New York Presbyterian Hospital - New York Weill Cornell 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 5,847100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 290.5%0.4%
Internal fetal monitoring 3015.1%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 2,92850.1%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 2514.3%11.1%
Induction by medicine 4447.6%17.4%
Augmented labor 4537.7%20.1%
Attended by midwife 00.0%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 3,87668.4%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 3811.6%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 110.2%0.2%
Episiotomy 99725.7%15.2%
General anesthesia 20.1%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 381.0%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 3,27484.5%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 160.4%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 10.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 00.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 1,79131.6%34.1%
Primary cesarean 1,50126.5%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 2905.1%13.6%
General anesthesia 110.6%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 1,20267.1%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 44224.7%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 5,40993.6%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 5329.2%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 4,87790.2%51.6%

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