Canton-Potsdam 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 364100.0%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 4111.3%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 35497.3%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 61.6%11.1%
Induction by medicine 6818.7%17.4%
Augmented labor 7019.2%20.1%
Analgesia 10629.6%40.6%
Attended by midwife 4111.3%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 21258.2%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 11.8%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 00.0%0.2%
Episiotomy 6229.2%15.2%
General anesthesia 31.4%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 10.5%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 7133.6%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 7937.4%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 00.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 15241.8%34.1%
Primary cesarean 9826.9%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 5414.8%13.6%
General anesthesia 149.4%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 11677.9%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 2214.8%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 28581.2%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 27377.8%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 124.2%51.6%

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