Niagara Falls Memorial 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 649100.0%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 396.0%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 46772.0%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 548.3%11.1%
Induction by medicine 6710.3%17.4%
Augmented labor 23436.1%20.1%
Analgesia 13320.5%40.6%
Attended by midwife 00.0%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
#%%
Vaginal births 30947.6%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 53.2%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 20.3%0.2%
Episiotomy 6721.7%15.2%
General anesthesia 00.0%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 20.6%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 20566.3%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 175.5%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 00.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
#%%
Cesarean births 34052.4%34.1%
Primary cesarean 18829.0%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 15223.4%13.6%
General anesthesia 3510.3%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 23769.7%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 6719.7%26.8%

Breastfeeding

Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
#%%
Fed any breast milk 33355.3%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 26343.7%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 7021.0%51.6%

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