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
Additional fabulous resources and articles:
- Delivering Miracles, Parijat’s podcast
- “Stop Stressing, Mom!”, Parijat’s free audio class
- What Research Says About Stress During Pregnancy
- Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives, by Annie Murphy Paul
- How Stress Can Affect You and Your Unborn Baby, from Newsweek
- The Truth About How Mom’s Stress Affects Baby’s Brain, from Live Science
- Can Your Stress Affect Your Fetus?, from WebMD
- Stressed and Don’t Know It, from Stress Solutions for Pregnant Moms
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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