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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Blurred Lines

Duration: 31 min

Mom's Not There When I Need Her

Duration: 30 min

Introducing: Love Letters

Duration: 33 min

Alternate Universes

Duration: 15 min

A Little Black Kid Like Me

Duration: 34 min

Imposter Syndrome

Duration: 31 min

Two Years Without Sex

Duration: 28 min

Just Sh*t Luck

Duration: 35 min

I Don't Trust His Ex

Duration: 38 min

Will She Be a Good Human Being?

Duration: 32 min

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