​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.


Birth Film Workshop Graduate

Birth and Postpartum Doula Support, Birth Photography, Prenatal Education, placenta encapsulation, breastfeeding support in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission and Langley BC

With love and intention, The Birth Year was born out of the desire to support families through all seasons of their Birthing Journey, from Pregnancy to Birth, through to Postpartum and Parenthood. 


​With over 20+ years attending births, I am one of the Fraser Valley's most experienced Doulas and Birth Photographers.  I have supported, witnessed and authentically documented hundreds of beautiful birth stories in both hospital and home birth settings.


 As a mother of six children, I understand the enormity of bringing life into this world. I have experienced the physical, emotional and spiritual transformation that takes place during the birth year, and I know how important it is to be supported. I believe all families deserve a respectful, supported, gentle and loving birth.


I AM HERE TO SUPPORT YOU EACH STEP OF THE WAY


It is an absolute privilege to walk alongside families on their birth journey. ​I am so honored that you are here, considering me, to be a part of your Birth Year, and I hope that this is the beginning of a beautiful connection between the two of us. 

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Birth Photography in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission and Langley BC

​THE BIRTH YEAR

/T͟Hē, bərTH, yir/
Noun
(plural - the birth years)

1. The unique experience of the seasons of Birth - Pregnancy, Labor, and Postpartum.

2. The year of (one's) birth.

Origin
From the + birth +‎ year.




peaceful moments after Abbotsford Hospital Birth
The Birth Year-Doula and Birth Photography in Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, and Langley

Doula Support,  Birth Photography, Postpartum Support, Breastfeeding Support, Prenatal Education and Placenta Encapsulation through the Fraser Valley, including  Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission and Langley BC

Birth Photography captures beautiful home birth in Chilliwack BC

The seasons of your Birth Year from Pregnancy to Birth through to Postpartum and Parenthood are a deeply powerful and transformative experience.


 THE BIRTH OF A PARENT

THE BIRTH OF A CHILD

THE BIRTH OF A FAMILY


Envisioning a new heartbeat into existence, creating a safe space to grow a tiny human from scratch, birthing them with strength and nourishing them with love. Your entire self is consumed by this breathtakingly beautiful journey.


YOUR BIRTH JOURNEY DESERVES TO BE SUPPORTED.   

YOUR BIRTH STORY DESERVES TO BE TOLD.

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International Association of Professional Birth Photographers

Abbotsford, Fraser Valley, Mission, Langley, Aldergrove, Yarrow, Chilliwack, Cultas Lake, Fort Langley, Lower Mainland

Doula Support and Birth Photography in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission and Langley BC

Empowering hospital birth captured by Jennifer Strilchuk of The Birth Year

Specialized Doula Support and Documentary Birth and Newborn Photography in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission and Langley BC

Doula Services Association
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Birth Becomes Her Certified Birth Photographer

Birth and Postpartum Doula Support and Birth and Newborn Photography throughout the Fraser Valley including Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission and Langley BC

peaceful birth at Langley hospital birth
Birth Photography captures moment of birth at Langley home birth


NURTURING DOULA SERVICES & EMOTIVE BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY

Supporting YOUR Birth Story



"Imagine if our culture told us that birth was one of the greatest things a woman might ever do. Imagine if the stories and images we were exposed to taught us that labour is an incredible and transformational experience, a rite of passage into motherhood."

-Leonie MacDonald



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BIRTH STORY SESSIONS


​​The birth of your child is a once in a lifetime experience that will change your life. It will forever be one of the most important days of your life filled with incredible moments and every emotion imaginable.​


YOU DESERVE TO HAVE EVERY PIECE OF YOUR STORY TOLD


Imagine having your very own birth story documented and preserved, enabling you to re-live every feeling, every moment, every sensation and every precious detail from the day your baby was born. What a gift for you, your partner and your child. A truly treasured family keepsake.



HELLO.  I'M JENNIFER,  YOUR GUIDE THROUGH THE BIRTH YEAR.

Canadian Birth Photographer member

The Birth Year specializes in Doula Support and Birth Photography throughout the Fraser Valley  in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission and Langley BC


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. This is a safe space for all types of births and for all birthing families.


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


Birth Photography captures first moments together as a family at Langley Memorial Hospital


WORDS OF LOVE FROM CLIENTS

peaceful birth at Langley hospital birth

Nurturing and Holistic Doula Support and Emotive Birth Photography in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission and Langley BC


BIRTH DOULA SUPPORT


Bringing life into this world is one of the most significant, impactful and transformative chapters of the human experience. Your mind, body, and soul are forever impacted as you grow, nurture and birth your baby.


​​YOUR BIRTH EXPERIENCE IS IMPORTANT


​You deserve a positive birth experience filled with individualized attention, unwavering support, guidance, open-mindedness, love, compassion, and respect.


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


PRENATAL AND POSTPARTUM SERVICES


Whether you are newly pregnant or navigating life with a newborn, I am here to help guide, support and care for you each step of the way.


​YOU DESERVE TO THRIVE DURING YOUR BIRTH YEAR


Honor your journey through pregnancy, birth and postpartum with personalized and supportive services.

​PRENATAL EDUCATION | BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT | PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION | POSTPARTUM DOULA CARE



"A woman carries her birth story with her for a lifetime and we wanted to look back on our story fondly. We wanted to feel safe, valued and understood and Jennifer helped us feel all of those."

​- Abigail | Birth + Postpartum Client 


"I feel so grateful that Jennifer was apart of the birth of our son, and I would wish that same level of support, knowledge and calm reassurance for every woman preparing for birth. She is worth her weight in gold, and you will give your whole family the gift of a more fulfilling birth and postnatal experience."

​- Alesha | Birth + Postpartum Client 


"There are only a handful of times during a lifetime when you will meet someone and know that they have a special gift for what they do – Jennifer is one of them." 

- Lerina | Prenatal + Birth Client 


"We feel so grateful to have those moments captured, images we will cherish for years and will someday show our son as we tell him his story." 

​- Alla | Prenatal + Birth  Client