Putnam Hospital 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 427100.0%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 429.8%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 36485.2%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 8720.4%11.1%
Induction by medicine 9522.2%17.4%
Augmented labor 7918.5%20.1%
Analgesia 6715.7%40.6%
Attended by midwife 12028.1%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
#%%
Vaginal births 26562.1%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 46.3%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 00.0%0.2%
Episiotomy 10740.4%15.2%
General anesthesia 10.4%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 9837.1%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 9335.2%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 2710.2%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 00.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
#%%
Cesarean births 16237.9%34.1%
Primary cesarean 10223.9%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 6014.1%13.6%
General anesthesia 31.9%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 14087.0%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 1811.2%26.8%

Breastfeeding

Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
#%%
Fed any breast milk 34984.7%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 25862.6%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 9126.1%51.6%

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