My name is Rylee Ionascu, I’m the face behind Scrunchie Mama Doula Services! I am a full spectrum doula in San Luis Obispo / SLO county as well as Santa Maria / Santa Barbara county area. I am a wife, mama, lover of Christ, and birth enthusiast. I began my journey into birthwork and crunchy living after having such an empowering birth with my son. I dream that every woman feels safe, supported, and empowered throughout their pregnancy and birth expirience. I am absolutely thrilled at the opportunity to stand alongside families in the central coast while they welcome their little ones earthside.
What’s a doula? Why do I need one?
A doula is a birth professional whose job is to support moms (and families) before, during, and after birth. Think maid of honor— but for your birth! Doulas provide continuous physical, emotional, and educational support, we even act as an advocate when it is needed. Research shows that having a doula present at your birth increases positive birth outcomes. I can help you understand your options for birth, create your birth plan, and guide you in comfort measures.
Birth Doula Package #1 : $1100
Free consultation | 2 in home prenatal visits to discuss your labor and birth | Access to resources and lending library | Unlimited phone / text support throughout pregnancy and postpartum | Birth preferences planning | Prenatal and postnatal breastfeeding education and hands on support | attending your labor, birth, and immediate postpartum | 24 and 48 hour virtual check in after birth | 1 in home postpartum in home visit to discuss your birth, answer questions, and offer breastfeeding ( or pumping ) support
Birth Doula Package #2 : $1200
– Everything listed in package # 1 as well as standard placenta encapsulation services
Birth Doula Package #3 ( Virtual ) : $500
– 2 virtual prenatal visits to discuss your labor and birth, address questions, create birth preferences, create postpartum plan | Unlimited phone / text / video chat support throughout remainder of pregnancy, labor, and postpartum | 1 virtual postpartum visit to discuss your birth, address questions including breastfeeding / pumping support
*Ask me about payment plans and flexible pricing for those with financial hardship, as well as friends and family discount
Placenta encapsulation is the process of turning your placenta into capsules for consumption.
There are two methods, the Raw Method, and the Traditional Chinese Method (TCM). I am happy to perform either method and discuss which option may be best for you a time of inquiry.
Benefits of consuming your placenta :
– Increases milk supply
– Reduces risk of PPD / PPA
– Assists in hormone balancing
– Restores iron levels
– Promotes quicker healing
Placenta Encapsulation Package #1 : $225
– Pick up placenta / drop off capsules
– Umbilical cord keepsake
– Instructions for consumption
Placenta Encapsulation Package #2 : $265
– Everything listed in package #1 as well as a placenta tincture, placenta salve, and placenta print
Add ons, can be reserved separately from full encapsulation services if you choose not to consume your placenta, but still wish to honor it.
– Placenta tincture $30
– Placenta salve $30
– Cord keepsake $30
– Placenta print $30
– Placenta crystal necklace $45
I am also a Certified Babywearing Educator and follower of attachment parenting. I offer one on one babywearing consultations where we can go over how to use your carrier(s) correctly, adjust fit, safety aspects, and even offer recommendations. I also own a full carrier lending library so you can try before you buy, or even rent a carrier for a special occasion.
Babywearing Consults : In person or virtual
– 30 minute session $40
Group rates available upon request
Lending Library : Prices vary
– Full buckle / Soft Structured Carrier
– Mei Dai
– Stretchy wrap
– Woven wrap
– Ring sling
Major brands : Ergobaby, Happy Baby, Wildbird, Lennylamb, Moby, Solly Baby