Little Gumnut Co.

What No One Tells You: A Guide to Your Emotions from Pregnancy to Motherhood ~ by Alexandra Sacks & Catherine Birndorf


In What No One Tells You, two of America’s top reproductive psychiatrists reassure you that the answer is yes.

With thirty years of combined experience counseling new and expectant mothers, they provide a psychological and hormonal backstory to the complicated emotions that women experience, and show why it’s natural for “matrescence”—the birth of a mother—to be as stressful and transformative a period as adolescence.

Here, finally, is the first-ever practical guide to help new mothers feel less guilt and more self-esteem, less isolation and more kinship, less resentment and more intimacy, less exhaustion and more pleasure, and learn other tips to navigate the ups and downs of this exciting, demanding time.