Keynote Speaker and Workshop Facilitator

Parijat Deshpande is on a mission to end prematurity and support healthy pregnancies to prevent babies from being born too soon. After personally experiencing a high-risk pregnancy and extremely preterm delivery (after infertility and loss), Parijat identified the deep gaps in the medical system, as well as in her clinical psychology training, for people experiencing pregnancy complications. Her personal health journey and professional expertise inform her design of human-centered, trauma informed and evidence-based approaches to transforming patient experiences.

She has presented workshops, keynote addresses, and trainings at various organizations around the country including Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Dear NICU Mama, GOLD Midwifery conference, and others.

Parijat Deshpande is also the best selling author of Pregnancy Brain: A Mind-Body Approach to Stress Management During a High-Risk Pregnancy. She has been featured as an expert on stress physiology and pregnancy health and wellness, in numerous media outlets such as Forbes, The Huffington Post and PsychCentral.


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  • The impact of stress on fertility and reproductive health

  • The impact of stress on pregnancy health, complications and outcomes

  • Fertility, pregnancy and/or birth trauma or medical trauma

  • Parenting in the NICU

  • The emotional impact of the NICU on parents and families


...and more



What Event Organizers and Attendees Are Saying....

"Parijat has a unique gift in being able to connect with her audience. Her energy and passion for topics on emotional health definitely come through. In addition, her inclusion of real-life examples all work together to create a fun and dynamic experience for people fo all ages and backgrounds in attendance."


Dr. David Gard

Professor at San Francisco State University

For more information about Parijat's presentation topics or to book her for your next event, please contact us.