Apgar Score

An apgar score is a quick test administered at one and five minutes after birth to give an indication of a newborn infant's overall medical condition during birth and outside the womb.




APGAR Scoring System





APGAR Scoring System

See also Birth ; Child development ; Developmental delay .

Resources

BOOKS

Beck, Cheryl Tatano, Jeanne Driscoll, and Sue Watson. Traumatic Childbirth. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2013.

PERIODICAL

Andrea Stuart, Petra, Olausson Otterblad, and Karin Ka¨ llen. “Apgar Scores at 5 minutes after Birth in Relation to School Performance at 16 Years of Age.” Obstetrics & Gynecology 118, no. 2 part 1 (August 2011): 201–08.

WEBSITES

American Pregnancy Association. “Your Child's First Test: The APGAR.” http://americanpregnancy.org/laborand-birth/apgar-test/ (accessed July 20, 2015).

University of Maryland Medical Center. “Apgar Score.” http://umm.edu/health/medical/pregnancy/labor-and-delivery/apgar-score/ (accessed November 20, 2014).