This is the pregnancy phobia no one is talking about
Obstetrician Dr Joseph Sgroi at Epworth Freemasons in Melbourne says telling a woman she has tokophobia may actually make things worse.
“I don’t label someone by saying, ‘I think you’re fearful of birth,’ because I think that’s detrimental to being able to support and counsel my patients. Creating trust and rapport during pregnancy is an important part of helping my patients overcome their fears.”
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