Volume 10

~ News From "Your Birthing Family" ~

Issue 9


In This Issue

Charis Family
Rachel Thompson
Charis Cuisine
Ultimate Veggie Lentil loaf
 Charis Around the World
 Childbirth in Kenya


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We are pleased to announce that Terri Henady of Englewood, Florida has completed all the requirements to become the most recent Charis certified childbirth educator and doula!!! Congratulations Terri!!! The expectant families in your community are extremely blessed!

Mark Your Calendars

Charis “Labor Support” Workshop
Saturday, October 03, 2015
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

At LifeSong Midwifery in North Port, Florida

For 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 children.

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 Charis membership).

Registration Closed - Workshop Full
Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Childbirth Preparation Classes

Virginia Beach, Virginia

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

Weekly Series
November 5-December 17,  Thursdays 7:00-9:00
January 7- February 11, Thursdays 7:00-9:00
February 18- March 24, Thursdays 7:00-9:00

Weekend Series
December 11&12 (6:30-9:30) and (9:00-3:30)

Eat Right Now Workshop
email info@birthinsightva.com for upcoming dates

Live Right Now Workshop
email info@birthinsightva.com for upcoming dates

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!

Our Director's Heart

Sunset on the Gulf coast enjoyed by attendees
of the last Charis workshop.

Hello, Charis Family!

I am super excited about the upcoming Charis “Labor Support” Workshop and spending the weekend with so many of our students and other birth professionals! We have a great weekend planned for this fantastic group of ladies! It will be wonderful to gather in our new location for the very first time.

Friday evening, October 2, we will be meeting at 6:00 p.m. for dinner at Café Evergreen in Nokomis, FL, and then we’ll go for a sunset stroll on the beach afterward. It is always nice to have social time prior to the workshop so everyone has a chance to get to know each other better before our long day of “working” together at the workshop.

Saturday morning, October 3, breakfast of fruit, muffins, juice, tea, and coffee will be served at 8:30 a.m. and the workshop will begin promptly at 9:00. Workshop attendees are in for a real culinary treat at lunchtime! Our chef is preparing delicious, creamy butternut squash soup and yummy yamoli sandwiches for our midday meal. That amazing butternut squash soup is sure to be a huge hit, so the chef has agreed to share the recipe in October’s newsletter. In addition to all the information and hands-on experience everyone will receive that day, I have prepared wonderful gifts designed to help everyone serve laboring women with even more excellence. After the workshop, we will all grab leftovers and head to Blind Pass Beach on Manasota Key for a picnic and another breathtaking sunset over the Gulf of Mexico.

If you missed out on this year’s workshops, you will want to participate in what we have going on in 2016. Mark your calendar now for the next Charis “Communication, Teaching, and Coaching” Workshop to be held on March 5, 2016, at Charis’s new location in North Port, FL, and stay tuned for more details to come in future newsletters.

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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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
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Charis Web site
for course description and outline. 

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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,
 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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