HEALTHY HIGH-RISK PREGNANCIES
so no more families have to meet their babies too soon
Parijat Deshpande is the leading speaker, consultant, producer, and bestselling author, dedicated to improving high-risk pregnancy outcomes and ending prematurity from a trauma-informed, neurobiological lens.
"Stress physiology is the missing piece of prenatal care and the sooner we accept that, the faster we will see preterm births decline, maternal mortality decline, and safer healthcare practices, which will save so many BIPOC patients' lives. I have so much hope that this will be our reality sooner rather than later."
As a nationally acclaimed speaker on topics related to high-risk pregnancy, prematurity, loss, and stress physiology, Parijat brings her dynamic energy coupled with her professional expertise to add a new dimension to our understanding of high-risk pregnancies, prematurity, birth trauma, and the connection between stress and perinatal health. She has spoken to audiences of high-risk patients, NICU, preemie and loss parents on the impact of traumatic stress and health. She has also facilitated dozens of trauma-sensitive trainings for nurses, pelvic PTs, doulas, midwives, and other perinatal providers globally.
Parijat brings her unique trauma-informed, neurobiological approach to collaborations with small and large businesses, medical facilities, and health tech apps to expand their products and services to benefit their employees, customers, and patients through a high-risk pregnancy or NICU stay.
Dedicated to accurate representation of high-risk pregnancies and prematurity, Parijat consults with screenwriters, directors, and producers who are working on pregnancy and prematurity-based storylines for TV and film. Through her production company, she and her team also produce health education videos, films, and documentaries that are committed to telling accurate stories of complicated family-building journeys.
WHY WE DO THIS WORK
Preterm birth accounts for over 1 in 10 births in the United States. Prematurity is one of leading causes of long term health complications & death in children.
Source: March of Dimes
"When pregnant people can experience how to help themselves stay pregnant despite what the odds said was possible, that's invaluable. That’s where generational health and healing reside. That's what we're working toward."