Maimonides 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
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Total births 8,382100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 230.3%0.4%
Internal fetal monitoring 6167.3%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 7,69391.8%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 3684.4%11.1%
Induction by medicine 7869.4%17.4%
Augmented labor 1,62219.4%20.1%
Attended by midwife 1,72720.6%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
#%%
Vaginal births 6,38876.5%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 30931.8%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 230.3%0.2%
Episiotomy 1,45722.8%15.2%
General anesthesia 100.2%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 1,87829.4%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 2,25035.2%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 79512.4%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 240.4%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
#%%
Cesarean births 1,95723.5%34.1%
Primary cesarean 1,29315.5%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 6648.0%13.6%
General anesthesia 422.1%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 87944.9%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 1,01651.9%26.8%

Breastfeeding

Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
#%%
Fed any breast milk 7,00988.5%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 1,78522.5%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 5,22474.5%51.6%

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