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tocophobia

[‚täk·ə′fō·bē·ə]
(psychology)
Abnormal fear of children.
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Tokophobia is described as anxiety and fear regarding labour and birth (Walsh 2002).
Clearly, if you do have tokophobia it is important for you to seek help from your GP and obstetrician.
Tokophobia is a very real condition and more needs to be done so it is recognised.
Psychiatrists have even coined a term, tokophobia, to describe the fear of the natural process of childbirth which can be overcome by Caesarean.
Psychiatrists at the Queen Elizabeth Psychiatric Hospital have carried out the first major British study of tokophobia - a word deriving from the Greek words for 'childbirth' and 'fear'.