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
    • 4.7, 444 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

4.7 out of 5
444 Ratings

444 Ratings

Elsaone77 ,

One of the best podcasts out there

I found it so fascinating that I listened to every episode straight through on a road trip. There was something I could relate to in every episode, and not solely as a mother, but as a daughter and a wife. I love this podcast and hope there are additional episodes to come!

BR92104 ,

Interesting format, mediocre therapist

I really love this kind of format and I think the content is relatable. I know this is weird but honestly Dr. Sacks doesn’t seem like that skilled of a therapist. She surprises me when she sounds a little judgmental and biased sometimes and I feel like she rarely gets down to anything fundamental about these people’s issues. Part of the reason it’s so wonderful to listen to Esther Perel is because she’s obviously highly skilled and way smarter than everyone that she says things that keep you hanging on her every word. This just sounds like two people discussing life. Which is fine. Just a bummer because it’s not very interesting.

Karencitaaaaa ,

Never related so much to something

I used to think something was wrong with me for all these feelings I was experiencing after having my son. These podcasts helped me realize how normal everything I was going through was and how many other moms go through the same thing. I love them ❤️ kudos to all the mommies out there. We got this !

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