birth trauma

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trauma

 [traw´mah] (pl. traumas, trau´mata) (Gr.)
1. injury.
2. psychological or emotional damage. adj., adj traumat´ic.
birth trauma
an injury to the infant during the process of being born. 2. in some psychiatric theories, the psychic shock produced in an infant by the experience of being born.
psychic trauma a psychologically upsetting experience that produces an emotional or mental disorder or otherwise has lasting negative effects on a person's thoughts, feelings, or behavior.
risk for trauma a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as accentuated risk of accidental tissue injury such as a wound, burn, or fracture.

birth trau·ma

1. physical injury to an infant during its delivery;
2. the supposed emotional injury, inflicted by events incident to birth, on an infant, it allegedly appears in symbolic form in patients with mental illness.

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.

birth trau·ma

(bĭrth traw'mă)
1. Physical injury to an infant during its delivery.
Synonym(s): birth injury.
2. The supposed emotional injury, inflicted by events incident to birth, on an infant which allegedly appears in symbolic form in patients with mental illness.
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CNCI represent women from all walks of life who have suffered pregnancy and birth injuries through no fault of their own.
According to Najat Saif al Busaidi, chairperson of AEICD, the problem of disabilities is on the rise because of several reasons, including birth injuries, hereditary factors, consanguineous marriages and road accidents.
Instead, fairy stories such as minor birth injuries or "a fall from a swing" are often cited as explanations for a family member's seizures.
Instead, "fairy stories" such as minor birth injuries or "a fall from a swing" are often cited as explanations for a family member's seizures.
PROVIDENCE, R.I.--A postpartum perineal clinic staffed by urogynecologists has been established at the University of Michigan to expedite the assessment and treatment of pelvic floor disorders resulting from maternal birth injuries, according to Dr.
Birth injuries. In: Martin RJ, Fanaroff AA, Walsh MC, eds.
"By the time investigators identified thalidomide as the cause of the skyrocketing rate of birth injuries, there were another eight million thalidomide tablets in warehouses around Australia, ready to be sent to doctors surgeries and chemists," he added.
Following are sections on the fetus, pregnancy disorders and their impact on the fetus, the delivery room (anesthetic options, resuscitation of the newborn, physical examination, birth injuries, and congenital anomalies), and provisions for neonatal care.
Clavicular fracture was the most common bone injury with an overall incidence of 3-42% among the skeletal birth fractures.9-11 Niropam et al found the rate of birth injuries in 6/1000 live births.12 In a study by Oppenhem the rate of clavicular fracture was noted in 2.7/1000 newborn.13 In another study by Hughes the most common birth injuries were skull trauma and clavicle fracture with a rate of 9.5/1000 live births.14 Fractures of femur and humerus are rare occurrence during delivery.
Similar techniques have already been tried successfully on heart attack patients and those with birth injuries.
He said that over the past five to 10 years he had seen more cases related to key-hole surgery, birth injuries and failures to diagnose fractures and cancer.