Long Island Jewish 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 5,959100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 410.7%0.4%
Internal fetal monitoring 841.4%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 5,91799.3%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 64410.8%11.1%
Induction by medicine 68611.5%17.4%
Augmented labor 94415.8%20.1%
Attended by midwife 290.5%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 3,65161.4%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 918.7%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 90.2%0.2%
Episiotomy 80021.9%15.2%
General anesthesia 60.2%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 90.2%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 2,80076.7%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 2386.5%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 10.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 2,29238.6%34.1%
Primary cesarean 1,33722.5%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 95516.1%13.6%
General anesthesia 1014.4%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 1,53267.0%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 64828.3%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 4,31387.5%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 1,33827.2%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 2,97569.0%51.6%

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