nonreassuring fetal status


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nonreassuring fetal status

abnormal fetal heart rate or rhythm on electronic monitoring, suggesting fetal ischemia.
Synonym(s): fetal distress

non·re·as·sur·ing fe·tal sta·tus

(non-rē'ă-shŭr'ing fē'tăl stat'ŭs)
Abnormal fetal heart rate or rhythm on electronic monitoring, suggesting fetal ischemia.
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Internal fetal monitoring greatly reduced the risk of URD, while history of previous cesarean delivery, presence of nonreassuring fetal status, large birth weight, and augmentation of labor with oxytocin increased the risk of URD.
Obstetric interventions were defined as either a repeat cesarean section or an assisted vaginal delivery, both of which were performed for indications of nonreassuring fetal status (NRFS).
The paper's authors suggest that medical factors other than failure to progress, such as nonreassuring fetal status, macrosomia, or preeclampsia, may have been the reason for the delivery decision.