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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
    • 4.4, 18 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

4.4 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

KeanoMagic ,

Great podcast

Probably one of Gimlet’s best, second only to Heavyweight. Was gutted that the season ended and I hope it gets renewed

Yorkshire Lass Kate ,

Great subjects, constant whiny noises too much

Had to stop listening after three episodes due to the extremely irritating whiny mm hmm noises made by Dr Alex which are so frequent it’s distracting. I know she’s trying to be encouraging but it is way too much and sounds disingenuous. It’s a shame because the guests and topics are really interesting.

Mtb2345c ,

Incredibly moving

Several of these episodes are moving and reassuring but the twin parents talking about their trauma was unforgettable. Their strength and support for each other was so moving. As a mum of twins I really felt they highlighted thoughts and feelings I’ve never been able to articulate myself.

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