Brookdale Hospital 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 1,313100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 20.2%0.4%
Internal fetal monitoring 17513.3%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 1,14287.0%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 1269.6%11.1%
Induction by medicine 33125.2%17.4%
Augmented labor 57944.1%20.1%
Attended by midwife 40230.6%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 85265.1%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 3717.4%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 50.4%0.2%
Episiotomy 263.1%15.2%
General anesthesia 10.1%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 80.9%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 33739.6%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 333.9%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 00.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 45734.9%34.1%
Primary cesarean 28121.5%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 17613.4%13.6%
General anesthesia 5512.0%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 28061.3%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 12026.3%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 89190.6%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 40641.3%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 48554.4%51.6%

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