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Hi, I'm Parijat Deshpande
High-risk pregnancy specialist, somatic trauma professional, bestselling author, speaker, and advocate for women who have been through infertility, loss, preterm delivery, and birth trauma, and are now going through high-risk pregnancies.
Specializing in lifestyle medicine and mind-body medicine, I guide women like you to effectively release stress from your body and improve your overall health and wellness so you can have a healthy pregnancy (even if you have complications) and reduce your risk of preterm delivery.
Your path to bringing home your baby
just got complicated.
You have a high-risk pregnancy and you just want to know that your baby will be ok.
Whether you're high-risk because....
You're pregnant after fertility treatment
You're pregnant after the age of 35
You've experienced a stillbirth or preterm birth or have a history of miscarriages
You and/or your baby has a medical complication that's threatening your health or your baby's safety
.... you're scared. You're overwhelmed and you're feeling completely helpless about what you can do to make sure your baby will be ok and will come home to you.
You are going through a very scary time as you're trying to make sense of your high-risk pregnancy.
I've been there too.
After personally going through a very high-risk pregnancy, with 8 complications during one pregnancy, 16 weeks of bed rest at home and 2 weeks of strict bed rest in the hospital, I learned first hand how lonely and confusing this experience is.
With the constant cyclone of "what ifs" in your brain, an obsessive pull to search all corners of the internet for some clue about what will happen to your baby, and the desperate urge you feel to do something, anything, to make sure your baby will come home to you, a high-risk pregnancy is an experience very few people truly understand.
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As a clinically-trained therapist, I assumed there would be more support and resources for women like you and me who are fighting for our babies.
I was shocked and discouraged when I realized that there were none and the generic stress/wellness/pregnancy advice didn't apply at all during a high-risk pregnancy.
So, a couple of days before my son's premature arrival, I made a vow that if we survived this and got to go home and be a family, I would come back and support women like you who are feeling helpless and out of control during your high-risk pregnancy so you don't have to navigate this awful time alone.
A highly personalized approach for a
very personal experience.
When you work with me, you'll never hear generic advice about how to manage your stress.
And you definitely won't hear platitudes like, "Just stay positive" or "Everything will be ok" because you and I both know how unhelpful comments like that are!
I'm deeply committed to helping women like you...
>> Be your baby's best advocate by being your baby's loudest voice, so you can get the prenatal care you both deserve.
>> Manage all aspects of your health and wellness, not just your physical health, so once you hold your baby in your arms you know you did absolutely everything you could to protect your baby.
>> Get back in control of your pregnancy so you can relish in each and every milestone you're fighting so hard for.
By working together, I show you exactly how to have a safer pregnancy, stay pregnant longer than your doctor thinks is possible and focus on bringing home a healthy baby.
It is absolutely possible. I'm living proof.
Parijat taught me how to manage my body as much as possible in the middle of some crazy times. She taught me how to physically calm my body and contractions down, and she taught me how to listen to what was happening with my body so that I knew when something serious was happening or not.
It was life changing because before that, I just worried about everything and felt totally out of control. This gave me back some control which was so important.
To anyone considering working with Parijat during a high-risk pregnancy, I would tell her that it was a necessary part of managing a high risk pregnancy and worth every penny.
I credit Parijat with helping me keep my baby inside of me as long as possible (overdue in fact!) and teaching me to manage my body and feelings during a really difficult time.
There are very few people who truly understand what it's like to go through a high risk pregnancy but Parijat does AND has ways to make it easier.
Rima | California
Before I met Parijat, my pregnancy ended in a miscarriage and I became very depressed. joining her program allowed me to go at my own pace. I didn't feel forced to tak about anything too soon and was able to go through this healing process gently.
Parijat helped me gain my sanity and sense of safety back. She provided support and guided me through the exercises and healing process.
It was a nurturing program and I never felt uncomfortable or judged. She provided the tools I needed to face my grief head on. I grew so much during such a short amount of time and I will be forever grateful for Parijat and her program.
Lydia | California
I love how positive and encouraging Parijat is. Mindset really matters. If you’re pregnant or trying to conceive, she is definitely one to follow. Thank you for being such an encouraging presence. We need more people like you.
Dr. Kathryn Hale, OB/GYN
What you need is a system that shows you exactly how to give your baby a healthy start to life
WHAT REAL MOMS ARE SAYING......
My session with Parijat was inspirational. It was so great to talk to someone who went through a high-risk pregnancy too. I was so anxious before we talked. She made me feel understood and helped me to trust my body. To anyone who is thinking about doing a session with her, don't hesitate and just do it. - Kyeesha
When my baby was born prematurely, I didn't know where to turn for support and understanding. Parijat has been one of my biggest supporters since my 23 weeker came home from the NICU. I am grateful for her compassion, knowledge and understanding. - Andrea
I was anxious and lost on what questions to ask my doctor. Parijat offered clarity. I would definitely suggest someone with a high-risk pregnancy speak with her as sometimes the doctor just doesn't understand where you are coming from. - Nicole
Before working with Parijat I was totally confused. By working with her, it helped me make a decision and now I am relaxed. Parijat is a great listener and has the right tools to help. - Renuka
Parijat was exactly who I needed to get through my pregnancy. She's an amazing listener and is so compassionate about what I'm going through I couldn't have done it without you! - Lauren
Parijat is an excellent resource. She really helped me through my last hospital stay. Thank you for always helping me sort out my thoughts. You've been an amazing help. - Heather
I think back often to my pregnancy and have a hard time truly digesting how many weeks I held out...and what comes to mind a lot is how your advice about staying calm to keep the body calm and avoid infection and preterm labor really kept me present and able to make it through each day. I'll be forever grateful for that. - Abbe
Join the hundreds of moms who have a high-risk pregnancy and use my strategies to have
a safer pregnancy and healthy baby
I know this is a scary, lonely time. Take it one day, one step at a time. You can do this.
Parijat Deshpande is the leading high-risk pregnancy expert, mind-body health specialist, speaker and author who guides women to manage their pregnancy complications so they can give their baby a strong start to life. Her unique approach has served hundreds of women to manage pregnancy complications and reclaim a safety and trust in their bodies that they thought was eroded forever. Parijat is the author of bestselling book Pregnancy Brain: A Mind-Body Approach to Stress Management During a High-Risk Pregnancy. She is also the host of the popular podcast Delivering Miracles®, that discusses the real, raw side of family-building including infertility, loss, high-risk pregnancy, bed rest, prematurity and healing once baby comes home.