Mercy Medical Center

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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 1,089100.0%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 12711.7%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 73067.0%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 11510.6%11.1%
Induction by medicine 958.7%17.4%
Augmented labor 17916.4%20.1%
Analgesia 958.7%40.6%
Attended by midwife 272.5%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 57753.0%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 52.3%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 10.1%0.2%
Episiotomy 18532.1%15.2%
General anesthesia 20.3%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 61.0%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 40470.1%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 7212.5%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 00.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 51247.0%34.1%
Primary cesarean 29927.5%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 21319.6%13.6%
General anesthesia 163.1%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 37573.5%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 11422.4%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 81385.8%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 35937.9%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 45455.8%51.6%

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