Albany Medical Center Hospital

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Maternity Information

New York State's Maternity Information Law requires each hospital to provide the following information about its childbirth practices and procedures. This information can help you to better understand what you can expect, learn more about your childbirth choices, and plan for your baby's birth. Data shown are for 2012. For more information please see the Maternity Information Brochure.

All births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Total births 2,089100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 371.8%0.4%
Low/outlet forceps delivery 351.7%0.2%
Mid forceps delivery 20.1%0.0%
Internal fetal monitoring 24411.7%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 2,06198.7%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 1467.0%11.1%
Induction by medicine 45721.9%17.4%
Augmented labor 47622.8%20.1%
Analgesia 1,90991.4%40.6%
Attended by midwife 10.0%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 1,21458.1%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 5713.0%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 150.7%0.2%
Episiotomy 1139.3%15.2%
General anesthesia 10.1%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 373.1%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 90476.4%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 544.6%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 20.2%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 87541.9%34.1%
Primary cesarean 49423.6%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 38118.2%13.6%
General anesthesia 455.6%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 67283.8%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 15619.5%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 1,30678.6%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 65039.1%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 65650.2%51.6%

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