FETAL RESPONSE By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 the response of the baby to the environmental conditions and includes an increase in heart rate when the mother smokes or is under stress. See prenatal influence. FETAL RESPONSE: "The foetal response is in relation to what the mother does." Related Psychology Terms CARDIOVASCULAR REACTIVITY FETAL-MATERNAL EXCHANGE BIRTH TRAUMA STAIRCASE PHENOMENON FETAL INFECTION SITUATIONAL DETERMINANTS TACHYCARDIA ARHINENCCPHALIA ARRHYTHMIA STRESS INCONTINENCE RESPONSE STRENGTH Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FETAL RESPONSE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/fetal-response/ (accessed January 19, 2021).