Fear of childbirth increases likelihood of C-section, study suggests

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 18:30 in Psychology & Sociology

A new study reveals that fear of childbirth is a predisposing factor for emergency and elective cesarean sections, even after psychological counseling. This may mean a negative experience that lasts a lifetime among the approximately 3 percent of women who in this study were estimated to suffer from excessive fear of childbirth.

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