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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 644100.0%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 11618.0%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 64299.7%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 15423.9%11.1%
Induction by medicine 13220.5%17.4%
Augmented labor 12819.9%20.1%
Analgesia 25038.8%40.6%
Attended by midwife 16525.6%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 44569.1%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 54.9%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 10.2%0.2%
Episiotomy 5211.7%15.2%
General anesthesia 10.2%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 00.0%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 16237.0%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 8318.9%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 00.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 19930.9%34.1%
Primary cesarean 10115.7%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 9815.2%13.6%
General anesthesia 2512.8%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 16483.7%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 105.1%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 37660.2%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 33653.8%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 4010.6%51.6%

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