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Effects of Stress During Pregnancy, with Parijat Deshpande
The Birthful Podcast: Episode #101
Is a little stress good for your baby? What about chronic stress? Are there ways to deal with the anxiety and guilt? What if you have a high-risk pregnancy? How does it all affect you? Parijat Deshpande tells us more. Check it out!
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What we talked about:
How stress and anxiety affect pregnancy
How emotions impact your body
Different causes of stress
Effects of chronic stress during pregnancy on your baby (and you!)
When things get overwhelming
What to do with the blame and guilt
Is a little stress good?
Dealing with the elevated fear and stress from a high-risk pregnancy
Processing the trauma of a high-risk pregnancy
Daily motivators and ways to help you minimize the stress
This episode is brought to you by Natural Breastfeeding,
Parijat Deshpande is the leading high-risk pregnancy expert who educates and guides women on how to 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 member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.