Tocophobia | definition of tocophobia by Medical dictionary
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irrational fear of childbirth.
to·co·pho·bi·a (tō'kō-fō'bē-ă, tok'ō-),
Morbid dread of childbirth.
[toco- + G. phobos, fear]
tocophobia /to·co·pho·bia/ (to″ko-fo´be-ah) irrational fear of childbirth.
tocophobia Psychology Fear of childbirth. See Phobia.
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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