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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
    • 4.6, 87 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
87 Ratings
87 Ratings
mixiemix ,

So good

This is a great podcast....a very necessary discussion on everything motherhood entails.

dinogal1993 ,

Really amazing

I am a psychology student and hearing Dr. Sacks interact with her patients and make REAL breakthroughs is so inspiring to me. I am not a mother, but hearing the struggles these moms go through still resonates with me. Can’t wait for more episodes

ALaw02 ,

Yes yes!

Thank you, thank you for this podcast! Postpartum issues and life in general as a mom are finally being talked about in a public way. Most moms don’t talk openly about the struggle. What a relief to hear out loud what I feel inside as a mom.

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