Parijat Deshpande is a high-risk pregnancy expert, clinically-trained therapist and women’s wellness specialist who guides women to have a safe pregnancy and a healthy baby. Inspired by her personal experience with a very high-risk pregnancy as well as her professional training in clinical psychology, Parijat believes that comprehensive prenatal care addressing a woman’s whole health (physical, emotional and social) is essential for a healthy pregnancy and to prevent prematurity. Parijat has over 4 years of experience as a Psychology Lecturer at UC Berkeley and is the founder of MySahana, a South Asian mental health nonprofit. Parijat is a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and is a certified wellness coach and certified stress management coach.
Your Personal or Professional Goals:
My professional goals include publishing a book and changing the landscape of prenatal care so we every single woman get’s access to whole-person healthcare and not just physical health caer. Personally, some day I would love to live in Italy! Ideally Tuscany Valley or Amalfi coast. I’d also love to travel in the Mediterranean and go on an African Safari.
What’s your offering to the world:
I’m offering the world a chance to lower our preterm birth rate so we can have more and more healthy babies being born.
Who/What Inspires You:
My son inspires me. He is a living miracle and a reminder every day that anything is possible.
My mission is to end prematurity so no more babies have to be born too soon.
“Smile, breathe and go slowly.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
Online and Social Sites:
Website URL: www.parijatdeshpande.com