Forest Hills Hospital

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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 2,398100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 70.3%0.4%
Internal fetal monitoring 702.9%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 2,32597.0%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 1827.6%11.1%
Induction by medicine 1817.5%17.4%
Augmented labor 2319.6%20.1%
Attended by midwife 170.7%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
#%%
Vaginal births 1,65370.6%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 4518.8%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 40.2%0.2%
Episiotomy 37322.6%15.2%
General anesthesia 70.4%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 221.3%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 1,29978.6%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 1106.7%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 00.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
#%%
Cesarean births 68829.4%34.1%
Primary cesarean 49321.1%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 1958.3%13.6%
General anesthesia 253.6%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 35952.2%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 30143.8%26.8%

Breastfeeding

Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
#%%
Fed any breast milk 2,16597.9%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 32614.7%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 1,83984.9%51.6%

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