Episode 196: Empowering Black Mamas During Birth and Beyond with Dr. Sayida Peprah
Stephanie interviews Dr. Sayida Peprah to discuss birth justice and ways to best support the mental and physical health of Black families. Dr. Sayida Peprah is both a licensed clinical psychologist and trained birth doula. She specializes in multicultural psychology, trauma, suicide prevention and maternal mental health. During this episode they discuss how implicit bias and trauma impact Black mothers, how to advocate for yourself during and after birth to get the best care, how providers can offer more culturally appropriate care, and resources to feel more empowered, supported, and heard throughout your journey. Trigger warning: The episode includes discussions about birth trauma that some listeners may find triggering.
Episode 16: Black Mamas Matter with Dr. Sayida Peprah
"This week I'm chatting with Dr. Sayida Peprah. This episode has been a long time coming, we initially started chatting about recording it before my daughter was born (July 2019)! We're discussing disparities and issues for Black mothers within our "health" care system, maternal mental health, and ideas for how to begin to enact change in our world."
Episode 30: The Doctor Is In - A Conversation w/ Dr. Sayida Peprah on #BlackMaternalMentalHealth
#DearBlackPeople Birthing in a supportive chosen environment should not be othered or a privilege. It should valued as the norm. Whether we give birth or not we should all be connected to the experience. We should all be fighting for Black birth persons to be empowered to articulate and unapologetically create the birth experience we want long before a positive pregnancy test. Black maternal health does not begin with pregnant Black people. It begins with changing our minds. It begins by giving voice and value to bodies from the moment they enter the world. So if the moment arrives to usher a soul Earth side as our guest Dr. Sayida Peprah says “thriving is already instilled as a right not a privilege” and joy is the baseline. Now let’s get free y'all and jump into Episode 30 of Dem Black Mamas.
Episode 30: Coercion, Mental Health & Racism in Birth with Dr. Sayida Peprah
Episode 92: Black Woman Birthing Justice with Dr. Sayida Peprah
Tomorrow begins Black Maternal Health Week April 11-17, 2019 and there is no better way to kick off this week than talking to the women of the Birthing Justice movement. I had the pleasure of meeting these ladies this past December at the Black Mamas Matter Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The work these women do around Maternal Health and Mortality is remarkable.
In today’s episode we have Dr. Sayida Peprah who is a doula, licensed clinical therapist, speaker, and member of the Black Birthing Justice movement. She shares what Birthing Justice movement is, why doulas are important, and what we can do to help the infant and mortality rates in our community.