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Fetal distress is a potentially serious medical condition that could result in serious injury, birth defects, or even death.
A baby in fetal distress is in need of special medical attention either during pregnancy or during delivery. Diagnosing and preventing fetal distress is one of the most important tasks of obstetrician and health care providers.
There are numerous steps health care providers can take to prevent harm to babies in fetal distress, including applying accurate diagnoses, planning C-sections when necessary, and thoroughly monitoring the babies’ condition.
Failure to do so could result in cerebral palsy, permanent disabilities, neurological disorders, and even death.
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