The term ‘Tocophobia’ (or Tokophobia) refers to a severe fear of childbirth and/or pregnancy. This is sometimes also called severe Childbirth Anxiety (CA) or Fear of Childbirth (FOC). The word ‘Tokophobia’ originated from Greek ‘tokos’ meaning childbirth and ‘phobia’ meaning intense fear. Although often used in the context of pregnant women, the condition also occurs in non-pregnant women and in men.
Dr Raja Gangopadhyay
Pregnant women may find that they need a few more hours of sleep per night than normal, or a few short naps during the day. However, insomnia and sleep disturbances are very common during pregnancy.
Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP), formerly known as Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD), is a common health condition during pregnancy. If not properly treated, PGP it can lead to anxiety, depression and poor quality of life for pregnant women. Fortunately, with early intervention and multidisciplinary approach, an excellent outcome is possible.
Dr Raja Gangopadhyay is a world renowned obstetrician and pioneer championing progress and change in Perinatal Mental Health. He is also the Founder of the International Forum for Wellbeing in Pregnancy.
In this blog he shares what motivates his work and what women should do to improve their self-care.
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On Monday, 20th November, 2017, my colleague Vanessa Taylor, Head of Maternal Health and Wellbeing at MamaBabyBliss, and I were honoured to attend a debate at the House of Commons about improving the conditions of maternal mental health in the UK. The event was organised by Dr Raja Gangopadhay, an eminent consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, who specialises in perinatal mental health.