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can a baby be psychologically affected by his own traumatic birthing experience?

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Dr. Jeanne Beymer
Pediatrics 29 years experience
No, but mom sure is.: A baby doesn't remember the events of his or her birth. The main psychological concern is the effect on mom. If the traumatic birth leaves mom physically or emotionally unable to connect with her baby in the early days, then mother-baby bonding can be affected.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
No: At this stage in life the child is incapable of developing any memories.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
No: At this stage the child is unable to develop any memories. This will mean there is no possibility of developing any psychological problems in later life from this event.

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