Harlem 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 988100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 00.0%0.4%
Internal fetal monitoring 97698.8%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 98099.2%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 656.6%11.1%
Induction by medicine 19319.5%17.4%
Augmented labor 28528.8%20.1%
Attended by midwife 20.2%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 65466.7%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 4423.5%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 40.4%0.2%
Episiotomy 639.6%15.2%
General anesthesia 9113.9%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 172.6%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 33851.7%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 243.7%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 00.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 32633.3%34.1%
Primary cesarean 18318.7%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 14314.6%13.6%
General anesthesia 5115.6%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 15848.5%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 10532.2%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 67185.6%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 21026.8%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 46168.7%51.6%

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