The APGAR score is a quick assessment performed immediately after your baby is born, usually between one to five minutes after delivery. This simple test gives the doctors and nurses an idea of your baby’s overall health and well-being.
Childbirth can sometimes be traumatic to infants entering the world, and the APGAR test can give your healthcare team vital information on how a baby tolerated birth, and whether your new child needs additional medical care.
APGAR Scoring can range between 0 (a deceased or stillborn baby) and 10 (a perfectly healthy baby). [Read more…] about The APGAR Score – Your Baby’s First Test