Lutheran 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 4,300100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 100.2%0.4%
Internal fetal monitoring 741.7%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 4,28499.6%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 2,22151.7%11.1%
Induction by medicine 1,47734.3%17.4%
Augmented labor 1,03324.0%20.1%
Attended by midwife 451.0%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 3,08072.1%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 467.0%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 10.0%0.2%
Episiotomy 66221.5%15.2%
General anesthesia 30.1%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 953.1%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 1,92362.5%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 66221.5%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 10.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 1,19427.9%34.1%
Primary cesarean 58213.6%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 61214.3%13.6%
General anesthesia 423.5%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 84670.9%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 30025.1%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 2,70567.0%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 58214.4%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 2,12378.5%51.6%

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