fetal distress

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Noun1.fetal distress - an abnormal condition of a fetus; usually discovered during pregnancy and characterized by an abnormal heart rhythm
abnormalcy, abnormality - an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
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In their study, the patients with an abnormal test were at a higher risk of intrapartum fetal distress, cesarean section, requiring resuscitation, and NICU admission.
The nurse went to her supervisor, who confronted the ObGyn 2 hours later, saying that fetal distress was a serious concern and necessitated the cessation of oxytocin.
identify patterns that might indicate fetal distress.
Admission test: a screening test for fetal distress in labor.
8-pound boy was born to a 29-year-old healthy mother at full term by emergency cesarean section secondary to fetal distress.
The duration of labor stage together with the rate of fetal distress, neonatal asphyxia, vaginal birth and postpartum bleeding were compared between the two groups.
Fetal distress was noticed more in GTN group as compared with nifedipine.
All the cases were followed up throughout the pregnancy, and pregnancy outcomes were noted in terms of abortion, anemia, pregnancy-induced hypertension, IUGR, preterm labor, incidence of lower segment cesarean section (LSCS) for fetal distress, and primary postpartum hemorrhage (PPH).
Important risk factors were gestational diabetes, PIH, fetal distress and SGA babies.
Group 1 was the leading group, with the combination of fetal distress, cephalopelvic disproportion, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) and abruptio placentae being the commonest indications.
8] A decline in the amniotic fluid index (AFI) to <5 cm in uncomplicated post-term pregnancies is associated with a raised incidence of fetal heart rate abnormalities during labour and a significantly increased caesarean section (CS) rate due to fetal distress.
By 10pm it was discovered that the baby had an abnormal heart rate and was suffering fetal distress.