Obstetrics & gynaecology

Non-invasive fetal oxygen monitor could make for safer deliveries

A device to directly measure blood oxygen saturation in a fetus during labor has been developed by researchers at the University of California, Davis. By providing better information about the health of a fetus right before ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

CDC: Five causes account for 90% percent of fetal deaths

(HealthDay)—Five causes of death accounted for 89.5 percent of fetal deaths reported during 2015 to 2017, according to a report published April 15 in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Vital Statistics ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study finds common cold virus can infect the placenta

Researchers have shown that a common cold virus can infect cells derived from human placentas, suggesting that it may be possible for the infection to pass from expectant mothers to their unborn children.

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Fetus

A fetus (also spelled foetus or fœtus) is a developing mammal or other viviparous vertebrate, after the embryonic stage and before birth. The plural is fetuses. In humans, the fetal stage of prenatal development starts at the beginning of the 11th week in gestational age (the 9th week after fertilization).

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