Volume 9

~ News From "Your Birthing Family" ~

Issue 11


In This Issue

Charis "Labor Support" Workshop
     October 11, 2014

Our Charis Family

Misty Coffey
Charis Cuisine
Oats and Oatstraw
 Charis Around the World   
   Childbirth in Kenya

   Tidbits from Ebony         

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Mark Your Calendars

Childbirth Preparation Classes
Virginia Beach, Virginia

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

Weekly Series
January 8-February 12, Thursdays 7:00-9:00
February 26-April 2, Thursdays 7:00-9:00
April 16-May 21, Thursdays 7:00-9:00
May 28-July 2, Thursdays 7:00-9:00

Weekend Series
February 20 & 21 (6:30-9:30) and (9:00-3:30)

For more information and to register visit our website
or call 757-270-0437


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Our Director's Heart

Todd and Kristin Schuchmann, Rose Schuchmann, Joel Schuchmann, Eric and Carole-Lee Schuchmann with baby Eric and Mark and Joy Wheat at Colonial Williamsburg almost a year ago. Everyone will be together for Thanksgiving this year!

There are so many things for which to be thankful!  This week, I am especially thankful for resolved shoulder dystocias, first time moms pushing out eight pound posterior babies, intact perineums, the support given by loving family members and friends when moms are working hard to birth their babies, doulas, chiropractors who adjust newborns, husbands who make dinner for tired midwives, sons who drive their tired midwife-moms to postpartum home visits so they wont doze off at the wheel, and sleep (which I hope to get plenty of tonight). And even better than all those things is the fact that all of my children, their spouses, my grandchild, my parents, my husband, and I will be celebrating Thanksgiving together this year.

Wishing all of you a very happy Thanksgiving!

Kristin Schuchmann, CPM, LM
Executive Director, Charis Childbirth, Inc.


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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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, 2013, your dues should be mailed by the middle of December, 2014, to be sure it is received in time.  If you become a member sometime in 2014, then your membership renewal is not due until December 31, 2015.

You can send your membership form and $30 dues to:
Charis Childbirth
P.O. Box 6900
North Port, FL 34290


  • 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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