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Dr. Meena Shah
Specialty: Pediatrics / Health & Lifestyle Management Coach

Dr. Meena Shah received her Medical Degree from Karnatak University in 1978 with a specialization in Pediatrics.  She served as a doctor in the Copper Mines Hospital in Zambia and at a Children's Cancer Ward in Plymouth, UK before settling in Ahmedabad, India in 1980.  Dr. Shah established a private practice from 1980 to 1992 as a Pediatrician and also served as visiting doctor at Civil Hospital, V.S. Hospital, and Rajasthan Hospital.

Trained in Prenatal Care, Dr. Shah started the first Prenatal and Childbirth Training Classes in Ahmedabad.  Since 1982, over 3,000 women have benefited from these classes.  Other projects included:

  • Creation - a pregnancy care, exercise, and childbirth video done in partnership with Cadilla

  • Eat-Fit - healthy cooking classes

  • Low Calorie Recipes - developed for Sweet & Low and Amul Dairy

Since 1992, Dr. Shah has worked to promote holistic healthcare for men, women, and children via seminars, books, articles, videos, and television with a comprehensive focus on physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being.  She founded Medico-Media - a Health & Media company with the motto "Health by Choice, not by Chance." 

In 2000, she also partnered with the Municipal Corporation of Ahmedabad and Johnson & Johnson to train public hospital nurses in effective care of pregnant women and infants.


  • Conducted over 2,500 workshops for Government, Non-Government & Educational Institutes to promote preventative health care including fitness, nutrition, stress management, yoga, Blood Pressure Care, Diabetes Care, Heart Care, and occupational specific programs.
  • Participated in and coordinated more than 500 television shows on Health for Zee TV, E TV, and Doordarshan.
  • Produced more than 20 VCDs & CD ROMs for preventative health care, knee care, heart care, and other health topics.
  • Authored hundreds of articles on healthcare, pregnancy care, and child care.
  • Trained thousands of women in prenatal care.
  • Works actively with pharmaceutical companies for health promotion and communication.
  • Conducted stress management seminars for over 20,000 displaced civilians in the aftermath of the 2001 earthquake in Gujarat.
  • Award Recipient for Best Documentary on Pregnancy “Matrutva Na Marge” by Government of Gujarat.

Professional Credentials