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birth trauma

noun, Psychoanalysis.
an emotional shock caused by being born.
Origin of birth trauma
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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birth-trauma in Medicine

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.

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