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."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FETAL DISTRESS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/fetal-distress/ (accessed September 23, 2021).