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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 1,393100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 10.1%0.4%
Low/outlet forceps delivery 10.1%0.2%
Mid forceps delivery 00.0%0.0%
Internal fetal monitoring 22516.2%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 1,38099.1%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 40.3%11.1%
Induction by medicine 30622.0%17.4%
Augmented labor 75053.8%20.1%
Analgesia 85261.2%40.6%
Attended by midwife 76855.1%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 93967.4%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 42.1%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 20.1%0.2%
Episiotomy 929.8%15.2%
General anesthesia 00.0%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 20321.7%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 45048.2%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 747.9%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 00.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 45432.6%34.1%
Primary cesarean 26919.3%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 18513.3%13.6%
General anesthesia 245.5%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 34478.4%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 8318.9%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 1,04977.0%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 82260.3%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 22721.6%51.6%

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