Maternal Mental Health Educator Birth Doula

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.  Dr. Sayida has a multi-faced career as a psychologist having worked in community-based, in-home, psychiatric hospital and correctional settings.  She is also a trainer and consultant on topics of cultural humility, implicit bias and trauma as they impact mental and maternal health.  Dr. Sayida is the founder of the non-profit organization Diversity Uplifts, Inc.

Dr. Sayida’s work in maternal health include serving as a doula trainer/mentor and maternal mental health and cultural competency consultant for perinatal health programs in Southern California.  Dr. Sayida is also an active member of the Black Women Birthing Justice Collective and a Collaborator with the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, promoting research, education and community-based services to positively transform birthing experiences of black families.  Dr. Sayida has served and continues to serve on advisory committees to improve maternal health including the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative, Maternal Suicide Review Committee, Perinatal Equity Initiative Committees (San Bernardino and Riverside County) and others aimed at identifying key risks and opportunities for quality improvement and prevention around disparities. 


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