What Are APGAR Scores?

APGAR scores are a way to determine how at baby is doing at birth.  APGAR Scores were intented by Virginia Apgar.  The APGAR score is made up of 5 different assessments of the baby:  Breathing,  Heartrate,  Color,  Muscle Tone and Movement.   Each of the five assessments can be given up to two points.  A perfect APGAR score is 10.  An APGAR score below six can indicate a possible problem, for example the baby may be suffering from or have suffered from hypoxia, or lack of oyxgen. Scores are usually assed by the doctor or nurses in the delivery room. Contact us today if you have questions about APGAR scores.