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Child Trauma Research Paper

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Introduction
Trauma is the most common cause of injury and death in pregnant women. This can also result in significant harm or death of the baby.
Your baby is protected in the womb (uterus) by a sac filled with fluid (amniotic sac). Your baby can be harmed if there is direct, high-impact trauma to your abdomen and pelvis. This type of trauma can result in tearing of your uterus, the placenta pulling away from the wall of the uterus (placenta abruption), or the amniotic sac breaking open (rupture of membranes). These injuries can decrease or stop the blood supply to your baby or cause you to go into labor earlier than expected. Minor falls and low-impact automobile accidents do not usually harm your baby, even if they cause a little harm to
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Fixing electrical problems.
Starting fires.
Take over-the-counter and prescription medicines only as told by your health care provider.
Know your blood type and the father's blood type in case you develop vaginal bleeding, or experience an injury for which a blood transfusion may be necessary.
Spousal abuse can be a significant cause of trauma during pregnancy. If you are a victim of domestic violence or assault:
Call your local emergency services (911 in the U.S.)
Contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline for help and support.
When should I seek immediate medical care?
You fall on your abdomen or experience any serious blow to your abdomen.
You develop stiffness on your neck or pain after a fall or from other trauma.
You develop a headache or vision problems after a fall or from other trauma.
You do not feel the baby moving after a fall or trauma, or you feel that the baby is not moving as much as before the fall or trauma.
You have been assaulted (domestic assault or other kinds of assault).
You have been in a car accident.
You develop vaginal bleeding.
You develop fluid leaking from the vagina.
You develop uterine contractions (pelvic cramping, pain, or significant low back
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You had a serious burn. This includes burns to the face, neck, hands, or genitals, or burns greater than the size of your palm anywhere
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