childbirth, fear of

childbirth, fear of

Psychology Lockiophobia, Maleusiophobia, Parturiphobia, or Tocophobia. See Phobia.
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Yet, pain is integral to childbirth, fear of childbirth pain is widespread if not universal and women's experiences of pain have been central to the processes of childbirth medicalisation.
These "cries" - the letters themselves - resemble statements by Barnes's women - Sophia's mother, Amelia's mother, Amelia, and Kate - who stress the pain of childbirth, fear of maternal mortality, and sense of entrapment within a relentless cycle of pregnancies and births.