FETAL DISTRESS By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 the condition of a foetus whose life or health is threatened by the effects of a disease or disorder originating in the organ systems of the mother. See foetal infection; foetus at risk. FETAL DISTRESS: "The baby was suffering from foetal distress." Related Psychology Terms FETAL MONITORING FETAL INFECTION FETAL HYPOXIA AT RISK BLOOD POISONING CACHEXIA ANTICHOLINERGIC SYNDROME BIOLOGICAL THERAPY DUAL PERSONALITY RELATIVE RISK Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FETAL DISTRESS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/fetal-distress/ (accessed January 28, 2020).