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Childbirth & # 39; horror stories & # 39; on social media encourage fear of having children, experts say

Childbirth & # 39; horror stories & # 39; on social media encourage fear of having children, experts say

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At the British Science Festival, a certain topic dominates the conversation.

Yesterday during the conference, Catriona Jones, a senior research assistant at Hull University, expressed his concern about the way in which sharing horror stories about childbirth leads to more and more women being frightened to give birth.

The condition is called tocophobia and according to a study by the Nordic Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 14% of women worldwide suffer from it.

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