10 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, 245 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
245 Ratings

245 Ratings

mamacmassey ,

Must listen for women who are/will be/want to be moms

So refreshing to hear women speak openly and honestly about their fears and the challenges they are facing navigating work/friendships/relationships in motherhood. I feel like so many things these moms shared could have come out of my own mouth. So relatable. And Dr Sacks is my hero. After listening to this series (and every other podcast I can find that she appears on) I feel her voice in my head asking me questions and guiding me through my own challenges as a new mom. A major THANK YOU to the moms who volunteered to speak with Dr Sacks in this vulnerable way.

halfargmx ,

Feeling connected

Enjoy listening to other fellow mamas and their personal stories/ challenges.

carlaaaaa28 ,

Relatable

I am a first time mom going through tons of changes in my life, identity, family, relationships, etc. This podcast is totally relatable to where I am in my life right now and it helps me get a different perspective by listening to Dr. Sack’s views and other mom’s experiences. Great tool to help deal with mental health issues too!

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