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Hi, I’m Amber, and I guess you could call me a “mummy blogger”.  (Please don’t, though…)

I gave birth to baby Max by elective c-section in December 2017, after one miscarriage, one ectopic pregnancy, and a lifetime’s worth of tokophobia and  anxiety. I kept a pregnancy diary for every week of my 18-year pregnancy (Or, at least, that’s how long it felt at the time…), and since Max’s birth, I’ve been documenting my journey as a new mum, as well as sharing some of the parenting tips and advice I’ve learned along the way.

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Surviving Pregnancy When You Have Tokophobia

Tokophobia is a phobia of pregnancy and/or childbirth, and it’s something I’ve been dealing with for most of my adult life: in fact, one of the reasons I delayed starting a family for so long was the simple fact that I was absolutely terrified of being pregnant, and then having to give birth. I was absolutely convinced I’d die during childbirth – but, even if I didn’t, the thought of having my body taken over for nine whole months – of having morning sickness, and all of the other physical complications that can come with pregnancy – was just absolutely horrific to me.

I’m not alone, either: tokophbia is actually something many women suffer, but very few talk about. I did eventually overcome it, and go on to have a healthy baby boy – and I’ve been sharing my story in the hope that it might help other women in the same position. Here are some of the posts I’ve written on the subject so far:

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