The APGAR is a test given after birth to evaluate how baby is doing immediately out of the womb. There are a number of misconceptions about the APGAR and in this article we will discuss what an Apgar score means, how to understand the Apgar scale, and when and how your baby will receive an Apgar test.
For many families, birth defects can be a difficult and surprising part of pregnancy, birth, and newborn life. Birth defects can vary in severity from mild to severe, some even being fatal. According the birth defect statistics from the CDC, 1 in 33 or 3% of babies in the United States are born with a birth defect.