tocophobia


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tocophobia

[‚täk·ə′fō·bē·ə]
(psychology)
Abnormal fear of children.
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Tocophobia can also be linked to a traumatic birth experience like stillbirth, termination of pregnancy or the delivery of a malformed baby.
Tocophobia, or the fear of vaginal childbirth is one of the most commonly cited reasons for requesting a CS.
Reasons for requesting CS include fears of labour and delivery (tocophobia), convenience, control, and the preservation of pelvic floor function.