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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

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    • 4.7, 468 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
468 Ratings

468 Ratings

Rachiee6693 ,

Thank you

I stumbled across this podcast and can’t say thank you enough. The first two episodes are so real and really hit home to me. Sometimes you just feel so alone being a mom. A lot of people don’t talk about these things because it makes them look less than. So thank you again. Please keep up with this podcast. Xoxo

YPA-NY ,

Not a match to “Where should we begin”

I signed up for this podcast after it was recommended through a commercial at “Where should we begin?” - the advertising said that if I loved Esther Perell’s podcast I would love this one too, and since I LOVE Esther Perell’s podcast and I am also a recently separated mom I immediately signed up for it. Alas, after listening to 2 episodes I must say that it’s not even a distant match to “Where should we begin”. It’s poorly made, there are lots of glitches and repetitions in the audio, the therapist is neither insightful nor sympathetic, so it’s just a lot of unedited blah-blah-blah from therapy clients with pretty trivial stories and - sorry to say - rather annoying voices all around. I was so looking forward to find a meaningful motherhood podcast but alas this it not the one.

margaritagrace ,

Not cut out for a mother

Wow, I couldn’t relate to this lady anymore. I love my children don’t get me wrong. But like she says, I could see my self being okay with out children. I’m glad I found this channel

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