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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
    • 4.7, 442 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
442 Ratings

442 Ratings

Elsaone77 ,

One of the best podcasts out there

I found it so fascinating that I listened to every episode straight through on a road trip. There was something I could relate to in every episode, and not solely as a mother, but as a daughter and a wife. I love this podcast and hope there are additional episodes to come!

Karencitaaaaa ,

Never related so much to something

I used to think something was wrong with me for all these feelings I was experiencing after having my son. These podcasts helped me realize how normal everything I was going through was and how many other moms go through the same thing. I love them ❤️ kudos to all the mommies out there. We got this !

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.

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