Dr. Rita Shah is a qualified Lamaze Consultant, trained in prenatal and postnatal care from the United States and certified by ASPO Lamaze. Dr. Shah has authored a book called“Nine Months”, which was published in English in 2001. In 2002, the same book was published in 8 regional languages.
She is the Director of Nine Months, a fitness programme for expectant mothers. She has been conducting Lamaze classes for over 3 decades now, guiding over 30,000 pregnant women till date, including clients from over 30 countries across the globe. In the past, she has been the Head of Department of Prenatal and Postnatal care at Jaslok and Lilavati Hospitals in Mumbai.
Dr. Shah is also active in the area of perimenopause and menopause, and has been on the executive committee of the Mumbai Chapter of the IMS (Indian Menopause Society),since its inception. She has also served as Treasurer as well as Secretary of IMS- Mumbai Chapter, and Jt. Treasurer of the IMS at the national level. Her core focus is Benefits of Physical Activity in alleviating menopausal discomforts. She has visited several centres across the globe for the same, and has delivered talks and lectures highlighting the importance of exercises at various symposia and conferences. Now, she also offers Lamaze Classes online through her website. The Online Lamaze Classes are a big boon to working women and also to pregnant women who wish to sign up for the classes but live outside of Mumbai.