Tokophobia is the fear of childbirth and many women suffer in silence
As with all phobias there are the symptoms of extreme panic when hearing about childbirth, reading about childbirth or indeed anything childbirth related. Even being around a pregnant woman can induce feelings of real panic or disgust. The thought of giving birth and/or the associated pain is terrifying.
This can result in:
"The truth is that the very thought of having something almost alien-like growing inside me is disgusting”
"It's not too strong to say that the very thought of childbirth disgusts me in a big way."
"It's much more than an anxiety - I am actually physically repulsed by pregnancy and childbirth."
"I even struggle to be around friends when they are pregnant and can't bear to watch or listen to anything about the process of having a baby”
There is a very special form of hypnotherapy called Pure Hypnoanalysis which has helped many thousands of people over the years with anxiety. The aim of Pure Hypnoanalysis is not symptom control or trying to manage the problem, the aim is to resolve it.