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Perinatal Wellness Expert

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 a certified wellness coach, a certified stress management coach and a certified marriage educator. To download a free checklist on how to manage your high-risk pregnancy visit

Women who are stressed during pregnancy have a 54% increased risk of delivering prematurely, according to research published in 2016. With prematurity being the number one cause of neonatal death, teaching a woman how to take charge of their stress is not only beneficial to her but could possibly also save her baby’s life.   Here’s what all pregnant women need to know about stress.
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