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(ˌtɒkəˈfəʊbɪə) or


(Pathology) an abnormal fear of giving birth or becoming pregnant
[C21: from Greek tokos childbirth + -phobia]

tocophobia, tokophobia

an abnormal fear of childbirth. Also called maieusiophobia.
See also: Birth
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Psychologically and emotionally she may experience post trauma including tocophobia (phobia about childbirth), querelant reaction, puerperal panic, pathological fear of cot death, obsessional neurosis, grief, Postnatal affective disorders are comprised postnatal blues, postnatal depression, postpartum psychosis and mother infant relationship disorders including infanticide, child abuse and rejection are characterized under the umbrella of postnatal affective disorders (Brockington, 1998).
A Tocophobia comes from tocos meaning childbirth and phobos meaning fear.