Definitions

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  • adj. Not reassuring; giving cause for concern.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ reassuring

Examples

  • He might no longer be able to compensate and might become distressed fetal distress, also known as nonreassuring fetal heart rate or fetal intolerance of labor.

    Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn

  • Research supports that walking, movement, and changing positions may shorten labor, are effective forms of pain relief, and are associated with fewer nonreassuring fetal heart rate patterns, fewer perineal injuries, and less blood loss.

    The Official Lamaze® Guide

  • Elective labor induction not only increases the use of analgesia and epidural anesthesia but also the incidence of nonreassuring fetal heart rate patterns, shoulder dystocia, instrument delivery, and cesarean surgery Goer et al., 2007.

    The Official Lamaze® Guide

  • Babies in this situation are described as having nonreassuring fetal heart rate, also called fetal intolerance of labor or simply “fetal distress.”

    Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn

  • The clinical term for this concern is nonreassuring fetal heart rate, sometimes also called fetal intolerance of labor or “fetal distress.”

    Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn

  • These caregivers have lower cesarean rates for nonreassuring fetal heart rate patterns, and the babies are born just as healthy as babies born by immediate cesarean.

    Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn

  • Also, 3 years ago, I was in the EXACT situation V.M. was in...docs told me that because of “nonreassuring fetal trace” I had to have a c-section or else risk all kinds of problems.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Refusal to Consent to Caesarean Section as Neglect of the Child?

  • Frank Boehm, an obstetrician at Vanderbilt, says that in about one-third of all labors, doctors encounter a “nonreassuring fetal heart rate” and must decide whether it signals fetal distress.

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  • Ultimately, 849 had Caesarean sections of both twins, while 179 had a combined delivery of the first twin vaginally and the second by Caesarean section, usually because of a nonreassuring fetal heart rate or a poor position for delivery.

    Health News from Medical News Today

  • • While nonreassuring fetal heart rate patterns have led to an increased rate of cesareans, the surgery hasn’t reduced the number of birth injuries or infant deaths.10

    Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn

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