Bellevue Hospital 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 1,346100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 60.5%0.4%
Internal fetal monitoring 1088.0%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 1,17687.4%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 23417.4%11.1%
Induction by medicine 32724.3%17.4%
Augmented labor 37027.5%20.1%
Attended by midwife 31823.6%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 92370.5%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 2921.8%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 20.2%0.2%
Episiotomy 212.3%15.2%
General anesthesia 20.2%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 80.9%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 61566.7%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 11112.0%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 00.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 38729.5%34.1%
Primary cesarean 28321.6%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 1047.9%13.6%
General anesthesia 246.3%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 8020.8%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 27772.1%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 1,18593.4%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 31725.0%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 86873.2%51.6%

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