Mary Imogene Bassett 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 833100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 30.4%0.4%
Low/outlet forceps delivery 30.4%0.2%
Mid forceps delivery 00.0%0.0%
Internal fetal monitoring 14517.4%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 82498.9%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 50.6%11.1%
Induction by medicine 16820.2%17.4%
Augmented labor 26431.7%20.1%
Analgesia 61673.9%40.6%
Attended by midwife 15618.7%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 62274.7%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 1814.5%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 00.0%0.2%
Episiotomy 304.8%15.2%
General anesthesia 30.5%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 6710.9%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 23438.0%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 13922.6%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 71.1%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 21125.3%34.1%
Primary cesarean 10512.6%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 10612.7%13.6%
General anesthesia 146.7%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 16076.6%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 3617.2%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 66380.9%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 51162.3%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 15222.9%51.6%

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