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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 789100.0%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 131.6%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 77297.8%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 536.7%11.1%
Induction by medicine 10913.8%17.4%
Augmented labor 17121.7%20.1%
Analgesia 8310.5%40.6%
Attended by midwife 13717.4%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 51765.5%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 00.0%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 10.1%0.2%
Episiotomy 10420.1%15.2%
General anesthesia 00.0%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 316.0%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 36971.4%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 285.4%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 20.4%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 27234.5%34.1%
Primary cesarean 16020.3%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 11214.2%13.6%
General anesthesia 114.1%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 18668.9%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 7126.3%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 62780.4%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 53368.3%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 9415.0%51.6%

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