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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 1,238100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 231.9%0.4%
Internal fetal monitoring 22518.2%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 1,19796.7%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 12510.1%11.1%
Induction by medicine 13711.1%17.4%
Augmented labor 34928.2%20.1%
Attended by midwife 33727.2%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
#%%
Vaginal births 89072.4%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 5027.2%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 40.3%0.2%
Episiotomy 647.2%15.2%
General anesthesia 121.3%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 121.3%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 42948.2%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 16118.1%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 10.1%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
#%%
Cesarean births 33927.6%34.1%
Primary cesarean 20616.8%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 13310.8%13.6%
General anesthesia 226.5%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 21062.5%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 10731.8%26.8%

Breastfeeding

Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
#%%
Fed any breast milk 54060.9%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 24627.7%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 29454.4%51.6%

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