What is Tokophobia?

Tokophobia is an anxiety-based condition in which a woman has a significant fear of pregnancy and/or childbirth.

Primary tokophobia is experienced by women who have never given birth. She will dread the thought of pregnancy and giving birth and may be reacting to information she has received from other people. This could be related to stories she's heard in the past about difficult birthing experiences, watching a programme that portrays childbirth as dangerous or shameful or even perhaps past sexual abuse.

Secondary tokophobia is where a woman has already undergone a pregnancy which for some reason was traumatic. It can also be related to women who have experienced a stillbirth, a miscarriage or a termination.

Most women who do manage to overcome their fear enough to fall pregnant will usually insist on an elective caesarian section as their fear of labour pain can be overwhelming. This fear may have been created by a previously complicated delivery or inadequate pain relief.

This is a distressing phobia which is often poorly recognised and treated by professionals.   

What help is available for this condition?

There are very effective techniques available that can eliminate the symptoms of a phobia of pregnancy, resolving it completely.

The programme I offer allows you to achieve wonderful results by changing your thinking. By learning how to understand and take control of your thoughts, beliefs and emotions it's possible to completely change the way you think and feel about yourself. Almost all problems are created by badly managed thinking and, because you created them, then it follows that you can change them!

I have successfully conducted many sessions via Skype so regardless of where you are in the world I can help you. All you need is an iPad, laptop or PC, a good internet connection, a Skype account (it’s free) and some privacy. Skype can be downloaded for a PC or Mac by clicking on the Skype logo immediately below or, if you have an iPad, going to iTunes and downloading the app. Sessions can also be conducted via FaceTime or Messenger.

If you would like to finally feel in control, calm and peaceful in your thoughts, please either email or call me on 0409 254 500 and we can arrange for you to come in for a free no obligation consultation or a chat via Skype. We can discuss your options and you will be able to get clear answers on any questions you may have. There is no obligation on either your part or mine.

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