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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 1,149100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 00.0%0.4%
Internal fetal monitoring 625.4%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 83272.4%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 514.4%11.1%
Induction by medicine 20718.0%17.4%
Augmented labor 18616.2%20.1%
Attended by midwife 26423.0%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 87578.4%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 1115.9%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 20.2%0.2%
Episiotomy 455.2%15.2%
General anesthesia 80.9%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 60.7%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 36441.8%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 10512.1%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 30.3%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 24121.6%34.1%
Primary cesarean 18316.4%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 585.2%13.6%
General anesthesia 187.7%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 13657.9%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 8234.9%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 85877.9%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 21719.7%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 64174.7%51.6%

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