BIRTH INJURY

n. post natal complications which results from delivery. During birth, the injury may be in the form of physical malformation or brain damage. The chances of these occurring are greater when the baby is born prematurely or is delivered in transverse or breech position. Other risks include multiple births and prolonged labor.

BIRTH INJURY: "One of the most common causes of birth injury is when the baby in unable to breathe in conditions like anoxia and hypoxia."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BIRTH INJURY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/birth-injury/ (accessed August 5, 2020).
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