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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Maureen Treadwell MOMs Project Lead The Birth Trauma Association
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They address the common presentations, subtypes, biomechanics, and outcomes of abusive head trauma, then common presentations, treatment, diagnostic significance, and related conditions of specific medical mimics: birth trauma, congenital malformations, benign extra axial fluid of infancy, genetic and metabolic disorders, hematological diseases and disorders of coagulation and clotting, autoimmune and vasculitic conditions, medical and surgical complications with intracranial hemorrhages, infectious diseases, oncologic mimics, superior sagittal sinus thrombosis, toxins, poisons, nutritional deficiencies, short falls, motor vehicle collisions, and mimics of abusive fractures.
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Birth trauma was first reported by Metzenbaum (6) in 1936 as being a causative factor in nasal septal deformities.
Q Do you acknowledge that these changes will expose mums to the possibility of being traumatised by their labour, thus putting them at risk of developing the very serious illness of birth trauma or birth related Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, which can turn into postnatal depression.
A past history of violence also has been linked with birth trauma (Ayers, 2004).