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Fear of Birth

Catherine Pearson

The Women Who Have A Pathological Fear Of Childbirth | Catherine Pearson | Posted 02.12.2014 | Parents

When Amy Redfern was pregnant with her first baby, now a healthy 3 1/2-year-old girl, she wasn't at all nervous about giving birth. Her daughter, ...

Four Words That Will Get Me Through Childbirth

Kate Fridkis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Kate Fridkis

I really want to focus on the baby. But birth is so damn distracting. It's just looming there, at the end of pregnancy, like this massive Mount Doom with Sauron's fiery eye flicking vigilantly back and forth above. I am definitely Frodo in my birth story, with the wide, terrified eyes.

Study Finds Women Who Are Afraid To Give Birth Take Longer To Deliver

Posted 07.03.2012 | Parents

Women who are afraid to give birth are more likely to be in labor longer than moms who are fearless, a new study suggests. Naturally, one wonders, ...