New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Presbyterian 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 4,677100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 330.7%0.4%
Internal fetal monitoring 3447.4%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 3,82481.8%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 77216.5%11.1%
Induction by medicine 97820.9%17.4%
Augmented labor 81817.5%20.1%
Attended by midwife 10.0%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
#%%
Vaginal births 2,73359.9%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 7411.8%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 110.2%0.2%
Episiotomy 1254.6%15.2%
General anesthesia 50.2%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 461.7%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 2,29784.0%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 933.4%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 10.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
#%%
Cesarean births 1,83140.1%34.1%
Primary cesarean 1,27828.0%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 55312.1%13.6%
General anesthesia 814.4%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 1,16964.1%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 53029.0%26.8%

Breastfeeding

Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
#%%
Fed any breast milk 4,01796.9%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 1,21129.2%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 2,80669.9%51.6%

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