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Tokophobia is a severe fear of childbirth that can lead to avoidance of pregnancy or birth. 

Primary tokophobia can affect women who have never given birth. Secondary tokophobia affects women who have previously given birth and may have had a traumatic delivery.

For more information about symptoms, treatment and support click on the icons below:


Tommy's Charity

Pregnancy and mental health advice

  • Information

  • Women's stories


National Childbirth Trust

  • Information 

  • Support line

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