New York Methodist Hospital

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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 5,660100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 70.1%0.4%
Internal fetal monitoring 67211.9%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 5,22492.3%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 4858.6%11.1%
Induction by medicine 4818.5%17.4%
Augmented labor 68212.0%20.1%
Attended by midwife 57410.1%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 3,60364.1%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 9011.6%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 150.3%0.2%
Episiotomy 42911.9%15.2%
General anesthesia 40.1%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 87824.4%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 1,70347.3%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 44112.2%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 00.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 2,02135.9%34.1%
Primary cesarean 1,33523.7%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 68612.2%13.6%
General anesthesia 643.2%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 1,42470.5%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 53126.3%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 4,98195.1%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 2,90855.5%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 2,07341.6%51.6%

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