Updated: 4/17/2020

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Learn about tokophobia, the fear of pregnancy and childbirth.

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  • Hello! Today I will be teaching you about tokophobia.
  • Tokophobia is the fear of pregnancy and childbirth, and there are two types, primary and secondary.
  • Primary tokophobiavsSecondary tokophobia
  • IPrimary tokophobia is experienced by girls and women who have not yet been pregnant or given birth, and usually starts around puberty.
  • Secondary tokophobia, meanwhile, is experienced by women who had a traumatic birth or pregnancy and are afraid to get pregnant again.
  • Your fear of childbirth only counts as tokophobia, however, when it is so extreme that it affects daily life, as with all phobias.
  • If you have the symptoms of tokophobia, see a counselor! Nothing helps more than talking.
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