Babies score higher on their APGAR tests when their mamas have the support of a doula.
An APGAR test is performed 1 minute and 5 minutes after birth to assess the baby’s health. Babies are given a score of 0-2 with each of the categories for a total of ten possible points.
There can be a multitude of reasons why a baby might score low on a test. Many of these babies are admitted to the NICU where they will be observed and treated if necessary. Below is the guide that health care professionals use to assess a baby's health.
This is just one of many reasons to hire a doula.
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