Last Updated: 2012-11-05
"Evidence that the fetus is in jeopardy, such as a change in fetal activity or heart rate." (Olds SB et al., 2004).
In Heaman et al. (2012), a woman was considered to have had a newborn with fetal distress if the ICD-10-CA code of O68 was present.
Olds SB, London ML, Wieland PA, Davidson MR.
Maternal-Newborn Nursing and Women's Health Care. 7th ed.
Upper Saddle River, NJ:
Pearson Education Inc.
Term used in
Heaman M, Kingston D, Helewa M, Brownell M, Derksen S, Bogdanovic B, McGowan K, Bailly A.
Perinatal Services and Outcomes in Manitoba.
Manitoba Centre for Health Policy,
2012. [Summary] [Full Report] [Errata] (View)