tocophobia


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tocophobia

 [to″ko-fo´be-ah]
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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Tocophobia can also be linked to a traumatic birth experience like stillbirth, termination of pregnancy or the delivery of a malformed baby.
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.