Parijat Deshpande is an author, speaker and the CEO of a global, boutique company dedicated to reducing pregnancy complications and ending preterm birth. She has served hundreds of women through her programs and one-on-one work, helping them manage pregnancy complications and reclaim a safety and trust in their bodies that they thought was eroded
After her own experience with high-risk pregnancy, Parijat went from patient to practitioner to help other women beat the
statistics—a journey she chronicled in her bestselling book, Pregnancy Brain: A Mind-Body Approach to Stress Management
During a High-Risk Pregnancy.
Today, she continues to take a trauma-informed, neurobiological approach to reproductive health to help her concierge-level private clients improve pregnancy outcomes after preterm birth or late-term loss. Parijat also consults with progressive companies, organizations, and brands on how to best support their pregnant employees and leadership team through infertility, a high-risk pregnancy, and possible NICU stay.
As an educator and keynote speaker, Parijat trains medical providers, birth workers and allied professionals around the country on how to provide trauma-sensitive support as they work with their prenatal patients to help them increase trust in their care. She also partners with production companies, directors, producers and screenwriters to accurately represent birth trauma, loss, high-risk pregnancy and preterm birth in TV and film.
Parijat is the host of the popular podcast Delivering Miracles® which discusses the real, raw side of family-building including
infertility, loss, high-risk pregnancy, bed rest, prematurity and healing once a baby comes home. When Parijat isn’t working to
end the high-risk pregnancy crisis, she can be found hiking, reading British crime novels, singing and composing pieces on
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Your Anxious Mind During Pregnancy (Listen)
Managing Grief & Trauma After Infertility & Loss (Listen)
Real Talk About Life and Loss (Listen)
Over 80% of pregnancy-related deaths in the U.S. are preventable. Experts say the system needs to change: ‘It is not a safe place right now’ (Read)
Why I Quite My Career After Surviving A High Risk Pregnancy (Read)
Prematurity Is A Public Health Crisis (Read)
World Prematurity Day (Watch)