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Previa Alliance Podcast

Previa Alliance Team

There are few experiences as universal to human existence as pregnancy and childbirth, and yet its most difficult parts — perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) — are still dealt with in the shadows, shrouded in stigma. The fact is 1 in 5 new and expecting birthing people will experience a PMAD, yet among those who do many are afraid to talk about it, some are not even aware they’re experiencing one, and others don’t know where to turn for help. The fact is, when someone suffers from a maternal mental health disorder it affects not only them, their babies, partners, and families - it impacts our communities.


In the Previa Alliance Podcast series, Sarah Parkhurst and Whitney Gay are giving air to a vastly untapped topic by creating a space for their guests —  including survivors of PMADs and healthcare professionals in maternal mental health —  to share their experiences and expertise openly. And in doing so, Sarah and Whitney make it easy to dig deep and get real about the facts of perinatal mental health, fostering discussions about the raw realities of motherhood. Not only will Previa Alliance Podcast listeners walk away from each episode with a sense of belonging, they’ll also be armed with evidence-based tools for healing, coping mechanisms, and the language to identify the signs and symptoms of PMADs — the necessary first steps in a path to treatment. The Previa Alliance Podcast series is intended for anyone considering pregnancy, currently pregnant, and postpartum as well as the families and communities who support them.



Sarah Parkhurst

Previa Alliance Podcast Co-host; Founder & CEO of Previa Alliance


A postpartum depression survivor and mom to two boys, Sarah is on a mission to destigmatize the experiences of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs), and to educate the world on the complex reality of being a mom. Sarah has been working tirelessly to bring to light the experiences of women who have not only suffered a maternal mental health crisis but who have survived it and rebuilt their lives. By empowering women to share their own experiences, by sharing expert advice and trusted resources, and by advocating for health care providers and employers to provide support for these women and their families, Sarah believes as a society we can  minimize the impact of the current maternal mental health crisis, while staving off future ones. 



Whitney Gay 

Previa Alliance Podcast Co-host;  licensed clinician and therapist 


For the past ten years, Whitney has been committed to helping women heal from the trauma of a postpartum mental health crisis as well as process the grief of a miscarriage or the loss of a baby. She believes that the power of compassion paired with developing critical coping skills helps moms to heal, rebuild, and eventually thrive. In the Previa Alliance Podcast series, Whitney not only shares her professional expertise, but also her own personal experiences of motherhood and recovery from grief. 


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Episodes
Interview with Mckenna Pou: Getting Back Our Physical IdentityJune 10, 2024
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Interview with Mallory Whitmore (A.K.A. The Formula Mom): The Other F WordJune 03, 2024
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Interview with Motherhood Center Founder Paige BellenbaumMay 27, 2024
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Previa Playback: Depression During PregnancyMay 20, 2024
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Interview with Andrea Stefens: Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG)May 15, 2024
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Why Mothers Day May Have Been HardMay 10, 2024
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Interview with Kristina Dunley: My Story of Postpartum PsychosisMay 03, 2024
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Interview with Courtney Montgomery: When Anxiety Meets MotherhoodApril 29, 2024
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National Infertility Awareness Week with Alex Kornswiet (Our Beautiful Surprise)April 22, 2024
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PMDD Awareness with DawnApril 15, 2024
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Are Moms Burnt Out or Are We Codependent?April 08, 2024
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Why We Don't Joke About PregnancyApril 01, 2024
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Why We Need Moms in Front of UsMarch 25, 2024
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The Most Asked Questions About Postpartum AnxietyMarch 18, 2024
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The Most Asked Question About Postpartum DepressionMarch 11, 2024
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Why Moms Can't Put Their Own Oxygen Mask On FirstMarch 04, 2024
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Lacey Douthat's Postpartum JourneyFebruary 26, 2024
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Interview with Courtney English: Sensory Dysregulation with a Pediatric OTFebruary 19, 2024
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Exploring Attachment StylesFebruary 12, 2024
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What a Reproductive Psychiatrist Tells Her Patients About Intrusive ThoughtsFebruary 05, 2024
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Why the New Postpartum Depression Drug is a BIG DealFebruary 05, 2024
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Interview with Lisa McCarty: Embracing the Struggle of InfertilityJanuary 29, 2024
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Navigating Resentment in MotherhoodJanuary 22, 2024
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When Everyone Gets SickJanuary 15, 2024
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Be Realistic: We Don't Need to be Pinterest-Perfect ParentsJanuary 08, 2024
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