Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, reproductive psychiatrist Dr. Alexandra Sacks joins CBS News medical contributor Dr. Tara Narula to define "matrescence," the period when women transition to motherhood. Sacks explains how the medical community doesn't adequately prepare women for portion of their lives, which includes physical and emotional changes reminiscent of adolescence. She shares why her "Motherhood Sessions" podcast from Gimlet Media is a valuable public health tool that gives women the opportunity to have candid conversations on the complex emotions and guilt they don't always want to discuss with their friends and family. "Motherhood Sessions" is available on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.
This episode is with Dr Alexandra Sacks, a reproductive psychiatrist and global expert on matrescence. Her TED talk 'a new way to think about the transition to motherhood' has now been viewed over 1.5 million times. We chat about:
- Her background and how she found a passion for matrescence
- What matrescence is and why it's important
- Self care post birth
- The importance of looking after ourselves
- The one gift she would give to all mothers
For full show notes see www.motherkind.co
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