Definition of Foetal distress
1. Noun. An abnormal condition of a fetus; usually discovered during pregnancy and characterized by an abnormal heart rhythm.
Medical Definition of Foetal distress
1. Compromise of the foetus during the antepartum period (before labour) or intrapartum period (birth process). (12 Dec 1998)
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Literary usage of Foetal distress
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1. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1922)
"By foetal distress we mean any change in the character of the fœtal heart, ... The uterus did not relax well between pains and foetal distress was apparant. ..."
2. Heartache of Motherhood by Joyce Nicholson (1983)
"The theory is called the maternal-foetal distress syndrome, meaning that if the mother is distressed, it passes through to the foetus and the foetus becomes ..."