Tokophobia: what it’s like to have a phobia of pregnancy and childbirth

2018-02-21 14:46

Pregnancy is perceived as a time of glowing and joy and getting to bond with your child but some women have an intense fear of pregnancy and childbirth. This may stop them from having children or cause antenatal depression.

Are baby advice books making mothers depressed and anxious?

2017-09-22 14:23

Research reveals that parenting books, despite their popularity, may not be the best thing for new parents.

Pregnant and depressed?

2010-11-12 14:34

Routine mental health tests should be done on pregnant women, says a Cape Town research project.


Scared of childbirth? Here's how to boost your confidence

2018-02-05 13:10

There’s no doubt – labour is intensely physical! But there’s an enormous amount of mental energy that comes with the experience and being mentally and emotionally prepared will take you a long way, writes Tina Otte.

How to beat your labour fears

2015-11-02 12:01

That baby's got to come out some time, but that doesn't mean you're confident about it.

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