Intown Doula provides award-winning birth & baby help.

Our super-simple process gets you started with your perfect support squad!

process

Our founder, MMT, walks you through the simple steps involved in working with us. We've got you covered.Working with qualified birth and baby professionals has never been easier!

why intown?

 There are any number of reasons why we love Intown Doula (and tbh a lot of 'em involve GIFs in the group text), but this video goes into more detail about why you will love us, too. Guaranteed. 

partners <3 us

 Let's be real, partners often want to know exactly how doulas are going to help them. And that's valid! Check out how doula support can truly be a game-changer—for the both of you.

A preemie baby and subsequent NICU stay threw Amelia's plans out the window

 

I had an idea of what I wanted my pregnancy and birth to look like when I met with MMT from Intown Doula. We had heard about Intown Doula from several friends and neighbors and as soon as we spoke with them, we clicked. Expressing my desires for the experience was really easy, because they helped me to develop what they called a "hierarchy of preferences." They told me plans don't mean much to babies, but I didn't realize how spot-on that was until I ended up on bedrest. 

 
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My doulas were so understanding during that time. I could reach out to them and vent, and they knew just what to say every single time. And while I loved every time they made me laugh or feel truly heard, what I really benefitted from was the support and encouragement they gave me to advocate for myself. Some people think doulas are advocates, but I learned that what they really do is turn mothers into their own advocates. I really do believe that the empowerment I gleaned from my doulas being lovingly honest with me gave me the strength I needed to make a choice that undoubtedly kept Leni on the inside longer than she would have stayed otherwise. And as a preemie mom, there's a lot of power in that. 

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My husband and I tell everyone we can about how helpful doulas are during pregnancy, but also after the baby comes. Leni had a NICU stay, and they comfort they provided both of us during the immediate postpartum period was invaluable. Most importantly, though, my doulas told me truths that no other mom, mom group, parenting book, blog post, movie, or friend told me, and it made all the difference in my transition to motherhood. 

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Carrie & Eric needed help during a marathon labor.

 

We didn't know what to expect with the pregnancy and birth of our first child. We were some of the first in our friend group to go through this transition, but even so, I've found that people don't really talk about the nitty-gritty of these things. Eric and I wanted doulas because we knew there was a lot we didn't know, and we wanted support in learning our options

When I had questions in my pregnancy it was so nice to be able to text the doulas and get a quick response. There are just certain things I knew I didn't want to call my doctor about, but that I also didn't want to attempt Googling and risk gong down an anxiety rabbit hole! They were an awesome, experienced, on-call birth wikipedia

My birth didn't go as expected, but the support of the doulas that we had already created a bond with helped so much. They helped us make decisions and reminded us of relevant information when we asked for input. They made us feel like rockstars with every choice we made, regardless of what we had discussed in the weeks leading up to labor.

Afterward, when I had questions about nursing and even pumping, my doulas were really helpful and very encouraging. They came to our house and helped out a lot, we loved that part and appreciate their attention to me in that time when it was so important

 
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Eric wanted to be as involved as possible.

My experience with doula support was awesome. Honestly, there were times during the long labor in the hospital where I wondered how I would be doing this without help. I'm glad I don't have to know what that would be like, because our doulas kept me grounded so I could be the primary support for my wife. I didn't want to take a back seat in this experience, and our doulas made sure I wasn't left out, in fact I felt like I was as engaged in the whole thing as I possibly could be. And that's what I wanted. 

I'm telling everybody, hire doulas, especially since everything could go ways you don't expect. They just make the whole thing better

 

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