11 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, 278 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
278 Ratings

278 Ratings

nedear ,

Amazing podcast

This podcast normalizes so many experiences of being a mother. Even when the episode is about someone’s experience that’s very different than mine, I find it relatable and incredibly helpful.

ALoreneCole ,

Motherhood must have

This is the reason I started listening to podcasts and the whole first season has been amazing especially as a mom who struggles with postpartum anxiety. I highly recommend.

ugt1a1 ,

So good

I haven’t been disappointed by a single episode of this show so far. Even the ones that seem like they won’t apply to my life have nuggets of truth that are universal. I love this podcast and think it’s so cool.

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