PEOPLE is launching Me Becoming Mom, a new 12-episode weekly podcast where celebrity moms open up about their roads to motherhood. Guests include Hoda Kotb, Alyssa Milano, Padma Lakshmi, Tamron Hall, and more.
The podcast explores the many roads to motherhood during the interviews, not only with the celebrity guests, but also with experts in the field. Topics include IVF, adoption, surrogacy, single parenthood, same-sex couples, home births, pregnancy loss, unexpected and surprising birth stories, and more.
“The adoption process can be long, and it can be difficult, but look, people go through labor — it’s long and it’s difficult,” shares ‘Today Show’ anchor Hoda Kotb in the premiere episode. “When that baby is placed in your arms…there are very few things that are life-changing. I didn’t know that everything good was going to happen after 50 for me; I had no clue.”
“One of my goals with Me Becoming Mom is to have conversations around fertility, pregnancy, and birth that don’t happen frequently enough,” says podcast host Zoe Ruderman. “By sitting down with well-known women and learning about their varied journeys to motherhood, I am hoping to destigmatize these topics and help listeners realize they are not alone.”
Episode 1 of Me Becoming Mom premieres on Thursday, October 14 with Ruderman’s first guest, Today show anchor Hoda Kotb, and is available wherever you listen to podcasts.