fetal distress

Type: Term Synonyms: nonreassuring fetal status
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fetal distress

[n] - an abnormal condition of a fetus
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fetal distress

Signs of fetal distress - including slowed heartbeat or absence of fetal movement - are watched for throughout labour. If a fetus's life is believed to be in danger, usually because of lack of oxygen, the immediate delivery of the baby is called for.
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Fetal distress

Fetal distress: Compromise of the fetus during the antepartum period (before labor) or intrapartum period (birth process). The term 'fetal distress' is commonly used to describe fetal hypoxia (low oxygen levels in the fetus). The concern with fetal hypoxia is it may result in fetal damage or death if not reversed or if the fetus is not promptly del...
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fetal distress

foetal distress noun an abnormal condition of a fetus; usually discovered during pregnancy and characterized by an abnormal heart rhythm
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Fetal Distress

An evident change in fetal activity or heartbeat, which could mean that the fetus is in danger. Signs of fetal distress include a rapid change in the baby's movement or heartbeat and meconium-stained amniotic fluid. Although the condition can occur at any point of pregnancy, it is most common during labor.
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Fetal distress

In medicine (obstetrics), the term fetal distress refers to the presence of signs in a pregnant woman—before or during childbirth—that suggest that the fetus may not be well. Because of its lack of precision, the term is eschewed in modern American obstetrics. ==Signs and symptoms== Generally it is preferable to describe specific signs in lieu...
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Fetal distress

When a fetus is not receiving enough oxygen. Signs of fetal distress include a slowed heartbeat or absence of fetal movement
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fetal distress

a term used to describe a number of critical conditions threatening the live delivery of a fetus
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