YOUR DOULA SUPPORT EXPERIENCE 

Assembling a birth team that is truly respectful and supportive of your birth wishes and goals is one of the most important steps in preparing and planning for your sweet baby’s arrival. Enhancing your birth team with Doula Support ensures you will get compassionate,  individualized and undivided, care and attention throughout your entire birth experience, helping you achieve your ideal birth! 

Doula support in Abbotsford, Langley, Mission and Chilliwack BC

Couple welcome baby boy at Abbotsford Hospital Birth

​CUSTOMIZE YOUR DOULA SUPPORT PACKAGE
All customizations are in addition to the Doula Support Inclusions listed above. 


La Basinne Birth Pool Rental - set up/take down and all necessary supplies | + $100
Birth In Confidence Prenatal Workshop | + $250
Birthing Again or Toolkit For Labour Prenatal Workshop  | + $125
Placenta Encapsulation  | + $175
Breastfeeding Support Visit  + $50
4 hour Postpartum Support Visit  |  +$100
Welcome Baby Fresh 48 Documentary Photography Session |  +$350
Newborn Family Photography Session  | + $350
Document and preserve your labour, birth and first hours together with Birth Photography | + $750
 First Glimpse Mini Birth Photography Session   | +$ 350


I am a professional, DONA trained and HypnoBabies certified Doula. Since 1996, I've supported hundreds of families through their birth experiences. Throughout the years,  I've worked seamlessly to establish positive relationships with local Midwives, Physicians and Obstetricians where I'm welcomed into the birth space to support their patient's birth story.


I have an abundance of experience in home birth, hospital birth, cesarean sections, water birth, VBACs (vaginal birth after cesarean), natural birth, medicated birth, hypno-births, surrogate/intended parent births, multiples birth, high risk birth and inductions. Every one was miraculous!


I proudly attend births at Chilliwack General Hospital, Abbotsford Regional Hospital, Langley Memorial Hospital and Home Births within my service area of Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Mission and Langley.​​


DOULA SUPPORT INCLUSIONS


  • ​​​Complimentary Consultation: This is a great opportunity to get to know one another, go over any initial questions you may have, and see if working together feels like the right fit.
  • 2 Prenatal Planning Sessions: We'll discuss your hopes, goals and fears, create a birth plan and learn tools and relaxation techniques that can help ease the fear surrounding birth so you can go into labor feeling calm & confident.
  • Phone And Email Support: I am happy to answer any questions, concerns or requests for information you have from date of hire through to 12 weeks postpartum.
  • Lending Library: You have full access to my comprehensive lending library with a variety of books and videos on pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and parenting.​
  • Continuous Labor Support:  I will be by your side from the moment you ask me to join you in labor until your baby is settled into your arms; at your home and/or the hospital.
  • Comfort Measures: To every birth, I bring hot and cold packs, a TENS unit, massage oil, massage tools, aromatherapy essential oils, homeopathy and herbal remedies and Ener - C vitamin & electrolyte drink.
  • Photography: I bring my camera to your birth to capture the first 2 hours of life with your new arrival. I gift you with approximately 5 images (of my choice) of those tender and priceless first moments of your life as new parents. Clients have the option to purchase the First Glimpse Photography Package to receive the remaining images. If you are interested in documenting your entire birth experience, you can add on a Birth Photography Package.
  • 2 Postpartum Visits:  I will come to your home 1-3 weeks after the birth of your baby to provide breastfeeding support, make sure you are adjusting well to your new routine and answer any questions you may have.
  • Back-Up Doula Support:  A back up Doula is available for the rare occurrence that I am unable to make it to your birth.​


Investment - $800. To reserve your due date, a signed contract and a $350 reservation fee is due at the time of booking. Your reservation fee is applied to your doula package. The remaining balance is due by at our last prenatal appointment. Since Doula Support is an investment, I offer flexible payment plans to clients who book in advance. All payments are due by our last prenatal appointment.


​WORDS OF LOVE


"Jen is absolutely amazing at what she does. She completely went above and beyond any expectations I had when I thought about hiring  a doula. She was always there for me for any questions I had. She was encouraging, comforting, and knew exactly what to do to support me in every way possible.  I can not thank her enough and can not explain in words the difference she made to my pregnancy, labour, delivery and postpartum experience!!! Highly, highly recommend Jen as your doula!"
  - Jennifer 


"Having our first child with Jen as our doula was a great experience. Her calming influence and expertise allowed me to be fully present to support my wife. I didn't need to worry about remembering all the things I had read and learned about the birthing process - Jen knew everything. I was able to focus on keeping my wife as comfortable as possible through the birth experience. I honestly can't really imagine what the birthing experience would have been like without Jen's amazing knowledge and calming presence." - Karl


​"Jen is amazing. She was so loving and patient and made me feel safe during every minute of the experience. I felt that as long as she was with me, I could do it. She truly cares about women and families. She not only supported me in the birth of my first child, but she supported me as I leaned to speak up for my right to have the birth I wanted. She will be the first person I call when I find out I'm pregnant again!" - Krista


The Birth Year-Doula and Birth Photography in Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, and Langley
Newborn Baby cuddled by mom as dad smiles in Langley Hospital Birth

​An average of 350,000 beautiful babies are born around the world each day. However, birth has the ability to do so much more than bring a baby into the world. Childbirth is an incredible experience that not only results in a baby, but also in the birth of a family. It is a wondrous, powerful and transformational experience that should leave families feeling strong and empowered.  

BIRTH DOULA SUPPORT

As a Doula, I recognize birth as one of the most important experiences you will ever have in your life.​ By means of education, emotional and physical support, I will serve as a road map for your childbearing journey. Throughout your pregnancy, I will be a source of reliable information, a trusted confidant, a reassuring presence and a knowledgeable guide who can offer an experienced, objective point of view. ​​​I not only understand the physiology of birth, but also the emotional needs of a family in labor.  I whole-heartily believe in you and will promote confidence in your ability to birth your baby. I honour the importance of your partner’s role and will work at strengthening the existing bond between the two of you.  I will work together with your entire birth team, making sure you are informationally, physically and emotionally well supported, and your wishes are heard and upheld.  I bear witness to your journey, and hold space with unwavering support, ensuring you are  surrounded with love, compassion and respect. Most importantly, I am completely invested in you, and my only focus is doing whatever I can to facilitate a beautiful, powerful birth that you can look back on memorably and positively.

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Individualized attention, unwavering support, intuitive care, open-mindedness, deep compassion, love, respect and guidance throughout your entire birth experience - from pregnancy to parenthood.


Doula support in Abbotsford, Langley, Mission and Chilliwack BC


MY TRAINING + EXPERIENCE

newborn cradled by his mom at Chilliwack home birth with Doula Jennifer Strilchuk and Grow Midwifery

Documentary Birth Photography and Doula Support 

Serving families in the beautiful Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland including Chilliwack, Mission, Abbotsford, Langley BC, and surrounding areas.


All rights reserved   © Jennifer Strilchuk   | The Birth Year  | jennifer@thebirthyear.ca

Doula Support, holistic birth, home birth, Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, Langley, Fraser Valley BC, midwife


The birth of your baby comes but once and is a day like no other. 
There is nothing I love more than sharing in your excitement.
​I can't wait to get to know you.


​LET'S CONNECT

Birth Doula in Abbotsford, Mission, Langley, Chilliwack BC

emotional moment captured during home birth with Mission Midwifery

As one of the most important days in your life, it deserves to be looked back on memorably and positively.

The Birth Year - Jennifer Strilchuk, Doula and Birth Photography services in Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack and Langley BC