It is my job and my joy to provide education and support to families during labor or after the baby has arrived.
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I look forward to talking with you to help answer any questions you may have during this special time.
When I am hired by you in any capacity, you are my number one priority. I pride myself on the services I provide for you. See what some parents have said...
We are thrilled, honored and humbled to have worked with The Knoxville Baby Lady - Lori Wade. As a British same sex couple who had twins through surrogacy in the US it was critical for us to find someone special to assist us in the early days of our journey as parents. We spoke to a number of people but upon meeting Lori it was apparent immediately that she was the best person we could have ever hoped for! Indeed, that proved to be the case.
Even before we arrived in the US Lori had pulled together a thorough shopping list for us. It included everything we could have ever needed as well a number of gems which did and continue to make our lives as new parents much much easier.
Not only was Lori amazing at getting us into a routine immediately, she was so kind, calm, patient and supportive while always respecting our space as new parents. Our journey involved such a heavy legal process that was very stressful and Lori was always there with a smile, with open arms, support and encouragement. We always felt so comfortable with her and we consider her family now.
We have no hesitation to recommend her and her services.
Rahul Moodgal & Damian Mitchell-Moore
My family met Lori during the final months of my twin pregnancy. After our initial meeting with Lori, we knew that she was the most qualified person in Knoxville to provide newborn care to our twin girls. Lori's education and certifications speak for themselves. She is responsible, reliable, and extremely attentive. Lori took exceptional care of our twins from the first night that they came home from the hospital until they began to sleep through the night, at 5 months old. She not only nurtured them, but she assisted in their learning to become terrific sleepers. Lori allowed my husband and me to have uninterrupted sleep during the night so that we could take care of our girls during the day without being exhausted. Lori is skilled in her field, trustworthy and immensely loving. She became part of our family when our girls were born, and we are privileged to have her continue to care for our three children to this day. Quyn S. Rahman
Lori played an important role in my postpartum experience. She not only cared for our twins overnight twice a week but also taught us about infant massage to help my twins’ tummy troubles. My husband and I felt completely comfortable having her in our home overnight and were able to rest easy knowing our twins were being well tended to!
Emily Owen, Knoxville, TN
Peace of mind and rest – two things any newborn mother would be grateful for. I had both with Lori’s help. I knew Bo was in good hands when Lori would care for Bo from time to time at night so I could catch up on my sleep. This allowed me to be more present for my spouse and my other two boys. Thank you, Lori!
Page Miller, Knoxville, TN
I can't say enough about what a huge blessing & asset it was to have Knoxville Baby Lady Lori Wade as my doula! Being a first time momma, I did plenty of research & knew about the need for breathing & relaxation--but in the midst of intense labor, what I "knew" was quickly forgotten. With gentle touches to my shoulders, arms & forehead, & whispers to "relax" & "breathe", Lori helped me to stay focused. With constant encouragement & affirmation, she helped me through one of the hardest (& most rewarding) things I've ever done in my life! Thank you SO much Lori for helping me bring little Isaac into the world!
"If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it."John H. Kennell, MD
" My birth experience was wonderful...Lori was a God-send. She knew everything that I needed before I needed it. I felt very at ease and comfortable with her. This was my second birth and I felt that I would need some extra encouragement. Lori helped me so much during my labor. I don't think that I could have done the process without her. I would want Lori with me if I had another baby."
Jessie, 2nd time mom
Lori Wade has been such a blessing for my family. We had Lori work with us post partum for the first several months of our son’s life. She is highly skilled and very attuned to a baby’s needs. I would highly recommend Lori’s services to any couple needing an extra pair of skilled and loving hands.
Amanda Myers, Maryville, TN
“Having a doula, specifically Lori, was fabulous. We hired a doula (I hired a doula) because I wanted to have a "natural" birth without medication, and I thought a doula would provide positive support with that decision as well as inform me about the birthing process so I could be prepared. What I liked about having Lori was simply the support. I liked having someone besides my husband "speaking my own language." I liked going over my birth plan with my doula. I really liked having Lori in the hospital telling me that everything was okay - and it was nice to have an extra set of hands - to literally hold my hand. I will probably hire a doula again."
"As a first time dad it was great to have Lori there as someone with birth experience who could tell if what my wife was going through was normal. Without Lori being there, there would have been times when I would have panicked. It was so great having Lori there so that I could concentrate on supporting my wife emotionally instead of worrying about the mechanics of labor."
"Thank you so much for being part of Mackenzie's birth. It was wonderful having you there. " "Having a doula didn't diminish my role as a support person. It definitely helped. A doula is a must. You gotta have a doula!"
Susan and Jason, 2nd time parents
"Having a doula was a great benefit. Especially for new parents."
Jim, first time dad
"Don't try natural childbirth without a doula!
We hired a doula mainly because we wanted a natural childbirth with the least amount of interventions. We wanted an advocate for us while at the hospital and support for Doug, as well as for me. I liked building a relationship with our doula before hand. I felt like she listened to me and understood the person I am; what I would need and not need. Lori was very respectful of our wishes and our childbirth turned out mostly the way we'd planned it. I couldn't have done it without her and I am so grateful for her service to me and my family."
Julie, first time mom
"When Julie had first brought up the use of a doula, I had not even heard of the term before. After researching the doula's role in childbirth as coach for mom AND dad, it just made sense, especially for first time parents. During Carys's birth Lori played an integral and invaluable role in the successful and miraculous birth of our little girl. Given the encouragement Lori offered both of us during the birth, I would definitely include her as a part of our birth plan for future births, God willing and I would encourage others to seek out Lori's services."
Doug, first time dad
"My birth experience was wonderful. When my husband first mentioned getting a doula, I was confident that I didn't need one. I had already had one child, why would I need help with the second? My husband needed her, I didn't! When Lori arrived and started to talk with us and teach different pain management techniques, I realized how little I really knew. I would definitely hire a doula again!"
J.P. , second time mom
"I would certainly hire Lori again. I would want to engage in her services much earlier in the process. Great job!"
J.P. , second time dad
"I chose a doula because several friends told me that it's so helpful if doing a natural childbirth. They were right! I couldn't imagine having a baby without the help of Lori! I wouldn't change a thing and I will definitely be asking for Lori every time we have a baby! She was helpful, calming and encouraging! Wonderful experience!"
Christie, first time mom
"I supported having a doula for my wife because we had heard how much it would help her. I had no idea how much it would actually help me. Lori was so encouraging and so knowledgeable on the whole process. We recommend using a doula to all of our friends now. Lori helped me to know how to best help and encourage my wife. We wouldn't want to ever do it without the help of a doula now. We loved having Lori be our doula."
Clark, first time dad
• Newborn/Postpartum Care
• Preparing for Childbirth
• Grand parenting Classes
• Infant Massage Instruction
• Breastfeeding Classes
AREAS SERVED LOCALLY
Sequoyah Hills, West Hills, Rocky Hill, Bearden, West Moreland Heights, Dean Hill, Cedar Springs, Fountain City, Old North Knoxville, Westlyn, North Knoxville, South Knoxville, Alcoa, Farragut, Maryville, Knoxville & Sevierville
• Newborn Care Specialist
• Night Nanny
• Sleep Conditioning
• Labor & Postpartum Doula
• Lactation Education &