What No One Tells You: A Guide to Your Emotions from Pregnancy to Motherhood

Prenatal class of moms talking

Having seen firsthand how the pressures to be a perfect mother affect women and their emotions during pregnancy, Dr. Alexandra Sacks and Dr. Catherine Birndorf show why becoming a mother can be such a transformative and stressful time in What No One Tells You. 

From the joy of seeing a positive pregnancy test to bonding with a newborn, Drs. Sacks and Birndorf detail all of the emotions, good and bad, that can develop during pregnancy and after birth. They explain all of the psychology behind why these emotions occur and offer a guide to help manage the ups and downs.

About the Authors

Dr. Alexandra Sacks is a reproductive psychiatrist and a leading expert in “matrescence.” Her work on “matrescence” and “mommy brain” has been featured in TIME, The Washington Post, NPR, and The TODAY Show. She also hosts a podcast called Motherhood Sessions that’s awesome for moms to listen to.

Dr. Catherine Birndorf is Co-Founder and Medical Director of The Motherhood Center of New York. For 10 years she was a regular mental health columnist for Self Magazine and has appeared on The TODAY Show, Good Morning America, and CNN.