Jamaica 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 2,345100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 50.2%0.4%
Internal fetal monitoring 30.1%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 1,49363.7%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 482.0%11.1%
Induction by medicine 1074.6%17.4%
Augmented labor 31113.3%20.1%
Attended by midwife 1677.1%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 1,42761.3%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 307.9%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 30.1%0.2%
Episiotomy 1329.3%15.2%
General anesthesia 60.4%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 312.2%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 72150.6%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 18913.3%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 10.1%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 90138.7%34.1%
Primary cesarean 55123.7%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 35015.0%13.6%
General anesthesia 424.7%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 63370.3%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 21724.1%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 2,00596.0%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 311.5%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 1,97498.5%51.6%

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