Maternal Health Learning and Innovation Center
Accelerating innovative and evidence-informed interventions that improve maternal health and eliminate maternal health inequities
Join MHLIC to explore innovations in maternal health. Each first and third Thursday of the month, beginning on July 1, 2021, we will host individuals/organizations who are thinking outside the box and shaking things up to improve the health of pregnant people and mothers across the nation. These Innovation Thursday events will last one hour from 1-2 pm ET and include presentations by guests followed by brief Q&A.
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Jada Shapiro is a maternal health expert and the founder of boober, where expectant parents and new families find classes and on-demand expert care providers, pregnancy to postpartum. She founded boober to empower parents to positively transform their pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experiences and outcomes through expert education and easy access to qualified maternal healthcare providers. She also founded Birth Day Presence, NYC’s most trusted source for birth worker trainings and expectant parent education, which has supported over 20k parents since 2002. She is a birth and postpartum doula, childbirth educator, lactation counselor, birth photographer, mother, and step-mother. Jada has helped thousands of families prepare for birth, has assisted hundreds of births, cared for first-time parents, A-list celebrities, and everyone in between. She advises leading actors about childbirth and breastfeeding for major films and is a sought-out media expert on pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, lactation, and newborn parenting. Jada graduated from Wesleyan University with a double major in American Studies and Dance and focused her senior thesis on the medicalization of childbirth in America, after discovering a fascinating book about childbirth in the library. Jada witnessed her first birth a few years later when her dear friend invited her (and 19 other people!) to photograph her birth at a freestanding birth center. Jada is a mother and stepmother to 4 girls aged 11-15.
Boober is a marketplace that quickly connects expectant and new parents to high-quality classes and on-demand, expert care providers like lactation consultants, doulas, mental health therapists, and more so parents can thrive in their pregnancy to postpartum journey. No more searching, vetting, waiting or stressing. Boober takes the challenge out of finding the support growing families need to succeed in their unique parenting journey and has helped thousands of families since 2017.
For more information, email Allison George.