13 episodes

Being a mom is hard. Everybody knows that. But we usually hear about sleepless nights and diaper changes, not the profound identity shift that accompanies becoming a mother. Motherhood is a psychological big bang. And yet it’s rare to find emotionally honest conversations about it.

On Gimlet Media’s Motherhood Sessions, Dr. Alexandra Sacks, a renowned reproductive psychiatrist, sits down with mothers and lets us listen in on conversations that are hard to have outside of a therapist’s office. Each episode features a woman struggling with some problem or question—from career uncertainty to sex to ambivalence about even being a mother—and she and Dr. Sacks work it through together.

Motherhood Sessions Gimlet Media

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.6, 77 Ratings

Being a mom is hard. Everybody knows that. But we usually hear about sleepless nights and diaper changes, not the profound identity shift that accompanies becoming a mother. Motherhood is a psychological big bang. And yet it’s rare to find emotionally honest conversations about it.

On Gimlet Media’s Motherhood Sessions, Dr. Alexandra Sacks, a renowned reproductive psychiatrist, sits down with mothers and lets us listen in on conversations that are hard to have outside of a therapist’s office. Each episode features a woman struggling with some problem or question—from career uncertainty to sex to ambivalence about even being a mother—and she and Dr. Sacks work it through together.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

Carol Anne 127 ,

Helps to feel less alone...

This show is like having an honest conversation with a close friend. The episodes leave me feeling renewed, encouraged, inspired, and dosed with a new perspective that allows room for gratitude to flow in places that it had not been prior to listening. A must listen for moms everywhere. Can’t wait for next season!

Kristalish ,

Great for new moms

I’m a new mom and I find these stories so incredible. I don’t relate to every mother’s situation but I get something out of each episode. It’s lovely to highlight the real complex nature of being a mother.

A archibald ,

So real.

I love hearing all the relatable emotions that are discussed in this podcast. I haven’t had all these exact scenarios happen in my life but I find a lot of the things discussed shed some light on why I feel some of the things I have as a new mom. Great listen!

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