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, 428 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
428 Ratings

428 Ratings

georgie327 ,

A welcome addition to my podcast library!

I love how this podcast helps normalize so many feelings that come with motherhood. It’s so important that women recognize what a hard job they do. And that it’s okay to have times of doubts and worries. And to take care of yourself so you can take care of your child.

xoLivXo ,

The podcast I didn’t know I needed!

First time mom here. Love my little 9month old but I’d be lying if I said I couldn’t relate to each of these women at least once in the past 18 months. I can’t wait for more episodes!! Wishing your podcast growth and success !!

Kiaraloveee💋🎀👑 ,

Where did you go?

Last night episode was June 27. Today is July 28. What happened?!

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