Volume 11

~ News From "Your Birthing Family" ~

Issue 10


In This Issue

Charis "Labor Support" Workshop
September 3, 2016

Charis Family
Alyssa Willis
Charis Cuisine
Vegan Chana Aloo Masala
Charis Around the World
Childbirth PATHS International
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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, 2015, your dues should be mailed by the middle of December, 2016, to be sure it is received in time.  If you become a member sometime in 2016, then your membership renewal is not due until December 31, 2017.

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

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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!


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Our Director's Heart

It's a BOY!!!

Momma has worked hard through labor and birth, emotions are at a climax, and everyone eagerly anticipates the long-awaited revealing of the sweet secret. That moment of discovery, when baby is cradled in its mother's arms for the very first time and Daddy announces whether he has a boy or girl, is one of the most thrilling moments in life. When that baby, who has been delivered by its strong momma into your hands, is your very own grand baby, the thrill of that moment is even greater.

I had the privilege of serving as my daughter Joy's midwife this year and, on October 10 at 1:59 a.m., after a beautiful labor, that perfect baby was water born peacefully and safely at home. My son-in-law Mark noticed immediately that his gut feeling all along was correct; he has a son! Oliver Mason Wheat weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces, at birth and is the sweetest little guy. I'm extremely proud of Joy and the amazing mother she is. I have always known that she had a mother's heart, but to see how tenderly and attentively she cares for her baby blesses me beyond words.

Kristin Schuchmann
Executive Director, Charis Chidbirth, 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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  • For the Charis Childbirth Educator, Doula, and Midwifery students: sharp minds to learn, opportunities for lots of hands-on learning
  • For the Charis CEs, doulas, and midwives: rest, peace, protection, wisdom, discernment
  • For the Charis missionaries and humanitarian workers: protection, peace, divine guidance, financial provision
  • 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,
 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 2016