Motherhood Sessions

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 being a mother—and she and Dr. Sacks work it through together.

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 being a mother—and she and Dr. Sacks work it through together.

Episodes: 22

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Loneliness in Single Motherhood

Duration: 27 min

Does Biology Matter?

Duration: 27 min

When Being a Mom Isn’t Enough

Duration: 32 min

Setting Boundaries With a Toxic Grandparent

Duration: 29 min

Feeling Complete With One Child

Duration: 27 min

Parenting Through Trauma

Duration: 32 min

Rethinking Your Roots After Motherhood

Duration: 30 min

Can I Handle a Second Child?

Duration: 30 min

Not Cut Out For Motherhood

Duration: 33 min

Coparenting With Your Ex

Duration: 45 min

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