Woodhull Medical & Mental Health 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 2,154100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 30.1%0.4%
Internal fetal monitoring 57026.5%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 1,99092.4%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 1396.5%11.1%
Induction by medicine 41219.1%17.4%
Augmented labor 40518.8%20.1%
Attended by midwife 1,38064.1%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 1,52872.6%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 3714.7%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 30.1%0.2%
Episiotomy 946.2%15.2%
General anesthesia 181.2%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 50.3%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 72647.5%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 31720.8%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 00.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 57627.4%34.1%
Primary cesarean 36117.2%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 21510.2%13.6%
General anesthesia 417.2%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 29451.7%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 24042.2%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 1,62086.7%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 64434.5%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 97660.2%51.6%

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