Lewis County General Hospital

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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 329100.0%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 319.4%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 31896.7%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 82.4%11.1%
Induction by medicine 6218.8%17.4%
Augmented labor 6820.7%20.1%
Analgesia 21766.2%40.6%
Attended by midwife 00.0%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 22568.4%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 35.6%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 00.0%0.2%
Episiotomy 8336.9%15.2%
General anesthesia 10.4%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 11250.2%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 10.4%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 3013.5%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 10.4%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 00.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 10431.6%34.1%
Primary cesarean 5316.1%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 5115.5%13.6%
General anesthesia 22.0%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 10199.0%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 11.0%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 22770.7%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 20864.8%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 198.4%51.6%

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