birth trauma


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birth trauma

n.
1. A physical injury sustained by an infant during birth.
2. The psychological shock said to be experienced by an infant during birth.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.birth trauma - physical injury to an infant during the birth process
harm, hurt, injury, trauma - any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
2.birth trauma - emotional injury inflicted on an infant by events incident to birth that is alleged to appear in symbolic form in patients with mental illnessbirth trauma - emotional injury inflicted on an infant by events incident to birth that is alleged to appear in symbolic form in patients with mental illness
psychic trauma, trauma - an emotional wound or shock often having long-lasting effects
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We achieved a dramatic reduction in birth trauma by making continual enhancements to care management and using methods that support evidence-based and consensus-driven obstetrical practices.
He was also a member of the Birth Trauma Litigation Group, Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group, and Attorneys Information Exchange Group.
Starting up sex again after the birth of a child can be a fraught issue for new parents, and in many cases social factors such as spousal support and the baby's sleeping habits play a larger role in new moms' interest in sex than physical factors like birth trauma.
That means up to 90% of birth trauma should be considered preventable.
All patients undertook the following: detailed medical history, including past and present medicine, birth trauma, and central or peripheral trauma; complete neurological examination; and magnetic resonance imaging of the brain and cervical portion of the spinal cord for distinguishing known causes of secondary dystonia.
The condition, which is as a result of birth trauma, affects primary nerves that supply movement and feeling to the arm.
It found that 5% of babies born in private hospitals suffered birth trauma such as damaged scalps, jaundice or broken bones, and were readmitted to hospital within 28 days.
c) Identify and offer techniques in remedial touch to relieve intrauterine and birth trauma
For instance, babies with birth trauma or brain injury as a result of complications in pregnancy or birth or babies who are extremely premature can have ongoing medical effects.
Dealing with a diverse range of multimillion pound claims ranging from birth trauma to orthopaedic, ophthalmic to general surgery cases, Trevor and his team have more than 90 years' worth of collective experience helping to secure justice for innocent injured patients.
Maureen Treadwell a spokesperson for Birth Trauma Association says: 'Women are also giving birth later in life to bigger babies and women are themselves getting heavier.
Because a lot of the women have been malnourished, there is a lot of birth trauma," said Rachael, who lives with her dad Colin and brother Nathan, 17.