St Charles 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 1,692100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 110.7%0.4%
Low/outlet forceps delivery 110.7%0.2%
Mid forceps delivery 00.0%0.0%
Internal fetal monitoring 1327.8%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 1,37681.3%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 684.0%11.1%
Induction by medicine 21912.9%17.4%
Augmented labor 20812.3%20.1%
Analgesia 47728.2%40.6%
Attended by midwife 804.7%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 90953.7%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 41.1%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 00.0%0.2%
Episiotomy 15317.6%15.2%
General anesthesia 00.0%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 879.6%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 65371.9%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 748.1%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 00.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 78346.3%34.1%
Primary cesarean 42024.8%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 36321.5%13.6%
General anesthesia 121.5%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 60977.8%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 16220.7%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 1,15376.5%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 68745.6%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 46640.4%51.6%

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