Episode 68: Preeclampsia: How to Heal From Trauma
Guest: Parijat Deshpande, Somatic Trauma Therapist
Your diagnosis doesn’t have to determine your outcome. As we conclude our four-part series on pre-eclampsia, Parijat Deshpande, a somatic trauma professional, shares how to heal from trauma.
In this episode, we chat about:
- What is a somatic trauma professional and what led you to that profession?
- How does your book, Pregnancy Brain, empower parents, especially those who are high-risk or find themselves in the NICU?
- If a woman finds herself in a high-risk pregnancy, is there anything she can do to minimize the trauma she may endure either during delivery, or post-birth?
- Why are you so passionate about serving the BIPOC community?
- You’ve said you want pregnant women to know they aren’t at the mercy of statistics. Those statistics can often feel overwhelming and limiting to a NICU mom, particularly one who has been diagnosed with pre-eclampsia. How can a mom process those emotions, address them and move forward in her pregnancy?
- If a woman suspects she has pre-eclampsia or is diagnosed with it, what should she be asking her doctor?
- Many women fear a pregnancy post- pre-eclampsia. Two part question: 1) if she chooses not to have another baby, how can she heal from the trauma her first pregnancy may have triggered? and 2) if she chooses to move forward with another pregnancy how does she do it without being debilitated by fear and anxiety?
- What’s your best advice to a woman diagnosed with a high-risk pregnancy, like pre-eclampsia?
Parijat Deshpande is an author, speaker and the CEO of a global, boutique company dedicated to reducing pregnancy complications and ending preterm birth. On a mission to end the high-risk pregnancy crisis, she has served and supported hundreds of women through her programs, one-on-one work and bestselling book, Pregnancy Brain: A Mind-Body Approach to Stress Management During a High-Risk Pregnancy.
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