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Apgar score

The Apgar score is a test given to your baby straight after birth to assess their health. Find out what the score measures and what it means.

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Baby's first 24 hours

There is a lot going on in the first 24 hours of your baby's life, so find out what you can expect.

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Baby's health: the Apgar score - myDr.com.au

Find out about the Apgar newborn scoring system, the standardised technique that doctors use to determine the health of a baby within 5 minutes of its birth.

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Australia's mothers and babies data visualisations, Apgar score at 5 minutes - Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

The health of both mothers and babies can have important life-long implications. In 2017, there were 305,667 babies born to 301,095 mothers in Australia. Explore the characteristics and health of...

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After baby is born: what to expect | Raising Children Network

Finally your baby is here! Knowing what to expect in the first hours after baby is born can make it easier for you to start getting to know your newborn.

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Low-birthweight babies - myDr.com.au

Babies are considered of low birthweight if they weigh less than 2500 g at birth. Low birthweight is associated with a risk of illness in infancy and a long term risk of some chronic diseases.

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Newborn bloodspot screening - myDr.com.au

Newborn screening tests can detect rare but serious genetic or metabolic disorders in newborn babies.

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Labour & birth: what to expect | Raising Children Network

Early labour signs include a show, waters breaking and pain. During labour, your contractions increase and your cervix dilates, so you can birth your baby.

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