Massena Memorial 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 223100.0%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 41.8%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 21998.2%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 167.2%11.1%
Induction by medicine 6127.4%17.4%
Augmented labor 4620.6%20.1%
Analgesia 10346.2%40.6%
Attended by midwife 7131.8%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 13962.6%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 12.6%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 00.0%0.2%
Episiotomy 85.8%15.2%
General anesthesia 00.0%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 42.9%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 5841.7%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 2014.4%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 00.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 8337.4%34.1%
Primary cesarean 4520.3%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 3817.1%13.6%
General anesthesia 78.6%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 6985.2%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 78.6%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 11960.4%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 9246.7%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 2722.7%51.6%

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