Top 10 Fears about Childbirth

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“You’re expecting me to push what through where??” Most women have, at one time or another, some apprehension or fear about aspects of giving birth. For a small percentage, worry transforms into an actual psychological disorder, with something called, “Tokophobia,” which is the fear of childbirth or pregnancy. If the thought of childbirth actually repulses you, or causes you thoughts of harming yourself or your child, tell your doctor immediately and seek professional help.

Generally, carrying healthy anxiety and some fears about giving birth is perfectly natural. Here are ten of the most common fears expectant mothers harbor prior to labor.

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