avatar Anna Gannon Editorial Lead at Expectful
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How do we give ourselves permission to talk about both the joyful and difficult parts of motherhood?

This question is something that today’s guest, Dr. Alexandra Sacks has been supporting women with for the last 10 years as a reproductive psychiatrist. Known for her TedTalk on Matresence and through her new book: What No One Tells You: A Guide to Your Emotions From Pregnancy to Motherhood, Dr. Sacks dives deep into what it means to go through the transformation of becoming a mother and how it affects our mental and emotional health.

On today’s episode, Dr. Alexandra Sacks walks us through what giving permission to be open and transparent about our experiences can do for us and how, by doing so, we can help support other mothers in the process.

Get her book here.

About Dr. Alexandra Sacks

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Alexandra Sacks M.D. has spent the last decade of her career helping women navigate their emotional lives as a reproductive psychiatrist. She is the co-author of What No One Tells You: A Guide to Your Emotions From Pregnancy to Motherhood and the host of Motherhood Sessions, a podcast from Gimlet Media.