For most women having a baby is an exciting prospect, full of joy and happiness.
But for some mothers-to-be it’s the opposite. They’re filled with mortal dread of pregnancy and birth.
They’re suffering from a true phobia called tocophobia.
Such a degree of fear and apprehension isn’t only detrimental to the mother but to the baby as well. And more women are suffering from it.
The word tocophobia comes from the Greek word tokos, meaning “childbirth” and phobos, meaning “fear”.
Tocophobia is an intense anxiety