Gouverneur 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 92100.0%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 22.2%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 8794.6%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 88.7%11.1%
Induction by medicine 2122.8%17.4%
Augmented labor 3133.7%20.1%
Analgesia 2832.2%40.6%
Attended by midwife 00.0%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 6168.5%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 00.0%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 00.0%0.2%
Episiotomy 1119.0%15.2%
General anesthesia 00.0%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 11.6%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 2337.7%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 11.6%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 11.6%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 00.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 2831.5%34.1%
Primary cesarean 1112.4%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 1719.1%13.6%
General anesthesia 27.4%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 1970.4%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 622.2%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 6370.0%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 5763.3%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 69.5%51.6%

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