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.
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.