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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AS we mark before Birth Trauma Awareness Week, a psychologist gives tips on how to recover emotionally from a difficult labour.
"Flashbacks are one such symptom - these might be memories, or they may be less fully formed, such as a "Birth trauma is in the eye of the beholder - that is, if you feel you're more affected by the birth than you expected, you may find it helpful to get some support.
APerinata Dr Emma Svanberg, cofounder of Make Birth Better (makebirthbetter.org ) and author of Why Birth Trauma Matters (Pinter & Martin, PS8.99), says: "We're increasingly aware that many women (around one in three) come out of their birth experience feeling some symptoms of trauma.
One in three women suffer from birth trauma AS we mark before Birth Trauma Awareness Week, a psychologist gives tips on how to recover emotionally from a difficult labour.
A Speaking before Birth Trauma Awareness Week (July 7-14), perinatal clinical psychologist Dr Emma Svanberg, co-founder of Make Birth Better (www.makebirthbetter.org ) and author of Why Birth Trauma Matters (Pinter & Martin, PS8.99), says: "We're increasingly aware that many women (around one in three) come out of their birth experience feeling some symptoms of trauma.
Finally, the additional hospital cost of a birth trauma was relatively low ($920), as was that of an obstetric trauma ($103 if no instruments were used and $176 if instruments were used).
Kim Thomas, at the Birth Trauma Association, said: "If there's an emergency in labour that requires a woman to be transferred to hospital, then that transfer needs to happen very quickly.
'Cerebral palsy is a condition where children are either mentally or physically challenged by birth or because of birth trauma. These children are categorised as mild, moderate and severe cerebral palsy (CP) children,' he said.
[12] A retrospective observational study analysing the neonatal outcome in the Netherlands before and after the publication of the "Term Breech Trial' reported that though the combined rate of neonatal mortality and birth trauma decreased from 0.35% to 0.18% and 0.29% to 0.08%; of interest, a decrease in mortality also was seen in both emergency CS and the vaginal delivery group, a finding that can be attributed for better selection of women for vaginal breech delivery.