Tokophobia: Fear Of Pregnancy And Childbirth

@article{Bakshi2007TokophobiaFO,
  title={Tokophobia: Fear Of Pregnancy And Childbirth},
  author={Rupali Bakshi and Anil Kumar Mehta and Anjali Mehta and Belu Sharma},
  journal={The Internet journal of gynecology and obstetrics},
  year={2007},
  volume={10}
}
Tokophobia is a pathological fear of pregnancy and can lead to avoidance of childbirth. It can be classified as primary tokophobia or secondary tokophobia. Fears are more intense and more common in primigravidae than in the multigravidae. Women with tokophobia can have increased psychological morbidity during both antepartum as well as postpartum period. Increased incidence of caesarean section is found in this group of women. Management in terms of proper childbirth education and counselling… Expand
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