Karen DuVall, a 23-year-old college student from Vacaville, Calif., was surprised there was a word for her unrelenting fear of childbirth -- tocophobia.
DuVall's aunt had told her about a "third degree tear" after having her first child. Later, in a sexuality class, she was horrified by a photo of a woman giving birth.
"The more I learned about childbirth, the more afraid of it I've actually become," DuVall, a college theater major, told ABCNews.com. "I'm afraid of my body being ruined. I'm...Full Story