tokophobia


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tokophobia

(ˌtɒkəˈfəʊbɪə)
n
(Pathology) a variant spelling of tocophobia

tocophobia, tokophobia

an abnormal fear of childbirth. Also called maieusiophobia.
See also: Birth
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Catching up with London's East End in 1963, series seven will confront the nurses with everything from leprosy and Huntingdon's Chorea tokophobia (fear of pregnancy) and unmarried mothers.
Women may also experience disorders such as obsessivecompulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, tokophobia - an extreme fear of childbirth - and eating disorders.
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YOU are suffering from a psychological condition called tokophobia, or the fear of childbirth.
It may be that you have a rare condition called tokophobia, which is the fear or dread of giving birth.