Columbia Memorial 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 441100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 00.0%0.4%
Low/outlet forceps delivery 00.0%0.2%
Mid forceps delivery 00.0%0.0%
Internal fetal monitoring 20.5%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 42897.1%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 286.3%11.1%
Induction by medicine 12728.8%17.4%
Augmented labor 5111.6%20.1%
Analgesia 30469.1%40.6%
Attended by midwife 20.5%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 30368.7%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 712.5%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 00.0%0.2%
Episiotomy 72.3%15.2%
General anesthesia 31.0%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 3812.5%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 00.0%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 8227.1%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 00.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 13831.3%34.1%
Primary cesarean 8920.2%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 4911.1%13.6%
General anesthesia 10.7%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 13296.4%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 10.7%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 26861.2%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 16637.9%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 10238.1%51.6%

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