Podcast Episodes


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.

Healthy Balanced Birth and Beyond Podcast by Olivia Friel

Episode 16: Black Mamas Matter with Dr. Sayida Peprah

In this episode 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.


#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 yall and jump into Episode 30 of Dem Black Mamas.

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Sister's in Loss podcast episode by Erica McAfee with Dr. Sayida discussing how to better support black mothers.