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Reframing “Mommy Brain” The New York Times

The Birth of a Mother The New York Times

Further referenced: "It Made Me Into a Person With a Mission’: Readers React to Motherhood" The New York Times

Further referenced: "A Mother Simply Cannot Win" The New York Times

When The Nanny Leaves The New York Times

Referenced in: A Survival Guide for the Fourth Trimester The New York Times

Follow up: The Fourth Trimester — Wellness Guide Medium

What about #Patrescence? Medium

Matrescence & Pregnancy Sex Medium

Babies are expensive Medium

Why we NEED the word “Matrescence” Medium

Breastfeeding vs Formula Medium

There’s a Name for the Birth of a Mother: Matrescence Every Mother Counts Blog

I don’t know how she does it, because I’m definitely not. Medium

The Good Enough Mother Medium

Moody Bitches: PMS, Hormones, and The Female Brain Medium

Birth Plans, Like Due Dates, Are Not Binding Medium

Can I Still be a Yummy Mummy in Maternity Clothes? Medium

Why Does Motherhood Sometimes Feel Like Losing Yourself? Medium

The Goddess Myth and You Medium

I Don’t Recognize Myself Or My Body Medium

Help I Sound Just Like My Mother Medium

When the Nanny Leaves Medium

Your Fantasy Baby and Your Reality Baby Medium

The Mom Before The Storm Medium

I Love My Baby But Sometimes I Don’t Like Motherhood Medium

Matrescence: What Is It? Medium

Psychoanalysis Gets to the Root of the Problem Via Psychology Today

The Emotional Impact of a Nanny's Leaving Via Psychology Today

The Mom Before The Storm Stone Fox Bride

PostPartum Depression: An Overview The Tot

How to Treat Postpartum Depression The Tot

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  • division of labor piece the lily https://www.thelily.com/my-husband-and-i-struggled-with-division-of-labor-when-we-had-our-first-child-heres-what-we-did/

  • The Guardian “American moms: let's stop feeling guilty and start getting mad” https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/feb/13/us-mothers-moms-rights-activism-discrimination

  • Women’s Health Magazine https://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/a26239050/postpartum-guide/

  • Today’s Parent https://www.todaysparent.com/family/family-life/emotional-labour-eroding-your-marriage/

  • In Style https://www.instyle.com/lifestyle/office-culture-work-mom-stress

  • refinery 29 https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/baby-brain-after-birth

  • web md https://blogs.webmd.com/art-of-relationships/2018/10/why-we-shouldnt-expect-new-motherhood-to-be-blissful.html

  • Bravo https://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-atlanta/personal-space/how-to-make-friends-as-a-new-mom-advice

  • well and good https://www.wellandgood.com/good-advice/postpartum-depression-causes-treatment/

  • https://thepapergown.zocdoc.com/womens-health-trends-2018/

  • Brit and Co https://www.brit.co/why-pmad-is-replacing-postpartum-depression-as-the-catch-all-for-maternal-mental-health/

  • https://www.romper.com/p/postpartum-distress-is-the-term-i-needed-to-understand-what-i-was-going-through-13207769

  • The Everymom http://theeverymom.com/this-is-exactly-how-new-moms-feel-so-why-isnt-anyone-talking-about-it/

  • http://theeverymom.com/8-doable-new-years-resolutions-for-moms/

  • https://mmlafleur.com/mdash/alexandra-sacks-interview

  • food 52 https://food52.com/blog/23181-sunday-scaries-anxiety-cure

  • sabado piece https://www.sabado.pt/vida/detalhe/entre-a-maternidade-cor-de-rosa-e-a-depressao-pos-parto?ref=HP_Ultimas

  • india express: https://indianexpress.com/article/parenting/events-things-to-do/ted-talk-matrescence-motherhood-5420072/

  • best for the moment https://bestforthemoment.com/2018/09/12/normalizing-the-moods-of-motherhood-with-dr-alexandra-sacks/

  • https://www.abbynitta.com/blog/2018/9/25/matrescence-why-feeling-conflicted-about-motherhood-is-ok

  • https://thefoldmag.com/motherhood/the-motherhood-edit-friday-september-14-2018

  • https://www.jwtintelligence.com/2018/09/from-here-to-maternity/

The Self-Critical Thought Loops That Accompany Postpartum Depression, Or Show Up Unannounced, Can Be Helped via Romper

The cheeky ‘wine mom’ trope isn’t just dumb. It’s dangerous. via Washington Post

Hello baby, goodbye me: when motherhood sparks an identity crisis via Stuff (New Zealand)

How to Share the Parenting Load With Your Partner via Parents

This Is What Happens When You Show Real Motherhood On Instagram via Romper

Motherhood brings the most dramatic brain changes of a woman’s life via Boston Globe Magazine

Why Women Are Making "Pre-Baby Bucket Lists" Filled With Goals to Accomplish Before Motherhood via Allure

The Identity Transformation of Becoming a Mom via The Cut

Here's Why We Mom-Shame, According To Experts via Romper

"Matrescence": Why One Doctor Says the Transition to Motherhood Needs a Name via NPR's The Takeaway

Sexual Health & Wellness From Conception To Postpartum via New York Family

“Matrescence” Will Change How You Understand The New-Mom Phase via Romper

Esther Perel on Why Marriage After Kids Is So Hard (and How to Fix It) via Man Repeller

Is Extremely Bad PMS Normal? via Cosmopolitan

Struggling To Bond With Your Baby? You’re Not Alone via Romper

The Dangerous Cult of “Perfect Motherhood” El Mercurio (Chile) - English Translation via Smith

El Peligroso Culto a la Maternidad Perfecta El Mercurio (Chile)

Motherhood: Exploring the Birth of a New Identity ELLE Magazine

The Goddess Myth: How a Vision of Perfect Motherhood Hurts Moms TIME Magazine

Mommy Mentors Help Fight The Stigma Of Postpartum Mood Disorder NPR

The Scary Truth About Donating Your Eggs Redbook

Peer Reviewed Articles

- *Sacks A and Michels R. Caduceus and Asclepius: History of an Error. Am J Psychiatry. May, 2012.

- Hutner L, *Sacks A, Segal C, Fitelson E, Shapiro P, Muskin P, Monk C, et al. Characteristics of the Population of Patients on a Consultation-Liaison Obstetrics-Gynecology Service. Forthcoming.

- *Sacks A, Makari G. Freud in the New World. Am J Psychiatry. 2009: 166(6):662-3.

- Ekortarl A, Ndom P, *Sacks A. A study of patients who appear with far advanced cancer at Yaounde General Hospital, Cameroon, Africa. Psycho-oncology. 2007:16(3): 255-7.

Book Chapters

- Birndorf C, *Sacks A. Women’s Mental Health. In: Donnica Moore, ed. Women’s Health For Life. New York, NY:  DK Publishers; 2009: 200-227.

- Birndorf C, *Sacks A. Perinatal Mood Disorders: To Treat or Not to Treat. In: Susan Dowd Stone and Alexis E. Menken, eds. Perspectives on Perinatal Mood Disorders: A Comprehensive Treatment Guide. New York, NY: Springer Publishers; 2008: 237-266.

- Holland JC, *Sacks A.  Principles of Psycho-Oncology. In: Donald W. Kufe, Robert C. Bast Jr., William Hait, Waun Ki Hong, Raphael E. Pollock, Ralph Weichselbaum, James F. Holland and Emil Frei III R, eds. Cancer Medicine, 7th Edition. Hamilton, ON: BC Decker Publishers; 2006: 901-914.