FETAL INFECTION By N., Sam M.S. - 6 This applies to any disease that can affect the foetus by being passed from mother to baby via the placenta. It can cause congenital defects. FETAL INFECTION: "Rubella is an example of a foetal infection." Related Psychology Terms MENTAL RETARDATION (CAUSES) AFFECTIONAL DRIVE ENURESIS (Bed-wetting) REGRESSION OEDIPUS COMPLEX (Oedipus Situation) PRENATAL DEVELOPMENT CHILD PSYCHIATRY BIRTH ADJUSTMENTS FETAL DISTRESS OVERPROTECTION (“Momlsm”) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "FETAL INFECTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/fetal-infection/ (accessed July 4, 2022).