Fear Of Birth – How Do We Reduce The Fear?

Fear Of Birth - How Do We Reduce The Fear?

Today, many Western women have become fearful of birth, and its easy to understand when you take a look at the current birthing landscape.

In countries like the US and Australia, one in three babies is born by caesarean section, which is major surgery.

Many mothers end up exhausted, some traumatised and then they share their stories to those who have yet birthed.

So, what can we do about fear at birth?

Check out this awesome TED talk featuring world famous midwife, Ina May Gaskin.

Also check out our article, Your Top 12 Fears About Childbirth Answered.

Last Updated: July 18, 2016


Kelly Winder is the creator of BellyBelly.com.au, a writer, doula (trained in 2005), and a mother of three awesome children. She's passionate about informing and educating fellow thinking parents and parents-to-be, especially about all the things she wishes she knew before she had her firstborn. Kelly is also passionate about travel, tea, travel, and animal rights and welfare. And travel.


  1. I am scared to give birth because I never know about what pain you will have and if your body would go to where you cannot feel it.this is my first and today is my due date

    1. I would describe it like period pain but it comes in intense waves and goes away, then repeats. The thing to keep in mind is that labour “pain” is productive and you are not begin hurt whereas pain you would normally experience in day to day life is associated with something going wrong where it is intense immediate pain with no brakes (and let’s not forget there aren’t those hormones helping you like they are in labour).
      I assume by now you’ve likely had tour baby so I do hope it all went well and you are now enjoying your babymoon

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