University Hospital of Brooklyn

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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 1,514100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 00.0%0.4%
Internal fetal monitoring 593.9%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 1,41893.7%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 15710.4%11.1%
Induction by medicine 17511.6%17.4%
Augmented labor 32621.5%20.1%
Attended by midwife 00.0%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 81855.2%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 125.7%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 30.2%0.2%
Episiotomy 11213.7%15.2%
General anesthesia 20.2%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 9812.0%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 47057.5%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 617.5%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 00.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 66544.8%34.1%
Primary cesarean 46531.4%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 20013.5%13.6%
General anesthesia 436.5%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 40561.1%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 16424.7%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 74686.2%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 27331.6%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 47363.4%51.6%

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