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PARIJAT DESHPANDE

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. Her personal health journey through a high-risk pregnancy and professional expertise in clinical psychology and psychoneuroimmunology 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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Parijat is a dynamic storyteller who can turn complex topics and turn them into accessible and empowering experiences.

From inspiring keynote speaker to professional development trainer and workshop facilitator, Parijat shares her message with a variety of audiences, including

 

  • nonprofit organizations

  • corporate executives

  • healthcare leadership

  • feminine technology developers

  • medical professionals

  • academic institutions

  • industry conferences

  • professional associations

  • independent filmmakers and screenwriters

Her approach and speaking style offers an enlivening blend of humor, storytelling and motivation, empowering participants and attendees to implement actionable advice to help improve pregnancy outcomes.

 

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Parijat is a trauma-informed, integrative health strategist and thought leader dedicated to improving maternal and fetal outcomes after a high-risk pregnancy at an individual, community, and systemic level. 

As a former infertility and high-risk pregnancy patient, Parijat has lived experiences of the gaps in the health care system and societial structures that leave high-risk patients, especially high-risk BIPOC patients, at elevated risk of medical error and adverse maternal, fetal, and neonatal outcomes.

 

Combining her professional training in clinical psychology, psychoneuroimmunology and pregnancy, and somatic healing with her lived experience of infertility, losses, and preterm birth, Parijat envisions a future where trauma-informed practices in health care, health technology, and the media will significantly contribute to improving pregnancy outcomes and end prematurity.

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"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

Book Parijat as a speaker for your next virtual event

With a fresh, visionary approach to women's health, specifically perinatal health, give your audience the opportunity to change their perspective on what it means to support a healthy high-risk pregnancy, improve pregnancy outcomes and to thrive.

Here are a few of Parijat's most requested talks:

  • The Science of Stress and It's Impact on Perinatal Health
     

  • A Neurobiological Approach to Improving Pregnancy Outcomes
     

  • When You're Expecting a High-Risk Pregancy: What Birthing People Need to Know
     

  • Body Memories After Birth Trauma: What Providers Need to Know
     

  • Birth After Trauma: How Birth Professionals Can Better Prepare Birthing People

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Parijat is a trauma-informed integrative health strategist, somatic healing professional, author, and speaker. After experiencing nfertility, losses, a very high-risk pregnancy, and spending months in the NICU watching her micropreemie fight for his life, Parijat committed her life to ending prematurity so no more families have to know what it's like to meet their babies too soon. She left her former career in clinical psychology and teaching undergraduate students to create her own movement of trauma-informed patient centered care to fill the gaps built into the medical system. Parijat is on a mission to revolutionize prenatal care by reconnecting the mind and the body so more couples can build the families of their dreams safely, and with joy.

Parijat's Speaker Bio

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.

Parijat consults with medical clinics, antepartum and labor and delivery units, and NICUs, training them to optimize patient satisfaction and improve patient outcomes by leveraging trauma-informed patient and family-centered care. As an educator and keynote speaker, Parijat trains medical providers, birth workers, and allied professionals 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 the media.

She is the CEO of Parijat Deshpande, LLC, a boutique women's health strategy company offering private clients integrative, neurobiological support to improve their high-risk pregnancy outcomes after late term loss or preterm birth to give their baby a strong start to life. She 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 bestselling author of 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.