Westchester Medical 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 822100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 40.5%0.4%
Low/outlet forceps delivery 40.5%0.2%
Mid forceps delivery 00.0%0.0%
Internal fetal monitoring 16319.8%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 77994.8%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 526.3%11.1%
Induction by medicine 10612.9%17.4%
Augmented labor 12815.6%20.1%
Analgesia 23028.0%40.6%
Attended by midwife 10.1%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 47958.3%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 6729.3%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 161.9%0.2%
Episiotomy 15231.7%15.2%
General anesthesia 163.4%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 30.6%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 27357.5%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 408.4%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 10.2%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 34241.7%34.1%
Primary cesarean 18021.9%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 16219.7%13.6%
General anesthesia 3811.3%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 22667.5%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 7823.3%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 37585.6%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 13530.8%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 24064.0%51.6%

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