Type: Term Synonyms: nonreassuring fetal status
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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 obstetrics. ==Signs and symptoms== Generally it is pref...
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[n] - an abnormal condition of a fetus
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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: 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 i...
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foetal distress noun an abnormal condition of a fetus; usually discovered during pregnancy and characterized by an abnormal heart rhythm
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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...
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