Pregnancy/Maternity

Having fears about giving birth

Tokophobia

Tokophobia goes beyond a simple fear of giving birth, it's an irrational and debilitating fear that can even make women who want kids not get pregnant so they can avoid having to deliver. The reasons why women develop tokophobia are varied and can come from negative experiences in their past or external influences.

If you think your fear of giving birth goes far beyond the normal fear or the unknown and you feel unable to take matters into your hands despite your preparations, it's important not to ignore your symptoms and to consult your doctor or midwife or even get psychological help so you can avoid developing negative consequences like post-traumatic stress disorder, post-partum depression or difficulties in developing a bond with your child.

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