Adirondack Medical Center-Saranac Lake Site

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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 168100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 00.0%0.4%
Low/outlet forceps delivery 00.0%0.2%
Mid forceps delivery 00.0%0.0%
Internal fetal monitoring 116.5%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 16296.4%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 3017.9%11.1%
Induction by medicine 2716.1%17.4%
Augmented labor 3017.9%20.1%
Analgesia 6840.5%40.6%
Attended by midwife 5432.1%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 10160.1%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 00.0%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 21.2%0.2%
Episiotomy 1413.9%15.2%
General anesthesia 22.0%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 88.0%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 99.0%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 3333.0%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 00.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 6739.9%34.1%
Primary cesarean 3923.2%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 2816.7%13.6%
General anesthesia 34.5%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 6191.0%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 34.5%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 13382.6%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 12175.2%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 129.0%51.6%

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