Rochester 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 2,331100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 30.1%0.4%
Low/outlet forceps delivery 20.1%0.2%
Mid forceps delivery 10.0%0.0%
Internal fetal monitoring 662.8%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 1,93182.8%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 411.8%11.1%
Induction by medicine 57124.5%17.4%
Augmented labor 65628.1%20.1%
Analgesia 2,06389.3%40.6%
Attended by midwife 51222.0%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 1,61969.5%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 4412.8%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 30.1%0.2%
Episiotomy 905.7%15.2%
General anesthesia 432.7%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 40.2%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 1,16772.4%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 1056.5%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 10.1%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 71130.5%34.1%
Primary cesarean 41017.6%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 30112.9%13.6%
General anesthesia 182.5%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 61286.2%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 7911.1%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 1,56576.8%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 91945.1%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 64641.3%51.6%

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