New York-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan 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 2,795100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 90.3%0.4%
Internal fetal monitoring 70.3%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 2,70596.8%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 391.4%11.1%
Induction by medicine 2569.2%17.4%
Augmented labor 1284.6%20.1%
Attended by midwife 271.0%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
#%%
Vaginal births 1,88771.7%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 3512.0%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 30.1%0.2%
Episiotomy 38520.8%15.2%
General anesthesia 100.5%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 110.6%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 94550.1%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 19710.4%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 10.1%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
#%%
Cesarean births 74328.3%34.1%
Primary cesarean 49018.6%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 2539.6%13.6%
General anesthesia 152.0%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 38251.4%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 29339.4%26.8%

Breastfeeding

Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
#%%
Fed any breast milk 2,08578.4%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 53120.0%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 1,55474.5%51.6%

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