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distress

1. mental pain; anguish
2. physical or financial trouble
3. in distress (of a ship, aircraft, etc.) in dire need of help
4. Law
a. the seizure and holding of property as security for payment of or in satisfaction of a debt, claim, etc.; distraint
b. the property thus seized
c. US (as modifier): distress merchandise
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Similarly, fetal distress is less likely to be diagnosed for HMO deliveries (line 9), but HMO patients are more likely to have a c-section when fetal distress is reported (line 10).
Evaluation of outcomes: The age, gestational weeks, interval from last delivery, the thickness of the uterine scar, length of labor stage, together with the rate of fetal distress, vaginal birth and postpartum bleeding were compared between the two groups.
Our study shows that 11% cases had fetal distress where as 89% patients did not have fetal distress.
All these LGA babies were infants of diabetic mothers (IDM) Fetal distress was recorded in 20(74%) babies.
The incidence of fetal distress and intrauterine growth retardation also increases significantly with oligohydramnios.
As the healthcare providers conceded at oral argument before the court, the most favorable inference to which the healthcare providers would be entitled was that fetal distress continued from the time the monitor was removed until Caitlin's birth.
Women approaching the second stage of labour, with twins, in preterm labour or with evidence of fetal distress were excluded.
In univariate and multivariate analyses, the greatest indicator for cesarean section due to fetal distress was a nonreactive non-stress test with decelerations (odds ratio [OR]=5.63; 95% confidence interval [CI], 2.67-11.9).
The four most common medical causes contributing to the increase in cesarean section rates in North America are: routine repeat cesareans; dystocia (nonprogressive labor); breech presentation; and fetal distress. Some reports suggest that more careful diagnosis and management of dystocia could halve the primary section rate.
A fetus unable to adequately handle the stress is deemed to be experiencing fetal distress.
Fetal distress during labor is recognized as one of the greatest complexities of childbirth and therefore a significant issue insofar as risk management is concerned.
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