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

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MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • Doula Match
  • Fraser Valley Birth Network
  • DSA (Doula Services Association)
  • Canadian Birth Photographers
  • International Birth Photographers


EDUCATION/TRAINING

  • Douglas College DONA Certified Doula Training
  • Hypno Babies Certified Doula Training
  • Birth Becomes Her Birth Photography Certification
  • Birth Becomes Her Every Day Film Course
  • Childbirth Educator apprenticeship with Pacific Prenatal
  • Vancouver Community College- Childbirth Educators Course
  • IPPA Placenta Encapsulation Training
  • Food Safe
  • OSHA compliant certification course in Bloodborne Pathogens and Infection Control for Doulas and Placenta Encapsulators


​​I Believe Your Birth Experience Matters


As a mother of six children, I understand the enormity of bringing life into this world and how it is so important to be supported every step of the way. I have been working with individuals and families for 25 years. My intention is to support the creation and achievement of your unique goals with a holistic, heart-centred approach, a wealth of knowledge and experience, warmth and love. My goal is to bring peace, gentle guidance and a loving presence to every family I work with. I am a skilled maternal practitioner who honours the sacredness of pregnancy, birth and postpartum.


I am so honoured that you are here, considering me, to be a part of your Birth Year.


​​CONTINUOUS LEARNING

I am forever learning, forever growing and never stop seeking out new information and knowledge to better myself and in turn my clients.  I have a LOVE of learning and am incredibly passionate about pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, parenthood, and photography...this has led me to enhance my knowledge and expand my experience and skills through continuous, ongoing education in the form of personal exploration, workshops, lectures, and conferences.


CURRENTLY STUDYING

  • Enrolled in Wild Rose College of Natural Healing Natural Pregnancy and Childbirth Course
  • Ofcourse infant massage
  • ​Blooming Moon Homeopathy For Birth​
  • Newborn Mothers Postpartum Doula Support


The empowering birth experience of my firstborn sparked a passion in me for birth work.  Because of the loving care and support I received from my birth team during his birth, I had an empowered, incredible birth experience.  Immediately after his birth, I knew I wanted to support families on their journey to parenthood and assist them in having their own positive, empowering experiences. ​​


Postpartum Doula support, Prenatal Education, Breastfeeding Support and Placenta Encapsulation  in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission and Langley BC


I married my high school sweetheart and together we have 6 beautiful kids. Life is an epic, crazy, wild and breathtakingly beautiful ride. 

My children continuously inspire me. They are my greatest teachers. I have learned so much about life and about myself from them. 

I drink way too much coffee and eat way too much dark chocolate. They are my kryptonite.

​​You can almost always find me with a green smoothie in hand to help balance out all the coffee and dark chocolate in my system. This makes total sense right?


Jennifer Strilchuk Doula supported birth in White Rock BC

 Postpartum Doula support, Prenatal Education, Breastfeeding Support and Placenta Encapsulation  throughout the Fraser Valley including Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission and Langley BC

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A LITTLE MORE TO THE STORY

I vividly remember looking through my parent's copy of Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin and being captivated by the pictures and stories throughout the book. I was fascinated with how beautiful birth was and immediately felt trust rather than fear about the labour process.

I definitely felt a calling towards motherhood and working with the childbearing family from a very young age!


My approach to life is natural, down to earth and full of curiosity; I strive to live my life fully present, being aware of the love, intention, beauty, simplicity and extraordinary in the everyday.​​

I am an urban gardener growing a variety of fruit trees and an abundance of vegetables in raised garden beds and a beautiful greenhouse that my amazing husband built for me. If I am not dreaming about and planning my garden, I am out working in it.

I LOVE Summertime! The sun, heat, and abundance of life make my heart sing. I often dream of living someplace where It's "summertime" year-round.

My Dad instilled a sense of wonderment, love, and appreciation of nature in me that I am forever grateful for. It has been my goal to pass on the same gift to my children. To me, being out in nature is sunshine for my soul and helps me feel grounded and vitally alive.


Photo by Richelle Kendall

The Birth Year-Jennifer Strilchuk, Doula and Birth Photographer

Prenatal Education and Postpartum Services

Serving families in the beautiful Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland including Chilliwack, Mission, Abbotsford, Langley BC, and surrounding areas. This is a safe space for all types of births and for all birthing families.

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