not due until December
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For the Charis Childbirth Educator, Doula, and
Midwifery students: sharp minds to learn, opportunities for lots of
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protection, wisdom, discernment
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humanitarian workers: protection, peace, divine guidance, financial
For our directors and
administration: Wisdom, guidance, energy, and provision
from God as Charis enters this season of growth
The information in this newsletter is for educational purposes only
and is not intended to take the place of medical care and advice
from your health care provider.
'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,
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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