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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 darker and 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 mothers will experience a PMAD, yet among those who do many are afraid to talk about it and some don’t know where to turn for help.

 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 with unflinching candor. 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 all women no matter where they are in their motherhood journey, as well as the communities that 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
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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Why We Don't Do ResolutionsJanuary 01, 2024
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Surviving the Post-Holiday CrashDecember 25, 2023
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High-Risk Pregnancy and the NICU Experience with Hannah GriffinDecember 18, 2023
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Interview with Chelsea Hobbs: An Intimate Journey of MotherhoodDecember 11, 2023
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Hey Whitney Holiday Edition!December 04, 2023
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Solid StartsNovember 27, 2023
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Maintaining a Thankful Heart in Chaos and GriefNovember 20, 2023
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Why Everything Always Depends on MomNovember 13, 2023
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Prematurity Awareness Month with Triplet Mom Morgan CardenNovember 06, 2023
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Taking the "Scary out of Reproductive Psychiatrist" with Dr. Claire SmithOctober 30, 2023
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Hey WhitneyOctober 23, 2023
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Pregnancy After LossOctober 16, 2023
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MiscarriageOctober 09, 2023
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Unveiling the Hidden Impact: How Trauma Shapes MotherhoodOctober 02, 2023
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Interview with Celeste Yvonne: It's Not About the WineSeptember 25, 2023
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Interview with Morgan Carden: Mom to 1 in 200 Million OddsSeptember 18, 2023
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