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The denial of pregnancy, a phenomenon not so rare but surrounded by fantasies

2022-12-04T15:44:35.737Z

DECRYPTION - Sometimes in the headlines, they give rise to many fantasies. Complicating the understanding of the phenomenon and the ability to help families who are confronted with it.



It is a news item as it happens from time to time, which took place recently in Amiens: while she was having lunch in the canteen of her high school, a student gave birth a baby… when no one knew she was pregnant, not even her!

The event toured France and fueled many conversations, like every time a denial of pregnancy is publicized.

“These stories give rise to many fantasies, because for many people there is nothing more incomprehensible than a woman who does not realize that she is pregnant.

However, denial is a defense mechanism to which human beings have extensive recourse to protect themselves and deal with situations that are beyond their control

,” notes Luisa Attali, doctor in psychopathology, associate researcher at the universities of Paris.

We often forget that above the uterus there is a woman, and that sometimes this woman can be in pain

Sophie Marinopoulos, psychologist and psychoanalyst

Sophie Marinopoulos, psychologist and psychoanalyst, author of numerous books on the subject of which

They give birth and are not pregnant

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Source: lefigaro

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