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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 3,057100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 391.3%0.4%
Low/outlet forceps delivery 381.2%0.2%
Mid forceps delivery 10.0%0.0%
Internal fetal monitoring 44214.5%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 2,54383.2%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 280.9%11.1%
Induction by medicine 71723.5%17.4%
Augmented labor 1,30942.8%20.1%
Analgesia 2,49781.7%40.6%
Attended by midwife 50016.4%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 2,21272.4%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 8719.2%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 40.1%0.2%
Episiotomy 994.8%15.2%
General anesthesia 20.1%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 140.6%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 1,51668.7%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 30613.9%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 00.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 84527.6%34.1%
Primary cesarean 47915.7%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 36612.0%13.6%
General anesthesia 273.2%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 57368.5%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 24529.3%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 2,50983.6%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 1,71857.2%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 79131.5%51.6%

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