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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 2,380100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 110.5%0.4%
Low/outlet forceps delivery 110.5%0.2%
Mid forceps delivery 00.0%0.0%
Internal fetal monitoring 26511.1%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 2,36199.2%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 1,11646.9%11.1%
Induction by medicine 83134.9%17.4%
Augmented labor 57624.2%20.1%
Analgesia 33414.0%40.6%
Attended by midwife 51021.4%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
#%%
Vaginal births 1,52864.2%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 184.3%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 20.1%0.2%
Episiotomy 27217.8%15.2%
General anesthesia 110.7%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 10.1%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 1,22381.0%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 17911.9%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 00.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
#%%
Cesarean births 85235.8%34.1%
Primary cesarean 45319.0%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 39916.8%13.6%
General anesthesia 627.5%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 56968.6%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 22126.7%26.8%

Breastfeeding

Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
#%%
Fed any breast milk 1,42366.0%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 1,17054.3%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 25317.8%51.6%

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