FETAL INFECTION By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 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 FETAL DISTRESS FETAL MONITORING NEURAL TUBE DEFECT FETAL-MATERNAL EXCHANGE FETAL RESPONSE SYPHILIS LEBOYER TECHNIQUE FETAL ACTIVITY FETAL HYPOXIA MATERNAL PKU Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FETAL INFECTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/fetal-infection/ (accessed June 19, 2021).