Question by  Robs4thecubs (422)

What Is the Apgar Score?

What does it measure?


Answer by  ravensoffspring (412)

The Apgar Score measures the health of a newborn child. Apgar stands for Appearance, Pulse, Grimace, Activity, Respiration, which is what it measures.


Answer by  ljb (159)

The Apgar Score is done at 1 and 5 minutes after birth. It measures Appearance, Pulse, Grimace, Activity and Respiration, scores range from 1 to 10.


Answer by  brandi10 (816)

This is a score that is taken within the first few minutes of life to determine viability. This score will determine if any supportive care is needed.


Answer by  Mary (2095)

Apgar is the initial evaluation of an infant at birth with a perfect score of 10. It includes heart rate, muscle tone, skin color, breathing, and reflex each scored 0-2.


Answer by  brandi10 (816)

The Apgar score is what the doctor will use once your baby is born to measure the overall health of your baby. This is what will likely determine if your child will have to receive any special care or when your baby can go home.

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