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La tocophobie : vers quel accompagnement ?

Abstract : Introduction: Severe fear of childbirth (FOC) is a mental disorder concerning 6 to 20% of pregnant women and has consequences for the mother, the couple and the mother-child relationship. Relatively unknown, the lack of consensus about tokophobia makes difficult the screening and the support of these women suffering from severe FOC. Objectives: To identify women likely to developp tokophobia, to identify the already proposed perinatal support and to determine the role of the midwives in the care for these women. Method: This study is a literature review of between 2000 and 2018 published articles. 14 articles were selected and analyzed. Results: Many risk factors of primary and secondary tokophobia have been identified, especially a lack of clear and reliable informations about pregnancy and its monitoring, and the fear of lack of support from the medical team. Conclusion: As care provider, it is valuable to involve the women in their pregnancy, in an educative and considerative way. Midwives have the medico-socio-psychological competences to take a real place in the support of women suffering from tokophobia.
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Alice Moura. La tocophobie : vers quel accompagnement ?. Gynécologie et obstétrique. 2020. ⟨dumas-03004304⟩



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