Flushing Hospital Medical 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 2,786100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 110.4%0.4%
Internal fetal monitoring 2729.8%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 2,57992.6%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 44516.0%11.1%
Induction by medicine 76827.6%17.4%
Augmented labor 1,07738.7%20.1%
Attended by midwife 20.1%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 1,74363.8%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 92.1%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 20.1%0.2%
Episiotomy 62035.6%15.2%
General anesthesia 10.1%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 1347.7%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 98856.7%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 37921.7%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 10.1%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 99036.2%34.1%
Primary cesarean 56220.6%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 42815.7%13.6%
General anesthesia 383.8%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 74775.5%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 19419.6%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 1,71171.6%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 60525.3%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 1,10664.6%51.6%

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