North Shore University 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 6,333100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 400.6%0.4%
Low/outlet forceps delivery 380.6%0.2%
Mid forceps delivery 20.0%0.0%
Internal fetal monitoring 3595.7%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 5,61788.7%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 5729.0%11.1%
Induction by medicine 1,17918.6%17.4%
Augmented labor 1,40022.1%20.1%
Analgesia 74012.5%40.6%
Attended by midwife 00.0%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 3,82760.5%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 1058.3%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 30.0%0.2%
Episiotomy 74219.4%15.2%
General anesthesia 20.1%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 300.8%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 2,74671.8%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 2165.6%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 20.1%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 2,50039.5%34.1%
Primary cesarean 1,34621.3%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 1,15418.2%13.6%
General anesthesia 502.0%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 1,40756.5%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 62425.0%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 4,40879.7%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 1,07219.4%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 3,33675.7%51.6%

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