Montefiore Medical Center-Wakefield 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 2,536100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 10.0%0.4%
Internal fetal monitoring 170.7%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 2,52899.7%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 00.0%11.1%
Induction by medicine 1305.1%17.4%
Augmented labor 602.4%20.1%
Attended by midwife 00.0%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 1,65665.7%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 7816.9%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 50.2%0.2%
Episiotomy 1287.7%15.2%
General anesthesia 10.1%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 251.5%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 1,13968.8%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 16910.2%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 00.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 86534.3%34.1%
Primary cesarean 48219.1%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 38315.2%13.6%
General anesthesia 141.6%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 46053.2%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 39145.2%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 2,07895.2%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 27612.6%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 1,80286.7%51.6%

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