Lenox Hill 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 4,390100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 340.8%0.4%
Internal fetal monitoring 40.1%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 4,36099.3%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 801.8%11.1%
Induction by medicine 1,57635.9%17.4%
Augmented labor 1,30429.7%20.1%
Attended by midwife 451.0%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 2,62861.0%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 7615.0%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 70.2%0.2%
Episiotomy 52419.9%15.2%
General anesthesia 10.0%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 1,19245.4%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 58422.2%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 1013.8%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 00.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 1,67939.0%34.1%
Primary cesarean 1,24729.0%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 43210.0%13.6%
General anesthesia 372.2%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 1,33379.4%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 1478.8%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 3,67993.5%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 1,96950.1%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 1,71046.5%51.6%

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