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Features indicating poor physical condition in the newborn include 

A. A blue rather than a pale grey colour. 

B. A steadily rising heart rate. 

C. Spontaneous limb movements. 

D. Relaxed muscles with low tone. 

E. A grimace rather than a cough when the pharynx is stimulated.

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A. False The pale grey colour suggests circulatory failure. 

B. False This suggests recovery from vagal slowing. 

C. False These are a good sign.

D. True This suggests severe hypoxia. 

E. True This indicates depressed reflexes.

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