A new way to think about the transition to motherhood
by Alexandra Sacks, MD, TED Talks
May 2018

When a baby is born, so is a mother - but the natural (and sometimes unsteady) process of transition to motherhood is often silenced by shame or misdiagnosed as postpartum depression. In this quick, informative talk, reproductive psychiatrist Alexandra Sacks breaks down the emotional tug-of-war of becoming a new mother - and shares a term that could help describe it: matrescence.