Kings County Hospital 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 2,390100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 50.2%0.4%
Internal fetal monitoring 64927.2%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 2,34197.9%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 48820.4%11.1%
Induction by medicine 32913.8%17.4%
Augmented labor 51621.6%20.1%
Attended by midwife 40817.1%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
#%%
Vaginal births 1,71072.2%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 6425.5%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 50.2%0.2%
Episiotomy 1005.8%15.2%
General anesthesia 30.2%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 241.4%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 72542.4%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 38722.6%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 00.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
#%%
Cesarean births 65927.8%34.1%
Primary cesarean 47219.9%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 1877.9%13.6%
General anesthesia 527.9%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 39159.7%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 21332.5%26.8%

Breastfeeding

Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
#%%
Fed any breast milk 1,82990.5%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 68333.8%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 1,14662.7%51.6%

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