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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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"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.
(%) Apgar score < 7 at 5 minutes 39 (40.6) 12 (12) SNCU Admission 37 (38.5) 16 (16) Neonatal Birth trauma 03 (3.1) 01 (1) Morbidity Birth asphyxia 12 (12.5) 04 (4) Still birth 07 (7.3) -- Early neonatal death 03 (3.12) 01(1) Attribute [chi square] p at df 1 Apgar score < 7 at 5 minutes 20.849, 0.000 SNCU Admission 12.615, 0.004 Neonatal Birth trauma 0.361 * Morbidity Birth asphyxia 0.0298 * Still birth 0.006 * Early neonatal death 0.0361 * Table 3.
After Karen went through the Six Day Hypnotherapy Training and learned about birth trauma, she remembered the story that her mother told about Karen's birth.
Birth trauma is the physical damage of the baby during the birth process due to the exposition of mechanical effects (2).
The primary perinatal outcome was a composite endpoint that included fetal or neonatal death; respiratory support in the first 72 hours; 5-minute Apgar of 3 or lower; hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy; seizure; infection; meconium aspiration syndrome; birth trauma; intracranial or subgaleal hemorrhage; and hypotension requiring vasopressors.
When the intrapartum asphyxia and birth trauma death rate was correlated with the ventouse delivery rate, there was a significant negative correlation of r=-0.307, p=0.036 (Fig.
This retrospective study comprised three rectovaginal fistula groups that were treated by sphincteroplasty and fistulectomy: group 1: 8 female patients with simple rectovaginal fistula due to birth trauma; group 2: 6 rectovaginal fistula cases that were associated with chronic inflammatory diseases (4 Crohn's disease, 1 ulcerative colitis, and 1 Behcet's disease); and group 3: 5 cases with at least one failed repair attempt (4 Crohn's disease and 1 systemic lupus erythematosus).
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.
[2-4] Here, we present a newborn who had a history of birth trauma and adrenal hemorrhage, and consequently developed hypertension.
A past history of violence also has been linked with birth trauma (Ayers, 2004).
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.