Nassau University 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 1,548100.0%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 35022.6%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 1,42391.9%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 34122.0%11.1%
Induction by medicine 18111.7%17.4%
Augmented labor 61539.7%20.1%
Analgesia 52834.7%40.6%
Attended by midwife 1258.1%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 1,12472.7%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 7931.0%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 20.1%0.2%
Episiotomy 787.0%15.2%
General anesthesia 100.9%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 50.4%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 51145.7%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 22720.3%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 10.1%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 00.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 42327.3%34.1%
Primary cesarean 24716.0%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 17611.4%13.6%
General anesthesia 4410.5%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 27666.0%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 9623.0%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 1,22792.8%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 24118.2%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 98680.4%51.6%

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