Volume 4

~ News From "Your Birthing Family" ~

Issue 10


In This Issue

Charis "Labor Support" Workshop
    September 26, 2009
Birth Announcement
 Eliza Lily Jones
Our Charis Family
Tonya Lawrence
Charis Cuisine
     Tangy Kale Salad
 Life in Ukraine
   Visiting the United States
 Tidbits from Ebony
     Stories About Men

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Our address

Charis Childbirth, Inc.

P.O. Box 6900
North Port, FL 34290

It's been a year since we moved to Florida. If you use our old Virginia Beach address, your mail will not reach us as the post office is no longer forwarding mail.  Be sure to mail your yearly membership fees to the Florida address!

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Charis and our Midwifery Scholarship Fund

Mark Your Calendars

Childbirth Preparation Classes
Virginia Beach, Virginia

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

Weekend Intensive Childbirth Classes:

Friday, November 6th, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday, November 7th, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Lunch Included
Friday, February 19th 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Saturday, February 20th 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Lunch Included

Cost for each weekend session: $150.00

To reserve your space, email us at:
phone: (757)270-0437 or (757)575-9363


Maidens By His Design Workshop
Strasburg, Virginia

One day workshop for Mothers and Daughters
November 14th, 2009
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Young girls, along with their Mothers, explore a Christian perspective on their coming-of-age cycle. In this workshop, they learn together about this beautiful season of life with meaningful conversation between them about God's design for women.

LOCATION: Strasburg Presbyterian Church
325 S Holliday St., Strasburg, VA 22657

CONTACT: Doran Richards
Founder of Blessing God's Way

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!

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

Our Director's Heart

Kristin Schuchmann

The entry into motherhood is such a sweet journey as a baby forms inside its motherís womb and then is delivered into the world. The climax of that journey is the actual birth of the child, but it doesnít end with those precious first moments of bonding as mother and baby. There is a critical time of discovering and embracing her new role in the weeks and months following her babyís birth. Until the birth, her role is mainly an idea. Once she begins to walk it out, it becomes a reality that must be understood and accepted.

As women, we have the opportunity to come alongside our sisters and walk with them as they transition into motherhood. But how do we effectively do that? What do these new moms really need? What may hinder that process? What can smooth the way for the emergence of a strong, healthy mother-child relationship? What is our role?

After decades of watching hundreds of women enter motherhood, I have noticed something. They really donít need to be told what to do or how to feel. They donít need a book or seminar about parenting methodology. That seems to bring more confusion and fear than confidence and peace. They need to be surrounded by people who genuinely care about them, who believe in them, and who trust them. Rather than being told things, they need people who will ask them the right questions to draw out the mother that God is birthing in them.

Hereís to loving, supporting, and believing in new mothers!

~Kristin Schuchmann

Executive Director, Charis Childbirth


Contact Us

Charis Childbirth
P.O. Box 6900
North Port, FL 34290

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


Susan Oshel ~ Director of Midwifery Studies

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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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October 2009