Hi, I'm Parijat Deshpande
Trauma-informed health strategist, high-risk pregnancy specialist, somatic trauma professional, bestselling author, speaker, and advocate for women who have been through second or third trimester loss, preterm delivery, neonatal loss, and birth trauma, and are preparing for a high-risk pregnancy.
Specializing in somatic trauma healing, integrative health, and mind-body medicine, I guide women like you to effectively restore the balance of your nervous systme, endocrine system, and immune system to reduce your risk of pregnancy complications and preterm delivery in your next pregnancy.
I am the owner of a global, boutique company that is dedicated to reducing pregnancy complications, improving maternal and fetal outcomes and ending preterm birth.
By teaching patients and providers a trauma-informed, neurobiological approach to optimizing health and health care, we at Parijat Deshpande, LLC aim to end prematurity and improve pregnancy outcomes world wide.
Additionally, we partner with hospitals, clinics, and organizations to teach trauma-sensitive patient- and family-centered care approaches to improve patient and parent satisfaction and retention.
We also work with film directors, producers, and screenwriters to accurately depict high-risk pregnancy, preterm birth, loss, and birth trauma in the media to improve inclusivity in their new projects.
Supported by a small, all-female team, everyone at Team Parijat is here to help change the way we understand women's health, especially during a high-risk pegnancy.
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It all started when personal experience highlighted the canyons that are missing
in professional expertise.
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.
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.
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
A bit more about me outside of work:
I am a mom to two rainbow babies and 5 babies in our hearts, and wife to one of the smartest, funniest people I know. I (and everyone at Team Parijat) am a fierce believer that Black lives matter and I am a relentless advocate for women's rights. I am pro-choice and am passionate about reversing climate change.
I love to laugh but am terrible at telling jokes. I don't drink coffee or any tea with caffeine but love with rooibos tea with warm milk and masala!
Some of my favorite things are sitting in the sunshine, visiting the beach, eating sushi (sake sashimi please!), indulging in dark chocolate (nothing less than 85% please!), and New York cheesecake with strawberries. When it's time for Netflix, I am obsessed with all things Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, and British crime dramas.