Elmhurst Hospital 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 3,430100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 110.3%0.4%
Internal fetal monitoring 1765.1%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 2,85683.3%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 51014.9%11.1%
Induction by medicine 46013.4%17.4%
Augmented labor 48814.2%20.1%
Attended by midwife 1985.8%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 2,40670.8%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 5414.0%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 50.1%0.2%
Episiotomy 994.1%15.2%
General anesthesia 190.8%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 231.0%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 1,35056.1%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 40817.0%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 10.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 99429.2%34.1%
Primary cesarean 66119.4%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 3339.8%13.6%
General anesthesia 484.8%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 64865.5%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 28829.1%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 2,94495.6%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 31710.3%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 2,62789.2%51.6%

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