birth trauma

noun Psychoanalysis.

an emotional shock caused by being born.

Origin of birth trauma

First recorded in 1925–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for birth trauma

birth trauma


A physical injury sustained by an infant during birth.
The psychological shock said to be experienced by an infant during birth.
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