Volume 12

~ News From "Your Birthing Family" ~

Issue 6


In This Issue

Charis Family
     Marylynn Morse
Charis Cuisine
     Lemon Turmeric Energy Balls

Charis Around the World
Childbirth in Kenya

To enjoy past newsletters, visit the archives:
Newsletter Archives 

Congratulations Graduates! 

Bethany Stricker graduated with honors from the Charis Midwifery Academics program. While in the midwifery course she opted to also certify as a Charis doula and childbirth educator. She is now a licensed midwife in Dallas-Fort Worth Texas.

We are so proud of Bethany and DFW Texas is blessed to have her heart and hands provding excellent care for birthing familes!!

Rachel Thompson is our newest graduate from the Charis Lactation Counselor course. As many of you know, she is one of our awesome coaches and a Charis certified doula and childbirth educator. She is now adding CLC to her credentials. Rachel and her family reside in Pamplin, Virginia. Her very large heart and loving experienced hands will continue to bless families in her area!

Madeline French from Tazewell, Virginia graduated form the Charis  doula and childbirth educator programs. We are so proud of Madeline and thrilled the birthing families in Tazewell, VA have her skilled hands and sunny countenance serving them with a joyful heart!

Hannah Price graduated from the Charis doula program. Hannah resides in Moneta, Virginia and also serves the area as an EMT. How perfect to include her awesome birthing knowledge and skills to the local rescue squad! We are elated for the Moneta, VA birthing community because she is there serving with excellence!

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!


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

Look us up

Our Newsletter
Click here to Subscribe
Everyone is welcome!

Enjoy our newsletter every other month. We welcome comments and suggestions! If you need help with your opt-in mailing or wish to send Newsletter articles or comments,



Our Director's Heart

 Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year
from the staff and students of Charis Childbirth.

Mark Your Calendars

Charis Workshops

Communication, Teaching, and Coaching
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Registration Form

"Labor Support”
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Registration Form

At Charis Childbirth in North Port, Florida

To register, complete the Registration Form
and mail it, along with payment, to:

Charis Childbirth
2575 N. Toledo Blade Blvd., Suite 3
North Port, FL 34289

Registration must be received before February 27, 2018

Two workshops during a two day hiatus to Florida.
Register for both or only one.
It's an amazing time of learning, sharing and friendship!

For childbirth educators, doulas, midwives, or anyone who would like to improve her ability to support laboring women and communicate with and educate expectant families.

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.

In addition to the valuable skills acquired at the workshop(s), 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 from the "Labor Support" workshop and an assortment of visual aids and other valuable teaching tools to enhance your future students’ learning experience from the “Communication, Teaching, and Coaching” Workshop

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 each day of the two workshops.

The cost is $250 for Charis members and $285 for non-members (includes one-year Charis membership).



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, 2016, your dues should be mailed by the middle of December, 2017, to be sure it is received in time.  If you become a member sometime in 2017, then your membership renewal is not due until December 31, 2018.

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
Visit the
Charis Web site
for course description and outlin



  • For the Charis Childbirth Educator, Doula, and Midwifery students: sharp minds to learn, opportunities for lots of hands-on learning
  • For the Charis CE’s, 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
©2017 Charis Childbirth Services, All Rights Reserved
Feel free to forward this newsletter to friends in its entirety, leaving all attribution intact.
December 2017