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

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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

At this stage in life the child is incapable of developing any memories.

In brief: No

At this stage in life the child is incapable of developing any memories.
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Dr. Jeanne Beymer
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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