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The ideal birth experience plays out in your mind yet you worry it won’t go the way you plan. When reality does not match the plan it can be confusing but it doesn’t have to be. Take Apgardian with you because unexpected does not mean uninformed or unprepared.
LABOR BY THE WEEK
All medical providers calculate pregnancy in weeks and days. Stay accurate by doing the same. Labor by the Week explains what generally happens during the six terms of labor based on the weeks and days of pregnancy.
0 - 19 weeks
20 - 36 weeks
Early Term Labor
37- 38 weeks
Full Term Labor
39 - 40 weeks
42 weeks or later
THE APGAR SCORE
Being an Apgardian means beginning with the end in mind. Know the five vital signs related to life and vitality for newborns and how each sign is scored. This simple test helps providers determine if baby needs immediate medical care.
- Combines 20 years of clinical experience with complications, multiple gestations, emergencies and regular run-of-the-mill labor and delivery with research supported from the latest studies, evidence based practices and standards of care.
- Created by Dr. Arthur Townsend, an Obstetric Hospitalist who spends 12 hour days caring for women in labor. His gentle approach to delivery allows patients to have the experience they seek while focusing on safety.