#047 ~ High-Risk Pregnancies [with Parijat Deshpande]


Join Aglaée as she interviews Parijat Deshpande about high-risk pregnancies and the importance of emotional health and stress reduction during that crucial time of your life.

Whether you are experiencing a high-risk pregnancy or not, please give this episode a listen so you can share it with the moms who need it and I promise you’ll also learn a few practical tips to apply to your life today (pregnant or not!).

Enjoy the listen! 🙂

Parijat Deshpande’s bio:

Parijat Deshpande is the leading perinatal wellness expert who specializes in working with women during a high-risk pregnancy. She educates and guides women on how to manage their stress and anxiety so they can have healthier pregnancies, decrease their risk of preterm birth and give their baby a healthy start to life. Parijat is a clinically trained therapist, a women’s wellness expert and an experienced speaker on the impact of stress on health and wellness. She has over 4 years of experience as a Psychology Lecturer UC Berkeley and is the founder of MySahana, a South Asian mental health nonprofit. Parijat is also a certified wellness coach, a certified stress management coach and a certified marriage educator.

Parijat Deshpande
Parijat Deshpande


[0:00] Intro

[2:30] Aglaée’s updates

[10:33] Parijat’s bio

[11:40] Welcome Parijat!  (learn more about her high-risk pregnancy)

[17:04] Top 3 mistakes women with a high-risk pregnancy make

[25:25] How emotional health and stress can impact the baby and pregnancy

[30:00] Concrete (and fun!) tips to deal with stress

[33:20] How self-help tools can actually INCREASE anxiety!

[35:55] Forgetting about self-care activities during a high-risk pregnancy!

[38:33] How to ENJOY your pregnancy, even if it’s a high-risk pregnancy

[40:30] Practical tips for stressful appointments and testing

[45:11] Parijat’s 0pinion about meditation

[46:36] Tips for bed rest during pregnancy

[50:40] Statistics about high-risk pregnancies

[51:37] Where to find more about Parijat

[53:25] Outro

Click here to listen or find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!


Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.

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