Brooklyn Hospital Center - Downtown Campus

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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 2,220100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 60.3%0.4%
Internal fetal monitoring 30.1%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 2,21199.6%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 00.0%11.1%
Induction by medicine 10.0%17.4%
Augmented labor 10.0%20.1%
Attended by midwife 00.0%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 1,29458.3%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 20.9%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 50.2%0.2%
Episiotomy 40.3%15.2%
General anesthesia 20.2%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 272.1%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 41632.1%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 31624.4%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 10.1%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 92541.7%34.1%
Primary cesarean 69931.5%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 22610.2%13.6%
General anesthesia 333.6%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 36839.8%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 30633.1%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 2,08395.7%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 30.1%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 2,08099.9%51.6%

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