Faxton-St Lukes Healthcare St Lukes Division

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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 2,093100.0%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 21910.5%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 1,96794.0%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 25312.1%11.1%
Induction by medicine 39118.7%17.4%
Augmented labor 34216.3%20.1%
Analgesia 60629.0%40.6%
Attended by midwife 20.1%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 1,20957.8%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 164.1%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 20.1%0.2%
Episiotomy 25921.4%15.2%
General anesthesia 10.1%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 302.5%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 69357.4%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 16213.4%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 10.1%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 88442.2%34.1%
Primary cesarean 50924.3%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 37517.9%13.6%
General anesthesia 596.7%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 65274.2%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 17219.6%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 1,25764.8%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 88145.4%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 37629.9%51.6%

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