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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!)
  • Busting anxiety
  • 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

 

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About Parijat Deshpande

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.

Find out more at ParijatDeshpande.com

 

 

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Like the music on the podcast?:

Title music:Vibe Aceby Kevin MacLeod, from the Free Music Archive / CC BY (edited for length).

Sponsorship music:Air Hockey Saloon” by Chris Zabriskie, from the Free Music Archive / CC BY (edited for length).

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