Being a mom is hard—everybody knows that. But usually we only 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...
Jenny Singer • Glamour • Mar 3, 2021
"She'll make you feel more informed and much, much less alone. "
Katie Runde • PodcastReview.org • Feb 26, 2020
"(updated) Whether she’s talking with a mother who rethinks her entire childhood as an adopted daughter or with the mother who must figure out a way to co-parent with an alcoholic ex, Sacks listens and responds with compassion and insight."
Katie Runde • PodcastReview.org • May 14, 2019
"I love Motherhood Sessions for the heartbreaking specificity of each conversation and for the ways that these brave women’s stories reflect the lonely contradictions, crippling joys, and impossible pressures that all mothers experience."