Parijat Deshpande

Parijat Deshpande on High-Risk Pregnancy and Healing Trauma [NE 074]

Parijat Deshpande is the leading high-risk pregnancy specialist, somatic trauma professional and speaker and author who guides women to improve their pregnancy complications so they can reduce their risk of preterm birth. Her unique neurobiological approach has served hundreds of women to manage pregnancy complications and reclaim a safety and trust in their bodies that they thought was eroded forever.

She’s also the author of bestselling book Pregnancy Brain: A Mind-Body Approach to Stress Management During a High-Risk Pregnancy and the host of the popular podcast Delivering Miracles®, discussing the real, raw side of family-building including infertility, loss, high-risk pregnancy, bed rest, prematurity and healing once baby comes home.


  • Parijat’s own fertility journey – including life-threatening loss, IVF, bedrest, delivering her son at 25 weeks, working with a gestational carrier to bring her daughter into the world
  • Her work on trauma and traumatic loss healing
  • How she coped with being on bedrest from six weeks on
  • What the gestational carrier pregnancy experience was like for her
  • What it felt like when her book was officially LAUNCHED out into the world
  • How she started her business in pockets of time and what she’s most inspired by now



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“I’m nobody special. I don’t have any super powers, but there is something built into our bodies that nobody is telling us that can actually help us have a healthy pregnancy. And if I can do it, anybody can do it.”

(on bedrest from week six of pregnancy) “…feeling like you’re not doing anything when in fact you were actually protecting a life, but it’s not visible. It’s not obvious. And especially when you have complications, sometimes it feels like, well, I’m doing all this and still it’s not working… what’s going on?”

“This is the book that needed to be written for women like me who didn’t have a resource or a book to turn to — when we’re going through an experience of pregnancy that most people don’t understand.”

“I want women to experience what is possible in their bodies.”

“We were so lucky to have a gestational carrier…who, had we met her in any other capacity, we would still be friends. It was such a phenomenal match.”




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