Vassar Brothers 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 2,449100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 10.0%0.4%
Low/outlet forceps delivery 10.0%0.2%
Mid forceps delivery 00.0%0.0%
Internal fetal monitoring 160.7%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 2,43299.3%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 321.3%11.1%
Induction by medicine 49620.3%17.4%
Augmented labor 49820.3%20.1%
Analgesia 1,20749.3%40.6%
Attended by midwife 70.3%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 1,45959.6%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 6713.3%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 40.2%0.2%
Episiotomy 31821.8%15.2%
General anesthesia 10.1%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 10.1%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 24617.0%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 392.7%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 110.8%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 98840.4%34.1%
Primary cesarean 55222.6%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 43617.8%13.6%
General anesthesia 707.1%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 60261.4%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 31331.9%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 1,73180.9%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 1,23257.6%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 49928.8%51.6%

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