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The Apgar score

The Apgar score

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A system of evaluating a newborn’s physical condition by assigning a score (0,1, 2) to each of the following criteria:
heart rate; respiratory effort; muscle tone;response to stimuli; and skin colour.
The evaluation is performed at one minute and again at five minutes after birth.

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Your baby’s general condition is assessed at one minute and at five minutes after birth.

Apgar Rating System
  0 1 2
Appearance blue, pale body pink, limps blue completely pink
Pulse absent slow, less than 100 over 100
Grimace absent facial grimace cry
Activity limp some flexion of limbs active movement
Respiration absent slow, irregular, weak cry strong cry


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