The Apgar test is a quick test given to your newborn 1 minute after birth, and then again at 5 minutes after birth. It helps doctors and nurses determine your baby’s well-being by looking at 5 different areas. Babies can score anywhere from 1 to 10, with most healthy babies averaging a score of 7 or 8.
Points Given for Apgar Score
|Five Areas Evaluated
||Greater than 100
||Blue to pale
||Body pinking – feet and hands blue
||No response to stimulation
||Sneeze or cough – responds to stimulation