SUNY Downstate Medical Center at LICH

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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 1,376100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 20.1%0.4%
Internal fetal monitoring 21315.5%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 1,32796.4%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 795.7%11.1%
Induction by medicine 22216.1%17.4%
Augmented labor 41229.9%20.1%
Attended by midwife 1329.6%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 88164.7%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 2111.8%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 20.1%0.2%
Episiotomy 13815.7%15.2%
General anesthesia 20.2%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 161.8%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 45551.6%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 16618.8%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 00.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 48135.3%34.1%
Primary cesarean 32423.8%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 15711.5%13.6%
General anesthesia 387.9%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 24851.8%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 18839.2%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 1,12785.6%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 37028.1%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 75767.2%51.6%

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