Women And Children's Hospital Of Buffalo

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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 3,023100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 40.1%0.4%
Low/outlet forceps delivery 40.1%0.2%
Mid forceps delivery 00.0%0.0%
Internal fetal monitoring 792.6%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 2,98598.7%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 110.4%11.1%
Induction by medicine 65221.6%17.4%
Augmented labor 62820.8%20.1%
Analgesia 94731.3%40.6%
Attended by midwife 1093.6%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 1,88262.3%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 6310.5%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 40.1%0.2%
Episiotomy 372.0%15.2%
General anesthesia 20.1%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 30.2%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 1,19065.2%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 1749.5%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 00.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 1,14137.7%34.1%
Primary cesarean 60420.0%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 53717.8%13.6%
General anesthesia 20619.3%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 71366.9%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 22120.7%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 1,56862.2%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 85834.0%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 71045.3%51.6%

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