Lawrence Hospital Center

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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 1,654100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 00.0%0.4%
Low/outlet forceps delivery 00.0%0.2%
Mid forceps delivery 00.0%0.0%
Internal fetal monitoring 130.8%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 49429.9%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 704.2%11.1%
Induction by medicine 1559.4%17.4%
Augmented labor 19111.5%20.1%
Analgesia 895.4%40.6%
Attended by midwife 00.0%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 81749.4%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 51.3%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 00.0%0.2%
Episiotomy 22928.0%15.2%
General anesthesia 50.6%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 18022.0%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 26432.3%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 668.1%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 00.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 83650.6%34.1%
Primary cesarean 45127.3%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 38523.3%13.6%
General anesthesia 30.4%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 79395.1%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 293.5%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 1,22182.4%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 63542.8%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 58648.0%51.6%

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