New York Presbyterian Hospital - Allen 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 2,138100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 30.1%0.4%
Internal fetal monitoring 21710.1%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 1,57873.8%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 27212.7%11.1%
Induction by medicine 39518.5%17.4%
Augmented labor 36317.0%20.1%
Attended by midwife 120.6%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 1,36564.8%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 209.0%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 70.3%0.2%
Episiotomy 1198.7%15.2%
General anesthesia 40.3%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 261.9%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 90766.5%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 1218.9%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 00.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 74035.2%34.1%
Primary cesarean 53825.6%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 2029.6%13.6%
General anesthesia 334.5%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 35248.0%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 31342.7%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 2,10599.1%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 58427.5%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 1,52172.3%51.6%

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