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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 3,232100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 110.3%0.4%
Low/outlet forceps delivery 110.3%0.2%
Mid forceps delivery 00.0%0.0%
Internal fetal monitoring 45714.1%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 3,13497.0%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 1404.3%11.1%
Induction by medicine 65020.1%17.4%
Augmented labor 67620.9%20.1%
Analgesia 2,08964.7%40.6%
Attended by midwife 501.5%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 2,17767.5%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 6514.6%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 70.2%0.2%
Episiotomy 33215.3%15.2%
General anesthesia 40.2%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 211.0%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 1,58072.8%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 29513.6%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 10.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 1,05032.5%34.1%
Primary cesarean 67120.8%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 37911.7%13.6%
General anesthesia 615.8%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 68865.9%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 29428.2%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 2,03173.1%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 1,55756.0%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 47423.3%51.6%

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