The Doctors: Fear Of Pregnancy
Melinda is a woman with a severe fear of pregnancy and childbirth. Her pregnancy phobia is so bad that even the sight of a pregnant woman can cause her to hyperventilate. Melinda actually found out that she’s pregnant herself and joined the show on the phone. Fear of pregnancy is called tokophobia, and Melinda explained that she actually lived most of her life never knowing there were treatments out there. Before, she could never imagine herself being pregnant but it’s clear she’s doing okay with it for now!
Reportedly, 8% of women have tokophobia, which is the morbid fear of childbirth or fear created after traumatic childbirth.