Lactation Consultant Exam Prep

Category - Lactation Consultant

Your initial post birth assessment of the mother and the neonate indicates that the neonate’s Apgar score was 9. What does this data indicate?
  1. The neonate was in severe distress after birth.
  2. The neonate is adapting well to extra uterine life.
  3. The neonate is mildly adapting to extra uterine life.
  4. The neonate is minimally adapting to extra uterine life.
Explanation

Answer: B - An Apgar score of 9 indicates that the neonate is adapting well to extrauterine life. An Apgar score of 4 to 6 indicates moderate difficulty; and an Apgar score of 0 to 3 indicates that the neonate was in severe distress after birth.

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