Babies born within a ‘normal range’ of health have a higher risk of illness, brain damage and death than infants who score a perfect 10

Babies considered within a ‘normal range’ of health at birth have a higher risk of illness, brain damage and death, a major study has found.

In the minutes after birth, medics assess a baby’s health – such as pulse, reactions and breathing – through an Apgar score.

Parents are reassured by midwives their child is ‘within the normal range’ if they get a score of seven and above on a ten-point scale.

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