St Johns Episcopal Hospital So Shore

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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 757100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 00.0%0.4%
Internal fetal monitoring 30.4%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 75599.7%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 60.8%11.1%
Induction by medicine 7610.0%17.4%
Augmented labor 10614.0%20.1%
Attended by midwife 00.0%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 46662.3%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 1813.4%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 10.1%0.2%
Episiotomy 6213.3%15.2%
General anesthesia 00.0%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 00.0%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 19141.0%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 459.7%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 00.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 28237.7%34.1%
Primary cesarean 16622.2%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 11615.5%13.6%
General anesthesia 145.0%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 18565.6%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 8229.1%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 60789.1%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 22933.6%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 37862.3%51.6%

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