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Meaning of "tocophobia" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TOCOPHOBIA

From Greek tokos childbirth + -phobia.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TOCOPHOBIA

tocophobia  [ˌtɒkəˈfəʊbɪə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TOCOPHOBIA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tocophobia is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TOCOPHOBIA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Tokophobia

Tokophobia, otherwise known as 'Enfantaphobia' or fear of childbirth or pregnancy, is a form of specific phobia. Other terms for the condition include tocophobia and parturiphobia.

Definition of tocophobia in the English dictionary

The definition of tocophobia in the dictionary is an abnormal fear of giving birth or becoming pregnant.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TOCOPHOBIA


acrophobia
ˌækrəˈfəʊbɪə
aerophobia
ˌɛərəˈfəʊbɪə
agoraphobia
ˌæɡərəˈfəʊbɪə
arachnophobia
əˌræknəˈfəʊbɪə
claustrophobia
ˌklɔːstrəˈfəʊbɪə
emetophobia
ɪˌmetəˈfəʊbɪə
homophobia
ˌhəʊməʊˈfəʊbɪə
hydrophobia
ˌhaɪdrəˈfəʊbɪə
Islamophobia
ˌɪzlɑːməˈfəʊbɪə
monophobia
ˌmɒnəʊˈfəʊbɪə
neophobia
ˌniːəʊˈfəʊbɪə
nomophobia
ˌnəʊməʊˈfəʊbɪə
nyctophobia
ˌnɪktəʊˈfəʊbɪə
phobia
ˈfəʊbɪə
phonophobia
ˌfəʊnəʊˈfəʊbɪə
photophobia
ˌfəʊtəʊˈfəʊbɪə
scopophobia
ˌskɒpəˈfəʊbɪə
technophobia
ˌtɛknəʊˈfəʊbɪə
triskaidekaphobia
ˌtrɪskaɪˌdɛkəˈfəʊbɪə
xenophobia
ˌzɛnəˈfəʊbɪə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TOCOPHOBIA

toccata
toccatella
toccatina
Tocharian
Tocharian A
Tocharian B
tocher
tocherless
tock
tockier
tockiest
tockley
tocky
toco
tocology
tocopherol
Tocqueville
tocsin
tod
today

WORDS THAT END LIKE TOCOPHOBIA

aichmophobia
ailurophobia
algophobia
anglophobia
anthropophobia
aquaphobia
astraphobia
astrophobia
autophobia
gynophobia
necrophobia
ornithophobia
panophobia
pyrophobia
Russophobia
school phobia
sitophobia
social phobia
thanatophobia
Zenobia
zoophobia

Synonyms and antonyms of tocophobia in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «tocophobia» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TOCOPHOBIA

Find out the translation of tocophobia to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of tocophobia from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «tocophobia» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

tocophobia
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tocophobia
570 millions of speakers

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tocophobia
510 millions of speakers

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tocophobia
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

رهاب المخاض
280 millions of speakers

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tocophobia
278 millions of speakers

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tocophobia
270 millions of speakers

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tocophobia
260 millions of speakers

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tocophobia
220 millions of speakers

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Tocophobia
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

tocophobia
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

tocophobia
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

tocophobia
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tocophobia
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

tocophobia
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

tocophobia
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Tocophobia
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tocophobia
70 millions of speakers

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tocophobia
65 millions of speakers

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tocophobia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

tocophobia
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

tocophobia
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

tocophobia
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Translator English - Afrikaans

tocophobia
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

tocophobia
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

tocophobia
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of tocophobia

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TOCOPHOBIA»

The term «tocophobia» is used very little and occupies the 166.497 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TOCOPHOBIA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about tocophobia

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TOCOPHOBIA»

Discover the use of tocophobia in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tocophobia and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Pain in Childbearing and its Control: Key Issues for ...
Tocophobia may derive from fear of labour pain, but other fears, such as hospitals, self-exposure, losing control or severing the bond with the 'inside baby' , may also feature. Tocophobia is defined as 'an unreasoning dread of childbirth .. . so ...
Rosemary Mander, 2010
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Caesarean: Just Another Way of Birth?
It may even be that tocophobia has actually become recognised as an indication for caesarean. This form of therapy, and possibly the condition itself has been called into question by Swedish research. An obstetrician with a psychotherapeutic ...
Rosemary Mander, 2007
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The Politics of Maternity
Tocophobia as a rationale for caesarean in the absence of other indications has been raised as a matter of concern Gseeman 2005). It is possible that a morbid and incapacitating fear of childbirth is all too real for a few women, but that this ...
Rosemary Mander, Jo Murphy-Lawless, 2013
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The Prenate and Neonate: An Illustrated Guide to the ...
This also includes a patient's request for the intervention owing to a perceived higher safety of Cesarean delivery compared to vaginal birth, or because of tocophobia. In many European countries the number of Cesarean sections performed ...
Gian Carlo Di Renzo, Umberto Simeoni, 2004
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Mental Health in Pregnancy and Childbirth
Hofberg & Ward (2004) describe different levels of fear: ○ Primary tocophobia: where the woman has never experienced pregnancy ○ Secondary tocophobia: usually as a result of a previous traumatic birth ○ Secondary depressive illness in ...
Sally Price, Sally Price (RM.), 2007
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Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse and Midwifery Practice: ...
... during delivery'.63 Hofberg and Brockington examined the experiences of 26 women suffering from tocophobia, 13 of whom suffered from secondary tocophobia (fear of childbirth resulting from a previous distressing or traumatic delivery).64 ...
Lis Garratt, 2011
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A Dictionary of Nursing
... of a part of the body that has previously been involved in a focal epileptic seizure (see EPILEPSY). [R. B. Todd (1809-60), British physician] toko- combining form. see TOCO-. tokophobia (tocophobia) [tok-o-foh-bia] n. a profound fear of ...
Elizabeth Martin, Tanya McFerran, 2008
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The Pathology and Pharmacology of Mental Illness
... procedures involving needles, injections or blood; fear of spiders or animals or, in the case of some women, tocophobia - fear of childbirth Tocophobia This phobia affects a small number of women, who have an illogical dread of giving birth, ...
Mark Wilbourn, Sylvia Prosser, 2003
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Improving Maternity Services: Small Is Beautiful - Lessons ...
... T and Halmesmaki E (2001) A randomised controlled trial of intervention in fear of childbirth. Obstetrics and Gynaecology 98: 820-6 4. Hofberg K and Brockington I (2002) Tocophobia: an unreasoning dread of childbirth: a series of 26 cases ...
Denis Walsh, 2007
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Tokophobia: Childbirth, Specific Phobia, Psychiatry, Mental ...
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Tokophobia, or fear of childbirth, is a form of specific phobia.
Lambert M. Surhone, Miriam T. Timpledon, Susan F. Marseken, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TOCOPHOBIA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tocophobia is used in the context of the following news items.
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Top Scots midwife in caesarean op plea
Some women also have a phobia of dying in childbirth, called tocophobia. The reasons for the increase are not currently known, as health boards are not ... «Scotsman, Jul 15»
2
Những hội chứng sợ hãi kỳ lạ của con người
Hội chứng sợ mang thai Tocophobia. Một số phụ nữ mắc hội chứng kỳ lạ này rất sợ hãi, ám ảnh với việc sinh đẻ. Vì vậy, họ sẵn sàng làm bất cứ điều gì, thậm ... «Báo điện tử Kiến Thức, May 15»
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Midwife runs clinic to help mums-to-be get over fear of birth and …
She helps first-time mums and those who have already given birth overcome their fears – ranging from anxiety to full-blown phobia, known as tocophobia. PA. «Scottish Daily Record, Dec 14»
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BuzzFeed's "The Miracle of Life" Video Shows Men Reacting to …
The fear of childbirth, or tocophobia, can affect as many as one in six women — a fear probably largely brought on by friends' horror stories and terrifying TV and ... «Bustle, Sep 14»
5
The Elective C-Section that Saved My Soul
Tocophobia -- an intense anxiety or fear of pregnancy or giving birth, affects 6 to 10 percent of women. And yet, resources to cope with it are nearly impossible to ... «Huffington Post, Feb 13»
6
Should We Be So Very Scared of Giving Birth?
Some - as many as one in 10 according to new research - suffer from Tocophobia, a morbid fear of giving birth that leads them to seek elective caesarians if they ... «Huffington Post UK, Dec 12»
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Women With Morbid Fear Of Childbirth Need More Support, Says …
Between 6% and 10% of women suffer from tocophobia - an intense anxiety or fear of pregnancy or giving birth, said midwife counsellor Zara Chamberlain. «Huffington Post UK, Nov 12»
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One in 10 women suffer tocophobia - fear of child birth
Between 6% and 10% of women suffer from tocophobia - an intense anxiety or fear of pregnancy or giving birth, said midwife counsellor Zara Chamberlain. «Evening Standard, Nov 12»
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If you're frightened about the prospect of giving birth, there's a word …
If you're frightened about the prospect of giving birth, and apparently one in five women are, there's a word that describes your state of mind – tocophobia. We've ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 12»
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Phụ nữ càng lo lắng càng khó sinh
“Tuy việc thời gian đau đẻ lâu hơn làm tăng nguy cơ cần đến sự can thiệp của phẫu thuật, nhưng một tỷ lệ lớn phụ nữ với hội chứng tocophobia vẫn sinh ... «VietNamNet, Jul 12»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Tocophobia [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/tocophobia>. Aug 2019 ».
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