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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Delivery was by emergency Cesarean section due to fetal distress. Baby Boy-X had Apgar scores of seven at one minute and nine at five minutes.
Generally, a cesarean delivery should be anticipated in the event specific obstetric conditions arise, including: breech presentation; serious bleeding due to placenta previa, or abruption (separation of the placenta from the uterus); fetal distress; and more than one previous cesarean delivery.
We present a series of probit regressions in which the dependent variable is either the probability that a given delivery is by c-section, as opposed to vaginal delivery, or the probability that a given delivery results in a c-section for dystocia or fetal distress.
Physicians have monitored fetal heart rates as a means of detecting fetal distress during labor for the last 15 years.
And for the past 10 years or so, C-sections have often been performed when the electronic machines widely used to monitor fetal heartbeat and labor contractions indicate fetal distress. There is, however, some doubt as to the efficacy of routine electronic monitoring.
"The data suggest today that approximately 15 percent of all couples in the United States who are trying to conceive do have an infertility problem.' (Infertility is defined as one year of unprotected regular intercourse without conception.) "I think that autoantibodies will become a major issue in reproduction, from the earliest part of the reproductive process throughout pregnancy and up to delivery,' he says, noting that certain antibodies have already been associated with fetal distress and fetal death in patients with autoimmune disease.
Fetal heart-rate tracings indicated fetal distress. Standard of care required prompt intervention with epinephrine and/ or emergency cesarean delivery.
Fetal cerebral-umbilical Doppler ratio in prediction of fetal distress in patients with preeclampsia.
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.
Frequencies and percentage were calculated for categorical variables like gravidity, parity, mode of induction of labour, mode of delivery, fetal distress and fetal mortality.
Important risk factors were gestational diabetes, PIH, fetal distress and SGA babies.
Delay in treating fetal distress is the most common medical malpractice allegation made against ob.gyns., a study showed.