tokophobia


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tokophobia

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

an abnormal fear of childbirth. Also called maieusiophobia.
See also: Birth
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You might not be familiar with the word tokophobia - an extreme fear of pregnancy.
Known as 'tokophobia', an acute fear of childbirth can be triggered by a range of factors, such as a previous traumatic birthing experience or an underlying mental health issue, and in some cases it can develop out of the blue.
She said: "Control is a very important factor with managing tokophobia. Creating a birthing plan gives her an opportunity to express any worries she might have and also have influence over her birth.
However, she said the trust recognises some women experience trauma during childbirth or develop a fear or childbirth known as tokophobia and have been working closely with mental health teams and the University of Hull to finalise a pathway specifically for women who experience tokophobia.
You may not have come across the word tokophobia, but you soon will.
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.
noted that women who have a preexisting fear or anxiety of childbirth (tokophobia) are also vulnerable to postnatal PTSD.
Implications of tokophobia on care in the perioperative phase
It may be that you have a rare condition called tokophobia, which is the fear or dread of giving birth.