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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 1,801100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 60.3%0.4%
Internal fetal monitoring 22312.4%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 1,35275.1%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 1277.1%11.1%
Induction by medicine 30516.9%17.4%
Augmented labor 25614.2%20.1%
Attended by midwife 00.0%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 1,27770.9%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 3010.9%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 20.1%0.2%
Episiotomy 13110.3%15.2%
General anesthesia 10.1%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 20.2%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 61848.4%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 32225.2%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 00.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 52429.1%34.1%
Primary cesarean 27815.4%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 24613.7%13.6%
General anesthesia 254.8%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 37571.6%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 12123.1%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 1,37891.3%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 1,01767.4%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 36126.2%51.6%

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