Motherhood Sessions

Motherhood Sessions
Conversations with therapist Dr. Alexandra Sacks about the challenges and joys of motherhood.

We’re Looking for Volunteers!
Sep 9 • 1 min
An exciting update from Dr. Sacks.
Loneliness in Single Motherhood
Jun 27 • 27 min
When Joni was 40 years old, she was financially independent, enjoying her life as a single woman, and feeling strong enough to have a baby on her own. But now that her daughter is seven months old, Joni is struggling with intense loneliness. She feels…
Does Biology Matter?
Jun 20 • 27 min
Mia and Laura had always imagined they would each carry one of their children. Laura delivered their first child, but as they approach planning for their second child, Mia—who presents as masculine-of-center—is afraid of how pregnancy will disrupt her…
When Being a Mom Isn’t Enough
Jun 13 • 32 min
Camilla was a PhD student struggling with a feeling that she didn’t belong in academia. Then she got pregnant. Seven years and two children later, she’s never finished her dissertation. She’s feeling frustrated as a stay-at-home mom and angry at herself…
Setting Boundaries With a Toxic Grandparent
May 30 • 29 min
Brittany has always had a troubled relationship with her father, and the two have been estranged for years. After the birth of her daughter, he reconnected and is pushing to spend time with his grandchild. Brittany’s unsure if she should continue to…
Feeling Complete With One Child
May 23 • 26 min
Margot and her wife always imagined having more than one child. But Margot’s first pregnancy was physically and emotionally exhausting, and she’s not sure she can go through it again. Now she’s afraid of disappointing her wife. CREDITS Motherhood Sessions…
Parenting Through Trauma
May 16 • 31 min
Cari gave birth to twins when she was only 23 weeks pregnant—the edge of viability for newborns. Four years later, the kids are still dealing with medical complications, and Cari and her husband Jay are struggling with residual guilt and an ongoing sense…
Rethinking Your Roots After Motherhood
May 9 • 29 min
Julia was born in South Korea but was adopted and raised by a white family. Since giving birth to her own children—the first biological relatives she’s ever known—she’s become curious about where she came from, and is on a search to find her birth mother.…
Can I Handle a Second Child?
Apr 25 • 29 min
Weeks before the birth of her second daughter, Leigh is counting down the time she still has alone with her firstborn. She’s feeling guilty about how the arrival of a new baby will impact her relationship with her older daughter. CREDITS Motherhood…
Not Cut Out For Motherhood
Apr 18 • 33 min
Anne never wanted to be a mom. Now that she actually has a kid, she’s worried that she made a mistake. Her guilt and perfectionism is getting in the way of having a motherhood experience that might leave more room for herself. Credits Motherhood Sessions…
Coparenting With Your Ex
Apr 11 • 45 min
Zoe recently separated from the father of her two-year-old son, and now she feels stuck. She’s struggling to get past the anger she feels toward her ex and her shame about being a single mom. Credits Motherhood Sessions is a production of Gimlet Media.…
A Note About Therapy from Dr. Sacks
Apr 11 • 1 min
A quick introduction to the show from Dr. Alexandra Sacks.
Mar 24 • 3 min
Conversations with therapist Dr. Alexandra Sacks about the challenges and joys of motherhood. Premieres Thursday, April 11.