I have a fear of childbirth. I have a fear of getting pregnant; feeling like my body has been taken over by a foreign being and labouring for hours to get this foreign being out of my body.
I am fearful that I live in a part of the world where there is a very strong probability of dying in childbirth.
I am scared that after labouring for hours to have this child I will have the sole responsibility of caring for the child. I am scared that I will be the only one who will wake up in the night when my child cries, that I will be the only one who feeds this child, the one who is the primary carer.
I do not hear my biological clock tick yet I am scared that I may regret not having a child.