Is it Normal to Feel so Scared?
As your due date approaches a few nerves are only to be expected, especially if your best friend’s horror story is still ringing in your ears. About five per cent of women experience an extreme fear of childbirth known as tocophobia, but for the rest of us following a few simple rules can help.
Remember, your body is designed to give birth. Read as much as you can beforehand so you’ll know exactly what’s going on, learn some breathing and relaxation techniques, have someone you trust on hand, and steer clear of One Born Every Minute until after the birth.
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