St James Mercy 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 308100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 20.6%0.4%
Low/outlet forceps delivery 20.6%0.2%
Mid forceps delivery 00.0%0.0%
Internal fetal monitoring 113.6%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 25984.1%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 00.0%11.1%
Induction by medicine 6621.4%17.4%
Augmented labor 10132.8%20.1%
Analgesia 24780.2%40.6%
Attended by midwife 00.0%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 18961.4%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 34.8%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 00.0%0.2%
Episiotomy 2412.7%15.2%
General anesthesia 00.0%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 10.5%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 7439.6%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 179.1%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 31.6%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 21.1%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 11938.6%34.1%
Primary cesarean 5919.2%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 6019.5%13.6%
General anesthesia 21.7%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 9680.7%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 2117.6%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 21572.9%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 20368.8%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 125.6%51.6%

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