birth trauma

birth trauma
1. physical injury to an infant during the birth process
Hypernyms: ↑injury, ↑hurt, ↑harm, ↑trauma
2. emotional injury inflicted on an infant by events incident to birth that is alleged to appear in symbolic form in patients with mental illness
Hypernyms: ↑trauma, ↑psychic trauma

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: the physical injury or emotional shock sustained by an infant in the process of birth

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an emotional shock caused by being born.

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birth trauma,
the anxiety which a child experiences as a result of being born, considered in psychoanalytic theory as a possible source of neuroses in later life.

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