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Jada Shapiro

boober and Birth Day Presence Founder Wellness Brooklyn, NY
About Jada
Originally from LA, I have called New York home for 19 years. I am a longtime birth and postpartum doula, childbirth educator, certified lactation counselor, birth photographer, and mother of a spirited 11 year old girl and stepmother to 3 girls aged 9-13. I am an expert in maternal health and provide birth and breastfeeding consultation to TV shows, A-list actors, and major films, and frequently moderate and regularly appear on panels at top parenting conventions. I am also a media expert on childbirth, lactation, and parenting, regularly sought out by the New York Times, The Today Show, Time Out New York, NBC, CBS, E!, TLC and other outlets. Beyond boober, my latest business venture, I am also the founder of Birth Day Presence which, since 2002, has helped New York families bring more than 10,000 babies into the community with childbirth-education classes and doula matching services.

How many kids? Ages?

/ Female / 11 years old

What special skill, talent or gift would you like to give back to the community?

On a personal level, with so many moms in this community, I am bound to be able to help personally or to connect them to the right care provider on their parenting journey.
Professionally, my network in the parenting world in NY and LA is quite extensive and I am always happy to support and collaborate on projects I believe in.

What is your biggest business challenge right now?

Funding & Finance

Why do you want to be a part of heymama?

Finding a community of like-minded, driven women who work hard to realize their dreams and to balance their ambitions with their family lives. Gaining connection to a network of female entrepreneurs who have gone through similar challenges and have insights, suggestions and positive energy to share with each others. Learning, supporting and laughing with each other.

xx Jada Shapiro

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