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Alison Rhodes, "The Safety Mom"

National Child Safety Expert, Alison Rhodes, “The Safety Mom,” is one of the country's leading child safety authorities, providing tips and advice to parents on a broad range of issues facing all children - newborns to teens.
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APGAR Scale Test

Activity
0 - Baby is limp, no detectable movement
1 - Baby displays some flexing of arms and legs
2 - Baby moves vigorously

Respiration
0 - Baby is not breathing
1 - Baby cries weakly, may sound like whimpering, with slow or irregular breathing
2 - Baby cries strongly, with a normal rate and effort of breathing

Even if your baby has a low score at one minute doesn't mean that he or she won't be perfectly healthy eventually. Many babies who are delivered via c-section, a difficult labor and delivery, or who are premature have lower-than-normal initial scores, but recover fully.

The APGAR test is an invaluable part of your baby's first moments and can ensure that he or she receives critical medical attention in the event of a low score.

 

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