tocophobia


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tocophobia

 [to″ko-fo´be-ah]
irrational fear of childbirth.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

to·co·pho·bi·a

(tō'kō-fō'bē-ă, tok'ō-),
Morbid dread of childbirth.
[toco- + G. phobos, fear]
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tocophobia

Psychology Fear of  childbirth. See Phobia.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Her condition is so rare that internet searches fail to give it a proper name, although related phobias include tocophobia - fear of childbirth - and pedophobia - fear of children.
If you're frightened about the prospect of giving birth, and apparently one in five women are, there's a word that describes your state of mind - tocophobia.