What is fetal distress?
Fetal distress is an indication that something is wrong with your baby. It occurs when the placenta does not provide adequate oxygen to the infant.
If left untreated, fetal discomfort can result in the newborn breathing in meconium-laced amniotic fluid (poo). It may be difficult or impossible for them to breathe after birth as a result of this, and they may even cease breathing.
Fetal distress can occur at any time throughout pregnancy, but it is more frequent during labor and delivery.