South Nassau Communities 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 1,712100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 20.1%0.4%
Low/outlet forceps delivery 20.1%0.2%
Mid forceps delivery 00.0%0.0%
Internal fetal monitoring 1297.5%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 1,10364.4%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 21312.4%11.1%
Induction by medicine 27716.2%17.4%
Augmented labor 34620.2%20.1%
Analgesia 1418.2%40.6%
Attended by midwife 231.3%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
#%%
Vaginal births 99958.4%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 10.3%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 10.1%0.2%
Episiotomy 32432.4%15.2%
General anesthesia 80.8%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 90.9%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 73374.0%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 14514.6%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 00.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
#%%
Cesarean births 71341.6%34.1%
Primary cesarean 35320.6%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 36021.0%13.6%
General anesthesia 405.8%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 52776.7%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 14220.7%26.8%

Breastfeeding

Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
#%%
Fed any breast milk 1,25984.8%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 27318.4%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 98678.3%51.6%

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