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


Blissful motherhood moments captured during Newborn Photography session

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.

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Disclaimer:  Placenta encapsulation is not clinical, pharmaceutical nor intended to diagnose, treat, cure a condition or prevent any disease. Women utilizing this service take full responsibility for their own health and for researching and using their placenta capsules, tincture and salve. Please make any decisions in regards to your best health in consultation with your licensed care provider. ​

Placenta Encapsulation  in Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack and Langley BC


Your Experience - ​Your placenta is picked up at your place of birth and brought back to my dedicated workspace where it is consciously handled, rinsed, steamed and dehydrated at 160 degrees. Once completely dehydrated, the placenta is ground into a fine powder, placed into vegetarian capsules and delivered back to you within 48-72 hours.

Your health and safety are of utmost importance. In 2014 I trained under Full Circle Placenta as a Placenta Encapsulation Specialist. I have taken my Food Safe training and I have completed an OSHA-compliant certification course in Bloodborne Pathogens and Infection Control specifically for Doulas and Placenta Encapsulators.  I only prepare one placenta at any given time and your placenta is carefully labelled and identified.  I thoroughly sanitize and clean my entire work area before, during and after placenta preparation and only wear single-use disposable gloves, ensuring you get the safest service available.  I use a professional dehydrator with temperature control settings. My equipment is dedicated to placenta preparation and is carefully sanitized before and after each use and between each processing. I follow Universal Precautions and OSHA guidelines. I treat your placenta with the utmost care and respect that it deserves.

Your ​Investment - $225. To reserve your due date, a signed Letter of Agreement Form and a $50 on-call fee are due at the time of booking. Your on-call fee is applied to the placenta encapsulation total investment. The remaining balance is due when the placenta is picked up. Investment cost includes pick up of your placenta at the hospital or your home and drop off of your placenta capsules within 48-72 hours.​ Also includes a heart-shaped umbilical cord keepsake when possible. 

mother adoring her newborn baby during newborn family photography session
Placenta Encapsulation in Abbotsford, Mission, Langley, Chilliwack BC


​Postpartum Wellness Kit - A meaningful selection of products designed to pamper, comfort, and uplift.  Recover in a Postpartum Herbal Bath, nourish and strengthen your body and mind with Mama Bliss Tea and ease postpartum bottom soreness and tenderness with Soothing Postpartum Spray. Give yourself the gift of a truly supported postpartum period.  Postpartum Wellness Kit items do not contain placenta products. + $45 

​Tree of Life Print - A Placenta print makes a beautiful keepsake and is a wonderful way to capture the unique shape and artistic design of the placenta for a lifetime. Before I prepare the placenta for encapsulation, I make a print of it on acid free, water colour paper. The result is a work of art that looks like a tree, which makes sense as the placenta is sometimes referred to as the “Tree of Life.”   Available as a natural print or a one-of-a-kind watercolour painting. + $20 / Natural Placenta Print or + $35 / Watercolour "Tree of Life" Placenta Painting

Mother Tincture - A tincture made from your placenta is a great way to extend it's longevity. A small portion of your placenta is added to >100 proof alcohol to set in a dry, dark place for 6 weeks. Each day, the tincture is gently swirled to help it process. After six weeks, the tincture is filtered, placed in a glass bottle and delivered to your home. The tincture is very shelf-stable if kept in a cool dark place such as a cupboard, and will last indefinitely. + $35 / 4oz​​​

Herbal Salve -  Made from organic herbs of lavender, rosemary, comfrey and calendula, local, organic beeswax, organic olive oil, organic coconut oil, organic unrefined shea butter and a small amount of your placenta powder.  I am happy to customize a salve to your unique preferences by substituting, removing or adding herbs and oils!    *Please advise me if there are any allergies known in your family.* + $25 /  2oz ​

Placenta encapsulation in Abbotsford, Mission, Langley, Chilliwack BC

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.


The Birth Year-Doula and Birth Photography in Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, and Langley

Placenta Encapsulation is a centuries old practice of preserving a woman's placenta after birth for ingestion during the postpartum period. The process involves steaming and dehydrating the placenta, grinding it into a powder, and placing it into pills.

placenta encapsulation for a peaceful postpartum


"Jen was so professional, informative and kind from the moment I contacted her right up until her last check up text  message I received. What I loved the most was the fact she didn't make me feel like "just another client." There is genuine care in how she goes about her business!  I was so impressed with how quickly I got my encapsulated placenta back and how much care and detail was in the gift bag Jen brought along with the encapsulated placenta pill bottle. It was so above and beyond what was expected!" - Jade 

"After researching other professionals/companies and speaking with Jen during our phone conversation, I was so impressed with the time she took to get to know me and how informative she was that I knew I wanted to go forward with this service.  Jen was so supportive throughout this whole journey and process.  She really makes you feel special!" - Talia 

​"Jen was very informative. I was able to contact her with questions after starting the capsules and she answered right away. I really appreciate that she checks in at different points postpartum to make sure things are going well too!  My capsules were delivered in a timely manner and in beautiful packaging. I have nothing but positive feedback regarding Jen's encapsulation services!" - Sarah

​"We were very fortunate that a friend recommended Jennifer to us! What a pleasure! From the first phone conversation to the 6 week postpartum follow up, she has been supportive, caring and genuine in inquiring on my well being and if I had any questions for her." - Francesca